About The Mast Cell Disease Society, Inc. (TMS):
The Mast Cell Disease Society Inc. is dedicated to providing multi-faceted support to patients, families and medical professionals in our community and to leading the advancement of knowledge and research in mast cell diseases through education, advocacy and collaboration. For more information, please visit www.tmsforacure.org.
The Research Fellow is a key member of TMS staff, interacting with and supporting patients to advance patient-centered research efforts and develop written pieces that advances the organization’s strategic priorities.
The Research Fellow’s primary responsibilities include:
- Evaluate, analyze, and report results of interdisciplinary patient-centered research designed to provide a greater understanding of mast cell disease that may lead to enhanced health, clinical trials, and better quality of life outcomes.
- Effectively translate and communicate research results and develop patient resources for patients and caregivers, including visual elements and simplified language that is easily understood and culturally competent.
- Conduct team-based patient-centered research to develop physician database and develop productive collaborations with physicians, scientists from universities, industry, government and other stakeholders.
The fellowship also offers mentorship and professional development opportunities:
- Research fellow are afforded two mentors within the research committee and patient advocacy organization of which one will be a PhD level researcher. The mentors advise the fellow on career objectives over the course of the year.
- Research fellow may choose to develop a specific project that aligns with TMS’s strategic goals to complete by the conclusion of the fellowship. The project may involve research, programming, stakeholder relations initiative or capacity building.
Qualified Individuals will have
- A Master’s degree, DPH, PhD in related field of study (post-doc is preferred)
- Excellent writing skills
- Experience facilitating small groups and/or supporting voluntary leadership a plus
- Ability to research issues and present critical information succinctly
- Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional internal groups/teams
- Experience with developing systems to manage/track productivity of research functions
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to plan and manage multiple projects at one time
- Ability to create and manage internal and external budgets for research protocols
- Interest in rare disease
The Mast Cell Disease Society offers excellent benefits and is a remote opportunity. If you believe you meet these requirements, and would like to become a part of our dedicated team, we’d like to meet you to talk about this diverse, highly-visible, hands-on position. We are an equal opportunity employer.