Scientific Programs Director

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUSF), an entrepreneurial, high-performance, medical research, education, and patient advocacy not-for-profit organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a senior-level Scientific Programs Manager to be a key member of the leadership team.

The ideal candidate will have strong relationship management skills, the ability to translate complex problems into clear frameworks, and an entrepreneurial mindset. This position will use best-practice tools, coupled with strong human capital and project management skills, to ensure the Foundation’s scientific programs are well-controlled yet flexible. As a lean, fast-paced, mission driven organization, it is critical to not only understand the role, but to work collaboratively across the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the funding proposal process
  • Select and motivate proposal reviewers
  • Develop FUSF internal research protocols
  • Organize workshops, webinars, symposia
  • Manage research projects
  • Represent the Foundation at scientific meetings and fundraising events
  • Mentorship of Foundation interns

Experience and Qualifications


  • PhD or MD
  • National/international reputation
  • Gravitas for peer-to-peer relationships with scientists, clinicians, corporate managers, donors, and investors

Experience & skills

  • Publications in medical and scientific journals
  • Presentations at medical and scientific meetings
  • Reviewer for scholarly journals
  • Editorial board member for scholarly journals
  • Leadership position in medical or scientific societies
  • NIH study section member, study section secretary, or project manager
  • Medical research foundation proposal reviewer
  • Recipient of NIH and foundation research funding awards
  • Organizing meetings
  • Grant and contract project management
  • Commercialization of research
  • Foundation scientific program leadership
  • Building and managing high performance teams


  • Team player
  • Hard working
  • Results oriented
  • Leadership/management experience
  • Primarily office-based (in Charlottesville, VA)
  • Ability to travel



Job Type



Charlottesville, VA

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