Overview

This position will support the management and operations of projects at the Liver Forum. The Forum, founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development. The Forum has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies and other relevant entities. This position will be housed at the Forum offices located at the UCDC Campus in Washington, DC.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with drug development issues in liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, pediatric cholestatic diseases including Alagille Syndrome, Biliary Atresia, and Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis is preferred.
  • The ability to learn quickly and expand knowledge of project disease areas is essential.
  • Strong project management skills are essential.
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate (both orally and in writing) effectively with all levels of staff and a broad range of external national and international collaborators, including community and patient advocates, scientific experts from academia, industry and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing scientific literature for preparing sound and relevant proposals, reports, policy papers and academic journal articles.
  • Independently identifies, explains, coordinates, and manages work assignments of junior staff and interns.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

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About Forum for Collaborative Research

The Forum, founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development. Current areas of focus include HBV, HIV, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, rare diseases, ocular diseases, and transplantation associated viral infections. The Forum has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies, and other relevant entities.