Since its inception, Dana-Farber has placed a unique emphasis on all forms of research relevant to the eradication of cancer while, at the same time, providing both cutting-edge and highly compassionate comprehensive patient care. This distinguished model is absolutely necessary and very expensive. As a result, hundreds of thousands of donors entrust Dana-Farber with philanthropic gifts every year. We also collaborate with numerous pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and investors to accelerate our research to bring it to patients sooner.
The Pipeline Accelerator Fund, a philanthropically funded effort, is a leading Innovation Research Program at Dana-Farber. It helps us identify exciting translational science across our labs and support that research through non-dilutive funds. The Fund is managed out of the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (Innovation). Innovation is responsible for partnering with our faculty to license intellectual property, establish relationships with industry and generate industry-sponsored research funding.
The candidate will be responsible for marketing and communicating around the Accelerator Fund – both internally at Dana-Farber and across the broader external life science ecosystem. This candidate will be an important link between our dedicated scientists and the lay audience from donors to investors. They will be skilled at taking complex information and communicating it clearly, concisely, and accurately to explain key concepts as well as encouraging our researchers to participate in Accelerator efforts.
One key aspect of this role will be to create and manage a secure website to share information about the Pipeline Accelerator Fund as well as the projects that exist across Dana-Farber labs.
The selected individual will help role model and embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. They will add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute and foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create an overall communications experience (including online and print communications) that engages and informs our faculty, donors and outside partners about the Pipeline Accelerator and other innovation related research programs
Be responsible for keeping website up to date with relevant content
A core element of this role will be encouraging our researchers to participate in the accelerator and other research programs.
Skillfully conduct interviews with some of Dana-Farber's most established scientific leaders and cancer care professionals to capture their work in a scientific context.
Work with the DFCI business development team including a set of interns, to plan and write concise one-page overviews of our scientists' work in an easy to understand document.
Partner with colleagues in the Division of Philanthropy to engage current and prospective donors to the Accelerator Program via updates and outreach
Be skilled at editing your own work as needed to get it close to final draft with minimal additional review.
Create and manage an easy to use/build password protected website so that potential funding partners may be able to log in to review content.
Creativity, drive and energy will make this work a success. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the oncology space who also brings marketing, communications, writing and organizational skills to this role.
Maintain the highest standards of professional discretion, particularly when working with confidential Institute information.
Assume other duties as necessary.
A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, English, or related field is required along with 3 - 5 years of communications experience, preferably in health care/life sciences. Experience in project management desired as well.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
The marketing and communications manager must be able to express ideas clearly and logically and should love marketing and science. Curiosity, a broad range of knowledge, and perseverance also are necessary. A proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and produce high-quality work on deadline is required. The marketing and communications manager is comfortable managing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines. Strong customer-service orientation to understand and assist a wide range of internal stakeholders is required. This candidate must commit to the highest standards of customer service and professionalism.
Internal Number: 2021-20845
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.