CurePSP is hiring! Join us in our mission!

Nov 02, 2022 By Sabrina Da Rocha

Professional Opportunity

Director / Associate Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships


The Opportunity:

CurePSP seeks a Director or Associate Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships. This role offers the opportunity to advance key strategic initiatives and partnerships as a senior member of a leading neuroscience nonprofit. This position reports to CurePSP’s Executive Director (ED)/Chief Science Officer (CSO) and is an exciting chance to advance the organization’s scientific and medical mission.

This position is remote, but location in the eastern US time zone is desired.

The Organization:

CurePSP is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, care, and cure for three neurodegenerative diseases: progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA). As a catalyst for new treatments and a cure, it establishes important partnerships and funds critical research. Through advocacy and support efforts, it enhances education, care delivery, and quality of life for people living with PSP, CBD and MSA and their families. Science, community and hope are at the heart of CurePSP’s mission and all of its services. Its mission is to raise awareness, build community, improve care and find a cure for PSP, CBD and MSA, through three pillars: Care, Consciousness, and Cure.

Since 1990, CurePSP has funded more than 220 research studies and is the leading source of information and support for patients and their families, caregivers, researchers, physicians, and allied healthcare professionals. CurePSP has a motivated team dedicated to improving awareness, educating and supporting patients and families, and funding research to accelerate treatments and a cure for PSP, CBD and MSA. Based in New York City, CurePSP currently employs a staff of eleven.

CurePSP supports finding a CURE through 5 strategies: 1) a seed funding program in Tauopathy research; 2) a series of partnerships including with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, and other critical stakeholders focused on curing neurodegeneration 3) the organization of international scientific symposia, workshops, and roundtables 4) short-term research grants for graduate students working on PSP, 5) a set of collaborations with large and small biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies exploring or pursuing research and clinical trials in PSP, CBD and MSA.

The Role

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with and in support of CurePSP’s Executive Director / CSO, the Director/Associate Director will:
  • Direct CurePSP’s grant program and relationships with funded scientists to optimize impact.
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders from nonprofits, industry, and government to accelerate research and therapeutic developments for PSP, CBD, and MSA.
  • Build and develop CurePSP’s strategic roadmap, and ensure the organization is on track to achieve these strategic goals.
  • Develop new programs and initiatives to make sure PSP, CBD, and MSA benefits from advances in neurodegeneration research.

The Director/Associate Director will also:

  • Represent the scientific leadership of CurePSP at the organization’s annual research symposium, and assist staff in its strategic planning and execution.
  • Keep current on emergent research and related disorders through literature review, attending conferences, and communication with key scientists and key opinion leaders.
  • Contribute to the engagement of major donors and in the development of fundraising strategies.
  • Travel up to 25%, some internationally

Background Requirements:

  • Doctorate (Ph.D., MD, or equivalent) in neurosciences or related field
  • Program management experience in neurosciences or related field, preferably in non-profit
  • Goal-oriented, collaborative, team player mentality
  • A proven record of strategic thinking
  • Strong desire to make a difference for a mission-driven organization
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to work independently
  • A desire to build and implement new strategies and programs and be part of a growing organization
  • Strong communication skills
  • An ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with individuals and stakeholder organizations in diverse sectors
  • Sensitivity and compassion for patients, and their families and caregivers

Desired Skills:

Given the potential for this team member to contribute in a growing organization, any one or combination of the following is also desired:

  • Experience in development and/or fundraising in business, academic, or nonprofit environment
  • Experience in clinical trial design and drug development
  • Experience in working with the pharmaceutical industry and with multidisciplinary stakeholders
  • Experience or skills in other areas related to the scientific and medical mission of CurePSP

Salary and Benefits: This position offers a salary range of $120,000-$160,000. Salary and title (Associate Director or Director) will be commensurate with experience. CurePSP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: retirement, medical, dental and vision

To apply:

Foundation Advisors, LLC has been retained by CurePSP to conduct the search for the Director / Associate Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships. Brooke Rosenzweig, PhD, is leading this search; to apply, interested candidates should email a résumé to

CurePSP, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.