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Rock Family of Companies Scientific Project Manager, Brain Tumor Initiative - Remote in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced scientific or medical degree that includes training in the biomedical sciences and at least three years of relevant experience in drug discovery, preclinical development, and/or clinical studies

  • Demonstrated successful track record as a mid-level project manager in a biomedical research environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in brain tumor research

  • Team leadership experience in the biomedical research environment

Job Summary

The Scientific Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of projects, timelines, and deliverables for the Gilbert Family Foundation’s Brain Tumor Initiative. Using sound scientific judgement and understanding of BTI goals and objectives, the Scientific Project Manager provides oversight for all BTI projects and activities. The Scientific Project Manager represents BTI in the scientific community with professionalism and a deep understanding of the field and its challenges and is expected to actively engage with relevant communities to develop relationships and opportunities for collaboration and capacity building. The Scientific Project Manager reports to the Foundation’s Scientific Officer.


  • Review progress and financial reports, highlighting critical issues and report therein

  • Conduct site visits to grantee institutions and nurturing the relationships critical to BTI’s success

  • Lead coordination of virtual and in-person scientific meetings and BTI advisory board meetings

  • Develop and maintain relationships with BTI grantees, advisors, and other experts in the field

  • Keep abreast of new developments and challenges in the field, and identify resources to address such issues

  • Identify and evaluate new opportunities related to BTI

  • Provide support to the Scientific Officer as needed

Who We Are

The Gilbert Family Foundation’s mission is to end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves anywhere in the body and other various symptoms, such as learning disabilities and skeletal deformities. NF Forward shares a vision with the Gilbert Family Foundation to eradicate NF by funding groundbreaking, cutting-edge NF research. NF Forward strives to raise awareness about NF among a wide range of individuals and invites their support of this innovative vision.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

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