Science Program Officer


Target ALS Foundation


New York, New York


Manish Raisinghani,


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the scientist will manage a portfolio of projects by attending project meetings of Target ALS-funded consortia. He or she will provide leadership through generation of progress reports that highlight areas of significant progress and identify areas of concern, work with Target ALS Independent Review Committee to resolve areas of concern, identify emerging areas of promise from within the funded consortia, and initiate new connections between scientists (from within and outside funded consortia) to forge new collaborations.

In addition, the scientist will:

  • Manage Target ALS core facilities to ensure efficient and expedient delivery of tools and services.
  • Identify and resolve issues working with core facility personnel.
  • Provide leadership with reports on core facility performance and escalate unresolved issues as appropriate.
  • Attend scientific conference to identify and build relationship with scientists that have new ideas and technologies, aiming to increase their participation in the Target ALS ecosystem via response to funding calls and use of core facilities.
  • Provide quarterly science reports to leadership on emerging ideas and technologies across the research landscape.
  • Manage logistics of the meetings of the Target ALS Independent Review Committee.
  • Work with the Grants and Operations team to ensure efficient and timely execution of grants.
  • Coordinate and manage progress report review for funded project portfolio.
  • Coordinate with the communications team to formulate materials for scientific and general audience.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. The Foundation’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life coverages, and offers flexible spending and 403(b) plans.  A positive work environment that supports work-life balance is provided.


  •  PhD or equivalent preferably in neuroscience.
  • At least three years’ work experience in leading or managing scientific programs are required, translational program management experience is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build influence with funded investigators, broader research community and partnering organizations.
  • Good listening and strong communication skills that build credibility and relationships with scientific community and general audience.
  • Must have a collaboration-oriented approach to achieve mission goals.
  • Independent and self-driven to lead and manage projects and programs.
  • Ability to contribute at a tactical and strategic level.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10 percent of work time (approximately two or three weeks each year).