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General Counsel

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 Position Overview

The General Counsel is responsible for leading tactical legal initiatives and provides senior management with effective advice on operations and strategy implementation. He/she manages the legal function of the organization, serves as the liaison to the Board of Directors, addresses MDIC’s legal requirements and primarily ensures compliance in the following areas: corporate governance, federal compliance, federal funding reporting requirements, and Board of Directors meetings.

He/she provides support to the MDIC President & CEO with Board-related activities, including correspondence; material development, production, and distribution; and maintaining corporate records. The General Counsel must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality when dealing with CEO , governance, and Board information.

In addition, this person works closely with MDIC senior leadership and outside legal counsel and contractors to support contract and compliance of all MDIC initiatives with a heightened focus on NESTcc contracts and operations. The General Counsel is directly involved in complex business interactions and negotiating critical contracts.

As a member of the MDIC team, the individual contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals.  This position is self-directed.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions and assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters
  • Develops subaward monitoring mechanisms in alignment with federal funding guidelines
  • Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel
  • Conducts legal research and analysis and draft legal documents, e.g. leases, licenses, memoranda of understanding, conflict of interest statements, contracts, and non-disclosure agreements with public and non-public partners
  • Establishes, implements and maintains “Best Practices” for the governance and effective operation of the Board of Directors and committees under the direction of the President and CEO
  • Attends Board meetings and draft minutes for the Secretary and President and CEO review
  • Maintains accurate records of Board appointments and committee assignments and assist with development and implementation of governance strategy
  • Supports the organization and maintenance of shared files pertaining to legal and Board matters
  • Provides regular updates on progress to the MDIC President & CEO
  • Supports MDIC’s mission of advancing the field of medical device regulatory experience

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s of Science/Arts degree from accredited college or university JD from an accredited college or university; concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology law , and/or Government Compliance preferred
  • Admitted to the bar
  • 10 or more years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the active practice as counsel supporting C-level executives including Board reporting relationships
  • Complete knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, particularly as they relate to non-profit operations and federal grant compliance
  • Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence
  • Verified ability to conduct and document legal research
  • Develop contracts, proposals, RFP’s, NDA’s, COI’s, project plans, and other written materials
  • Proved ability to accurately define and document legal problems and recommend correct solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend, develop and implement legal “best practices” for procurement, regulatory compliance, and organizational policies
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, discretion, and judgement when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues in all aspects of work
  • Capability to coordinate multiple priorities and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to be both personal and professional with staff and Board members
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence management skills
  • Exceptional problem-resolution and negotiation skills
  • Experience identifying and managing relationships with professional services vendors/consultants
  • Ability to follow-up and follow through on actions as necessary

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Professional experience in MedTech or Life Science industry preferred, but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of products; SalesForce.com; box.com; Adobe E-Sign; WordPress; AdobeConnect; QuickBooks; Eventbrite and WebEx
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and a quick learner

Reporting Relationships

  • The employee will report directly to the MDIC President & CEO
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors, NESTcc Executive Director and Deputy Director, and the MDIC Director of Operations.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mdic.org.  Include the position title in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.

Communications Manager, NESTcc

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Position Overview

The Communications Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of NESTcc’s communications activities to advance NESTcc’s goal to ensure stakeholder engagement (https://nestcc.org/about/nestcc-strategic-operational-plan/). While working collaboratively with the NESTcc team on overall program objectives, the Communications Manager position will focus on supporting the establishment, implementation, and management of NESTcc’s communications strategy. This position will be responsible for developing social media and website content, tracking and reporting of analytics for social media and nestcc.org, development of presentation slides, creating and maintaining NESTcc collateral, and supporting brand development. The Communications Manager will work closely with the MDIC Communications and Marketing Director to support mutual goals and objectives.

As a member of the MDIC team, the individual contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals through the work to establish NESTcc. The mission of NESTcc is to accelerate the development and translation of new and safe health technologies, leveraging real-world evidence, and innovative research. This position will have exposure to national leaders in the patient, medical device industry, academic and regulatory institutions and organizations.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Provides overall communications support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director to meet NESTcc objectives
  • Supports Executive Director and Deputy Director in developing and implementing strategic communications for NESTcc
  • Supports the development of key messaging, collateral materials, outreach, and campaign development to implement the NESTcc Strategic and Operational Plan
  • Assists in managing the development of the NESTcc website content, including the NESTcc blogs and news pages
  • Supports the development of the NESTcc brand through the development and implementation of a social media strategy, including supporting activities on active platforms (Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Track, monitor, and report on social media and website performance metrics
  • Supports the development of meeting materials including PowerPoint templates and slides
  • Supports media relations and development of press releases
  • Assists in identifying and preparing for speaking opportunities
  • Represents NESTcc and MDIC at conferences and other events and meetings
  • Contributes to the overall development of the company, taking on responsibility for additional duties that may fall outside the general duties listed above

Requirements

  • Masters of Science/Arts candidate preferred
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in the communications or relevant area
  • 2-5 years of professional communications experience preferably in a health care, MedTech, or Life Science industry setting (private or non-profit sector)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create exceptional presentation slides
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, board members, stakeholders, and external executives
  • Experience with website management (WordPress platform)
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and takes initiative
  • Exercises good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as a team within a dynamic, start-up work environment that includes virtual teams
  • Use and maintain strict confidentially, discretion, and judgment in dealing with confidential, sensitive, and controversial issues in all aspects of work
  • Graphic design skills preferred, with the ability to create infographics

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to think creatively about campaign and collateral development, while capturing themes and key points
  • Ability to leverage communications opportunities across media platforms
  • Ability to translate messages between audiences
  • Knowledge of government regulatory agencies
  • Interest in the medical device industry and enterprise with a willingness to engage in continuous learning and professional and personal growth
  • Natural ability to build relationships, lead and educate with excellent interpersonal and influence management skills
  • Strong skills in project management
  • Experience with a variety of web based tools including SalesForce, RingCentral, Box.com, WordPress, Adobe Design, WebEx and ability to adapt to new collaborative technologies as they become available
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft suite products
  • Experience working with virtual teams a plus
  • Some travel required
  • Self-directed, team-player with sense of humor

Reporting Relationships

  • The employee will report to the NESTcc Deputy Director.
  • This employee will work closely with the MDIC Communications and Marketing Director.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mdic.org.  Include the position title in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Data Network Director, NESTcc

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Position Overview:

The Director of the NESTcc Data Network will be responsible for the overall successful launch and growth of the NESTcc Data Network and its ability to progressively support a wider, and more exhaustive, range of research studies for medical devices, imaging, and diagnostic technologies.

The NESTcc Data Network director will continue to build, develop and maintain the NESTcc Data Network relationships with key organizations interested in participating in a device focused data network. Organizations may include health system providers, public and private payers, society and patient registries and other organizations with access to real world data supporting the mission of NESTcc. The person will continue to develop the data strategy in accordance with the NESTcc Strategic and Operational Plan for 2018-2022.

The NESTcc Data Network is anticipated to launch in Spring 2018 with an initial set of collaborators. The establishment of the NESTcc Data Network is one of the key strategies for NESTcc as it establishes itself as the leading organization within the health technology and medical device ecosystem for conducting efficient and timely high-quality RWE studies throughout the total product life cycle (TPLC).

As a member of the MDIC team, the individual contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals through the work to establish NESTcc. The mission of NESTcc is to accelerate the development and translation of new and safe health technologies, leveraging real-world evidence, and innovative research. This position will have exposure to national leaders in the patient, medical device industry, academic and regulatory institutions and organizations.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management of existing relationships with Network collaborators and develop new relationships to expand the scale of the Network.
  • Lead the development and execution of agreements between participating organizations and MDIC.
  • Work collaborative with the relevant NESTcc subcommittees to achieve subcommittee objectives in alignment with NESTcc strategy. This includes collaborating with the NESTcc Data Quality Subcommittee to ensure NESTcc Data Quality standards are being developed for use and developing processes for implementation of the standards to ensure Network Collaborators are meetings the NESTcc Data Quality Standards. This will also include working with the Methods Subcommittee to ensure high quality methodological standards are being met in studies associated with NESTcc.
  • Lead activities related to the Demonstration Projects, to catalogue and disseminate lessons learned, challenges, and solutions with respect to use of real-world data to support device studies.
  • Lead activities related to testing the NESTcc Data network, such as the initial test-cases being implemented with the Network Collaborators.
  • Lead the development of approaches and resources to streamline the administrative burden associated with contracting, IRB, Data-Sharing agreements, and publication policies for the parties working with the NESTcc.
  • As appropriate, lead reporting to the NESTcc Governing Committee and the MDIC Board.
  • Work collaboratively with the NESTcc team to meet aggressive timelines to achieve the objectives in the NESTcc Strategic and Operational Plan.
  • Manage staff as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree required (PhD, MD, MBA, or MS) in related area such as informatics, clinical research, or epidemiology
  • 8-15 years of related professional experience in health care, MedTech, or Life Science industry
  • Demonstrated leadership roles managing complex multi-stakeholder interactions
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement complex solutions within an aggressive timeframe
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and takes initiative
  • Outstanding presentation and writing skills
  • Proven ability to lead multiple, ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as a team within a dynamic, start-up work environment to include virtual teams

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience working with virtual teams is a plus
  • Some travel required
  • Self-directed, team-player with sense of humor

Reporting Relationships:

The employee will report to the NESTcc Executive Director.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mdic.org.  Include the position title in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.

Operations Manager, NESTcc

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Position Overview:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for supporting the establishment of the operational structure of NESTcc and leading activities to integrate current MDIC operations with needs of the NESTcc project as it grows.  Areas of responsibility include information technology, finance and grant compliance, award lifecycle management, and legal coordination. This position is for a self-motivated individual who is a highly organized, with excellent judgment for managing competing priorities effectively. The Operations Manager, NESTcc will report to the Deputy Director, NESTcc and work closely with the MDIC Director of Operations.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

Finance and Grant Compliance

  • Manage the proper documentation and approval of all expenses and contracts per OMB uniform guidance, FDA grant guidelines, and MDIC finance and administrative policies.
  • Track project budgets, grant documents, contracts, and expenses to ensure alignment.
  • Responsible for quarterly and annual financial grant reporting.
  • Administer budget preparation, development, tracking, and amendments when required.
  • Manage compiling and providing routine reporting obligations to various stakeholders.
  • Provide program support such as recommending and implementing improved work processes, assisting with special projects and initiatives, and overseeing supply needs.
  • Review and process all related expense reports, obtaining the necessary approvals.

Contracts and Governance

  • Support the establishment of agreement mechanisms needed to support NESTcc including subcontracts, subawards, participation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and memoranda of understanding to develop an efficient and effective structure for NESTcc.
  • Responsible for the full lifecycle of all subawards and subcontracts for the NESTcc, including ensuring subawardee and contractor compliance with all award and MDIC policies.
  • Support the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and solicitations in alignment with funding requirements, MDIC policies and legal review.
  • Coordinate legal counsels in the development, negotiation, and execution of project contracts and subawards in order to ensure compliance and proper review in accordance to MDIC bylaws and policies and grant requirements.
  • Drafts and enforces corrective actions for noncompliance in consultation with legal counsel.

General Operations

  • Develop NESTcc standard templates, as well as NESTcc policies and procedures.
  • Manage conflicts of interest and confidentiality processes including establishing an IT infrastructure.
  • Ensure project and staff compliance of MDIC administrative and personnel policies.
  • Work with MDIC’s outside IT providers to ensure firm’s technology needs are addressed and work to develop an IT solution that supports NESTcc requirements.
  • Manage the organization and maintenance of shared organizational files.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in a management position with a nonprofit or in the MedTech/Life Science industry
  • Experience identifying and managing relationships with professional services representatives
  • Experience developing process and materials to support broad business initiatives
  • Experience working with virtual teams is a plus
  • Some minimum local travel might be required
  • Experience as a paralegal or serving as a liaison with legal teams
  • Experience with Federal grants and contracts

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Maintain a positive, collaborative, professional work environment through effective communication of information.
  • Strong knowledge of administrative procedures, federal grant requirements, and contract development.
  • Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
  • Embracing of the mission, with emphasis on developing the consortium and NESTcc.
  • Ability to interact with employees, visitors, shareholders and others with ease and grace, adopting an “open-door” policy for all with strong multitasking abilities.
  • Experience supporting the development of processes and materials to support broad business initiatives.
  • Use and maintain strict confidentially, discretion, and judgment in dealing with confidential, sensitive and controversial issues in all aspects of work.
  • Confidence, flexibility, emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Reporting Relationships:

  • The employee will report directly to the Deputy Director, NESTcc
  • Works closely with the NESTcc Executive Director and Project Managers to support overall goals and objectives.
  • Works closely with MDIC Director of Operations.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mdic.org.  Include the position title in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.

Project Manager, NESTcc

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Position Overview:

The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of stakeholders, consultants, and staff working on the development and implementation of the NESTcc organization goals (http://www.mdic.org/nestcc1pager) under the overall direction of the Executive Director. The Project Manager will report to the Deputy Director and provide overall project support for NESTcc activities including the governing structure, various portfolios of projects solicited through open opportunities including demonstration projects and test-cases, data strategy, business planning efforts, evaluation and assessment efforts, and communications. While working collaboratively with the NESTcc team on overall program objectives, this Project Manager position will focus on supporting the establishment, implementation, and management of the NESTcc Data Network. The NESTcc Data Network is anticipated to launch in Spring 2018 with an initial set of collaborators. The establishment of the NESTcc Data Network is one of the key strategies for NESTcc as it establishes itself as the leading organization within the health technology and medical device ecosystem for conducting efficient and timely high-quality RWE studies throughout the total product life cycle (TPLC).

As a member of the MDIC team, the individual contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals through the work to establish NESTcc. The mission of NESTcc is to accelerate the development and translation of new and safe health technologies, leveraging real-world evidence, and innovative research. This position will have exposure to national leaders in the patient, medical device industry, academic and regulatory institutions and organizations.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall programmatic support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director to meet NESTcc objectives
  • Supports Executive Director and Deputy Director in developing and implementing strategic and operational planning for NESTcc
  • Supports the development of documents required by NESTcc strategic and operational activities such as governance policies, strategy documents, background and policy documents, meeting materials, and manages revisions from stakeholders where relevant
  • Manages the submission and review of application submissions to NESTcc for open-opportunities for applications including for demonstration projects, test-cases, Requests for Information (RFIs), and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Manages grant applications and renewals as well as reporting requirements for funding agencies
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation for the NESTcc workflows
  • Collaborate with project Principal Investigator(s) and site or project personnel on short and long-term project milestones and deliverables such as: memorandum of understanding (MOUs), conflict of interest (COIs), project timelines, communications activities, stakeholder convenings, and reporting requirements
  • Plans and organizes data synthesis and analysis activities, including collecting and managing information about potential and existing data collaborators, and engaging in outreach to potential and existing data collaborators
  • Coordinates, executes, and facilitates meetings with external partners and stakeholders, including acting as a liaison with funding agencies
  • Supports the development of evaluation activities conducted through NESTcc, in alignment with programmatic and legislative requirements
  • Supports the advancement of the NESTcc communications strategy through communications collateral, social media, website development, and the development of conference sessions
  • Supports the development and implementation of a sustainable business plan
  • Represents NESTcc and MDIC conferences and other events and meetings
  • Contributes to the overall development of the company, taking on responsibility or additional duties that may fall outside the general duties listed above

Requirements:

  • Masters of Science/Arts candidate preferred
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in the health-related sector required
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in health care, MedTech, or Life Science industry as a project manager (private or non-profit sector)
  • Use and maintain strict confidentially, discretion, and judgment in dealing with confidential, sensitive and controversial issues in all aspects of work
  • Experience managing activities involving multiple stakeholders at various levels
  • Experience managing federal grants
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write succinctly and quickly and comfort to interact both personally and professionally with staff and board members, stakeholders, and external executives
  • Experience with communication activities such as such as blogs, website, social media
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft suite products.
  • Manage multiple, ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and takes initiative
  • Exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as a team within a dynamic, start-up work environment to include virtual teams

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of government regulatory agencies
  • Interest in the medical device industry and enterprise with a willingness to engage in continuous learning and professional and personal growth
  • Interest in developing a distributed data network
  • Natural ability to build relationships, lead and educate with excellent interpersonal and influence management skills
  • Strong skills in project management
  • Experience with a variety of web based tools including SalesForce, RingCentral, Box.com, WordPress, Adobe Design, WebEx and ability to adapt to new collaborative technologies as they become available
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Experience working with virtual teams a plus
  • Some travel required
  • Self-directed, team-player with sense of humor

Reporting Relationships:

The employee will report to the NESTcc Deputy Director.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

MDIC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MDIC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mdic.org.  Include the position title in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.

 

MDIC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MDIC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MDIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.