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Vice President of Public Policy


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The Vice President of Policy is responsible for leading the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC)’s public policy strategy; building awareness and understanding of personalized medicine and its value to health care; articulating and communicating developments in the field; identifying and addressing barriers to it; and developing and promoting consensus-driven coverage, payment, regulatory and legislative policies. This position reports to the President.

Job Responsibilities

Public Policy Leadership

  • Provide analysis of policy proposals for PMC’s strategic planning and activities
  • Identify activities for membership engagement and coordinate planning
  • Develop consensus policies and positions to strengthen and advance personalized medicine and communicate them to Congress and executive agencies
  • Identify new areas for PMC projects and policy discussions
  • Plan, coordinate, and run PMC’s Science and Public Policy Committee meetings in conjunction with the head of science policy
  • Envision, develop and lead PMC stakeholder working group designed to address a pressing policy issue
  • Represent PMC and deliver presentations at regional, national, and internationalconferences, meetings, to government and to the press

Project Management

  • Develop partnerships, plan, and execute policy oriented projects and initiatives
  • In consultation with member organizations and other health policy experts, coordinate policy research, education, and advocacy initiatives meant to strengthen and advance personalized medicine
  • Write or manage the preparation of papers and presentations on personalized medicine policy issues that are intended for both technical and non-technical audiences

Content Development

  • Identify developments in personalized medicine, and prepare reports, presentations, media, and meeting materials as necessary that provide a critical interpretation of what it means to the field
  • Prepare PMC public comments in response to research and policy documents issued by FDA, NIH, CMS and other government, quasi-government, and private institutions
  • Develop and continuously update content for PMC’s website and other communications tools in coordination with the communications head

Alliance Development

  • Engage with PMC member organizations to understand and respond to issues and concerns that affect the field of personalized medicine
  • Build collaborations with representatives from FDA, NIH, CMS, AHRQ, HHS and other federal agencies that develop and administer policies related to personalized medicine
  • Identify and help recruit potential new PMC members

Communications

  • Identify and prepare content for PMC communication articles, newsletters, blog posts, and promotional materials
  • Provide appropriate scientific and policy perspectives and opinions in response to media requests as necessary
  • In coordination with communications head, develop stories that advance personalized medicine
  • Engage social media on policy issues in coordination with the communications head

Qualifications and Experience

  • Enthusiasm for PMC’s mission
  • Background in personalized medicine, health care, biotechnology, and/or health policy with experience working with the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries or with health delivery systems
  • Ability to translate scientific and medical complex concepts to broader audiences
  • Experience in the federal government or direct understanding of how government entities operate and interact on health policy issues
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects with adherence to timelines and budget and quality
  • Strong writing, editing, and strategic thinking skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to travel to related seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Advanced degree (doctoral-level preferred) in related field and 5 - 7 years experience

PMC encourages those with an interest in the position to contact CRD Associates Senior Vice President Jennifer Leib, who is conducting the search on PMC's behalf, at jleib@dc-crd.com.