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Michael J. Fox staff with Empire State Building Lighting for Parkinson's Awareness Month


Your career at The Michael J. Fox Foundation can help speed a cure for Parkinson's disease.

How We Work: A Message from Michael J. Fox

Since opening our doors, our Foundation has brought a distinct sense of urgency and efficiency to the Parkinson's research landscape. We're always challenging how we can advance research better and faster. Our people are determined, collaborative and smart. I hope this also describes you. Thanks for your interest in working at The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and helping us end Parkinson's disease (PD).



What We Bring to Our Work

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    Similar to our community, we are impatient for change. We work to deliver results each year through our high-risk, high-reward business model and focused research agenda, which drives the most promising research from bench to bedside.

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    Our resources, whether donor dollars or industry collaborations, are used wisely to optimize priority projects. We tackle challenges along the way with nimbleness and creativity to make seismic impacts.

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    Leading by example is key. We demonstrate our core values in our daily work and hold ourselves accountable to the entire PD community.


The Michael J. Fox Foundation offers a dynamic team environment and seeks intelligent, driven and innovative individuals committed to finding a cure for Parkinson's. Our benefits take effect from the first day of employment, with the exception of our 401(k) plan. Our comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • medical coverage
  • dental coverage
  • vision coverage
  • life insurance
  • 18 days paid time off (PTO), 10 sick days and one week close during the summer
  • long- and short-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) plan with 6% company contribution
  • accident, hospital and cancer insurance
  • employee discount program
  • 529 college savings program
  • commuter benefits
  • flexible spending account
  • discounted gym membership and gym reimbursement
  • summer Fridays

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on a diverse staff and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at MJFF requires computer literacy and a minimum commitment of eight hours per month. If you are interested in learning more, please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources


Ready to Join the Team?
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