About Us: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with a single defined objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Foundation provides a distinctive combination of scientific, business, and media assets to this core focus. This triple-pronged, singularly-defined strategy towards disease research enables a dynamic, motivated, and young organization. MJFF has quickly grown into the largest global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside of the federal government and has funded over $800 million in research projects across academic and industry labs worldwide.
MJFF raises over $90 million annually. We deliberately have no endowment or reserve because we believe that our capital needs to be invested today to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible. We start our fundraising from zero each year and deploy funds raised as quickly as possible, in a strategic, targeted, and vetted manner. The Foundation has approximately 150 full-time employees who are based in New York City. All interns are paid a $15 stipend per day.
As a Research Analytics intern with the Research Cohorts team, you will help the team understand audience engagement with different data sharing platforms. You will have the opportunity to work with our population-based cohort studies, and data sharing platforms/tools to directly impact the mission of the Foundation.
Based on the skill/interest of the individual, example projects may include 1) building data pipelines to bring web analytics into a business intelligence platform, 2) build live interactive dashboards that monitor engagement with data sharing platforms, 3) analyze and model user behavior to share recommendations on product improvements and feature development. Examples of data sharing platforms involve: Amp-PD, Brain Commons, Fox DEN, among others.
The ideal person for this role is a highly analytical student in a quantitative field who is a creative problem-solver, is eager for an impactful opportunity to work with real-world data and contribute to PD research through open-access work.
This role will be responsible for:
- Integrating a data pipeline connecting web analytics to Domo (a business intelligence dashboard)
- Building live dashboards in Domo for analyzing product engagement and socializing key performance metrics across the organization.
- Develop key recommendations on how to better improve audience engagement with products.
- Collaborate along-side our data analysts, and research teams to gain a broad understanding of research data sharing to inform your analyses
Desired skills and experience:
- Currently pursuing degree in a quantitative field (e.g. statistics, data science, computer science, economics, or other quantitative programs, etc.).
- Ability to break down complex problems, define a solution, and implement quantitative methods.
- Experience with SQL.
- Solid oral and written communication skills, especially around sharing analytical concepts to non-analytical audiences.
- Intellectual curiosity, and interest in learning about developing analytic resources for the research community.
- Ability to work at least 20 hours per week.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interestS. Applicants who best match the position description will be contacted. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.