Project Lead, Precision Medicine
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PROJECT LEAD, PRECISION MEDICINE
The World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the “Center”) in San Francisco is looking for a Project Lead to contribute to the Forum’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
Precision medicine is an approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in environment, lifestyle and genes for each person, to provide more targeted and customizable approaches to health care. This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. In order to realize the full potential of precision medicine, substantial economic, regulatory, social, and technical challenges to its broad implementation will need to be resolved. These key challenges include:
In coming years, the Precision Medicine Initiative will launch a number of individual projects to create policy and governance frameworks that will be piloted by governments around the world in order to shape how emerging technologies are integrated into more targeted health care delivery to benefit society while minimizing risks. The learnings and outcomes from these pilot projects should be scalable and facilitate continued innovation in public-private governance approaches in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Project Lead, Precision Medicine will work closely with the Forum’s System Initiative on the Future of Health and Healthcare team and contribute to the successful delivery of the Projects, and he/she will report to the Head of the Precision Medicine Initiative. The Project Lead will collaborate across other Center projects such as autonomous vehicles, civilian use of drones, environment, Internet of Things (IoT), digital trade and cross border data flows, and blockchain.
The successful candidate will engage across the Forum's existing global communities of business executives, leading academicians from the world's top research universities, government officials, start-up community, media, civil society organizations, social entrepreneurs, and Center Partners which include to begin with Salesforce, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, SAP, Palantir, Huawei, IDEO, Reliance Industries, Turkcell, and the American Heart Association. The position is based in San Francisco.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Project team through the following phases:
Depending on the phase of the project, the role will entail a combination of the above or more focus on certain responsibilities.
Qualifications and Skills
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