Regulatory Science and Policy Analyst

Job Locations US-DC
Science Policy and Government Affairs
Regular Full-Time


AACR is seeking to build its regulatory science and policy team with a Regulatory Science and Policy Analyst. The Regulatory Science and Policy Analyst will play a key role in developing and implementing a range of exciting initiatives designed to optimize the regulatory process and accommodate the fast pace of innovation in science and technology. Interested candidates should have a strong biomedical background with knowledge and interest in development and regulation of new cancer medicine.


  • Assist the Director, Regulatory Science and Policy in developing and executing AACR’s Regulatory Science and Policy portfolio.
  • Assist the Director, Regulatory Science and Policy in developing and coordinating programs such as conferences, meetings and workshops by identifying relevant topics, developing background materials, and recording and contributing to discussions among participants as appropriate. Work with internal and external partners.
  • Utilize scientific and policy knowledge to research, monitor, track and report key scientific, regulatory and policy issues relevant to the organization’s mission of advancing cancer research.
  • Support Regulatory Science and Policy subcommittee activities, including meeting logistics, preparing background materials, drafting invitations and other correspondence.
  • Contribute to publications for peer-review, policy statements, newsletter articles.
  • Attend regulatory science and policy related conferences, meetings and other events and report key information back to AACR.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Regulatory Science and Policy.


  • PhD in the Life Sciences.
  • Knowledge of cancer biology and scientific processes associated with drug development.
  • Understanding of government policies, procedures, and processes. Knowledge of FDA policies and procedures a plus.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating meetings.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, ability to multi-task, follow through on assigned tasks, work under rapidly developing deadlines, attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of judgment, discretion, tact, and insight.
  • Self-starter with creativity, initiative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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