The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 56,000 members residing in 134 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related biomedical sciences. AACR publishes 10 peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 22,000 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.
The Science Writer in the Communications and Public Relations Department is responsible for translating scientific data and information related to cancer research into content that helps educate the public, media, policymakers, and the health care industry; the writer helps educate the stakeholders about AACR’s mission and the importance of biomedical research and funding. In this capacity, the writer assists in implementing AACR’s communications and public relations plans that facilitate the accurate communication and reporting of the latest advances in cancer research from AACR’s conferences, peer-reviewed journals, partnerships, and other scientific activities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Science Writer will write and edit copy that helps promote awareness of AACR’s scientific, policy, and fundraising activities. Responsibilities include:
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How to Apply:
This position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
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