The Program Coordinator, Scientific Programs assists with the coordination of all programs and activities associated with the AACR Scientific Working Groups (Cancer Evolution, Cancer Immunology, Cancer Prevention, Chemistry in Cancer Research, Molecular Epidemiology, Pediatric Cancer, Radiation Science and Medicine) and Fellows of the AACR Academy. This position is also responsible for coordinating the formation of all AACR committees on an annual basis and assisting with the AACR’s Scientific Achievement Awards platform, as needed.
The Digital Publishing Associate ensures that Publishing management has the information needed to assess the performance of digital products and services and to make decisions regarding promotions, product enhancements, and new product development. The Analyst also performs tasks required for production of AACR journal content on web sites and provides backup for selected electronic publishing functions.
The Senior Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the Director of Scientific Programs. Department staff members serves as the project managers for 30 – 40 AACR scientific conferences, educational workshops, innovation summits, and collaborative programs each year. The Department is also assigned to special projects by the CEO to utilize the administrative and scientific expertise of the staff that may be outside of the traditional departmental responsibilities.
This position requires regular interactions with external scientific experts who are on the front lines of cancer research, as well as their support staffs, through written and verbal communications. The position also requires regular communications with internal staff across all departments (marketing, communications, fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific events according to the AACR’s high standards.
The Manager, Continuing Medical Education supports the administration of the AACR’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, which includes scientific conferences, educational workshops, other learning formats, and the maintenance of AACR’s accreditation. The Manager bears the primary responsibility for managing Box.com and for serving as liaison with the AACR’s IT Department regarding Salesforce/PATH LMS, and other OCME software requirements.
The AACR’s Players vs. Cancer (PvC) program was founded in 2019 to support the cultivation and growth of a community in the online gaming and streaming spaces to support the AACR’s mission. Since its founding, PvC has grown into a vibrant and generous community of supporters, donors, and fundraisers dedicated to coming together to raise critical awareness and funds to support cancer cures.
Players vs. Cancer (PvC) seeks an energetic professional to develop relationships among gaming-focused companies, streaming community content creators, and donors that results in an increase in giving to and support for the AACR's mission to end cancer.
The editor works with the editorial team, including the executive editor and senior editor, on the formulation and execution of the overarching editorial strategy for Cancer Today online and print. The editor develops, assigns, edits, and writes engaging stories for Cancer Today, the AACR’s consumer magazine and website for cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers. The editor works with outside vendors and freelancers, including graphic designers, writers, and fact-checkers, on the production of the Cancer Today print edition and digital offerings. The latter include Cancer Today’s website, e-newsletters, e-blasts, podcasts, and other media. The editor will also help coordinate Cancer Today paid and organic social media, digital sponsored content, and relationships with cancer patient advocacy organizations.
Provides administrative, clerical, and project management support to the director and program administrators. Works with online grants management databases to manage grant applications and post-award reports. Communicates with scientific review committees to schedule selection calls, prepares grant application materials, and drafts correspondence. Communicates grant receiptients regarding their progress reports and other grant-related matters.
This is the ideal position for a talented and passionate individual who has a broad interest in issues relevant to cancer research and the global cancer burden, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The Scientific Program Administrator reports to the Director of International Affairs and works closely with AACR staff across all departments to ensure the successful implementation of AACR’s international strategic goals and objectives.
This position provides overall administrative and organizational support to the Director and other International Affairs staff. The Staff Assistant works closely with the Program Coordinator to ensure timely implementation of all approved AACR International programs and initiatives.
Responsible for the administration of the review and evaluation of a portion of the grant portfolio. Provides support to the Director, Scientific Review and Grants Administration in developing and executing the grant review and administration process and in the production of reports and other related materials to be presented to funders, AACR leadership, and other internal and external stakeholders.
The position coordinates scientific, educational, communication, promotional, and other programmatic activities for AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR), AACR-Women in Cancer Research, and the AACR Science Education and Career Development Committee which addresses the needs of high school students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and junior faculty.
Program Assistant in the Scientific Programs Department provide administrative support to Program Administrators, Senior Program Administrators, and Directors in the Department. The Department administers scientific meetings, conferences, innovation summits, educational workshops, and special projects.
This position requires regular interactions with external scientific experts who are on the front lines of cancer research, as well as their support staff, through written and verbal communications. The position also requires regular communications with internal staff across all departments (marketing, foundation/ fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific events according to AACR’s high standards.
The Scientific Program Administrator, Scientific Programs Department, will be responsible for the management of a multidisciplinary educational workshop for physicians who are early-stage investigators (as defined by the NIH) underrepresented in medicine, or physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research to the principles of good clinical trial design. The workshop will provide the educational foundation and the tools needed to conduct clinical trials that will yield definitive results and have the potential to impact patient care and increase the participation of diverse populations in clinical trials for oncology, benign hematologic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune diseases. A unique aspect of the workshop is to address the frequent disconnect between communities and clinical trialists by teaching effective methods that create structures for communities to help refine clinical questions and trials for improved patient benefit. Bridging the gap between clinical investigators and the communities they serve by utilizing highly innovative approaches to clinical research will be a unique and key component of the program. The workshop is developed in support of a broader project focused on mentoring, education, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in biomedical research and will require extensive external communication and collaboration.
The Associate Director, Scientific Programs will provide scientific expertise, input, and assistance to the Director and AACR leadership regarding scientific meetings and conferences, workshops, think tanks, and other public and private events in support of the AACR mission and strategic plan. The Associate Director will collaborate with staff members across multiple departments, external vendors, and leading cancer researchers on the presentation of a portfolio of meetings, conferences, educational workshops, and innovation summits. The position requires ongoing collaborations with internal staff members across various AACR departments (marketing, fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific programs according to AACR’s high standards. The Associate Director will assist leading cancer researchers in the development of the scientific content of these programs and become knowledgeable about the experts in the various subdisciplines of cancer research. This position requires sustained interactions with these scientific leaders to develop the programmatic goals and objectives, outcomes, and deliverables for these scientific programs, and this individual will also assist in the development of evaluation tools to assess the desired outcomes of these events. The Associate Director, Scientific Programs may also be responsible for special projects as needed.
The AACR is seeking a candidate to support AACR’s mission and programs that are designed to drive the future scientific agenda of the organization. Specifically, this position will support the Deputy Director, Scientific Programs, who oversees all AACR scientific working groups, AACR scientific achievement awards and lectureships, the Fellows of the AACR Academy, and all annual AACR committee appointments.
Collectively, the functions of the Assistant Director, Scientific Programs position will be to assist with new and ongoing scientific programs intended to further advance cancer research across a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Background knowledge of scientific research and experience working in a scientific environment are required for this position. Eligible candidates must possess a high level of attention to detail as well as exceptional organizational, writing, and communication skills.
One aspect of the AACR’s mission is to strengthen, support, and promote focused scientific initiatives that facilitate increased progress and enhanced cutting-edge contributions to the understanding of cancer by select scientific disciplines. Pursuant to this mission, the AACR promotes enriched collaborations among cancer researchers with common interests in focused realms of cancer research. AACR scientific working groups function within the framework of the AACR to explore expanded research opportunities and to advance discoveries that lead to greater knowledge and understanding of cancer. There are currently eight AACR scientific working groups dedicated to the following scientific disciplines: cancer evolution, cancer prevention, cancer immunology, chemistry in cancer research, molecular epidemiology, pediatric cancer, radiation science and medicine and the tumor microenvironment. The need to establish additional groups dedicated to timely scientific areas is analyzed on a rolling basis in response to the needs of the cancer research community.
The Assistant Director, Scientific Programs will work closely with the leadership bodies of all scientific working groups and be responsible for assisting with the administration of all relevant programs, activities, and initiatives pertaining to all groups and will be tasked with ensuring the timely completion of all implemented projects.
In addition to scientific working groups, the AACR annually convenes a variety of committees to assist with achieving the goals of the organization. These committees are formed to provide valuable support and guidance to AACR’s leadership, shape the AACR’s Annual Meeting, and assist with the selection of scientific achievement award and scientific research grant recipients. This position will be charged with researching and tracking established and potential committee members and as needed, will involve additional coordination of committee activities when applicable to the functions of the Executive Office.
Lastly, one of the major functions of the AACR is to recognize and honor outstanding scientific achievement across all cancer research disciplines. Two of the mechanisms by which the AACR accomplishes this goal is through its AACR Scientific Achievement Awards Program and the AACR Academy.
Annually, the AACR distributes over 20 scientific achievement awards and lectureships to laboratory researchers and physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to our understanding of the biology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Such individuals are selected through a formal nomination and election process and are celebrated throughout the year and primarily in conjunction with the AACR Annual Meeting.
Similarly, the mission of the AACR Academy is to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer, and to leverage the expertise of the global brain trust of Fellows of the AACR Academy to advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.
Each year, a new class of Fellows are elected and inducted into the AACR Academy, which represents the pinnacle honorific bestowed by the AACR to any individual. Collectively, all Fellows of the AACR Academy provide ongoing advice and counsel to the AACR leadership on scientific topics of timeliness and significance as well as other matters of importance. The Assistant Director, Scientific Programs position will be required to assist with the annual management and execution of all polies and procedures associated with both the AACR’s Scientific Achievement Awards Program as well as the Fellows of the AACR Academy.
About the Project:
AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data
sharing between 19 of the leading cancer centers in the world. Through the efforts of strategic partners Sage Bionetworks and cBioPortal, the registry aggregates, harmonizes,
and links clinical-grade, next-generation cancer genomic sequencing data with clinical outcomes obtained during routine medical practice from cancer patients treated at these
The Project Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced data monitor and clinical research professional who coordinates data collection and data quality efforts across
participating sites of an expanding international network performing retrospective clinical research projects by working with data managers and researchers at each
participating site, project leadership, and strategic informatics partners. The candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. The ideal
candidate is an experienced and highly organized individual, able to lead and inspire clinical data managers distributed across multiple cancer centers.
The Publishing Division is seeking a marketing professional who will be responsible for the planning, management, and execution of marketing strategies, and tactics to launch AACR’s latest journal, Cancer Research Communications, an open access journal that covers the full spectrum of cancer science and medicine, as well as other assigned journal (s). An organized and proactive self-starter, the Journal Marketing Manager will collaborate with the broader marketing team to draft, review and revise, as needed, the marketing plan for Cancer Research Communications and for assigned journal (s) to build awareness, drive submissions, and drive usage. The manager oversees the implementation of the marketing activities using a variety of channels but with a focus on digital channels. As a data-driven marketer, the manager will track and report on the analytics and metrics for all campaigns, as well as put forth recommendations to improve metrics.
The fundraising arm of the AACR, the AACR Foundation, seeks an accomplished, energetic, and results-oriented professional focused on developing relationships that will result in six- and seven-figure gifts from targeted industry partners (pharma, biotech, diagnostics companies) for a range of AACR programs and activities (scientific grants/meritorious awards, conferences, scientific projects, patient advocacy initiatives, etc.). She/he will be an innovative strategist to maximize and secure industry support, while creatively and meaningfully engaging industry clients in a long-term, synergistic partnership with the AACR.
The Associate Director of Corporate Alliances will apply her/his development skills, scientific knowledge, and familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotech industry to identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key industry organizations and leaders in support of the AACR mission. In addition to managing existing relationships, this individual will be responsible for conceptualizing and managing new strategic alliances. The Associate Director will interface regularly with colleagues across the organization to gain ongoing knowledge of AACR initiatives and to leverage synergies wherever possible. Working with the Deputy Director of Corporate Alliances and Foundation Relations, she/he will manage a portfolio of accounts and work to develop collaterals and programs aimed at engaging the interests of the AACR’s industry partners.
The Associate Director will travel locally and nationally on a regular basis, often to attend leading scientific meetings and to engage industry clients in productive, face-to-face visits. The successful candidate will serve as a managerial-level staff member of the AACR Foundation, acting as a valued mentor for direct reports and modeling a positive and professional demeanor. As an ambassador for the AACR, the Associate Director will be expected to exude professionalism, competence, and dedicated to the field for the benefit of cancer patients.
The Scientific Program Administrator, Scientific Programs Department, serves as the project manager for several scientific meetings, conferences, educational workshops, and innovation summits per year. Scientific Program Administrators assist leading cancer researchers to develop the scientific content of these programs. This position requires sustained interactions with these scientific leaders to develop the programmatic goals and objectives, outcomes, and deliverables for these scientific programs. The position also requires collaboration with internal staff across multiple departments (marketing, fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific programs according to AACR’s high standards. The Scientific Program Administrator may also be responsible for special projects as needed.
Under the leadership of the AACR Chief Policy Officer/Vice President, Science Policy and Government Affairs, the Director, Regulatory Science and Policy will provide expertise
and support to AACR leaders, the Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee and its Regulatory Science and Policy Subcommittee, and the broader advocacy community on regulatory science and policy-related issues and cross-cutting activities to further the goals of the AACR’s Strategic Plan and policy priorities.
The Director, Regulatory Science and Policy will manage a team of staff members and play a central role in the success of the AACR’s work in this important area. He/she will guide the AACR’s regulatory science and policy programs and activities and bring them to a productive conclusion. Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue among policymakers on Capitol Hill and at the FDA, scientists, and advocates, as well as to provide expert support to policies that advance safe and effective therapies for patients with cancer, including those in support of our mission: to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.
This professional will provide expertise on regulatory science and policy issues that are important to the AACR and the cancer field. He/she will demonstrate innovation, take initiative in the development and execution of projects, and oversee project management, committee support, and consensus building among stakeholders. Responsibilities include monitoring, researching, and analyzing regulatory science and policy initiatives in AACR priority areas; developing policy statements; compiling background information; attending and summarizing the proceedings of relevant meetings and events; serving as the primary liaison to the Regulatory Science and Policy Subcommittee; collaborating with outside entities; keeping abreast of such activities of international regulatory agencies; working with the FDA on initiatives, such as the AACR-FDA Regulatory Science and Policy Fellowship; and overseeing a wide array of relevant tasks and assignments that will advance the AACR’s mission.