The Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter will assist in the full cycle recruitment for various departments within the organization. This position is responsible for collaborating with leadership on all levels to develop Talent Acquisition strategies and advise leaders on best practices for assessing and interviewing candidates, while maintaining strong connections in the community and staying informed of local and national talent trends. This position will utilize all available sourcing tools and advanced techniques to include, but not limited to, networking, referrals, career fairs, social media and job boards. This position may provide assistance with training (i.c., onboarding, new hire training, tracking training module completion), company culture and compliance.
The main responsibility of this position is to provide excellent service and engagement to members, potential members and internal customers. The Member Services Liaison will support the membership application process, monitor
and communicate with members regarding eligibility criteria for various membership categories as well as benefits of membership, and maintain comprehensive and accurate information for members and prospective members in AACR’s membership database.
This position plays an integral role in advancing the AACR’s science policy and advocacy work on Capitol Hill. The position assists the Associate Director of Government Relations in the communication of the AACR’s policy priorities and positions to congressional offices, develops persuasive and informational materials, assists in the development and execution of advocacy strategies, and coordinates special events such as Capitol Hill lobby days and congressional briefings.
The Program Administrator, Program Development, serves as the project manager for a number of meetings, conferences, think tanks, and educational workshops, per year. This position requires regular interaction with outside scientific experts who are on the front lines of cancer research in the development of program goals and objectives, and scientific content for the AACR’s scientific programs. The position also requires collaboration with internal staff across multiple departments (marketing, foundation/fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific events according to AACR’s high standards. The Program Administrator may also be responsible for special projects as needed.
AACR seeks a Project Manager for its Project GENIE (Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange) is a multi-phase, multi-year, international data-sharing project that catalyzes precision oncology through the development of a regulatory-grade cancer registry that aggregates and links clinical-grade cancer genomic data with clinical outcomes from tens of thousands of cancer patients treated at multiple international institutions.
The Project Manager will be a Cancer scientist with experience in managing multiple or large projects and who will lead operations utilizing the Project GENIE Registry by working with a diverse team of internal and external groups across academia and industry (www.aacr.org/genie).
The AACR is seeking a candidate to support AACR’s mission and programs, and help drive the future scientific agenda of the organization. Specifically, this position will support the Associate Director, Scientific Programs, who oversees the Fellows of the AACR Academy, AACR committee appointments, AACR scientific achievement awards and lectureships, and the AACR Pediatric Cancer and Radiation Science and Medicine Scientific Working Groups.
Collectively, the functions of the Program Administrator position will be to assist with new and ongoing scientific programs intended to further advancement in the cancer research community across a 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 organization, writing, and communication skills.
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The AACR Academy serves 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, and collaboration. The Program Administrator will work with individual Fellows of the AACR Academy and the leadership of the AACR Academy to help plan initiatives that cover key areas of cancer research such as the identification of scientific priorities in the field, science and health policy, and mentorship of scientists and physician-scientists in training. This position will involve extensive communication with prominent cancer scientists and physicians as well as coordination of logistics to facilitate their attendance and involvement in AACR’s meetings and programs.
Annually, the AACR convenes a variety of committees to assist with achieving the goals of the organization. Committees are formed to provide valuable support and guidance to AACR’s leadership, shape the AACR’s Annual Meeting, as well as to assist with the selection of scientific achievement award and scientific research grant recipients. This position will include research and tracking of established and potential committee members and as needed, will involve additional coordination of committee activities when applicable to the functions of the Executive Office.
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. 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 six AACR scientific working groups, each dedicated to different scientific areas including chemistry, immunology, molecular epidemiology, pediatric cancer, radiation science and medicine, and the tumor microenvironment.
The mission of the AACR Pediatric Cancer Working Group (PCWG) is to establish childhood cancer research as a global priority supported by improved funding, the very latest technologies, and best educational strategies. The PCWG provides a forum for communication and collaboration among basic, clinical, and translational researchers in academia, industry, and government on all aspects of pediatric cancer research. The group serves as an interface bridging the AACR with advocacy and legislative groups to promote the prevention and treatment of all childhood cancers.
Similarly, the AACR Radiation Science and Medicine (RSM) Working Group fosters cross-disciplinary interactions worldwide between radiation oncologists, radiation biologists, medical physicists, and cancer researchers in other fields through AACR programs and initiatives designed to support the involvement of radiation science and medicine efforts in all applicable pursuits to understand and treat cancer malignancies. The Program Administrator will work closely with the leadership bodies of both working groups and be responsible for assisting with all PCWG and RSM Working Group initiatives. Importantly, the Program Administrator will be tasked with ensuring the timely completion of all implemented PCWG and RSM Working Group projects and programs.
Cancer Discovery, with an Impact Factor of 24.373, is the premier cancer information resource of the AACR, publishing high-impact, peer-reviewed articles describing science-driven clinical trials and major advances in cancer research. Cancer Discovery seeks a talented individual to join our team as Executive Editor. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to work with an exceptional group of people committed to disseminating major advances in the cancer research field.
In its ongoing mission to provide essential information, the AACR will be launching a journal that will focus on leading-edge hematologic cancer research that will provide a critical outlet for high-impact basic, translational, and clinical research on all disease subtypes of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and associated diseases. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to contribute to the launch of a new journal to disseminate the progress being made in hematologic cancer research.
Assistants in the Scientific Programs Department provide administrative support to a Scientific Program Administrators, Senior Scientific Program Administrators, and Directors in the Department. The Scientific Programs Department is currently structured into teams, with one senior staff member paired with one support staff member to administer assigned meetings, conferences, think tanks, and educational workshop each year. This position requires regular interaction with outside 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 multiple departments (marketing, foundation/fundraising, publishing, finance, meeting logistics, CME, etc.) to successfully execute the scientific events according to AACR’s high standards.
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 assigned industry (pharma, biotech, diagnostics) partners for a range of AACR program activities (scientific grants/awards, conferences, annual meeting, patient advocacy, Cancer Today publication, etc.). She/he will be a strategist to maximize and secure industry support, while creatively and meaningfully engaging our industry clients in a long-term partnership with the AACR. This individual is also responsible for developing and managing new and strategic alliances.
The AACR Foundation has a history of engaging corporate support from the pharmaceutical/biotech sectors. The Associate Director of Corporate Alliances will apply her/his scientific knowledge and experience in oncology research to maintain and develop relationships with key industry organizations and leaders in support of the AACR mission.
The Associate Director of Corporate Alliances will interface regularly with colleagues across the AACR and AACR Foundation to leverage synergies, and with the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to develop collateral and programs aimed at engaging the unique interests of the AACR’s industry partners.
The Associate Director of Corporate Alliances will regularly engage and leverage the AACR Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Executive Director, as well as the AACR’s CEO and Board of Directors in advancing relationships with the pharmaceutical industry and the closure of 5 to 7 figure gifts. The Associate Director will work regularly with the larger AACR Foundation team to advance gift strategies and will coordinate with other AACR departments to engage partners as may be needed to achieve the organization’s programmatic and attainment objectives, and to guarantee high standards with regard to transaction processing, acknowledgements, and other critical processes.
The Associate Director should plan to travel locally and nationally, often to leading scientific meetings, to engage industry clients in face-to-face visits on a regular basis. As such, the Associate Director will be measured for her/his key contributions to the growth of this AACR Foundation sectors funding, and will be expected to nurture and grow the quality and quantity of pharmaceutical industry relationships to achieve increasing attainment objectives.
The Associate Director is a manager-level staff member of the AACR Foundation, and serves as a mentor for junior staff – modeling a positive and professional demeanor at all times. As an ambassador for the AACR, the Associate Director exudes professionalism and quality.
Under the leadership of the Director, Science and Health Policy, the Science Policy Analyst will support AACR leaders, including the Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee, its relevant Subcommittees, AACR colleagues, and the broader advocacy community on science policy issues and activities in support of the AACR’s Strategic Plan and policy priorities.
The Science Policy Analyst plays a key role in the success of AACR’s work in the important area of science policy, especially in helping to develop and guide AACR science policy activities to a productive conclusion. Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue between policymakers, scientists, and advocates, as well as support policies to advance cancer research and improve patient care. This particular person provides assistance on science policy issues that are important to AACR leadership, including a focus on policies to reduce the use of tobacco products. He/she takes initiative, has excellent written and oral communication skills, and has experience in project management, committee management, and consensus building. Responsibilities range from monitoring, researching, and analyzing science policy initiatives in AACR priority areas; developing policy statements; compiling background information; attending and summarizing policy meetings and events; supporting science policy-related committees, primarily the Tobacco Products and Cancer Subcommittee; and providing support to the Director, Science and Health Policy on a wide array of tasks and assignments.
Under the leadership of the AACR Director, Science and Health Policy, the Assistant Director, Science and Health Policy, will provide specialized expertise and support to AACR leaders, including the Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee, its relevant subcommittees, and the broader advocacy community on science and health policy issues and activities to further the goals of the AACR’s Strategic Plan and policy priorities.
The Assistant Director, Science and Health Policy, plays a significant role in the success of AACR’s work in this important area and guides AACR science and health policy activities to a productive conclusion. Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue between policymakers, scientists, and advocates, as well as support policies to advance cancer research and improve patient care and public health. This person provides specialized expertise and support on science and health policy issues that are important to AACR leadership. He/she takes initiative, has excellent written and oral communication skills, and has experience in project management, committee management, and consensus building. Responsibilities include monitoring, researching, and analyzing science and health policy initiatives in AACR priority areas; developing policy statements; compiling background information; attending and summarizing policy meetings and events; supporting science and health policy-related committees; partnering and collaborating with outside entities; and providing support to the Director, Science and Health Policy, on a wide array of tasks and assignments.
The Assistant Director, Science and Health Policy, is expected to work on a number of science and health policy issues, identify opportunities to disseminate the information to a broader audience, and collaborate with many of our external partners in the cancer research advocacy community. The Assistant Director, Science and Health Policy, will also work collaboratively with others in the AACR D.C. office, including the Director, Regulatory Science and Policy, the Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy, and the Director, Strategic Patient Advocacy and Engagement, particularly on the numerous policy issues that are crosscutting and currently being addressed by many of them. The list of issues and activities includes, but is not limited to, the following:
•Advancing science and health policy measures that will accelerate discoveries into cures through a variety of innovative initiatives, including enhancing biomarker discovery, supporting innovative translational and clinical research proposals, increasing the number of patients participating in clinical trials, and facilitating clinical data sharing among multiple stakeholders while balancing patient privacy, etc.;
•Formulating forward-thinking policy recommendations/policy statements/white papers for policy makers on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies, most specifically in regard to the NIH, FDA, and CDC on particularly important science and health policy-related topics, such as the domestic and global burden of pathogen-related cancers, the science of survivorship, cancer health disparities, and patient participation in clinical trials, among other possible topics;
•Advocating for and implementing cancer prevention and other public health-related policies to advance public health, such as vaccination for pathogen-related cancers, improved cancer screening and early detection, and using evidence-based measures to ameliorate cancer health disparities;
•Advocating for and implementing innovative policy changes that improve the care that cancer survivors receive from diagnosis onward;
•Working in collaboration with others in the AACR D.C. office to ensure the rapid implementation of research discoveries to improved patient care through a learning health care system and integrated health information technology systems;
•Working on broader policy issues such as nurturing a strong cancer workforce for the future, and decreasing the global burden of cancer;
•Responding to “requests for comments” from federal agencies, most especially NIH, FDA, and CDC, on science and health policy issues that are important to the AACR membership;
•Playing a leading role in innovative initiatives that advocate for federal funding for cancer research and biomedical science, such as the annual AACR Cancer Progress Report, as well as one-pagers and letters to Capitol Hill;
•Ensuring that the innovative AACR advocacy materials that are developed are shared and disseminated widely and effectively through various venues and means, such as at Congressional briefings and hearings, special meetings on Capitol Hill, and at AACR conferences;
•Supporting an innovative science and health policy track at the AACR Annual Meeting, as well as special science and health policy sessions at other selected AACR conferences; and
•Working collaboratively with the broader cancer research and medical science community on many of the science and health policy-related issues that are of a high priority for the AACR.
The Publications Division is seeking a marketing professional who specializes in digital marketing and who will be responsible for the development and execution of integrated digital strategies to deliver marketing content focused on the objectives of the Division to publish and disseminate high-quality cancer research worldwide. The Digital Marketing Manager will work with the broader marketing team to develop integrated campaigns that build awareness, drive submissions, and drive usage through a variety of digital channels, including but not limited to Web, e-mail, and social media. The Manager will also collaborate with the sales team to optimize lead generation to conversion process. Additionally, the Manager will work in partnership with the AACR’s communications, social media, and marketing colleagues to ensure that the systems, processes, and reporting align with AACR initiatives and best practices. Regardless of the digital channel, the Manager will design, track and report the analytics and metrics.
The Manager, Public Relations, is responsible for helping to develop and implement strategic public relations and communications initiatives in conjunction with the director to increase the organization’s visibility and thought leadership as the authoritative voice in cancer research by promoting the AACR’s myriad of scientific programs, science policy and regulatory affairs initiatives, and philanthropic efforts. The Manager will also assist in the execution of the AACR’s public affairs program, which is dedicated to educating the public about cancer and cancer research. This person will help grow awareness of the AACR to key external stakeholders including the media, public, patient advocates and advocacy groups, government, cancer centers, pharmaceutical and health-related companies, as well as its membership and other key partners.
The Manager, Public Relations, must be a strategic thinker with an excellent track record in media relations who is also experienced in community event planning and promotion. The Manager must also be a strong writer, ideally with cancer or health care experience, who has a talent for building effective external and internal relationships that strategically align with an organization’s objectives. This position will also work intra- and inter-departmentally to leverage the AACR’s communications platforms and channels including social media, website, webinars, e-newsletter, and email marketing. This position reports to the Director, Public Relations.
The Application Support Analyst is responsible for providing support and services for the AACR’s portfolio of enterprise applications. The primary focus of this role is to provide superior customer service to internal and external customers of the AACR.
The Application Support Analyst reports to the Assistant Director of Enterprise Application Support. They perform a variety of working level analyst functions to support, administer, and maintain enterprise applications according to service level objectives to ensure business continuity.
A major responsibility of this role is to deliver support to both internal and external end users for various enterprise applications, including but not limited to the eCRM system and the myAACR portal. The Application Support Analyst is contributor to ensuring system efficiency and performance thereby aiding end users with fulfillment of their business objectives. This includes troubleshooting technical issues reported by end users through the Service Desk as well as performing root cause analyses in problem management, and recognition of and addressing common system behavior patterns. This role also includes creating and maintaining descriptive end user documentation and knowledgebase articles to improve the overall operational effectiveness of Enterprise Applications Support team.
Additionally, this role is also responsible for fulfilling assigned service requests submitted by end users through the Service Desk related to business processes and administrative tasks that support the business application functions. As a subject matter expert that closely works with end users and advocates their needs, the Application Support Analyst also participates in and at times leads training sessions on various aspects of the enterprise applications that they support.
As a member of the Enterprise Applications group, this role involves partnering with and assisting on projects to enhance or upgrade enterprise applications. As a system super user with a working knowledge of business processes supported by applications, this role provides insight and guidance for workflow optimization, assists in the ongoing development and refinement efforts for solutions and upgrades, and strives to ensure end user needs and department business requirements are met.
Finally, the Application Support Analyst role participates in and collaborates with key development lifecycle and system administration activities in partnership with the development team. These activities may include quality assurance testing for new releases, send user acceptance and validation testing, and system change activities.
Provides scientific support to the Senior Director of Scientific Review and Grants Administration, and other departmental leadership, in developing and executing the grant review and administration process for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funding program. Assists in the oversight and administration of the SU2C grants review and evaluation process. Assists in the production of reports and other related materials to be presented to the Scientific Advisory Committee and other stakeholders.
Provides scientific support to the Senior Director of Scientific Review and Grants Administration, and other departmental leaders, in developing and executing the scientific review and grants administration process for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funding program. Assists in the scientific oversight and administration of the SU2C grants review and evaluation process. Prepares and assists in the production of reports and other related materials to be presented to the SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee and other stakeholders.
The position reports to the Director of Administration and will provide administrative support and backup to the Director as h/s assignments that support the work of the CEO, the activities of the organization, and AACR’s departments. This individual will routinely assist the staff in preparing a variety of correspondence for distribution both internally and externally, and will perform other tasks and special assignments, as needed.
Working under the leadership of the Director, Philanthropic Communications, the Philanthropic Content Developer will support the Foundation’s communications initiatives to further the AACR’s mission and tell the Foundation’s story. This position will develop, write, and create content that highlights the Foundation’s partners, supporters, community outreach activities, and survivor ambassadors for the Foundation’s media channels, including website, social media, and marketing materials. Additionally, the Manager will work in partnership with the AACR’s communications, social media, and marketing colleagues to develop the content strategy that will also align with AACR messaging and initiatives.