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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 42,000 members residing in 120 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 the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related biomedical sciences.  AACR publishes eight 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 22,500 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 and reasons for hope in the 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.


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Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 day ago(1/25/2021 5:58 PM)
The Assistant Director Scientific Programs serves as the project manager for several scientific meetings, conferences, educational workshops, and innovation summits per year. Assistant Director Scientific Programs 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 Assistant Director Scientific Programs may also be responsible for special projects as needed.
Department
Program Development
ID
2021-1226
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 day ago(1/25/2021 4:58 PM)
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.
Department
Scientific Programs
ID
2021-1224
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 16 hours ago(1/26/2021 7:59 AM)
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 institutions.   Job Summary: 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.
Department
Executive Office - AACR Project GENIE Co
ID
2021-1222
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(1/20/2021 7:50 PM)
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 assigned industry (pharma, biotech, diagnostics) partners for a range of AACR program activities (scientific grants/awards, conferences, patient advocacy initiatives, etc.). She/he will be a strategist to maximize and secure industry support, while creatively and meaningfully engaging industry clients in a long-term partnership with the AACR.   The Associate Director of Corporate Alliances will apply her/his understanding of the biomedical research ecosystem, familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, and scientific knowledge to maintain and develop 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 developing and managing new strategic alliances. The Associate Director will interface regularly with colleagues across the organization to gain intimate knowledge of AACR initiatives and to leverage synergies where possible. Working with the Deputy Director of Corporate Alliances and Foundation Relations, she/he will manage a portfolio of accounts and work to develop collateral and programs aimed at engaging the unique interests of the AACR’s industry partners.   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. The individual will serve as a managerial-level staff member of the AACR Foundation who acts as a mentor for junior staff, modeling a positive and professional demeanor. As an ambassador for the AACR, the Associate Director will be expected to exude professionalism and quality.
Department
Foundation
ID
2021-1221
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/12/2021 11:03 AM)
The Project Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced relationship manager who works with both our partners in the biopharmaceutical sector, as well as the Participating Institutions to ensure that all parties are deriving value from the data, as well as their participation in the Project. The candidate must be able to work both independently and in teams within a fast-paced startup-like environment. The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly organized individual with an understanding of the biopharma sector, able to understand the needs of the various project stakeholders and collaboratively develop solutions
Department
Executive Office
ID
2021-1219
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/11/2021 1:07 PM)
The Assistant Director, Scientific Programs will support the Director of Scientific Programs by providing scientific expertise and input into the development of AACR scientific and strategic programs and initiatives. In addition, the Assistant Director will also be responsible for managing the workflow of the department’s projects by developing and implementing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for the AACR Annual Meeting and other meetings and special programs that are under the purview of the Director. Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the department. Under the leadership of the Director, the Assistant Director will manage key aspects related to the planning and execution of the AACR Annual Meeting, which is the largest and most prestigious multidisciplinary cancer research meeting in the world.   This position requires sustained interactions with the CEO, other AACR officers, and leading cancer researchers who are serving on program committees to develop the programmatic goals and objectives, outcomes, and deliverables for scientific programs. The position also requires ongoing collaborations 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.  
Department
Program Development
ID
2021-1218
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/6/2021 10:14 AM)
As a social media specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating, planning, writing, distributing, managing, and assessing the AACR’s social media communications in an effort to increase its online presence and build the AACR brand.
Department
Communicatios and Public Relations
ID
2021-1214
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/4/2021 3:17 PM)
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 18 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 institutions with the goal of improving clinical decision making and catalyzing clinical and translational research (www.aacr.org/genie).   Summary:   The AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced project manager with a scientific or clinical background who has the expertise to oversee a large, complex project on tight deadlines. The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly organized individual who is able to work both independently and in diverse teams, with a proven track record of meeting deliverables in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.
Department
Executive Office - AACR Project GENIE Co
ID
2021-1213
Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2020 12:57 PM)
The Senior Scientific Writer will serve as a subject knowledge expert in cancer research and work with an inter-departmental team in concert with an external panel of key opinion leaders to develop, market, and distribute the organization’s annual progress reports which highlight recent advances against cancer and other timely topics. The position reports to the Senior Editor and Scientific Advisor.
Department
Executive Office
ID
2020-1211
Job Locations US-DC
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/18/2020 8:15 PM)
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.
Department
Science Policy and Government Affairs
ID
2020-1209
Job Locations US-DC
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2020 10:35 AM)
Under the leadership of the AACR Director, Science and Health Policy, the Associate 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 Associate 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, with a primary focus on tobacco control policy and a secondary science or health policy focus to be determined, depending on the candidate’s experience.  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, primarily the Tobacco Products and Cancer Subcommittee; 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 Associate Director, Science and Health Policy, is expected to work on tobacco policy and other 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 Associate 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:    - Advocating for and providing analysis and oversight on a variety of issues related to tobacco products and cancer, including tobacco control measures, lung cancer screening, the assessment of tobacco use by participants of clinical trials, and other cancer prevention and public health-related issues; - Formulating forward-thinking policy recommendations/policy statements/white papers for policy makers on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies, specifically to the NIH, FDA, and CDC on particularly important issues, such as the sale and marketing of tobacco products and a new AACR policy statement on e-cigarettes, 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; - Monitoring, analyzing, and assessing federal regulations, legislation, and other government activities related to the aforementioned priority policy issues, as well as responding to “requests for comments” from federal agencies, particularly the NIH and FDA on tobacco policy and other science and health policy issues that are important to the AACR membership; - Advancing science and health policy measures that will accelerate the translation of research advances into clinical care and public health, including through vaccination for pathogen-related cancers, using evidence-based measures to reduce cancer health disparities, and advancing precision medicine initiatives; - Providing research and analysis to enhance the integration of patient perspectives into research, including through improving the number and diversity of patients participating in clinical trials, and advancing research into the long-term outcomes experienced by cancer survivors; - 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; - 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.
Department
Science Policy and Government Affairs
ID
2020-1208