The Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator is responsible for supporting the operational role of Human Resources in the areas of Talent Acquisition, onboarding, administration of policies and procedures, benefits administration, employee relations and development, compensation, health, safety, and security. This position is primarily responsible for supporting all phases of AACR’s Talent Acquisition & retention process but will participate in all phases of the human resources function.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 50,000 members residing in 129 countries and territories, 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 ten 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.
The AACR is seeking an experienced administrator to support the C-Level staff in a non-profit environment with international outreach. The primary responsibility of the Executive Office Administrator is to provide administrative support to the Assistant Director, Director, and the CEO regarding projects and activities for the Board of Directors as well as assisting with other administrative tasks in order to facilitate the operations of the Executive Office.
Publishing Division Profile:
The AACR Publishing Division is responsible for managing all editorial, production, and marketing activities associated with publication of the AACR’s nine academic peer- reviewed journals. These journals cover the entire spectrum of cancer research, from basic to clinical and molecular to population science. In 2021, the journals published over 1900 original research articles and over 480 review and commentary articles.
The Managing Editor is responsible for managing the manuscript submission and review process, and for supporting editorial development of Cancer Research. Precise title and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 50,000 members residing in 129 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 cancer research as well as in related sciences. The AACR publishes ten 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 research fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress 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.
The Enterprise Platform Services and Data Management Team oversees the software and processes that facilitate the connection and collaboration of the organization’s more than 49,000 members at the forefront of cancer research.
We manage the enterprise Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) solution along with its related systems and customizations that support our Membership, Event Registration, and other business processes. In addition, we are standing up the organization’s Master Data Management (MDM) solution, as well as its enterprise Data Warehouse (DW).
Our group is also responsible for the AACR IT Help Desk and is in the process of building out a more robust customer service offering, for internal and external constituents.
The Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer is primarily responsible for the verification of all implementations and enhancements to our existing systems. This will include existing tools, systems currently being stood up, and future technologies the organization acquires. The position reports to the Director, Enterprise Platform Services and Data Management.
The QA Engineer is responsible for all aspects of testing and quality management within the Enterprise Platform Services and Data Management team. Presently the supported platforms include ServiceNow and Salesforce, however a new Platform (AACR Central) is being implemented which will include Master Data Management (MDM), Data Warehouse (DW), Data Reporting, and Integration Tools.
Supporting the Platforms will involve working with the individual Platform Manager to identify testing tasks related to their current efforts, working with the Director to ensure prioritization is aligned with the organization’s needs, developing the high-level and detailed testing plans for items that require testing, and then executing the plan.
This may involve working with Developers, Platform Managers, Business Analysts, or other stakeholders to clarify requirements, ensure that the actual results align with what is expected, and confirm any solution documentation is accurate. Where actual results differ from Expected Results, bugs will be logged with sufficient details for the Developer to reproduce it, with clear guidance on what is expected so they are aware of what is needed to correct it.
While testing is a primary function of the QA Engineer, the QA Engineer is not solely a “tester” and should not approach testing activities solely from the mindset of a “tester”. Candidates for this position will be expected to thoroughly understand and explain the distinction between “testing” and “quality” as it relates to the verification of system and business functions, in their own words.
Other activities can include engaging in reviews of the system from a quality perspective, focusing not only on the technical function/meeting of requirements but the broader implications to the user experience - both on the front-end from our constituents, as well as the back-end from our internal business users.
Ultimately successful candidates for this role will be inquisitive, comfortable with solving problems and able to function with minimal guidance. And they will be able to clearly articulate their observations, ideas and suggestions in verbal and written communication.
The fundraising arm of the AACR, the AACR Foundation, seeks and energetic and detail-oriented Coordinator to support the special events team in a wide range of administrative and operational tasks related to peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising programs, including AACR Runners for Research and DIY fundraisers (Fundraise Your Way). This individual will be responsible for various administrative tasks that are critical to the successful operation of the P2P program, including but not limited to managing incoming inquiries, maintain up-to-date inventory records, shipping of event and/or team gear, and pulling and compiling reports as needed. They will support all members of the team to ensure the various P2P programs are running efficiently to increase fundraising, participation, and support.
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 foundation partners for a range of AACR program activities (scientific grants/awards, conferences, patient advocacy initiatives, etc.). She/he will be an effective strategist who secures and maximizes revenue while creatively and meaningfully engaging foundation clients in a long-term partnership with the AACR.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Alliances and Foundation Relations, the Associate Director is responsible for actively seeking new sources of foundation funding, as well as the continuation of sustained relationships with existing partners. The position requires excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the organization. A successful candidate will possess a working knowledge of the biomedical research ecosystem and philanthropic industry, which they will leverage to effectively cultivate relationships with foundation partners in support of the AACR mission. They will regularly engage and leverage the AACR’s leadership to advance relationships. Operating as a managerial-level staff member, this individual will act 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, competence, and dedication to the field for the benefit of cancer patients.
About the Project:
AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) is an open-source, international, pancancer 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). The Biopharma Collaborative (BPC) is a five-year, multi-phase collaboration between 10 leading pharma companies and GENIE adding deep clinical annotation to select cohorts within the registry with the goal of eventually scaling the clinical annotation registry-wide.
The AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced, professional project manager who has the expertise to oversee a large, multi-year, 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.
This position provides a key level of administrative support to the Human Resource Department which requires employee to use discretion and independent judgement in the performance of its operational and technical functions within the AACR. The HR Coordinator will assist the department’s Management Team in all administrative processes, employee customer services initiatives, candidates’ application processes including testing and other related procedures. In addition, the successful candidate will also provide assistance to the Senior Benefits Manager with employees benefits and other Onboarding procedures. It may also perform limited receptionist duties at the Front Desk.
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.
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 position of Assistant Marketing Manager manages tactical aspects of AACR marketing. Assists in marketing of Annual Meetings, special conferences, membership development and other events as required. Maintains day-to-day tactical liaison with other departments. Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans for each event, orders lists and places advertising in print and online. Attends up to 7-10 meetings each year.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Marketing Manager will be to strategically partner with all internal AACR departments, collaboratively develop comprehensive marketing plans, compose motivational marketing content, and compile and report detailed outcome metrics of all marketing campaigns.
Tactical overview of activities include:
•Strategic Marketing Plan development and execution
•Marketing content creation
•Management of advertising activities in a variety of media platforms including digital, print, TV, and radio
•Participation at AACR meetings and AACR exhibiting activities
The Web/Print Designer position is responsible for designing the overall layout and aesthetic for AACR’s web-based and printed content, operating within the established brand guidelines of the organization. Working as part of the Marketing and Creative Services Department, their duties include graphic design, file production, meeting with colleagues to understand expectations and adherence to deadlines.
The AACR Foundation seeks a strategic, experienced, results-driven individual with a proven history of successful relationship and project management to join the Leadership Philanthropy team as the Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships. The individual in the role will be tasked with creating and managing a robust portfolio of new and significant corporate partnerships outside the pharmaceutical industry (non-pharma), as well as pioneering and developing a programmatic approach to non-pharma corporate partnerships to foster long-term support of the AACR Foundation. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience leveraging their professional network and capitalizing on their knowledge of relevant corporate social responsibility initiatives to prospect and procure effective partnerships for the AACR Foundation.
The Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships will manage corporate non-pharma relationships while executing various elements of the partnership from conception to activation and stewardship – including but not limited to events, cause marketing/co-branded collaborations, and employee engagement. The individual will develop and deliver strategic, comprehensive plans specifically catered to individual partners that are sustainable and scalable, serve the overarching goals of the program, drive impact, and support the AACR Foundation’s ambitious revenue goals. He/she will be expected to nurture and grow the quality and quantity of corporate relationships to achieve increasing attainment objectives.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about cancer research and excels at scientific communication to join the editorial team of its flagship journal, Cancer Discovery.
The News Writer/Reporter, Cancer Discovery, will report to the Senior Editor of Science & Medical News and work from an AACR office in Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. The News Writer/Reporter will brainstorm and suggest story ideas, interview experts, and draft articles for the journal, and ensure the publication of accurate, high-quality pieces. The News Writer/Reporter will also oversee the weekly publication of the online “Noted This Week” column, assist with the monthly publication of the print journal, and potentially develop content for social media and podcasts. As a key member of the Cancer Discovery team, the News Writer/Reporter will be engaged with the journal’s other editors and develop contacts in the broader cancer research community.
Provides support to the Director and Senior Director in all aspects of the scientific review and grants administration. Assists in the development and execution of the grant review and evaluation process and in the generation of reports and other related materials to be presented to funders, review committees, and other stakeholders.
The Scientific Editor, Blood Cancer Discovery, will handle manuscript submissions throughout the review process and publication as part of the in-house team of editorial, publishing, and marketing professionals. This role entails evaluating manuscript submissions for quality and impact, in close collaboration with academic Editors-in-Chief and editorial board members. This individual will also commission reviews and other content, write and edit for the journal, and promote the journal through outreach and networking efforts. As a key member of the publications group, the Editor will have a highly visible role both within the Associate and in the larger cancer research community.
Blood Cancer Discovery publishes high-quality research, reviews, and views of broadest interest in the field of hematologic malignancies. Launched in 2020, Blood Cancer Discovery is grounded in the same principles that led to the success of Cancer Discover, one of the AACR’s prestigious oncology journals (current impact factor, of 39.4): rigorous selection of research of the highest quality and significance, fast and fair editorial processes, and active promotion of published content.
This position supports the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of various programs, awards, and activities organized by AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) and AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR), and assists with communications, marketing, engagement, services, and membership management for both association groups. This position also supports initiatives for undergraduate and high school students via various programs and activities organized in conjunction with the AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee.
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.
This position provides excellent and comprehensive customer service to members and potential members while supporting the membership application submission and review process, assessing the qualifications of members and candidates to ensure their eligibility in specific membership categories, assisting with provision of overall membership services including fulfillment of member benefits, and entering and maintaining accurate and comprehensive information for members and prospective members in the AACR’s database system of record.