Scientific Program Administrator

The American Association for Cancer Research

Phiadelphia, PA

ID: 7057316
Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Description

Job Category: Full Time/Exempt

Department: Scientific Programs, Program Development

Reports To: Director, Scientific Programs, Program Development

Organizational Profile:

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 22,600 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.

Position Summary:

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 acording to AACR’s high standards. The Program Administrator may also be responsible for special projects as needed.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Administrator will have oversight over support staff for these scientific programs, (Program Coordinator, Associate, or Assistant). The Program Administrator will support the Director in his or her interactions with internal and external stakeholders as needed. The Program Administrator will also maintain a working knowledge of cancer research and related sciences and keep abreast of the latest developments in the cancer field.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Advanced scientific degree with expertise in basic, translational, and/or clinical cancer research (PhD, MD, and MD/PhD, or equivalent) with a strong background in translational science.
At least 3-5 years relevant research experience preferably at the postdoctoral level or beyond.
Excellent administrative skills and experience in managing direct reports.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
Knowledge of project management principles a plus.
Experience in scientific writing or grant writing preferred.
Ability to interact with diverse external constituencies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and to work with multiple internal departments.
Ability to travel 10% - 15% per year.
Ability to work with multiple departments.
Excellent interpersonal skills.


How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, one writing sample, and salary history to:
Human Resources
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org
Fax: 215-440-1045

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