American Association for Cancer Research
    Published
    February 14, 2021
    Location
    US-PA-Philadelphia
    Category
    Job Type
    Work Setting
    In-office
    Job ID or Reference Number
    1126

    Description

    Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    The Assistant Director Scientific Programs will work with and have oversight over support staff for these scientific programs. This position will support the Directors in his interactions with internal and external stakeholders as needed. The Assistant Director Scientific Programs will also maintain a working knowledge of cancer research and related sciences and keep abreast of the latest developments in the cancer field. The Assistant Director Scientific Programs may also be assigned to special projects by the CEO to utilize the individual’s scientific expertise outside of the usual departmental responsibilities.

    Qualifications

    •Advanced scientific degree with expertise in basic, translational, and/or clinical cancer research (PhD, MD, and MD/PhD, or equivalent)
    •A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant research experience, preferably at the postdoctoral level or beyond
    •Ability to interact with diverse external constituencies
    •Ability to work on several simultaneous projects with multiple internal departments
    •Ability to travel 10%-15% per year
    •Experience in scientific writing or grant writing preferred
    •Experience managing direct reports
    •Excellent administrative and organizational skills
    •Excellent customer service skills
    •Excellent interpersonal skills
    •Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    •Knowledge of project management principles and CRM a plus
    •Proficient in Microsoft Office products

    How to Apply:
    To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, one writing sample, and salary history.

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