Posted Feb 15
American Association for Cancer Research

Project Manager, AACR Project GENIE

Philadelphia, PA, United States Full Time

Job Category: Full-time/Exempt

Department: Project GENIE Coordinating Center/Exec

Reports To: Director, AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center

About the Project:

AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) 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.

AACR Project GENIE fulfills an unmet need in oncology by providing the statistical power necessary to improve clinical decision-making, particularly in the case of rare cancers and rare variants in common cancers. Additionally, the registry will power novel clinical and translational research.

The data within GENIE will ultimately be shared with the global research community after defined periods of time, and serve as a prototype for aggregating, harmonizing, and sharing clinical-grade, next-generation sequencing data obtained during routine medical practice.

Organizational Profile:

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 37,000 members residing in 108 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 19,400 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.

Job Summary:

Cancer scientist with proven experience in managing multiple or large projects who manages operations of a novel, expanding international cancer genomics data-sharing project by working with a team of internal individuals in concert with multiple individuals from a variety of external groups (

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of an international cancer genomics data-sharing project.
  • Works with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the delivery of required data elements as required.
  • Oversees the implementation of contingency plans as necessary.
  • Ensures prompt delivery and receipt of project data.
  • Works with the Coordinating Center Team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors.
  • Produces external communications about the project.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Tasks:

  • Ensures that all tasks are executed on time or contingency plans are implemented if necessary.
  • Works with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the prompt delivery and receipt of genomic data, limited clinical information, pathology reports, and abstracted clinical data.
  • Participates in the development of project SOPs.
  • Ensures that all SOPs are followed.
  • Ensures that the necessary quality control measures are followed for appropriate data elements.
  • Manages communications between project teams, subcommittees, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Develops or coordinates the development of all materials necessary for project meetings.
  • Develops or coordinates the development of all summary reports for the project steering committee, AACR Board of Directors, and External Advisory Board Members.
  • Coordinates with necessary internal and external parties to produce external project communications.
  • Writes various pieces for the project as necessary.

Job Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Cancer scientist with background in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, or related field.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple or large projects.
  • Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows.

Education and Training:

  • PhD or equivalent in genomics, bioinformatics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of postdoc experience; Assistant Professor or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Sharepoint, and/or other project management platforms a plus.
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.

How To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:

American Association for Cancer Research
Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer

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