Project Manager, AACR Project GENIE

Philadelphia, PA
May 23, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Job Title: Project Manager, AACR Project GENIE      

Job Category: Full-time /Exempt

Department: Project GENIE Coordinating Center/ Executive Office

Reports To: Director, AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center

Organizational Profile:

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 40,000 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 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 21,900 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:

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 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 all project data.
  • Works with the Coordinating Center Team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors.
  • Products 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 that 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 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.
  • 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 3-5 years of postdoc experience.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and project management platforms a plus.
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.

How To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary expectations).