Job Opportunity: Senior Science Policy Analyst, American Association of Cancer Research

Kate Stuart
January 2, 2014



Date Posted:   12/16/13

 Deadline for Applying: Open until filled


Position Title:             Senior Science Policy Analyst

Reports to:                 Director of Science Policy

Department:              Science Policy & Government Affairs

Location:                    1425 K Street NW, Washington, DC

Employment Status: Full-time/ Exempt                       




  • Contribute to the development and successful execution of activities in support of AACR’s national policy activities and priorities.
  • Provide real-time information, analysis, and oversight on a variety of science and health policy issues with a focus on comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered research, and personalized medicine.
  • Monitor, analyze, and assess federal regulations, legislation, and other government activities as they pertain to priority policy issues.
  • Support committee activities, including coordinating meetings, providing background materials, and executing action plans.
  • Draft issue briefs, policy statements, white papers, talking points, and other documents.
  • Contribute to the AACR policy newsletter to inform AACR members, cancer organizations, and the general public about relevant policy issues.
  • Help shape special sessions and briefings to educate Members of Congress and their staffs about important pending legislation and issues affecting cancer research.
  • Attend and report on relevant scientific and science policy meetings and conferences.
  • Provide support to the Director of Science Policy on a wide array of policy initiatives and assignments.
  • Perform the essential functions of the position and other related duties as assigned




  • Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree in a science-related field required.
  • One to three years of relevant experience in a public policy environment and general knowledge of federal policy process.
  • Knowledge of cancer and cancer-related biomedical research preferred; familiarity with clinical and translational cancer research issues including comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered research, and personalized medicine a plus.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate to scientific and lay audiences.
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze complex information, build evidence-based arguments for policy proposals, and bring conflicting points of view to consensus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of judgment, discretion, and tact.
  • A self-starter with creativity, initiative and demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to function productively when unsupervised and as part of team
  • Ability to multi-task and work under rapidly developing deadlines and priorities.
  • PC, word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet, and database programs.


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

Human Resources

P.O. Box 40138

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer