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Partnerships Manager, AACR Project GENIE

American Association for Cancer Research
Job Location
615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Commensurate with experience

Full benefits package eligible on the first day of the month following 30 days

Job Description


The Project Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced relationship manager who works with both our partners in the biopharmaceutical sector, as well as the Participating Institutions to ensure that all parties are deriving value from the data, as well as their participation in the Project. The candidate must be able to work both independently and in teams within a fast-paced startup-like environment. The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly organized individual with an understanding of the biopharma sector, able to understand the needs of the various project stakeholders and collaboratively develop solutions.


• Lead strategic engagement to develop and nurture long-term, enterprise-wide partnerships with our biopharma, as well as academic consortium partners.
• Master the project’s offerings and be able to reliably represent how our capabilities can be used to ensure our biopharma research collaborators derive maximal value from our collaboration.
• Serve as the primary point of contact for our biopharma research collaborators and ensure effective routine engagement.
• Use your mastery of the project’s offerings and capabilities to collaboratively develop solutions to address the emerging research needs of our biopharma collaborators leading to new sponsored research proposals.
• Act as the voice of the customer and collaborate with the internal team to identify opportunities to enhance our existing offerings or develop new offerings.
• Work closely with the Coordinating Center team to ensure all project goals are met or exceeded.
• Contribute to the growth, continued improvement, and future development of the project.
• Willingness to travel as needed, estimated 10-15%.


• Cancer scientist, physician, health informatician, epidemiologist/population health researcher, or related with background and extensive working knowledge in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, clinical data, data science, or related fields.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Proactive, self-motivated and self-directed, detail-oriented, flexible, and data driven.
• 5+ years of biopharma experience in roles with increasing responsibility or in client-facing roles delivering products, services or analyses to biopharma companies, in organizations such as: life sciences-oriented consulting firm; healthcare focused analytics and/or outcomes research firm; or a healthtech firm.
• Proven track record of managing multiple and large projects.
• Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams of clinicians, scientists, and bioinformaticians/data scientists.
• Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows, as well as deadlines.
• Track record of success in developing long-term business relationships with biopharma companies and experience owning high-profile client relationships.
• Prior experience collaborating with HEOR, Data Science, and R&D professionals.
• Prior experience using real-world clinical data; prior oncology experience a plus.

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About Our Organization

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 47,000 members residing in the U.S. and 126 other countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure all cancers.  Our members are the collective brain trust of all scientific areas in cancer research, from cancer prevention, interception, and population science, to cancer biology, translational, and clinical research, to the science of survivorship.


The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise in the cancer research community to identify the top scientific priorities and foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in cancer science and medicine as well as in the related sciences; convenes scientific and clinical conferences and educational workshops; publishes nine high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals; produces a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers; collaborates with patient advocacy groups to put the spotlight on the importance of research; and works to raise funds for cancer research from the philanthropic community and the public.