Job Type

Full Time




615 Chestnut Street
United States


Job Category:              Full-time /Exempt

Department/Division:  Publishing and Product Development Division

Reports To:                  Director of Journal Operations and Systems

Location:                      Philadelphia, PA

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 Prevention Research (CaPR) seeks a talented editor to join our team, and the Journal’s newly announced Editors-in-chief, as an Associate Editor. Recognizing that cancer prevention is an essential component of cancer control, CaPR seeks to publish high-impact clinical, translational, and basic science research in the fields of cancer prevention, interception, and early detection. Its scope includes original research, reviews, and perspectives that focus on risk assessment and reduction (genetic and environmental), premalignant molecular and cellular biology, cancer prevention/interception trials, and early detection research (cancer screening and diagnosis). This is an exciting opportunity to work with the new Editors as they reshape this important publication of the AACR, the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer.

Major Responsibilities:

•Contribute to defining the journal scope and policy implementation in conjunction with the external Editor-in-Chief.

•Assist the Editor-in-Chief in assessing potential and submitted manuscripts and managing the editorial and peer-review process to ensure quality and timely handling of submissions.

•Assist the Editor-in-Chief with development, composition, and editing of content.

•Assist the Editor-in-Chief with regular evaluation of Senior Editor and Editorial Board Member representation and performance.

•Coordinate and assist Editors with decisions regarding acceptance, rejection, and transfer of manuscripts.

•Assist the Editor-in-Chief with journal issue organization and decisions about content to highlight.

•Collaborate with the staff of the seven “sibling” AACR journals to ensure good communication and promotion of synergistic opportunities.

•Communicate with authors, editors, reviewers, and readers regarding all aspects of the journal.

•Represent the journal and the AACR at scientific meetings and institutional visits.

•Stay abreast of the field, develop excellent relationships with the research community, and solicit submission of high-quality articles to the journal.

•Provide input for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the activities of competing journals.

•Collaborate on marketing efforts on behalf of the journal.

Qualifications and Competencies:

•Expertise in cancer science or a related field preferred.

•Experience in evaluating manuscripts during the peer-review process.

•Ability to communicate directly with researchers and to translate technical scientific content to scientists working in other disciplines.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•Independent, self-motivated, consistently demonstrating initiative and commitment.

•Must be able to travel to relevant scientific meetings and research institutes.

Level of Language Proficiency

Education and Training:

•PhD with postdoctoral experience in a biomedical or clinical science.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

How To Apply:

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

Attn: Human Resources

615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer