Science Policy Fellowship

Job Details


American Association for Cancer Research


Washington, DC

Expiration Date

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Interest Area

Communication, Policy, Research

Position Type


Position Level


Minimum Degree Requirements


Contact Name

Sarah K. Martin, MS, PhD

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The American Association for Cancer Research seeks applicants for its two-year Science Policy Fellowship. From funding research grants to minimizing the barriers to clinical trials, the decisions made in Washington, D.C., directly influence the rate of progress we make against cancer. Issues regarding health and science are becoming increasingly complex. Involving cancer researchers more actively in the policy-making process can help educate policy makers and the public about exciting developments in cancer research. The AACR Science Policy Fellow will make significant contributions to those efforts through a two-year fellowship under the purview of the AACR Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs.

This fellowship is designed for early-career cancer research professionals who hold an advanced degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD) and are interested in the development and implementation of cancer research-related policies on the national level. The fellow will gain experience drafting, analyzing, and implementing policy through time spent working within the U.S. Congress, the National Cancer Institute or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and in the AACR Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs in Washington, D.C.  In addition, there may be opportunities to work at the AACR headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The AACR Science Policy Fellowship is open to early-career cancer research professionals with advanced degrees received within five years of application. Interested candidates may apply via email.