The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research seeks a Scientific Director to help build, shape, and direct the Foundation’s portfolio of innovative cancer research projects, primarily composed of grants to academic investigators. Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, the successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of cancer biology as well as discovery and/or translational science to inform the Foundation’s strategic direction, ensure early awareness of opportunities, and establish research funding programs to enable breakthroughs that can transform the lives of cancer patients. The Scientific Director will evaluate opportunities across diverse areas of cancer research such as disease mechanism elucidation, model systems development, therapeutics discovery, and biomarker identification, with responsibility to select, shape, and initiate new projects for grants, and to engage with academic investigators and teams to track progress, assess impact, communicate results to key stakeholders, and identify areas of potential synergy across our research portfolio and broader network of scientific collaborators.
Based in New York City, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with scientists to accelerate promising discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. We fulfill our mission by supporting groundbreaking research carried out by individual investigators, multi-disciplinary teams, and early-stage companies in the United States and across the globe. Recognizing the obstacles that prevent scientific advances from improving patient outcomes, we maintain a nimble, high-impact approach to funding basic and translational cancer research that bridges the gap between bench and bedside through grants and venture investments. Since our launch in 2017, we have awarded over $100 million in grants to more than 60 institutions in the U.S. and Europe and invested over $10 million in companies bringing exciting innovations to market.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and comprehensive workforce based on merit and experience. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).
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