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 research that will transform the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Since 2017, The Mark Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in grants to enable innovative basic, translational, and clinical cancer research, including drug discovery. In 2022, The Mark Foundation received an additional $500 million commitment to fund cutting-edge cancer research in the Foundation’s first decade. The Mark Foundation also has a robust and growing portfolio of investments in oncology companies developing novel therapeutics and diagnostics. Through its research and venture arms, The Mark Foundation supports projects throughout their life cycle to ensure their highest chance of success in impacting the lives of patients with breakthroughs in cancer care.
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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