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AACR Overview

Philadelphia, PA
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 37,000 laboratory ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

AACR – Why Work For Us?

AACR Mission

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

What does the AACR do?

The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

The AACR is a large, professional association working toward the prevention and cure of cancer. Our progress and success depend upon the dedication of our member scientists and a committed staff to help support our mission.

The AACR offers a unique opportunity for the qualified individual to make a difference by becoming part of its committed staff. We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental and life insurance, tuition assistance, and other benefits. Our headquarters is conveniently located in the vicinity of historic Independence Mall in Old City Philadelphia, accessible to various types of public transportation.

To expand our efforts to influence additional funding for cancer research, we have an office in Washington, D.C., which houses the Office of Science Policy and Legislative Affairs.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our growing staff, please review the AACR career opportunities on the site.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    A good place to learn the basics at an internationally-known cancer organization.


    Few opportunities for advancement. Lots of turnover.

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    Provide a track for advancement and recognize talent accordingly.

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AACR Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AACR (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2017.


    Applied online - received a phone interview 4 weeks later. Call was with an outside recruiter so did not have all direct insight in to the company. Did not have salary or benefits information available to share.

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