Cancer Control and Research

Many people know that the American Cancer Society funds cancer research, but they may not know the many different ways that we relentlessly pursue answers to what causes cancer, how it can be prevented, and what the best treatments are.

A career in our cancer control and research area can provide many opportunities to contribute to this lifesaving work. It may involve collaborating with professionals in health research organizations, supporting longitudinal population surveillance studies, providing statistical support to investigators and Society mission delivery staff, conducting original research on international tobacco control, and supporting the review and assignment of research grants.

Our most successful cancer control and research professionals usually possess a scientific, statistical, or global health background and are passionate about preventing and treating cancer and eliminating the disease as an international health problem.

Opportunities may include:

  • Epidemiology research
  • Behavioral research
  • Surveillance and health services research
  • Statistics and evaluation
  • International tobacco cancer control
  • Grant coordination
  • Global health

If you are a recent college graduate, degrees that may align with our cancer control and research group include public health, health services, and behavioral science, among others.

At the American Cancer Society, we offer a variety of ways for talented individuals to join us in the fight against cancer. Apply for a career opportunity with the American Cancer Society, and help us finish that fight.