Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Management and Executive
Gateway 40001
Shift Hours / Days:
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
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Director,  Research & Grants

Gateway for Cancer Research -

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Funding Cures for More Tomorrows

Gateway for Cancer Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research that helps people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! Over the past 27 years Gateway has funded more than 150 clinical trials at leading cancer centers in the US and abroad, helping to bring breakthroughs to the bedside for courageous cancer patients worldwide. 

Be a Gateway

Gateway is generously underwritten by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), the premiere network of cancer care centers in the country. As a CTCA Stakeholder on the Gateway team, you can have a direct impact on the fight against cancer by applying your exceptional scientific expertise to this integral role, helping to find and fund clinical cancer research.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment and Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with extensive support and resources, including comprehensive health and wellness benefits, a 401K program and tuition reimbursement. Our patient-first culture and collaborative environment will give you the rewarding opportunity to truly make a difference by generating support for cutting-edge research for cancers of all types. 

Position Overview

The Director of Research & Grants will report to the President of Gateway for Cancer Research and be a member of the Leadership Team. Serves as the primary liaison to the Board of Scientific Counselors and the Research Advisory Committee. Partners with other members of the Gateway Team to achieve respective goals and objectives, including helping to translate scientific information for lay audiences and the donor public.  Provides visionary and strategic leadership of the research grantmaking program to fund cutting-edge, innovative, patient-centered cancer treatment research. Develops and nurtures relationships with doctors and researchers to increase awareness of Gateway within the clinical cancer research community.  Partners with other cancer research and support organizations, as appropriate, including Conquer Cancer and ASCO, to strengthen Gateway’s reputation and relationships within the oncology community. Provides timely and appropriate information to assist the Board of Directors in making grant funding decisions.


  • Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Biology or other related degree.
  • At least 5 – 7 years of experience in a related R&D role
  • Strong experience working in the scientific community, cancer research preferred
  • Prior experience reviewing Grants
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Leadership experience and behaviors
  • Experience in administration of research grant programs, including developing policies, procedures, reporting mechanisms, and communication vehicles for grant process
  • Understanding of innovative cancer clinical trials