Chief Scientific Officer

Job Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: July, 2018


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)  is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to the brain tumor community. We are fiercely committed to our mission of finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors. Since our founding in 1989, our scientific initiatives and strategic grantmaking have catalyzed some of the most important advances in brain tumor research.

NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families.  Through collaborative leadership with partners, our results include increased federal funding for brain tumor research, improved clinical trials, the enactment of the most comprehensive childhood cancer law in decades, and improved clinical trial education.

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. Now is the time for investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.

This is an exciting time to join our organization and be part of driving innovation, research and leadership efforts necessary to fulfill our mission.  


We are looking for a CSO to join a passionate group, dedicated to putting patients first and leading initiatives that deliver best-in-class science.  The right candidate is a results-driven leader who will work collaboratively within the NBTS and with external collaborators to make unprecedented progress toward conquering and curing brain tumors-once and for all.

The CSO will lead the development of our strategic plan to identify and bring forth research capable of turning into viable drug development efforts.  They will also align research with partners who have the ability to advance research into clinical evaluation. The CSO will serve as our external facing representative to the research community and will enable NBTS to continue to serve as an educator to the brain tumor community about emerging research relevant to patients and care partners.

Education & Experience:

The ideal candidate will be a highly accomplished scientific leader (10 years experience minimum) with a passion for neurological, oncological, and/or neuro-oncological research and treatment development who can identify compelling and impactful science that helps drive our brain tumor-related research initiatives forward.  Ph.D. and/or MD required. Industry R&D management and biopharma experience is highly desired. This position could be full or part-time depending on the candidate.

The key responsibilities will be to:

The successful candidate will have:

Finally we seek a positive, responsible, team-focused leader who will bring joy and determination to work each day.