The Ivy Culture

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is a non-conventional, non-profit research program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer. It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumors in the world. Each of our team members brings a unique set of skills and capabilities that helps make the Ivy Center a leading research facility for discovery and innovation. We are a community dedicated to accelerating drug development and precision medicine in neuro-oncology.

Our day-to-day interactions with patients, caregivers and each other are grounded in transparency: our conversations are always two-way, and our labs are open to ensure efficient collaboration. While we take incredible risks every day, the potential reward for patients is high. Everyone at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center is passionate about identifying and accelerating treatments that will make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Here, innovation never stops – we are open 24/7. At Ivy Brain Tumor Center, it’s our resilience that drove us to where we are today. Now, we are focused on progress – not process – so we can quickly bring promising therapeutic options to patients living with brain tumors around the world. Because for us, this work is personal.

Everyone here is passionate about what they are trying to accomplish. It’s not just a job.

JACLYN GARCIA Ivy Nurse Navigator

Help us find a cure

We are always looking for highly motivated and driven individuals to join our team. This is an opportunity to be a part of a national movement to rapidly identify new drugs that will save the lives of those battling advanced brain tumors. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, view a list of our current job openings below.

Research Assistant Professor

We are actively recruiting for a Research Assistant Professor who will be responsible for generating new patient-derived xenograft models (PDX). This individual will also plan and oversee trials with experimental drugs in preclinical models (immunocompromised and immunocompetent).

Postdoctoral Associate – Pharmacokinetics

We are looking for an individual to join the PK Lab team as a Postdoctoral Associate. The candidate should have a strong background in chemical/pharmaceutical sciences with a reasonable working knowledge in translational research. Candidates who have experience in LC-MS/MS-based method development/validation and can demonstrate competency in pharmacokinetic data analysis will be preferred.

Postdoctoral Fellow- Pharmacodynamics

We are currently recruiting a highly motivated and driven Postdoctoral Fellow, preferably a recent graduate (Ph.D., M.D., DVM), to join our PD Laboratory team. A background in the field of Cancer Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology, Neurobiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology will be considered. Prior experience in conducting drug treatment studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred.

Postdoctoral Fellow I – Preclinical

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven Postdoctoral Fellow, preferably a recent graduate (Ph.D., M.D., DVM) to join our in vivo/in vitro modeling team. Prior experience in conducting drug treatment studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred.

Research Technician I – Pharmacokinetics

We are looking for a Research Technician to join the PK Laboratory team to perform UHPLC and LC-MS/MS analysis of preclinical and clinical samples. This position is responsible for the receipt, organization, testing, and reporting of daily preclinical and patient specimens. The laboratory has a CAP/CLIA certification and laboratory technician will adhere to protocols and quality measures while performing sample preparation and analyzing preclinical and patient results.

Research Technician II – Preclinical

We are currently recruiting a highly motivated and driven Research Technician II (B.S. or M.S.) to join our in vivo/in vitro team. Candidates with experience in preclinical studies are desirable. Prior experience in conducting drug treatment studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred.

Regulatory Project Manager

Our clinical operations team is seeking a Regulatory Project Manager who will be responsible and accountable for providing the coordination and leadership necessary for successful delivery of pre-clinical and clinical projects from initiation to implementation to close-out of assigned research activities of preclinical, sponsor-investigator, investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials. Professional certification in research (CCRP, CCRC, or PMP) is preferred.

Principal Gift Officer

We are seeking an experienced, take-charge professional with the ability to provide the vision, strategy and leadership in securing high value major gifts to support the Ivy Brain Tumor Center. The Principal Gift Officer will be responsible for securing 4-6 gifts at $1 million and above to generate $6 million in revenue annually. This funding will be critical to the sustainability and success of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and central in its ability to cure brain cancer within the decade. 


If you don’t see a job listing relevant to your skillset, but are still interested in a career with us, please send your resume.

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Young Investigators

While the majority of our scientific team are at the postdoctoral level and beyond, a limited number of research internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must dedicate substantial time to laboratory research over a minimum of 3-6 months. Prior experience in basic science research relevant to cancer drug development is recommended. High school student opportunities are more limited and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Research fellowship applications from clinicians and neurosurgeons are also accepted and require a 1-year minimum commitment, as well as a competitive curriculum vitae. Please send us your inquiry, including a curriculum vitae and a 300-word narrative of your career trajectory.

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