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Scientists on Sabbatical Opportunities

Is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Scientist on Sabbatical (SOS) program right for you?

ALSF is seeking researchers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime sabbatical opportunity to experience the funder's side of research while working on projects that will help change the lives of children with cancer.

Each SOS will work on a project during the summer of 2018, but also collaborate on new ALSF programs that will change the lives of children with cancer and their families. Click on the below links for more information on each position. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Towry at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].


  • Each project will be worked on over 3 months during the summer of 2018.
  • SOS must reside in the Philadelphia area for the summer and work at the ALSF offices in Bala Cynwyd, PA. ALSF will work with researchers who apply, and are not currently in Philadelphia, on housing options.
  • ALSF will give a grant of $50,000 to each scientist's institution to be used on their research activities.
  • Each SOS will be able to vet and propose one project to ALSF, if awarded ALSF will make a one-time grant to the project.


To Apply

Send a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for the role along with your CV/resume to [email protected]. Be sure to indicate which SOS position you are interested in.

2015 SOSs, Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD (CHOP) and Dale Haines, PhD (Temple University) with Jay Scott visiting the NCI.