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(Sr.) Staff Scientist, Transplant Biology

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Staff Scientist
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14153

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Geoff Hill Lab, in Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division, Program in Transplantation and Immunology, is recruiting a Staff or Senior Staff Scientist. The objective of the lab is to gain a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that initiate and maintain graft-versus host disease, graft-versus leukemia and pathogen-specific immunity after stem cell transplantation. The goal is to develop innovative immunological therapies that can be translated to the clinic in order to prevent GVHD and/or improve leukemia and pathogen-specific immunity.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this highly-skilled laboratory scientist will include: designing, performing and analyzing experiments and troubleshooting technical issues and mentoring junior lab members. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals and oversee large programs that include collaborating laboratories.

Qualifications

Applicants should be highly-motivated scientists, with a MD or PhD degree in Immunology and four or more years of post-Ph.D. laboratory experience required. An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of transplant and cancer immunology, and experience with technologies used in the lab, including mouse models, high parameter flow cytometry and single-cell RNA sequencing. A track record of high impact publications and early success in grant applications is expected.


Required experience includes:

  • Murine models of experimentation
  • Cellular immunology, including flow cytometry
  • RNA-sequencing

 

A successful candidate will also have:

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and reliable record-keeping
  • Ability to design and execute protocols, and work independently including experimental troubleshooting
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for working with other lab members and productive interactions with collaborators

Account Follow Up Representative

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14105

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

An Account Follow Up Representative is responsible for timely follow up with insurance companies on payments, denials and appeals.

Responsibilities

  • Review work queues to prioritize account follow up activities (account/payment status, verify and update patient information).
  • Timely identification of claim denials and appropriate handling of appeals
  • Review insurance payments and all adjustments to determine patient responsibility
  • Utilizes hospital billing system, payor websites and system interfaces to effectively manage accounts
  • Investigate and resolve patient inquires forwarded from Customer Service
  • Contact appropriate SCCA Departments to obtain information for account resolution
  • Maintain current understanding of contracted payor agreements

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • A minimum of one year experience in a business setting. Experience in healthcare billing preferred.
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse, navigate computer programs, and use email in a business setting
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear and concise manner

Accounting Manager - Regulatory & Tax Reporting

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13681

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


Reporting to the Controller, this position is responsible for compliance financial reporting to include the 990 Tax Return, monthly tax returns, the Medicare Cost Report and the Community Benefit activity. This position is also accountable for property tax exemptions and solicitation filing in addition to federal, state and private grant/donation reporting. The purpose of this position is to protect SCCA and its non-profit status and to exhibit ethical integrity and transparency.

Responsibilities

  • Establish policies and practices for the SCCA community benefit assessment and report
  • Establish policies and practices for SCCA donations ton include donations given to organizations, donations given to people and use of donations received
  • Provide education on compliance costing and classification to assist in the development of information flow and reporting systems to support compliance activities
  • Conduct compliance reporting tactical and strategic research to include position papers and presentations/education to the SCCA community. Research data must be summarized in a logical manner and incorporate specific SCCA impacts and recommendations
  • Responsible for the timely data gathering, compilation and/or review (in conjunction with Senior Leadership) and filing of the following documents: Cost Report and related audits, 990 Tax Return and related audits, B&O Tax Return and related audits, Annual Report and related audits, Charitable solicitation reporting and related audits, Property Tax Exemptions and related audits, Non-Profit reporting and related audits, Federal grants and compliance reporting and related audits, and Survey responses as required
  • Establishing policies and procedures in compliance and education the SCCA community on their roles and means to support compliance
  • Supervise and mentor the Senior Regulatory Reporting Accountant to include staff recruitment, individual development, training and team building
  • Workload balance among reporting staff and work with staff to initiate efficiencies and growth

Qualifications

Required:

  • College degree
  • Washington State CPA
  • Minimum 6 years progressively complex general ledger accounting experience; healthcare experience required
  • Demonstrated capabilities of progressive management experience to include staff mentoring and cultivating a collaborative, innovative and positive work environment
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Ability to foster a department culture that embraces management and process transparency and constructive dialogue to understand processes and roles with the group
  • Ability to participate in cross functional groups to build better transaction workflows and data streams that support financial reporting and efficiency


Preferred:

  • Proven Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, Word and Access
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with PeopleSoft

Accounting Specialist - Temporary

FH Administration Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14206

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


About Accounting

The Accounting team has a wide range of responsibilities relating to all aspects Fred Hutch’s finances including financial reporting, policy setting, internal and data controls and transaction processing. The team works closely with multiple groups within Fred Hutch to ensure accurate and timely financial information.


The Accounting Specialist contract role is for medium complexity transaction processing. Using well documented procedures, this temporary role will support the Billing and Accounts Receivable team by performing transaction processing using a number of different systems encompassing cash receipts, banking, journal entry, invoicing, customer maintenance and system configuration.

Responsibilities

  • Add or update customer profiles
  • Review and update customer accounts
  • Submit invoices to research partners via industry or sponsor platforms and email
  • Gather and prepare invoice support documents per contract/award language
  • Manage assignments in-takes and distributions for the Account Receivables Team
  • Process general clean-up of on-account payments
  • Complete sponsor setup request forms, statements, and refunds
  • Confirm and send out notices for AR collections
  • Process invoice requests to System upload worksheet and send out invoices
  • Prepare payment schedules for new account setups
  • Prepare supporting documents for accounts closeouts
  • Upload shared resources billing files
  • Assist with preparation of cash confirmation requests
  • Provide assistance to ad hoc assignments and projects

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of degree and work experience
  • Two years general billing, accounts receivable or accounting experience with non-profit, grants experience is desirable
  • Intermediate or better skills with MS Excel, Outlook, SharePoint
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other ERP system, Ariba a plus

Other

  • Diligent, productive and attentive to detail
  • Ability to consistently and accurately process transactions
  • Must have excellent work habits
  • Desire to work in a team-oriented environment, continually learn from peers, share feedback and knowledge to improve processes
  • Requires strong organization skills as this job involves multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter, engaging, and highly motivated

Accounting Specialist III

FH Administration Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14272

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Accounting Specialist III performs daily accounts payable responsibilities, ensuring that all accounts payable documents are properly coded, authorized, and entered for payment. This position works under the supervision of the Accounts Payable Managers. Performs daily responsibilities independently, though in a team environment, and uses initiative and judgment in investigating and resolving accounts payable discrepancies following established guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Using Hyland AnyDoc and OnBase software, prepare vendor invoices for payment, verifying product, price, quantity, and extensions on invoices, ensuring purchase order limits are not exceeded and all items submitted for payment are properly authorized, and initiating corrective actions as necessary
  • Communicate tax status with vendors. Make conscious and correct decision about taxability of product
  • Reconcile vendor statements to company records, investigating discrepancies and initiating corrections within department guidelines as necessary
  • Communicate with end users by phone and/or email to assist with any payment issues
  • Communicate with vendors by phone and/or email to reconcile accounts as well as educate vendors regarding Fred Hutch tax status
  • Audit check and ACH payments prior to mailing
  • Assist with ProCard auditing
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Minimum of three years accounts payable experience
  • Experience with Washington State sales/use tax regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Experience with automated accounts payable systems
  • Hyland Onbase and PeopleSoft AP experience advantageous

Administrative Fellow

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Business Development
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13983

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The SCCA Administrative Fellowship Program offers early careerists an opportunity to develop their leadership style and to use their skills and competencies at one of the top 10 cancer programs in the nation, and the top ranked cancer hospital in the WWAMIO region. The fellow will be placed in Service Line Management, the strategy and business development arm of the institution, giving the fellow exposure across the care continuum and experience with executive and clinical leadership. Project-based in nature, the fellowship enables the fellow and the designated preceptor to determine the appropriate project portfolio through a concentration option that ensures a learning environment and the ability to translate academic theory into practice. The program is one year in length and aims to identify and grow promising candidates for future leadership positions.

 

Applications will be accepted from Aug. 1 through September 30th.

 

Learn more about the Administrative Fellowship at SCCA's website.

Responsibilities

The fellowship offers a rotation-based experience with projects geared towards the fellow’s interests and needs of the enterprise. This structure aims to provide a well-rounded understanding of the organization and disease-specific programs. Service line exposure may include Blood and Marrow Transplant, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Immunotherapy, Heme/Heme Malignancies, Melanoma/Skin, Phase I, Renal, Sarcoma and Thoracic Programs.


As the Service Line Manager role spans organizations and departments, the fellowship offers an opportunity to work on initiatives cross-institutional and cross-departmental in nature. The fellow is exposed to different managerial and leadership styles, helping to promote development and understanding of their own personal style.

Qualifications

Education
Applicants must have received or be expected to receive an MHA, MPH, MBA or similar master’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited graduate program prior to expected start date.

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Health care experience (preferably within a health care system)
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to be flexible, intuitive and inventive
  • Self-motivated and team oriented
  • Conducts self in a professional manner
  • A keen desire to learn and grow as a leader in healthcare.

Administrative Manager II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13373

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

This position will be responsible for managing academic faculty and scientific staff appointments and promotions, and related faculty affairs for the Clinical Research Division (CRD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In conjunction with CRD and Fred Hutch Leadership, coordinate external faculty searches, appointment processes for faculty, and assist with faculty reviews. This position will also steward faculty promotions, including scientific staff appointments and promotions, in cooperation with related faculty affairs staff in the UW Division of Medical Oncology, for those concurrent appointments and promotion processes for all CRD faculty with joint appointments. This position will report to the Practice Plan Administrator and work in close collaboration with the Division Director, Associate Division Director and Senior Operations Director.

Responsibilities

  • Implement faculty guidelines, rules, policies, and procedures consistent with Fred Hutch policies and in collaboration with other Fred Hutch departments and partners.
  • Plan annual, midterm, and 5-year faculty reviews according to review calendar and timelines in partnership with CRD Directors Office Administrative Manager. Provide direction to faculty for preparation of required materials.
  • Administer faculty promotions. Advise and support promotion committees; manage review process from initiation to final approval; provide direction to candidate on required materials; serve as liaison to other division(s) and the University of Washington, where applicable.
  • Support CRD A&P Committee. Work with leadership to develop monthly agenda, document meetings, follow up on action items, process scientific staff appointments.
  • Support faculty recruitment process. Advise and support search committees; serve as liaison with University of Washington, interact with HR on advertisement placements logistics; manage applicant materials; plan candidate visits as applicable; monitor recruitment committee activities and follow up on needed actions.
  • Coordinate faculty development and mentoring programs as directed.
  • Ensure that faculty CVs are current in relation to Research Administration guidelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Office

Preferred:

  • Experience working in an academic, clinical, or scientific environment preferred

Professional Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations and systems
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment, and fine attention to detail
  • Manage and rank multiple tasks within a fast-paced environment while operating under strict time constraints
  • Impeccable record keeping, filing and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively and build collaborative bridges
  • Ability to learn and follow policies and procedures
  • Ability to draft clear written instructions and business memos
  • Highly developed project coordination skills
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Motivated by challenge to solve problems and positively affect systems and people

Advanced Practice Provider (Breast Oncology)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13585

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence. We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.

 

The ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management of Breast Oncology patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They follow patients during their chemotherapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. This position also provides opportunities for autonomous practice within the Women’s Wellness Follow-up Clinic, a long- term survivor and high risk clinic. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.

Responsibilities

  • Performs complex and problem-focused H & P’s

  • Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues.

  • Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice

  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.

  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research

  • Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education

  • Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams

  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees

  • Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team

Qualifications

  • Two years of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology required. Experience in Breast Oncology preferred.

  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.

  • Washington state & DEA licensure required.

  • ACLS required

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.

  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE

Advanced Practice Provider (Float)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14161

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence. We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.

Responsibilities

A Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. This Full Time Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) will work with our General Oncology and Supportive Care Services in a “float” capacity. This will include management and coordination of clinical & research care under the supervision of an Attending Physician including, but not limited to, Lung, Head and Neck, GI, GU, Breast, and Sarcoma. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • following patients during their chemotherapy and providing medical supportive care
  • addressing and managing treatment toxicities
  • monitoring for cancer progression or recurrence
  • consulting with professional peers as needed
  • working collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients
  • actively participating in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education
  • collaborating and consulting with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care
  • coordinating care in a multidisciplinary fashion with collaborating services which may include surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition, social work, psychology, pain service, hospice, and palliative care.
  • all clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician

Qualifications

 

  • 2 years of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology required.
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Self-directed and driven, with the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team essential to the success of the person in this position.
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.
  • ACLS, Washington state & DEA licensure required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE

Advanced Practice Provider (GenitoUrinary Oncology)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14193

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence. We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.


A Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ARNP/PA-C is a certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who provides evaluation and medical management of GU Oncology patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They follow patients during and after their treatment course which may include chemotherapy, a research protocol or surveillance. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with other members of the care team as needed. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges, and under the supervision of an attending physician.

Responsibilities

  • Performs complex and problem-focused H & P’s
  • Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues.
  • Manages issues associated with lines (PICC, PORT) and tubes (foley catheter, suprapubic and nephrostomy tubes)
  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care with both outpatient and inpatient teams.
  • Participates in the conduct of all phases of cancer clinical trials or research protocols.
  • Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education and support
  • Helps to mentor GU team members (RN, MA, TC, research coordinators)
  • Participates in GU clinical team and research meetings, conferences and committees
  • Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team (responsible to cover 4 weeks every year)
  • Opportunity to participate in CPI projects with GU team and Medical Director

Qualifications

  • One or more year(s) of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology preferred.
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program required.
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required.
  • ACLS required (may obtain after hire).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • EMR experience required

Advanced Practice Provider (Heme/Heme Malignancy)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13472

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence. We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.

 

The ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management of Heme/Heme Malignancy patients (primarily acute leukemias) at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They follow patients during their chemotherapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.

Responsibilities

  • Performs complex and problem-focused H & P’s

  • Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues.

  • Performs procedures (bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, etc.) according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice

  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.

  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research

  • Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education

  • Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams

  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees

  • Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team

Qualifications

  • 1 year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required.
  • ACLS required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE

Advanced Practice Provider: Bone Marrow Transplant/Immunotherapy

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14170

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of an attending physician, Transplant and Immunotherapy Advanced Practice Providers (APP) provide care for patients undergoing treatment with Immunotherapy and/or Stem Cell Transplant. The APP is an integral member of both the inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary teams and is responsible for the primary care of the patient.  This includes assessment, triage and management of all aspects of care (history & physical exam, order & review diagnostic studies, fluid, electrolyte, and antibiotic management, perform bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures. The APP actively participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
  • EMR based computer skills and experience with CPOE preferred
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required 
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Must enjoy long-term relationships with patients undergoing intense therapy. 
  • Oncology or Stem Cell Transplant experience preferred.

Please include a cover letter when applying for this job that includes your specific interest in the Advanced Practice Provider position and working for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume.)

Advanced Practice Provider: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13946

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.

Responsibilities

The pediatric advanced practice provider (APP) provides care for pediatric blood and marrow transplant patients in both inpatient and outpatient setting under the supervision of the attending physician. The APP is responsible for the primary care of the patient to include assessment, triage and management of the transplant patient as part of a collaborative transplant team. Responsibilities include obtain medical history, perform physical examinations, review and order diagnostic studies, radiographs and prescribe treatments. APPs provide follow-up care of bone marrow donors under the supervision of attending physician. PALS certification is required for this position within 3 months of hiring date.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant  or Nurse Practitioner program (appropriate for care of Pediatric patients)
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Washington
  • Have National Certification as appropriate for profession
  • DEA licensure required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required. 
  • EMR based computer skills and experience with CPOE preferred
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must!  Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
  • Must enjoy long-term relationships with patients undergoing intense therapy. 
  • Pediatrics, Oncology or BMT experience preferred.

 

Please include a cover letter when applying for this job that includes your specific interest in the Advanced Practice Provider position and working for Fred Hutch(either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume). 

Advanced Practice Provider: Survivorship

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13612

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.



The clinical component of the Survivorship Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) provides comprehensive clinical evaluations for cancer survivors through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Survivorship Clinic. The overall mission of the Survivorship Program is to advance the science of the field of survivorship in order to improve the lives of survivors, empowering them through education and advocacy, and disseminating knowledge regarding the unique needs of survivors to health care providers and the community.


Cancer and its treatment can result in some potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends. These include pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, living with uncertainty, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues, and future cancer risk. As part of the Survivorship Clinic, patients are given a thorough medical screening and health evaluation to assess late complications from treatment and to develop a plan to support their future health. During their appointment, survivors are provided with a cancer Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan that summarizes all of the cancer treatment they received, outlines possible late and long term effects they may experience as a result of their treamtment, and includes both screening recommendations and instruction in healthy behaviors to aid in maintaining the overall long-term health of the survivor. The Survivorship Clinic staff communicates the information contained in the Survivorship Care Plan with any other healthcare providers involved in the survivor’s care. The Survivorship Clinic also evaluates current concerns and issues related to the survivor’s cancer history and which often includes connecting or referring them to specialists or resources in their community. The overall goal is to help survivors optimize their health in the years following their cancer treatment.


The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for adult survivors of pediatric cancers or for survivors diagnosed in adulthood. They will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. S/he will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.


The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will report to the program director and to the SCCA nurse practitioner/physician assistant supervisor(s) and will work independently in performing daily responsibilities, as appropriate for scope of practice. The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will work with the program director, co-director and the program manager on other duties as assigned related to overall Survivorship Program growth and development as appropriate.

Responsibilities

Comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:

  • Review of diagnosis, treatment, acute and chronic complications and co-morbidities
  • Risk-adapted history and physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies
  • Psychosocial and functional needs assessment
  • Referral to appropriate subspecialties and services
  • Preparation of treatment summary or review of treatment summary developed by survivorship RN, including guidelines and recommendations for follow-up
  • Patient education
  • Provide written (and oral when necessary) communication of survivors evaluation back to referring provider and/or primary care provider


Other Duties as assigned by program director or program manager:

  • Participate in program outreach activities (e.g. local or regional presentations regarding survivorship, or the survivorship program survivor education conferences, and other related activities), including off-hours as necessary
  • Participate in program development activities (e.g. visits to internal or off-site clinics or hospitals, and other related activities, development of standard of care guidelines)
  • Develop educational materials for survivors (e.g. Survivor notebook, health links, etc.)
  • Create, review and maintain accuracy and completeness of survivorship database care plan recommendations

 

Professional Conduct

Employees within the Survivorship Program are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism in their interactions with patients, referring providers and other team members. Professional conduct includes:

  • Fosters positive and professional interpersonal relationships with patients, families, staff, referring physicians and other visitors.
  • Actively promotes positive working relationships within survivorship team and all SCCA, Fred Hutch and UW Medical Center staff to create an affirming work environment.
  • Is flexible and positive in accepting other duties or projects as assigned by the program director or program manager.
  • Identifies and reports barriers to clinical and departmental effectiveness and facilitates/ suggests effective problem solving.
  • Seeks positive resolution of interpersonal conflicts though self-awareness, mutual respect and skillful communication.
  • Is aware of and follows policy and procedures regarding infection control, health, safety and security.
  • Adheres to survivorship team and Fred Hutch, SCCA and departmental personnel policies including attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping standards.
  • Supports Fred Hutch and the SCCA in its efforts to fulfill its mission.

Qualifications

  • Accreditation and current license as an ARNP, PA or PA-C in the state of Washington
  • Minimum of two years of nurse practitioner or physician assistant experience
  • Experience working in a clinic or research setting preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Oncology and/or BMT experience preferred
  • Must be available to work some evening hours

Animal Technician I- II

FH Administration Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14167

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Animal Technician I-II performs routine rodent husbandry, custodial care for the animal areas, and processes equipment. The Technician I-II position is overseen by the Animal Technician Lead and is a direct report to the Animal Technician Manager. This is considered an entry level position for individuals with no prior experience in laboratory animal care procedures or skilled individuals who are transitioning from other animal care positions. The position of tech I-II will be determined depending on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to and become proficient in providing care for all small animal species on a daily basis in accordance with standard operating procedures. Learn to evaluate animals’ general health, report abnormalities to the small animal veterinary technologist or veterinarian for veterinary evaluation. Learn to perform preventive animal health care duties and administer treatments as prescribed.
  • Learn to and become proficient in:
    • providing feed to animals according to prescribed SOPs and insure that animals have fresh water at all times.
    • changing animal housing according to schedule by transferring animals to clean housing and transporting soiled housing and accessories to the wash area.
    • performing housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, and equipment washing in animal housing areas and surrounding premises.
    • maintaining accurate records of animal identification, veterinary treatments, animal census, facility housekeeping, and room parameters (e.g. daily temperature high and low).
    • effectively communicating with research staff regarding the status of their animals through verbal, written, or electronic means.
    • using and maintaining animal housing IVC systems and hoods, including routine cleaning, checking air flow gauges, attaching and removing blower units, securing hoses, and relocating racks to the cage wash facility for sanitizing.
    • PPE policies and procedures throughout the small animal vivarium.
    • appropriately mix and use of all cleaning solutions according to established SOPs and/or manufacturers’ instructions.
    • operation of equipment washers, automatic water bottle filling systems and autoclaves under supervision.
    • material management inventory control, notifying the supervisor or designated technicians of items that need to be ordered.
  • Attend and participate in assigned training classes.
  • May transport or assist in transport of animals, supplies or equipment between facilities or may assist in such activities.
  • Work on call, weekend, evening, or holiday shifts as needed or as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching, and remain standing for long periods of time
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including scrubs, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, ear plugs / muffs, face mask, and eye protection
     

Preferred qualifications:

  • Science and animal husbandry background

Animal Technician I-III

FH Administration Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14169

Overview

**Please note that this requisition is for an upcoming opportunity which we are proactively seeking interested candidates**

 

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Animal Technician I-III performs routine rodent husbandry, custodial care for the rodent areas, and processes equipment. The Technician I-III position is overseen by the Animal Technician Lead and is a direct report to the Animal Technician Manager.  This is considered an entry level position for individuals with no prior experience in laboratory animal care procedures or skilled individuals who are transitioning from other animal care positions. The position of tech I-III will be determined depending on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to and become proficient in providing care for all small animal species on a daily basis in accordance with standard operating procedures. Learn to evaluate animals’ general health, report abnormalities to the small animal veterinary technologist or veterinarian for veterinary evaluation. Learn to perform preventive animal health care duties and administer treatments as prescribed.
  • Learn to and become proficient in providing feed to animals according to prescribed SOPs and insure that animals have fresh water at all times.
  • Learn to and become proficient in changing animal housing according to schedule by transferring animals to clean housing and transporting soiled housing and accessories to the wash area.
  • Learn to and become proficient in performing housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, and equipment washing in animal housing areas and surrounding premises.
  • Learn to and become proficient in maintaining accurate records of animal identification, veterinary treatments, animal census, facility housekeeping, and room parameters (e.g. daily temperature high and low).
  • Learn to and become proficient in effectively communicating with research staff regarding the status of their animals through verbal, written, or electronic means.
  • Learn to and become proficient in using and maintaining animal housing IVC systems and hoods, including routine cleaning, checking air flow gauges, attaching and removing blower units, securing hoses, and relocating racks to the cage wash facility for sanitizing.
  • Learn to and become proficient in PPE policies and procedures throughout the small animal vivarium.
  • Learn to and become proficient in appropriately mix and use of all cleaning solutions according to established SOPs and/or manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Learn to and become proficient in operation of equipment washers, automatic water bottle filling systems and autoclaves under supervision.
  • Learn to and become proficient in material management inventory control, notifying the supervisor or designated technicians of items that need to be ordered.
  • Attend and participate in assigned training classes.
  • May transport or assist in transport of animals, supplies or equipment between facilities or may assist in such activities.
  • Work on call, weekend, evening, or holiday shifts as needed or as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching, and remain standing for long periods of time.  
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including scrubs, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, ear plugs / muffs, face mask, and eye protection.

Desired Qualifications

  • Science and animal husbandry background. 

**Please note that this requisition is for an upcoming opportunity which we are proactively seeking interested candidates**

Assistant Faculty in Basic Sciences Division

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 67776

Assistant Faculty in Basic Sciences Division

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications for an open faculty position at the Assistant Member level in the Division of Basic Sciences. We seek an exceptional laboratory scientist conducting fundamental research into mechanisms that regulate the basic biology of normal or cancer cells. Current faculty members investigate diverse areas of molecular, computational, cellular, developmental, evolutionary and structural biology, metabolism, virology and immunity. We utilize a broad range of experimental and computational approaches and model systems. Fred Hutch provides outstanding colleagues, a collegial atmosphere, and a wealth of resources to support junior faculty success. Graduate students are drawn from the outstanding Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program at the University of Washington. Fred Hutch is located in a modern campus by Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, and is close to other non-profit research institutes and the University of Washington. See our website for further information https://www.fredhutch.org/en/research/divisions/basic-sciences-division.html.

For consideration, applicants must have a doctoral degree and a substantial record of achievement pre and post-doctoral. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: October 31, 2019.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is committed to ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, research statement that is up to two pages in length including figures, excluding references, three letters of recommendation and a diversity statement describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (one page or less).

Assistant or Associate Professor, Oncology (HCT / IMTX)

Clinical Research Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 65999

Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) and Immunotherapy (IMTX) Programs

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Member/Assistant Professor or Associate Member/Associate Professor level without tenure due to funding (WOT), commensurate with experience, in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutch and the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine at the UW. This position has an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30].  The Fred Hutch, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch. The selected individual for the advertised position is expected to enhance our clinical care and clinical research programs in hematopoietic cell transplantation and immunotherapy. All clinical research interests will be considered however, there is a particular interest in applicants with demonstrated experience in the field of immunotherapy. Applicants with extensive research experience will also be considered. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Anticipated start date January 2, 2019

Assistant/Associate Member Faculty Position Pathology Specialist

Clinical Research Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 64469

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) invite exceptional candidates to apply for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Member/Assistant Professor or Associate Member/Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience, in the Clinician-Scholar pathway in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutch and in the Department of Pathology at UW without tenure due to funding (WOT). Fred Hutch, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch provides a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington, Seattle Childrens Hospital, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

The selected individual is expected to enhance our clinical care and clinical research programs in anatomic pathology, with particular focus in hematopoietic cell transplantation and immunotherapy.  Based on qualifications, this position could entail a leadership role. We offer access to a highly collaborative and diverse research environment, modern laboratory space and state-of-the-art core facilities.  Research is a core priority at the Hutch and successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active clinical research interest, as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications.  The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch with secondary appointment with the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington.

Assistant/Associate Member Faculty Position in Prostate Cancer Research – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Human Biology Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 67488

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications from scientists working in the area of prostate cancer research. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Assistant or Associate Faculty member, and we are seeking individuals who share our goals to advance an understanding of the biological basis of prostate cancer, and to translate findings to the clinic. This position will primarily support an office-based ‘dry-lab’ faculty member and research team, though limited ‘wet-lab’ space and attendant resources will be available. We will consider PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists working in areas that include, but are not limited to: the microenvironment, metastasis, systems biology, computational biology, the biology of therapeutic response/resistance, genetics/genomics, and population science domains involving etiology, environmental and host risk, and cancer prevention.

The successful candidate will enter a vibrant and dynamic research environment with opportunities to collaborate with basic and clinical researchers across diverse disciplines. The Prostate Cancer Program is one of 8 designated research programs in the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium and is anchored by the NCI Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE).

Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the Fred Hutch Divisions of Human Biology, Clinical Research, Basic Sciences, Public Health Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well as Departments at the University of Washington, depending on mutual interests. Applicants will also be eligible for membership in the Fred Hutch-based Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) program, a multidisciplinary consortium of more than 500 faculty from Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s, who work collaboratively on all aspects of solid tumor basic, translational, and clinical research.

Additional information about Fred Hutch and the Scientific Divisions can be found at: http://www.fhcrc.org/science/

For consideration, applicants need to have a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD or other doctorate degree.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is committed to ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; a concise research statement that describes accomplishment and future goals; a diversity statement [describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (one page or less) and mentoring statement; and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references.

Applications should be received by October 15, 2019 to assure consideration. Applications that arrive after that date may be considered as long as the position remains open.

Assistant/Associate Member Faculty Position – Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science

Integrated Research Center
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 67789

Overview The Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Member (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor). We seek candidates with biological or clinical research programs that develop and use novel computational methodologies, including algorithms or genome-scale biotechnologies, or that use multiple existing techniques together in innovative ways. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research is related to one of the following: immuno-oncology, single-cell analysis, spatial transcriptomics, machine learning, or cancer genomics. Faculty rank will depend on qualifications and experience.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned research institution with a wide diversity of faculty research programs, spanning fundamental biological research, clinical disease-focused research, and population sciences. The Center has five Scientific Divisions:

* Basic Sciences, focused on fundamental biological research

* Human Biology, which blends fundamental, applied, and translational research performed in model organisms and in vitro systems

* Clinical Research Division, where researchers are continually developing new therapeutic approaches and leading clinical trials

* Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, focused on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases

* Public Health Sciences, where researchers apply statistical, behavioral, epidemiological, computational, and translational methods to reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer and other diseases

Fred Hutch faculty and administration are highly collegial, and strongly supportive of junior faculty.

The Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC), which launched in November 2018, is a cross-divisional, collaborative research effort that will enable the Hutch to leverage recent advances — and spur future innovation — in large-scale biological experiments, computational methods and infrastructure. The TDS IRC promotes collaborative approaches to data science research across all five Scientific Divisions. Faculty rank will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or MD. While we particularly encourage candidates with strong quantitative training (e.g., computer science, statistics, bioinformatics or related quantitative disciplines) to apply, candidates without these specific credentials, but who have significant interest in computational science and/or interest in developing new high throughput technologies (as proven by publications and/or grants), will also be considered. The candidate will receive an appointment in the Fred Hutch Scientific Division that is best suited to support the candidate's research program. Fred Hutch has state of the art research facilities, extensive Shared Resources (more information here) and excellent support for scientific computing.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is committed to ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Candidates should send a C.V., a concise statement of research plans and career goal and a diversity statement [describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (one page or less).

Applications will be reviewed immediately and those received by December 1, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration for the position. Applications that arrive after that date will be considered as long as the position remains open.

Assistant/Associate Member, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Research Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 51944

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) are jointly recruiting a full-time laboratory-based faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Member, and Assistant/Associate Professor level WOT (without tenure due to funding), on the Physician/Scientist pathway in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics at the UW. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. Fred Hutch in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

 

The goal is to recruit a prominent scientist/thought leader and translational researcher in the field of pediatric malignancy, with solid malignancies a priority. The successful candidate has an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD, ad is expected to engage in active laboratory and clinical research related to the molecular pathogenesis, genomics/epigenomics, intracellular signaling pathways, or targeted translational therapeutics of neoplasms common in children. Physician faculty member would also participate in the care of patients with pediatric malignancies either in oncology or stem cell transplant service. Candidates must demonstrate a track-record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, as well as independent research funding or competitive funding potential.

 

The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch. Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) and US Board certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (for physician candidates). Physician candidates, in order to be eligible for sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Fred Hutch and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

 

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, and a letter summarizing research goals and career plans to Dr. Soheil Meshinchi at smeshinc@fredhutch.org.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers. Both institutions are dedicated to building culturally diverse faculties and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Assistant/Associate or Full Faculty Member –Immunology of the Tumor Microenvironment

Integrated Research Center
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 67733

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) is recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Member (equivalent to Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) level to join the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center ( IIRC) and an appropriate FHCRC Division. The successful candidate for this position will be a prominent thought leader in the field of Cancer Immunology who is engaged in innovative laboratory-based research investigating the regulation of immune responses in the tumor microenvironment, which may include immune checkpoints, stromal interactions, regulatory T cells, myeloid suppressor cells, or other factors that impact tumor progression or regression. This position will be a full-time, multi-year appointment. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding track record of high quality, peer-reviewed publications of original research in the cancer immunology field, and success in obtaining extramural funding.

The primary appointment will be in an appropriate Division of the FHCRC with a joint appointment proposed at a commensurate rank at the University of Washington (UW). The successful candidate will enter a dynamic research environment with opportunities to collaborate with scientists across a diverse range of disciplines. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, represents the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.

Applicants must have an MD or PhD degree (or foreign equivalent). FHCRC faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is committed to ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Candidates should send a C.V., a concise statement of research plans and career goal and a diversity statement [describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (one page or less).

Associate Director of Community Oncology Service Line

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Executive and Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14138

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

Responsible for overseeing strategic and programmatic development across all sites of the SCCA Community Oncology Program to ensure patients receive the most effective, efficient, safest and highest value service across all sites of SCCA care and that community sites are to achieve performance on expected growth, patient access, financial stewardship and program development. The Associate Director of Community Oncology Service Line collaborates with community oncology leadership (Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Business Operations, Assistant Medical Director), analytics, quality, disease team service lines and leaders at SCCA community partner sites to align and achieve these objectives.

Responsibilities

People

  • Develops and maintains a culture that fosters an inclusive workplace

Service

  • Monitor market conditions and trends that impact the practice of community oncology and of community-academic oncology partnerships. These trends include scientific breakthroughs, technological and other innovations and regulatory changes.
  • Lead the development and execution of strategic planning for the community oncology program that supports the overall mission and priorities of SCCA.
  • Gain deep understanding of the current state and capabilities of the community oncology program and local, regional and national competitors.
  • Gain deep understanding of practice standards, resource needs and productivity output for the community sites.
  • Identify critical gaps or new innovative offerings to assure that the care and services offered position the community oncology program for success.
  • Develop growth initiatives, access proposals and programmatic improvement efforts across the community sites.
  • Analyze, interpret, display, and communicate performance metrics to administrative and clinician leaders particularly in the areas of growth, access, and operational activity volumes.
  • Works closely with Outreach and Marketing teams to implement and monitor key components of the referral process and referring provider relationships.
  • Responsible for communicating clearly and regularly with SCCA community leadership, community physicians, disease service line leadership and community site leadership and physicians to create alignment across sites and disease programs for programmatic development and access. 

Financial

  • Understands the community oncology operational budget
  • Exercises fiscal responsibility in decision making 

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in health care leadership role
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Basic understanding of budgets, business planning and work unit operations
  • Ability to understand data and how best to use it to establish baseline/current state and make decisions to affect change.
  • Critical Thinking – ability to synthesize a large amount of information, anticipate needs and draw accurate conclusions.
  • Problem Solving – ability to grasp details of a situation quickly and convert thinking from listening & learning to volunteering and facilitating solutions.
  • Systems Thinking – ability to understand interdependencies and how decisions impact complex systems
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, in writing or through other visual forms in a clear concise and professional manner
  • Presentation skills that effectively convey complex information in a way that engages administrative and clinical leaders and provides a basis for understanding and decision-making.
  • Ability to facilitate diverse groups to achieve common understanding, consensus and decision-making.
  • Ability to work vertically and horizontally with people of various educational, professional, and organizational differences.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Health Administration, Business, or related field
  • Oncology experience
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive leadership experience in an academic or community health care setting including experience leading teams, onboarding new sites of practice and integrating patient care across multiple organizations.

Associate Director of Medical Imaging, Procedure Suite & Pulmonary Function

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Executive and Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14083

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


This position provides direction and management of the Imaging, Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function departments in partnership with the Administrative and Medical Directors and, as such, directly supervises the Managers for these departments. This position requires strong leadership and mature judgement to ensure high standards that comply with all regulatory requirements while promoting clinical excellence. Areas of focus vary based on organizational need and prioritization:

  • Assists in integrating strategies of process improvement into maximizing efficiency of resources while assuring patient care is safe, efficient and effective.
  • Oversight for the direction, development and operationalization of business systems and processes that support the operations.
  • Daily Management Systems and other operational duties as assigned.
  • With key partners and managers to develop and implement operational plan to meet patient service levels, quality and patient satisfaction goals.
  • Performs gap analysis of current state.
  • Directs a dynamic team of leaders, both management and line staff; empowering them to become CPI leaders and make service to our priority.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate an annual and ongoing strategic planning process develop annual goals and operational plans.
  • Development of new programs in partnership with Medical Directors & Managers.
  • Provides oversight for the development of budgets in assigned areas.
  • Ensure SCCA has the latest industry standard with regard to quality, technology and workflow processes for patient experience for patient care and delivery.
  • Evaluates and implements new or improved infrastructure to maintain imaging functions, adoption of new technology and/or new diagnostic/therapeutic tests or procedures.
  • Coordinates inter-institutional projects with other departments {UW Medical Center, HMC, Seattle Children's Hospital)
  • Works with managers to mentor supervisors and leads.
  • Develops and fosters a culture that promotes recognition of individual, team and department­ wide accomplishments. Actively recognizes individuals for good performance and uses each opportunity as an example for the staff.
  • Participates as a member of various SCCA committees involved in policy and procedure development, program planning and working processes.
  • Satisfies all requirements for regulatory agencies; federal, state or local, or other regulatory agencies and complies with all TJC guidelines.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Previous budget experience, managing revenue and standard budget process
  • Demonstrated project development skills (example of project work ideal).

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in oncology.
  • Previous experience in Imaging and/or Procedures.
  • CPI experience including: LEAN or Six Sigma.
  • 7+ years in a healthcare setting.
  • 5+ years in progressive leadership roles, (lead, supervisor, manager)

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Healthcare related field - Required
  • Master's degree in relevant field (strongly preferred)

Associate Director, Clinical Data Management

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13817

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking an Associate Director, Clinical Data Management (CDM) to provide overall leadership and management of the clinical data management and safety teams (consisting of 40 staff) and direct supervision of CDM managers, the manager of Clinical Safety and Coding, and other CDM staff as needed. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the CDM teams are operating efficiently and effectively and that they meet the requirements of the research protocols in a regulatory compliant manner.

Responsibilities

Leadership  

  • Provide overall strategic, organizational, and operational management and guidance to the Clinical Data Management group. 
  • Collaborate with the SCHARP Director and other senior managers to create and implement overall organizational vision and strategic direction. 
  • Foster and promote the long-term development of the Clinical Data Management team, work closely with the SCHARP Director, Senior Management Team, and the CDM managers to improve the operational effectiveness of the group.

 

Management 

  • Directly supervise Clinical Data Management and Safety and Coding managers, and other CDM staff as needed. 
  • Provide training, direction and performance management for individual employees and work with Fred Hutch Human Resources staff to facilitate recruiting efforts and staffing changes as needed. 
  • Develop and maintain CDM staff morale, engagement, and professional development. 
  • Monitor group project and protocol workflows, priorities, timelines, deliverables, documentation and resources and communicate issues regarding conflicts and/or resource limitations. 
  • Provide technical and functional oversight of the day-to-day work and work products of clinical data management staff, as needed, including clinical data collection, processing, and quality control procedures, timelines and documentation.

 

Change Management and Quality Assurance 

  • Lead departmental efforts to standardize work practices and develop standard operating procedures in conformance with GCP, GCDMP, and ICH guidelines, and that meet regulatory submission requirements, and CDISC standards. 
  • Oversee and ensure quality assurance of CDM in coordination with the Quality Management section. 
  • Prioritize and manage the implementation of SCHARP continuous quality improvement, regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness, and technical infrastructure improvement projects in clinical data management. 
  • Evaluate and identify efficiencies and process improvements including leading process improvement projects, and infrastructure and technological upgrades to improve CDM intake, workflow, documentation, tracking, and protocol management 

Qualifications

Minimum: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience in clinical research, data management or related field, of which 4 years is in a leadership or management role, or equivalent combined years of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, supervisory, and collaboration skills across functions to drive effective and efficient Clinical Data Management practices. 
  • Excellent project management and organizational leadership and change management experience. 
  • Experience in the development and use of commercial clinical data management. Systems and/or EDC products. 
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical research, FDA, ICH, GCP, GCDMP, and related regulatory requirements and best practices.

 

Preferred: 

  • Graduate Degree in life sciences or related disciplines. 
  • 10+ years management experience in a clinical research organization. 
  • Organization strategic planning experience. 
  • Working knowledge of CDISC / CDASH, MedDRA coding, and Medidata Rave EDC. 

Associate/Full Member Faculty Member, Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Clinical Research Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 61948

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications from scientists working in the area of breast cancer research to lead a translational research program. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Faculty member, and we are seeking individuals who share our goals to advance an understanding of the biological basis of breast cancer, and to translate findings to the clinic.

We will consider PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists working in areas that include, but are not limited to: steroid receptors, signaling pathways, microenvironment, metastasis, systems biology, computational biology, and the biology of therapeutic response/resistance, genetics/genomics. A track record of relevant publication and funding commensurate with appointment level is highly desirable. Physician-scientists in any relevant medical discipline are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will enter a vibrant and dynamic research environment with opportunities to collaborate with basic and clinical researchers across diverse disciplines. The Breast and Ovary Cancer Program is one of 8 designated research programs in the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium.

Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the Fred Hutch Divisions of Human Biology, Clinical Research, Basic Sciences, Public Health Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well as the University of Washington, depending on mutual interests. Applicants will also be eligible for membership in the Fred Hutch-based Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) program, a multidisciplinary consortium of more than 500 faculty from Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s, who work collaboratively on all aspects of solid tumor basic, translational, and clinical research.

Additional information about Fred Hutch and the Scientific Divisions can be found at:

http://www.fhcrc.org/science/

Benefits Manager

FH Administration Division
Category: Human Resources and Legal
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14123

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


Reporting to the Director of Total Rewards, the Benefits Manager is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, and administration of an overall benefits and wellness strategy to ensure market competitiveness, fair internal practices and alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values. This includes creatively maximizing internal awareness and utilization of our programs, building efficiency, and managing costs. The Manager also leads the end-to-end leave of absence program, including program design and administration with a focus on the employee experience, policy and legal compliance and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Drive service delivery, administration, participant communication/education, cost management and compliance processes for employer-sponsored employee benefits, wellness and leave of absence programs.
  • Responsible for the strategic vision and cultural alignment of the Wellness Program, as well as achievement of that vision through various wellness initiatives and goals.
  • Manage the administration of Leave of Absence programs/benefits; drive timely notification, documentation, eligibility review, and benefit coordination.
  • In partnership with the Director of Total Rewards, oversees the planning and administration of all activities related to annual benefit renewal process and open enrollment.
  • Research and resolve benefit issues to ensure a positive employee experience while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Deliver consistent, effective, and accurate communication with program participants; produce presentations and program materials including required notices and program-related updates.
  • Evaluates, designs and recommends program offerings and modifications based on overall effectiveness, benchmarks, market assessment, business strategy and cost impact.
  • Lead, develop and manage benefits team members, emphasizing service delivery, accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Conduct regular audits and reviews of processes, documents, tools, and workflows to ensure data quality, process effectiveness, and compliance with program and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads mapping of benefits and wellness processes and programs and ensures documentation of all programs and process with a focus on consistency and creating the ability to scale.
  • Responsible for due diligence and successful integration, related to mergers and acquisitions for benefits.
  • Manage internal reporting of plan metrics, including monitoring of the self-funded claims experience, and benefit plan expenditures to identify trends and make recommendations to minimize plan and budget risks.
  • Manages vendor relationships including benefits consultants, brokers, third party administrators and other external service providers by building strong relationships and overseeing vendor performance.
  • Reviews and analyzes changes to state and federal laws related to benefits and reports/recommends changes to management.
  • In concert with Director, present detailed and comprehensive benefits recommendations to internal senior stakeholder/leaders and the board.
  • Develops and communicates a compelling vision for wellness that motivates and engages employees to increase healthy behaviors for the long term.
  • Ensures that development and implementation of benefits programs, policies and practices are in compliance with ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, ACA, ADA, Seattle Sick-Safe, WA Paid Family Leave and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Maintains and implements schedule of governmental benefit filings (Form 5500, etc.)
  • Formally educates employees and supervisors/leaders on Leave Management.
  • Interpret and advise HR team on benefit changes; provide training and guidance as required.
  • Lead third-party relationships for global benefits programs including consultants/brokers and carriers.
  • Anticipate legal changes for leave requirements across the U.S. and proactively identify solutions to ensure compliance and employee experience.
  • Serve as primary support for sensitive and escalated employee concerns, appeals and claims.
  • Identify process improvements to provide an enhanced employee experience.
  • Work across multiple departments to ensure information is consistent, engaging and available.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, human resource management or other related field, and/or commensurate experience in benefits management.
  • 5+ years’ directly-related full-cycle benefits experience in a Human Resources department setting.
  • 3+ years’ supervisory experience.
  • Must have experience administering multiple plan renewal and open enrollment cycles.
  • In-depth understanding of features and mechanics of a broad variety of employee benefit and retirement programs.
  • Solid understanding of ERISA and all applicable requirements, regulations, and federal and multi-state laws relating to employee benefit programs, qualified retirement plans and leaves of absence.
  • Demonstrated success implementing and sustaining effective Wellness program including the measurement of impact/effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of best practices and processing requirements relating to leave management.
  • Ability to effectively articulate benefit plan options to a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects to completion using effective project management, communication and influence skills.
  • Experience interpreting and communicating policy requirements.
  • Ability to critically analyze problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration and customer service skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under daily deadlines while handling multiple tasks.
  • MS Office proficiency.

Preferred:

  • Experience in the administration of benefits programs in a multiemployer/union plan environment is highly preferred.
  • Experience with administration of benefits programs in multiple states preferred.
  • Workday experience preferred.

Bioinformatics Analyst

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13621

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here


A Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Analyst position in the laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha and the Computational Biology Program is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying the genetics and epigenetics of cancer using computational approaches. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and cancer research are encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities

The Ha lab is establishing a research program that uses new DNA sequencing technologies to study cancer genomes. The lab is also focused on research involving liquid biopsies, such as cell-free DNA, and developing new computational approaches to leverage these data for genome discovery and cancer burden monitoring. The research interests/projects in the Ha lab include:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor progression/evolution, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and 3D structure, mutational signatures
  • Development of novel computational algorithms for long-range (linked-reads or long-reads) whole genome sequencing of tumors
  • Development and analysis of sensitive approaches to detect tumor-derived DNA in cell-free DNA from patient blood plasma
  • Analysis of tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity using single-cell RNA sequencing
  • The lab works with collaborators to validate results using functional experiments
  • For examples of recent studies, see PMID:29909985, PMID:29109393, PMID:25060187

Candidates with strong interest and/or expertise in any of these research areas are highly encouraged to apply

  • Cancer genomics, liquid biopsies, tumor evolution/heterogeneity, single-cell transcriptomics
  • Application of statistical modeling, algorithm design, artificial intelligence to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome or transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines:

  • Computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, computer/electrical engineering, physics, biochemistry, or other related fields

Applicants should have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments or cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • A background in cancer biology is considered a strong asset.

Submission of a targeted cover letter is strongly recommended.

Bioinformatics Analyst I-II, Prostate Cancer Program

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13880

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

A Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Analyst position in the Prostate Cancer Program (Peter Nelson, Michael Haffner, John Lee, and Valeri Vasioukhin) in the Division of Human Biology is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying the genetics and epigenetics of cancer including single cell analysis using computational approaches. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and cancer research are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary with great benefits.

 

The Prostate Cancer Program uses new DNA sequencing technologies to study cancer genomes. The lab is also focused on research involving liquid biopsies, such as cell-free DNA and circulating tumor cells, and developing new computational approaches to leverage these data for genome discovery and cancer burden monitoring. The research interests/projects in the prostate cancer program include:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor progression/evolution, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and 3D structure, mutational signatures.
  • Development and analysis of sensitive approaches to detect tumor-derived DNA in cell-free DNA from patient blood plasma.
  • Analysis of tumor microenvironments and tumor heterogeneity using single-cell RNA sequencing.
  • Validation of genomics results using functional experiments.
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Development and analysis of preclinical models of cancer
  • Digital spatial profiling of multiple RNA/Protein markers

 

Candidates with strong interest and/or expertise in any of these research areas are highly encouraged to apply:

  • Cancer genomics, liquid biopsies, tumor evolution/heterogeneity, single-cell transcriptomics
  • Application of statistical modeling, algorithm design, artificial intelligence to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome or transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines: computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, computer/electrical engineering, physics, or other related fields.

 

Applicants should have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments or cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset.

 

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • Cover letter describing your experience and/or research interests
  • CV
  • Example of your code either as (1) an attachment or (2) link(s) to public repositories (e.g. GitHub)
  • Names and email addresses of three references

Bioinformatics Analyst II, Genomics Shared Resource

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14102

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The successful candidate will work with a diverse group of technical staff and bioinformatics specialists to support the wide ranging genomics data analysis needs of Fred Hutch faculty and staff. The Bioinformatics Analyst will report to the Bioinformatics Shared Resource Manager, in association with the Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Shared Resources, and will work with Fred Hutch scientists to refine computational research questions and develop analytical processes that can be applied to genomics datasets.

Responsibilities

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with Genomics staff to bring new instrumentation online, implement new analysis workflows, and maintain laboratory operations including automation of routine data processing and routing to end-users.
  • Develop, implement, and test standardized analytical pipelines to support common NextGen sequencing assays (e.g., RNAseq, ChIPseq, SNV/CNV).
  • Communicate with researchers and identify appropriate bioinformatics tools to meet the needs of proposed research projects.
  • Provide support to Fred Hutch statisticians, bioinformaticians, and computational biologists working with genomics data.
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting to discuss ongoing projects and provide advice and support to colleagues.
    Provide figures & written sections describing methods and results for manuscripts, presentations, and grant applications generated by Fred Hutch researchers.

Qualifications

Individual will have a bachelor's, master's or PhD degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biology, genetics, or related discipline with significant computational emphasis and at least 3 years of relevant experience working with genomics data. The individual must be proficient with Linux/Unix shell scripting (primarily bash) and possess strong programming skills in Python and R. Knowledge of Java or C++ a plus.  Must have a proven track record of deep sequencing analysis showing a working knowledge of standard analysis tools (e.g., GATK variant calling pipelines, alignment & pseudoalignment based RNA-seq quantitation, Bioconductor packages) and relevant databases. The individual should be self-motivated, perform in a highly independent manner, and possess strong interest in the biological sciences.  Solid communication skills (both verbal and written) and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to be creative in problem-solving situations.

Biostatistician

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13702

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Statistical Research Associate (SRA) to provide statistical support to laboratory investigators researching HIV and other infectious disease vaccines under the direction of the lead statisticians. This support primarily involves analysis of biomarker data for preclinical, early phase, and post-marketing clinical studies, but can also encompass a variety of statistical requests. The SRA codes primarily in R. In addition to performing the analyses, the SRA communicates with the internal statistical team and external investigators regarding details of the data, analysis plan, and timelines. As part of a larger team of statisticians, programmers, and project managers, the SRA also contributes to an environment of mutual cooperation and respect. The SRA handles multiple projects and works efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

Under limited technical direction, the SRA applies statistical and programming knowledge to various types of laboratory data and sometimes clinical data, resulting in production of a statistical report and analysis data for distribution. The SRA writes programs that are reproducible, well documented, and reusable for similar types of data. The incumbent works in close collaboration with statisticians and other programming staff within SCHARP. The SRA exercises judgment within defined SCHARP practices and policies. 
  
Responsibilities may include some or all of the following: 

  • Provide statistical analysis, written summaries and tables of results of laboratory data for use in customized statistical lab reports under the direction of other statisticians 
  • Clearly communicate statistical concepts and issues to scientists and other non-statisticians 
  • Work individually or as part of a team to resolve statistical issues pertaining to the study 
  • Brainstorm and perform exploratory analyses with guidance from the lead statistician  
  • Prioritize and manage workload on multiple project requests within deadlines 
  • Assist in the development of quality control procedures for data analysis 
  • Generate standardized code for assay data processing that can be used across studies 

Qualifications

Minimum: 

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics 
  • 1 year of related experience 
  • Background in statistical computing and proficiency with the statistical packages R, as with the development of statistical programs and software 
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to optimize the use of available software 
  • Experience collaborating with others to determine what data is needed, what data exists, and how best to extract the data in a useful format 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Organized, detail-oriented, capable of meeting tight deadlines, and work well within a team environment

 

Preferred:  

  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics and 2 or more years of related experience
  • Experience with laboratory assay data
  • Experience with creating Rmarkdown reports
  • Experience writing statistical reports
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or other version control software

CRS Program Operations Director

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13025

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Clinical Research Support Director of Clinical Operations is responsible for direct oversight of programs that support start-up, scientific review, and NCI data reporting for Cancer Consortium clinical research. The incumbent leads the relevant operational design and oversight of the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). The incumbent defines and report metrics to study teams and Consortium administration working towards system improvements within the incumbent’s team, as well as throughout the Consortium.


The incumbent manages multi-disciplinary teams. They will attract, develop, and retain strong teams; contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team to strategize growth and resource utilization. The position reports directly to the Director of CRS.

Responsibilities

Oversee central study startup program:

  • Manage, oversee, and scale trial startup portfolio to ensure coordinated study reviews, budget and contract negotiations, and compliant source documentation within the Consortium
  • Work across CRS teams and other partner organization functions needed to support study startup
  • Gather and report study startup metrics and status on a regular basis
  • Identify study startup process issues and resource needs across the Consortium; propose and implement solutions
  • Create tools to manage the study startup process
  • Represent Consortium start-up processes and central support to leadership, faculty, study teams, and external organizations
  • Lead efforts to improve start-up processes across the Consortium

Direct the startup protocol review and data reporting functions:

  • Oversee committee management for the Scientific Review Committees (SRC); ensure that the Consortium meets NCI’s requirements for the SRC including start-up, trial prioritization and trial accrual rates.
  • Propose and manage Consortium policies to ensure the Consortium meets SRC and data reporting requirements

Serve as Consortium and Fred Hutch institutional lead on the CTMS workflow development:

  • Provide support and leadership to CTMS implementation and management
  • Ensure CTMS operations are in alignment with the business needs of the Consortium

Leadership:

  • Represent Clinical Research Support services to study teams, faculty, leadership, and peer institutions
  • Identify gaps in Consortium research support; implement new programs and services to address operational gaps
  • Represent CRS at Cancer Consortium meetings, committees and performance improvement initiatives
  • Identify, champion, and implement process improvement opportunities to Fred Hutch and Consortium executive leadership, by providing sufficient context, data, as well as recommended solutions and resources.

Qualifications

Experience and Abilities

  • 5-10 years starting and managing clinical trials operations, preferably oncology
  • Managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Communicating with all levels of a research organization
  • Working across different academic institutions to facilitate research projects
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Forecasting and meeting deadlines
  • Coaching study teams
  • Strong understanding of NCI mandates for data reporting and infrastructure
  • Using judgment and effective decision making skills with competing interests and priorities


Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s degree healthcare related field preferred
  • Clinical research related certification preferred
  • Familiarity with process improvement principles
  • Familiarity with project management tools and techniques
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials

CTMS Functional Lead

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13278

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The CTMS Program Office is a tri-institutional office housed within the Fred Hutch Research Administration department providing implementation and operational support services for the OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) that is jointly managed by the Fred Hutch, the University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA.)


The CTMS Functional Lead position is a leadership role within the CTMS Implementation team and will be accountable to manage activities and outcomes related to the functional workflow design, testing and workflow documentation for the remainder of the CTMS Implementation. The role will require expert-level analysis skills, project management skills, team and stakeholder management skills. The role will report to the CTMS Project Director and closely collaborate with the technical lead, change management lead and data migration lead to help ensure cross-workstream alignment of functional workflow design with data migration, technology and organizational adoption.

Responsibilities

CTMS Functional Design & Testing

  • Define approach for CTMS detailed functional design, convene stakeholder groups and facilitate design activities
  • Effectively prepare for and facilitate design meetings and presentations with a diverse range of stakeholders including study coordinators, regulatory coordinators, fiscal coordinators, administrative office staff and leadership
  • Develop deep understanding of institutional workflows related to the clinical research administrative offices and study teams
  • Work with SMEs and analysts in related systems such as the Epic EHR system to functionally define, test and implement data flows from the CTMS into Epic
  • Demonstrate expert-level understanding of the capabilities of a CTMS, specifically OnCore from Forte Systems, to enable efficient workflows for research study teams and administrative offices
  • Establish functional testing and user acceptance testing approach and manage testing process
  • Manage functional and workflow analysts who will perform testing activities along with super users.
  • Design highly accurate and comprehensive functional cutover plans, conduct go-live dress rehearsals and perform cutover activities
  • Provide go-live support to end users, and effectively transition functionality from implementation to operations


Project Management

  • Define detailed workstream-level project plan for the functional workstream outlining design activities, documentation activities, testing and stakeholder engagement activities and deliverables
  • Assign functional workstream tasks, manage workload, inspect workstream deliverables and report workstream status
  • Actively manage workstream level risks and issues escalating as needed to project director

 

Cross-Workstream Collaboration

  • Partner with data migration team to define backload strategies that align with future state functional workflows
  • Define and implement plans for pre-go-live data validation of migrated data with study teams and administrative offices
  • Provide clear and concise information to the training team and change management teams to support the development and delivery of training and adoption sessions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in clinical research operations
  • Prior experience implementing OnCore financials at large, complex institutions
  • Experience with IRB systems and workflows is desirable
  • Experience working with CTMS integrations related to the Epic EHR system
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards and best practices for clinical research
  • Advanced knowledge of business analysis tools, methodologies and best practices; including but not limited to leading cross-functional team discovery and business requirement sessions, process mapping and SWOT analysis
  • Proven ability to lead an implementation workstream serving both as project manager and content expert for the functional workstream
  • Experience with system conversion, customization and integration design and execution
  • Proven ability to communicate complex workflow issues to administrative offices and study team staff
  • Sustained, proven ability to think analytically, problem solve and use independent judgment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), customer service, collaboration, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Superior presentation and organizational skills with an attention to detail mindset
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization
  • Proven ability to teach and train others

CTMS Study Financial Management Adoption Lead

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13279

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The CTMS Program Office is a tri-institutional office housed within the Fred Hutch Research Administration department providing implementation and operational support services for the OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) that is jointly managed by the Fred Hutch, the University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).


The CTMS Study Financial Management Adoption Lead is a leadership role within the CTMS Implementation team and will be accountable to manage activities and outcomes related to process improvement, change management, operational readiness, and adoption related to the remainder of the CTMS Implementation. The role will require expert-level analysis skills, expert-level understanding of clinical research administration workflows, project management skills, team and stakeholder management skills. The role will report to the CTMS Project Director and closely collaborate with the functional lead, technical lead, change management lead and data migration lead to help ensure cross-workstream alignment of change management and adoption with functional design, data migration, and technology.

Responsibilities

Process Analysis & Improvement

  • Actively engage study teams and research administration central offices to understand study financial management workflow pain points and identify improvement opportunities that can be introduced as part of a CTMS implementation.
  • Demonstrate expert-level understanding of workflow best practices for study budget management, coverage analysis, coding/pricing, subject visit tracking and sponsor invoicing and champion the alignment of institutional practices with best practices where applicable
  • Develop deep understanding of institutional workflows related to the clinical research administrative offices and study teams
  • Effectively prepare for and facilitate workflow assessment meetings and presentations with a diverse range of stakeholders including study coordinators, regulatory coordinators, fiscal coordinators, administrative offices staff and leadership
  • Engage closely in functional design session planning, facilitation and follow-up to help ensure pain points and improvement opportunities are being appropriately addressed during CTMS design

Change Management, Communication & Training

  • Define overall change management strategy and plan including training approach, communication approach, operational cutover approach and adoption approach
  • Define training plan for onboarding administrative offices and study teams to new CTMS workflows; oversee development of training materials and training execution
  • Define communication strategy and partner closely with communications lead on execution
  • Execute change management strategy including leading roadshows, brown bags, adoption sessions, demos, and other forums that help champion the CTMS to a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Define and manage the change management governance structure including super user working groups, change champion networks and other such bodies

Project Management

  • Define detailed workstream-level project plan for the adoption/change management workstream outlining workflow analysis activities, communication activities, training activities, documentation activities, stakeholder engagement activities, operational cutover activities and deliverables
  • Assign adoption/change management workstream tasks to project team members, and manage progress to completion
  • Actively manage workstream level risks and issues escalating as needed to project director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in clinical research operations
  • Prior experience with study financial management process improvement at large, complex institutions
  • Experience working with CTMS, preferably OnCore from Forte systems
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards and best practices for clinical research
  • Advanced knowledge of business analysis tools, methodologies and best practices
  • Proven ability to lead an implementation workstream serving both as project manager and content expert for the change management/adoption workstream
  • Proven ability to communicate complex workflow issues to administrative offices and study team staff
  • Sustained, proven ability to think analytically, problem solve and use independent judgment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), customer service, collaboration, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Superior presentation and organizational skills with an attention to detail mindset
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization
  • Proven ability to teach and train others

CTMS Training Program Manager

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13051

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The CTMS Program Office is a tri-institutional office housed within the Fred Hutch Research Administration department providing implementation and operational support services for the OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) that is jointly managed by the Fred Hutch, the University of Washington and the SCCA.  

 

The CTMS Training Program Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive training program that will serve to educate clinical research staff, clinical research administrative offices, and faculty, on how to effectively utilize the enterprise CTMS for study lifecycle management, subject lifecycle management and reporting, in adherence with institutional policies and procedures, and federal regulations, as well as related-internal systems and services that support clinical research.

 

The Program Training Manager will develop original trainings as well as integrate existing training materials from the CTMS vendor and other sources. The incumbent will deliver in-person trainings to research staff as well as support subject matter experts (SMEs) who will present trainings. This role is outward facing and requires exceptional customer service, communication and relationship building skills. This position will report to the CTMS Program Office Director.

Responsibilities

  • Provides training and communications on all CTMS workflows based on institutional requirements, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements
  • Identifies, cultivates and maintains SMEs to serve as resources for materials and training facilitators
  • Delivers training on an ad hoc and ongoing basis to faculty and research staff
  • Develops and disseminates training videos, job aids and other tools for clinical research study teams to use for the management of clinical trials, including multi-center investigator initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials
  • Communicates and provides training regarding changes to existing CTMS workflows and new CTMS capabilities
  • Directs the content for Brown Bag events, Webinars and institution-wide study staff meetings, based on identified training gaps and changes to existing practices and functionality
  • Provide content to websites, newsletters and other CTMS-related forums as requested
  • Develops and issues weekly Tips & Tricks training material to study teams
  • Conduct at-the-elbow training and small group sessions as requested by study team members
  • Leads the development of a role-based training requirement matrix, as well as a system to track staff training
  • Identifies and utilizes existing training resources from commercial and academic entities, and designs training to fill gaps and institution-specific training needs
  • Designs orientation for new CTMS study team and administrative office staff
  • Designs and carries out periodic training needs assessments
  • Continuously monitors, evaluates and adjusts the training program based on user feedback and emerging issues; presents findings to leadership and makes recommendations regarding minimum training requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in Adult Education & Training, MHA, MPH or another related field preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years working in an academic clinical research environment
  • Clinical research related certification preferred
  • Knowledge of clinical trials lifecycle and CTMS-based workflows
  • Knowledge of OnCore CTMS preferred
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines that govern clinical research and manufacturing, including but not limited to FDA, cGCP, and cGMP regulations
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles
  • Experience developing training modules for classroom and online instructional modalities and delivering trainings to multi-disciplinary audiences, including physicians, administrative offices and research staff
  • Experience identifying and implementing existing training resources, and conducting training needs assessments and evaluations
  • Previous background cultivating SMEs
  • Skilled in developing, organizing and running large multi-day training events
  • Experience with tools such as Microsoft Publisher, Camtasia, and the Adobe publishing suite
  • High level of reliability and flexibility, with the ability to self-direct and handle multiple moving parts and high-volume complex issues while exercising thoughtfulness and independent sound judgement when planning and implementing assigned duties
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), customer service, collaboration, interpersonal and relationship building skills 
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail mindset 
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including the operations team, cross functional team members, external partners/vendors, leadership, and personnel at various levels in the organization 

Cancer Epidemiology Assistant/Associate Member Faculty

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 64338

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking a candidate in cancer epidemiology for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Member (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor) level. We invite candidates whose research is focused on the etiology of cancer and/or cancer survivorship. Areas of particular interest are integrated tumor epidemiology, biomarker research, genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and use of novel data sources (e.g. mobile technology, electronic health records).

Applicants should have a doctoral (PhD or MD with MPH/MS) degree or equivalent training in cancer epidemiology (or a related discipline) and relevant research experience. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program within our collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with the focus on cancer prevention and translation.

Fred Hutch’s Division of Public Health Sciences is home to an extensive portfolio of population sciences research, large biospecimen and data repositories, a SEER cancer registry, a prevention center designed for intervention research, and a large multidisciplinary faculty. Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in Fred Hutch’s Divisions of Clinical Research, Human Biology, Basic Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well the University of Washington, depending on mutual interest.

Cellular Production Associate, Therapeutic Products Program

FH Administration Division
Category: Manufacturing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13911

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here. 
 
The primary responsibility of a Cellular Production Associate is to execute manufacturing operations in the production of modified cellular products for patients participating in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center cell therapy clinical protocols. Clinical manufacturing in the Cell Processing Facility (CPF) requires following applicable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in a cleanroom processing environment.  

Responsibilities

  1. Utilizing aseptic techniques, perform a variety of open cell product manipulations in an ISO 5 biosafety cabinet. 
  2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complete required processing documentation such as production batch records.  
  3. Perform cell processing operations such as cell selection/depletion, expansion, stimulation, transduction, cryopreservation, and preparing patient infusions. 
  4. Develop capability in review of executed GMP process documentation. 
  5. Submit deviation documentation and assist with investigations of nonconformance. 
  6. Maintain and operate primary process equipment, such as incubators, centrifuges, cell sorting/selection equipment and controlled rate freezers. 
  7. Participate in problem solving and troubleshooting of cell processing operations and equipment. Assist in the evaluation of current practices and operations and help to implement changes to improve performance. 
  8. Participate in Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) development
  9. Participate in quality/compliance improvement and technical development projects supporting manufacturing. 

 
We are open to considering candidates of multiple experience levels and encourage you to apply if interested. A more experienced individual may have the opportunity to take on the following responsibilities:  

 

  1. Perform routine review of executed GMP process documentation. 
  2. Submit deviation documentation and complete deviation investigations and reports.  
  3. Take an active role in problem solving and troubleshooting of cell processing operations and equipment. Evaluate current practices and operations and implement changes to improve performance. 
  4. Participate in Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) development and completion, and GMP Systems change control. 
  5. Provide guidance and training to junior staff. 
  6. Work with Process Engineering and GMP Systems to lead equipment on-boarding and validation projects. 
  7. Act as Protocol Champion, assigned to specific clinical protocols as a point of contact for manufacturing readiness and execution, reporting out production status and production run summary data as needed. 
  8. Lead by example and take responsibility in the support of safety and cGMP compliance. 

Qualifications

Minimum:  

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, or equivalent cGMP manufacturing bioprocessing experience. 
  2. Experience with open aseptic processing, working in biosafety cabinets. 
  3. Experience with fundamentals of cell culture preferred. 
  4. Must be able to work efficiently, with strong attention to detail in a highly regulated environment. 
  5. Computer skills highly desirable (MS Office). 
  6. Must be able to support and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment. 
  7. Must demonstrate solid time management and organizational skills, and good verbal and written communication. 
  8. Must be able to wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear surgical masks and all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
  9. Must have the ability to stand for long periods. 
  10. Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows:  must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, the ability to bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders and work in tight spaces in order to complete job tasks.
  11. Ability to work non-standard shifts and occasional weekend days or evenings. 4/10 Shifts: Sun-Wed 7AM-5:30PM, Mon-Thurs 11AM-9:30PM, Tues-Fri 7AM-5:30PM (current opening). The current opening is available on the Tues-Fri shift, however we will consider interest in alternate shifts and encourage you to apply if interested.  

 

Preferred:  

  1. A minimum of three years' experience as a production associate for Cell Therapy product production. 
  2. Mastery of open aseptic processing, working in biosafety cabinets. 
  3. Experience with cell culture.  Establishing and maintaining long-term T-cell lines/clones preferred. 
  4. Experience writing or revising standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, and other GMP Systems documentation. 

Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) Technologist II

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14103

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is on the cutting edge of new technologies for cancer therapy, including cell-based immunotherapy. We are committed to advancing treatment options for our patients through the translation of innovative research into clinical practice. We collaborate with our Alliance members (University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital) as well as corporate entities. CTL is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA. Procedures range from cryopreservation to flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and FACT.


We currently have an opening for a Cellular Therapy Technologist II. This a full-time position (40 hours per week). This position requires a flexible schedule that can include on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Responsibilities

  • Process cellular products/specimens according to standard operating procedure (SOP), and specific guidance for clinical trials, using aseptic technique.
  • Perform and analyze results of quality control testing of components, including automated nucleated cell counts and flow cytometry
  • Document processing steps accurately, generate processing reports and prepare patient/donor laboratory charts; review processing reports and charts
  • Understand and stay current with SOPs as needed, and perform SOP qualifications. Provide input/feedback to Lab Supervisor on documentation and process improvements
  • Thaw cryopreserved components and assist with infusion at the patient bedside
  • Meet unrelated donor (URD) component couriers and perform necessary testing and processing of components prior to release
  • Potentially assist with the bone marrow collection within operating rooms
  • Perform clinical trials processing:
    • CliniMACS® cell selection e.g. CD34+ cell enrichment, CD3+ cell depletion
    • CAR-T therapy processing and cryopreservation

Qualifications

Required:

  • Four-year college degree with major in biological science or related degree
  • Basic hematology knowledge
  • Motivation and initiative to learn new scientific theory and applications
  • Mature judgment
  • Work independently
  • Proven team player
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively across functions
  • Interpret data thoroughly
  • Strong trouble-shooting capabilities
  • Scientific writing skills, including preparation of clear, concise SOPs and technical reports
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility in scheduling: night, weekend, holiday and on-call rotations


Preferred:

  • 2+ years of clinical cell therapy experience
  • Advanced knowledge of oncology, hematology and/or immunology
  • Flow cytometry expertise
  • Immunotherapy experience
  • CliniMACS® operation experience
  • Surgical tech experience
  • LabWare LIMS knowledge
  • A good understanding of cGMP/cGTP standards
  • Proven record of completing projects efficiently and effectively

Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL) Assistant Supervisor

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13883

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) at SCCA is one of the largest cell therapy facilities in the United States and is on the cutting edge of new technologies for cancer therapy, including cell-based immunotherapy. We are committed to advancing treatment options for our patients through the translation of innovative research into clinical practice. We collaborate with our Alliance members (University of Washington, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s Hospital) as well as corporate entities.

 

CTL is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA. Procedures range from cryopreservation and flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and FACT.

 

The CTL Assistant Supervisor is a key position, responsible for the oversight of cell processing and staff within the CTL. The position collaborates with the CTL Supervisor and reports to the Manager. Regular interactions with medical, scientific and quality staff provide a stimulating and diverse environment.

 

The nature of this work is challenging and we are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, subject matter expertise, leadership and team work experience. The work requires mature judgment, decision-making capability and outstanding communication skills. Effective cross-functional collaboration with other departments at the SCCA, Fred Hutch and with external organizations is necessary to the position. This includes being comfortable and conversant with clinical issues: able to interact with clinical peers/counterparts. Flexibility in scheduling is required. Some patient contact is required when assisting with thawing and infusion of cryopreserved cells.

Responsibilities

  • Assign tasks to CTL Technologists, and adjust as needed, to ensure that all required lab functions are being performed.
  • Monitor staff to ensure they are adhering to regulatory and operational procedures.
  • Address and resolve technical or procedural problems and advise technologists on the proper course of action.
  • Perform technologist and coordinator duties, as needed.
  • Orient, train, and mentor laboratory personnel.
  • Evaluate laboratory personnel for continued competency.
  • Conduct staff performance reviews. Implement, monitor, and manage performance improvement plans as required.
  • Assist in recruiting and hiring of laboratory personnel.
  • Perform chart review and facilitate chart discussions between lab staff and the Quality Assurance (QA) Department.
  • Enter and review variances and execute corrective and preventative actions in collaboration with the QA Department.
  • Write and revise standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the development of new lab processes and the selection of new laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Lead validations and qualifications for equipment, materials and processes.
  • Take ownership for the coordination and execution of projects that support Continuous Process Improvement (CPI).
  • Interact and communicate effectively with the Medical Director and Scientific Director to assist in non-standard processes.
  • Represent the CTL at departmental and organizational meetings
  • Serve as Supervisor On-call, on a rotating basis, for issues that arise after-hours/weekends

Qualifications

Required

  • Baccalaureate degree in biological science relevant field
  • Three  years of experience in cell therapy processing, or five years of experience in a clinical lab, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of FDA, cGMP, cGTP requirements, CAP, FACT standards for cellular therapy.
  • Supervisory or lead tech experience.

 

Preferred

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a Cellular Therapy Laboratory.
  • Biotechnology or other industry scientific laboratory experience.
  • A minimum of two years’ supervisory experience in a complex laboratory setting.
  • Hematology, oncology and/or immunology knowledge.

Critical Attributes

  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Mature judgment with strong decision making skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to take initiative and multi-task
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to alternate between being a leader and a team player
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate and be accountable
  • Ability to identify and communicate priorities
  • Ability to navigate through, but not avoid, conflict
  • Ability to deal with complex problems and propose creative solutions
  • Desire to continually learn and to teach those around you
  • Agile in adjusting to a changing environment and guiding others through it
  • Strong ability to oversee a complex schedule with an extraordinary attention to detail
  • Flexibility in scheduling

Certified Nursing Assistant - Infusion - 0.8 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14044

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Infusion Room Nursing Assistant (NAC) participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic.

Responsibilities

  • Rooms patients and families to patient care area
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of rooms, and other requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Responsible for patient care activities including, but not limited to: vital signs, ECG, patient ADLs, and patient transport
  • Responsible for and trained to use patient lift equipment
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vital signs (including pain) and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Recognizes different types of isolation requirements and uses appropriate precautions
  • Demonstrates behavior which maintains and respects patient’s rights and privacy, as well as promotes independence
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s/families emotional, social, and mental health needs
  • Acts as a courteous, polite representative of the SCCA
  • Creates a safe and comfortable environment by demonstrating caring behavior and conveying confidence
  • Promotes and maintains effective communication as evidenced by:
    • Demonstrating respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others
    • Seeking help with problem-solving as needed
    • Giving and receiving appropriate feedback

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Washington required.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient
  • Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to follow direction and guidance
  • Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
  • Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment

Certified Nursing Assistant - Infusion Services - 0.8 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14240

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Infusion Room Nursing Assistant (NAC) assists in the delivery of patient care and activities under the direction and supervision of an assigned registered nurse (RN).

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates proficiency in CPR.
  • Takes and records vital signs in ORCA.
  • Recognizes and immediately reports abnormal vital signs and symptoms.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s/families emotional, social, and mental health needs.
  • Rooms patient into bay at scheduled appointment time and notifies RN of arrival
  • Performs ECGs and understands proper billing criteria
  • Orients patients, families and visitors to the Infusion Room
  • Transports stable patients, at the direction of the RN
  • Acts as a courier for the RN, e.g. medications from pharmacy
  • Changes bed linens and cleans patient care areas after each patient visit.
  • Recognizes different types of isolation requirements and uses appropriate precautions

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Washington required.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient
  • Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to follow direction and guidance
  • Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
  • Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment

Clinical Coding Specialist

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12980

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP), which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Careers Start Here.


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Clinical Coding Specialist. The specialist is responsible for abstracting and coding Adverse Events (AEs) and Concomitant Medications (ConMeds) information from clinical trials data using the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) and WHO Drug Dictionary (WHO-DD) tools. Assists in coordinating the collection and entry of study site-specific laboratory reference ranges. Depending on experience, may also assist in the management of the lab normal range database and train and mentor junior staff.

Responsibilities

The incumbent works with limited supervision in performing daily work assignments.

 

  1. Using the clinical coding tools and other established SCHARP guidelines, select the clinical code most closely aligned with the adverse event being reported.
  2. Review reported AE and ConMeds to identify inadequate, ambiguous or unclear medical terms/medications and generates coding queries as necessary.
  3. Manages queries related to coding terms, through closure; including entering queries into EDC and triaging site or Medial Monitor questions.
  4. Review coded data to ensure coding is both correct and codes are applied consistently across all studies in accordance with established work instructions.
  5. On request, assist other members of the Clinical Coding & Safety staff or SCHARP staff with information from the MedDRA and WHO-DD Coding tools.
  6. Participate in MedDRA and WHO-DD trainings to remain up to date on procedural and coding changes, as well as standard industry practices.
  7. Participate on SCHARP working groups and special projects, as needed.
  8. Assists in coordinating the collection and entry of study site-specific laboratory reference ranges.
  9. Conduct all job duties within context of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and according to SCHARP SOPs and guidelines.
  10. Works mostly independently on daily activities with minimal instruction. Exercises good judgment within scope of responsibilities to determine appropriate actions.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelors or higher required, in related field desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of Data Management experience in clinical trials
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience performing clinical coding in clinical trials and knowledge of MedDRA and WHO Drug coding practices
  • Familiar with Clinical Coding Dictionaries (MedDRA and WHO Drug) and best Clinical Data Management practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with clinical coding dictionaries and terminology
  • Familiarity with GCP, ICH and FDA requirements as they apply to clinical data
  • Demonstrated technical skills (EDC systems, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Medidata Coder and Medidata Lab Admin experience desired
  • Regular interaction with Data Management Groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
     

Preferred:

  • 4+ years of Data Management experience in clinical trials.
  • 3+ years of experience performing clinical coding in clinical trials and knowledge of MedDRA and WHO Drug coding practices
  • Fully conversant of Clinical Coding Dictionaries (MedDRA and WHO Drug) and best Clinical Data Management practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and maintaining coding guidelines, quality control processes and auditing procedures.

Clinical Data Manager

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13501

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP), which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Clinical Data Manager (CDM).

 

The CDM leads and monitors the collection, processing, data entry and quality control of study data. They are responsible for effectively managing timelines, quality and delivery of data for assigned projects that are in support of clinical trials research. They develop and maintain successful working relationships with their team and specific research sites to ensure and maintain data integrity and quality. The CDM works within a network/study/protocol team to support the policies and goals of each project assigned. Applying GCP and GCDMP principles, the CDM manages the protocol/study specific tasks including coordinating clinical and laboratory database deliverables, working with collaborators on data content requirements, leading data quality and closeout activities throughout the data management lifecycle. The CDM adheres to SCHARP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Practice Guidelines (WPGs), applicable clinical trial regulations, and study confidentiality requirements and functions with moderate supervision in operational and technical matters within defined procedures and practices.

 

**Please note: This position will be on-site in Seattle, WA. We cannot accommodate a remote worker in this role at this time.

Responsibilities

The Clinical Data Manager (CDM) will manage study/protocols with moderate supervision from senior staff and/or departmental leadership and will use judgment in making decisions regarding routine data management, quality control and liaison tasks. The CDM is the primary SCHARP contact for study/protocol specific implementation, operation, and closeout phases and is responsible study communication, documentation, and training on data collection and management activities for domestic and international research sites for assigned protocol/study(s).   The CDM is a member of the protocol/study team coordinating with both internal and external partners and collaborators to ensure the relevant data are collected and cleaned to meet the needs of the protocol/study and research objectives.

 

For the more experienced CDM, s/he may participate in training and orientation of new CDMs when appropriate, and may serve as a CDM mentor. Assignment of projects/trials is commensurate with previous experience and can be assigned across scientific areas or study phases. S/he will be coordinating larger, more complex studies and/or a larger volume of studies with minimal assistance.

 

1. Manages study/project implementation including but not limited to leading SCHARP team members through CRF, lab, and other data collection processes, reporting and analysis requirements, study/project documentation and training.

2. Effectively manage assigned protocol/study, establish timelines and milestones, monitor and communicate ongoing status and progress.

3. Ensure rapid resolution of issues/problems using appropriate internal and/or external resources. Track and manage issues escalating to the appropriate level in a timely manner.

4. Participate in development of protocol/study from draft protocol to optimize collection of accurate and high-quality data.

5. Work with project sponsors, stakeholders and SCHARP team members to define project requirements, scope, risks, staffing requirements, organization and approach.

6. Act as subject matter expert for data management issues between SCHARP study teams and external domestic and international research sites for assigned studies.

7. Assist in development of Case Report Forms (CRFs) for assigned studies.

8. Assist in the design of the protocol/study specific database for assigned studies.

9. Assist in the maintenance of the study database including routine revisions or additions to include the design and/or modification of routine and existing study database edit check programs for assigned studies.

10. Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for assigned studies.

11. Monitor study data to insure the quality and completeness of the data submitted by implementing quality control procedures.

12. Generate QC reports for site review and correction as well as a variety of other reports as required.

13. Evaluate study data for protocol compliance.

14. Assist in the maintenance of documentation of the study database and other related data management programs and/or applications.

15. Assist in the review of new and revised departmental SOPs and WPGs.

16. Ensure that SCHARP meets its obligations in accordance with Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP). 

17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related or scientific discipline
2+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/clinical research environment as a Clinical Data Coordinator/Clinical Data Manager
EDC experience required. Working knowledge of Medidata Rave highly desirable. Demonstrated expertise in relevant clinical data management activities.
Working knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines and FDA regulations.
Familiarity with all phases of clinical trials and ability to adapt to study requirements.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to understand and follow instructions and guidelines; able to pick up new tasks quickly; willing to ask questions when a task is not fully clear.
Ability to exercise independent judgment within generally defined practices and policies. Shows good judgment in interpreting guidelines and when to seek support.
Ability to work independently and to work efficiently under pressure. 
Consistent, dedicated, versatile and able to prioritize and multi-task.
Familiarity with MS Office software and familiar with data management practices.   
 

Preferred:

4+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical/clinical research environment as a Clinical Data Manager.
Experience using SAS and relational databases (e.g. MS SQL Server, MS Access, or Oracle)
Experience in clinical trial and regulated research settings desired. Experience with managing immunology, infectious disease and/or virology research projects desired.

Prior experience in HIV or infectious diseases, clinical trial operation management and/or protocol development preferred.
Experience in facilitating and building consensus in an interdisciplinary team environment and able to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of collaborators.
Knowledge of clinical research, FDA & ICH, GCP, GCDMP, and related regulatory requirements

Clinical Data Operations Project Manager

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13856

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). Careers Start Here.


The Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) program in the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) is seeking a Data Operations Project Manager to manage clinical research data-related projects and deliverables in collaboration with BBE faculty and external collaborators evaluating vaccines to prevent HIV, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.

 

Some travel, including international travel, may be required. (less than 10% time). Flexible work hours required due to occasional international conference calls.

Responsibilities

The Data Operations Project Manager will apply knowledge of clinical data management & research operations to

  • Prioritize and monitor data operations activities, ensuring that research needs and time lines are met.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal project teams and external organizations.
  • Define and track deliverables, budgets, milestones, and timelines for new and existing research projects.
  • Review project plans and data specifications to identify discrepancies and inconsistencies.
  • Coordinate and oversee the investigation and resolution of data discrepancies.
  • Manage projects, plan and facilitate meetings, and document activities described above.
  • Perform other tasks related to study data management operations, as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological science-related field
  • Five years of related experience in a research setting
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Experience working with clinical trial data in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience reading and writing technical documents
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Critical thinking skills and collaborative approach to problem solving


Desired:

  • Experience with and knowledge of clinical trial data entry and management systems (e.g. Medidata Rave)
  • Familiarity with CDISC data standards
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience with Business Intelligence software (e.g. Power BI, Tableau)

Clinical Histotechnician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12869

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Clinical Histotechnician I is responsible for producing high quality histology work for SCCA patients and clients. A Clinical Histotechnician I position requires sound judgement, attention to detail and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. The technician will work under the direction of the supervisory staff and will have close interactions with the Department Manager and Pathologists.

 

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday; 6-2:30pm

Responsibilities

  • Receive, accession specimen using LIS computer system.
  • Process various specimens according to protocol and in a timely manner.
  • Prepare specimens using various methods including paraffin sections, frozen sections, and cytocentrifugation. Section specimens on a microtome.
  • Perform various routine and special stain histochemical procedures, Perform Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization.
  • Prepare reagents, maintain laboratory equipment, record data, and file tissue blocks and slides. Assume responsibility for reagent and supply inventories. Order supplies in a timely manner.
  • Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties related to the IHC area and equipment.
  • Perform all duties related to on-call work.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • HT (ASCP) certification required within 6 months of employment
  • Sound judgment
  • Work under direction of supervisory staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to troubleshoot situations


Preferred:

  • Associate degree

Clinical Nurse - SCCA Proton Therapy Center

SCCA Proton Therapy Center
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14005

Overview

The Clinical Nurse/Registered Nurse provides and coordinates all clinical aspects of care for patients receiving proton radiation therapy, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to achieve predetermined quality outcomes. The Registered Nurse will be expected to perform clinical research tasks that are interrelated to the daily function of the clinic. It will be the responsibility of the Registered Nurse to assure all federal regulations regarding research are followed and work in collaboration with Research. This position requires the ability to work 2 Second Shifts per week, please inquire.

 

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Responsibilities

  • Educates patients in the proton therapy clinics; responds to consultations made by physicians.
  • Performs patient histories and physical examinations under physician supervision; evaluates results and monitors treatment plans; maintains medical records.
  • Oversees patient schedules, appointments, and procedures
  • Participates in educational in-services and seminars for health care providers at the ProCure Proton Therapy Center as well as the surrounding area; maintains current certification through continuing education.
  • Accountable for the management of patient care in assigned service(s).
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.
  • Identifies the age specific growth and developmental needs of the patients, and utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential problems in the assigned service of the Proton Therapy Clinic.
  • Identifies patient /family nursing needs and assures that they are met.
  • Inputs, retrieves, and interprets data from multiple manual and computer information systems.
  • Maintains patients rights and demonstrates respect for persons of all ages and diverse cultures.
  • Utilizes organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriate planning, education, and coordination of other services.
  • Collaborates with the medical staff to facilitate and optimize patient care.
  • Acts on behalf of the patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity, and human rights.
  • Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule.

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Qualifications

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • One year of experience in patient care required
  • Two years of oncology experience or pediatric OR/Recovery preferred

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of medical procedures, terminology, and equipment
  • Patient assessment skills
  • Ability to apply good clinical judgment
  • Ability to plan work, establish priorities, and remain flexible
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing.
  • Knowledge of medications and treatments.
  • Knowledge of current literature in the field of nursing and hospital administration.
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, subordinates, superiors, partner hospitals/medical practices, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
  • Able to work evening hours twice a week.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
  • Performance Standards
  • Flexibility/Managing Change
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Fostering Teamwork

 

EDUCATION/DEGREE

  • Graduate of an approved RN program, with bachelors degree in nursing preferred; supplemented with two years of related clinical nursing experience
  • Washington State RN licensure required
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred

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Clinical Nurse Coordinator / Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14040

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
 
At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. They integrate patient and family-centered care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies, embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival to ensure the best possible patient outcome. Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. 
 
The Hematology/Oncology clinic has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC). Join our bright and supportive nursing team that provides comprehensive care management for complex outpatient oncology clients. Work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team where your critical-thinking and problem-solving  skills will be challenged and also valued. Collaborate closely with your care team, including nationally-recognized specialists in Hematology and Oncology, to bring the most innovative therapies to patients.

 

The Clinics are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, closed weekends and holidays. Some flexible scheduling may be possible. Be part of a team that supports and encourages professional development and fulfillment. 

 
Benefits include:

  • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
  • Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan 
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options 

Responsibilities

In the Clinical Nurse Coordinator position you will:  

  • Establish long-term relationships with patients and families as you help them navigate their disease and treatment
  • Assess patient and family needs along the continuum of care from diagnosis, treatment, to survivorship
  • Act as primary point of contact for patients/caregivers to provide education, triage and symptom management,  in-person and on the phone
  • Coordinate care within our SCCA/UW Medical Center facility as well as with outside healthcare facilities
  • Monitor the health status of complex patients and collaborate with multidisciplinary care teams to provide the highest and safest  level of care

Qualifications

  • Nursing degree required (BSN Preferred)
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Minimum one year inpatient hospital experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to perform triage both in-person and by phone
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in basic computer skills
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • OCN Certification preferred

Clinical Nurse Coordinator-Registered Nurse - Gastrointestinal - Full Time

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13550

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!

 

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome. 

 

Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.

 

Benefits include:

  • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
  • Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan 
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options 

Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse for the Gastrointestinal Clinic provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to GI oncology patients. This position serves as a primary point of contact for patients receiving treatment with a medical oncology provider. They will be responsible for coordination of care, education of patients and caregivers, triage, and support of providers.

 

Care Coordination

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator for this population should be able to effectively coordinate patient care through:

  • A high level understanding of gastrointestinal cancers and treatment modalities
  • Telephone triage
  • Development of a plan of care
  • Management of prescription refills, prior authorizations, and home health
  • Monitoring of patient response to therapies in collaboration with medical, nutrition, and pharmacy staff
  • Management of ongoing physical, emotional, and social needs of patients through continuous assessments of adaptation to illness

 

Patient and Family Education

  • Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family
  • Will be expected to develop good knowledge base of chemotherapy regimens
  • Provides patient education prior to new chemotherapy/biotherapy regimens and symptom management

 

Triage

  • Responsible for triaging patients in clinic as well as over the phone and via electronic communication

 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients
  • Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State Nursing License
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card
  • One year of nursing experience

Preferred:

  • BSN
  • Oncology experience
  • Outpatient experience
  • Nursing Certification (i.e., OCN, ACNC)

Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Quality
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14027

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist to join the Quality Assurance Team to provide quality support of clinical trial research.

Responsibilities

Works with the Quality Assurance Team to develop, implement, maintain and monitor the comprehensive quality management system (QMS), including

  • SOP Document Control
  • Employee SOP/Compliance Training
  • Record Maintenance
  • CAPA Implementation and Reporting
  • Internal Quality Audits
  • External Audits and Inspections
  • Vendor Audits
  • System Validation Review and Archive
  • Quality Department Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Org Charts, CVs, Job Descriptions, Debarment Checks Maintenance
  • Performs other responsibilities as required

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree* with 2+ years of experience implementing typical quality assurance activities, including:

  • Facilitating internal audits of processes, study documentation, and records, as well as, maintenance of related records.
  • Preparing and/or participation in client or regulatory audits and maintenance of related records.
  • Identification and reporting of incidents/deviations, maintenance of related reports and documents, implementation of corrective and/or preventive actions.
  • Assignment and tracking of staff training and maintenance of training records.
  • Review, development and revision of procedures (SOPs), as well as, maintenance of controlled documents and related records.
  • Qualification of suppliers/vendors and maintenance of related documentation.
  • Review of system validation documentation and maintenance of related records.

*Progressive experience in implementing quality systems may substitute educational requirement.

 

Seeking Key Characteristics

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications
  • Ability to multi-task and meet target dates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records

Preferred Experience, but not required

  • Familiarity with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in a clinical trial atmosphere
  • Experience using MasterControl or similar eQMS system

Clinical Research Compliance Manager

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 11845

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Clinical Research Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring clinical research is conducted according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The Compliance Manager reports to the  Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance in the clinical trials office, Clinical Research Support (CRS), for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The position collaborates with partner institutions, Office of General Counsel, Institutional Review Office, Division Administrators, Clinical Research Management and Training.

Responsibilities

Please include a cover letter with your application detailing your interest and qualifications for this position.

  • Prepares and implements remediation and corrective action plans, audits response timelines and escalation plans; communicates expectations in a collaborative environment
  • Conducts for-cause and spot audits of clinical trials
  • Develops, implements and maintains Compliance policies and standard operating procedures
  • Assesses resources and needs to meet NCI-Designated Cancer Center guidelines and Center strategic planning goals
  • Acts as primary Institutional contact for compliance and regulatory-related communications with outside sponsors, partners and regulatory institutions
  • Participates in Consortium study review committees
  • Coordinates with Regulatory Affairs team when needed to address regulatory-related matters
  • Defines compliance and quality metrics, performs qualitative and quantitative data analyses and reports findings to senior management
  • Assists with the development of standard training requirements and assists with ongoing compliance-related education and training for investigators and research personnel
  • Identifies compliance risks during study start-up and management; works directly with investigator and research personnel to define root causes and recommend areas of training and process improvements
  • Collaborates with partner institutions to facilitate start-up, management and audit of clinical research activities that are compliant with guidelines and regulatory requirements including billing compliance
  • Maintains visibility and awareness of the roles and resources available; represents the Program at presentations, meetings and other out-reach activities for Cancer Consortium faculty and research personnel
  • Participates in Center-wide and Cancer Consortium process improvement projects and leads quality-related improvement projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in health care related field preferred
  • Three to Five (3-5) years working experience in a research quality and/or auditing environment with expertise, knowledge, and GCP experience in auditing clinical trials, including auditing internal processes, performing sponsor audits, and proficiency with electronic systems used to manage clinical trial data or safety reporting. Oncology and/or hematology research experience preferred.
  • Assessing risk in the conduct of clinical research
  • Communicating with all levels of a research organization
  • Interpreting federal regulations and guidelines
  • Designing tools for the management of clinical research
  • Developing corrective action plans for study teams
  • Working across large academic institutions
  • Thorough understanding of the regulations governing human subjects research
  • Clinical research and compliance certification preferred

Clinical Research Coordinator I

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14239

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


We are looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our dynamic team of dedicated and skilled research staff working on clinical trials in the field of hematologic malignancies. The Clinical Research Coordinator will participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of multiple industry- sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials involving human subjects. This individual will work under the supervision of the Clinical Program Operations Director and will be required to perform their responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as designee of the Principal Investigator (PI) to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines and institutional policy.
  • Review study candidates’ medical records in detail for study eligibility.
  • Ensure informed consent, initiate patient enrollment, and ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained.
  • Educate clinical teams, ancillary departments, and patients to ensure safe and accurate protocol implementation.
  • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.
  • Initiate scheduling of patient clinic visits, and on-going study visits. Attend patient visits and ensure clinical procedures, lab test, and other protocol specific activities are completed as outlined in the protocols.
  • Complete requisition forms, assemble kits for upcoming research visits, transport laboratory samples, and ensure samples are processed and shipped according to study specific guidelines, while tracking and maintaining research supplies.
  • Collaborate with Investigational Drug Services (IDS) on drug assignment, dispensation information, and maintain regular communication regarding status of study subjects.
  • Ensure study drug self-administration and accountability with patients, perform non-clinical ECGs, administer study questionnaires and other protocol-driven non-clinical assessments.
  • Function as a protocol liaison with clinical teams, patients, and when necessary, other institutions or drug companies. 
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete or assist with accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate monitoring visits and respond to queries and other requests from study monitors.
  • Identify and report adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.
  • Understand clinical trial budget and billing plans for patients enrolled on clinical trials. Participate in the review of charges for patients on clinical trials to ensure billing compliance.
  • Provide input regarding IRB correspondence and regulatory documentation. 
  • Travel for industry sponsored investigator meetings.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations.
  • Provide back up for other Clinical Trial Coordinators as needed. Provide back up for Data Coordinator on applicable trials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.  
  • Minimum of two years of clinical research or related experience.  Previous experience in oncology research is preferred. 
  • This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment. 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to locate resources and operate productively in an environment where standard operating procedures, guidelines and policies are not always available.
  • Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills.
  • Must have the flexibility to manage patients visits that may occur before or after regular work hours.
  • CCRP or CCRC accreditation preferred.

Clinical Research Coordinator I/II--Infectious Disease Sciences

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13658

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Clinical Research Coordinator I/II (CRC I/II) will coordinate day-to-day activities for assigned clinical research protocols for the Infectious Disease Sciences Program while demonstrating competence in clinical research skills, problem-solving, and priority setting.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of complex investigator-initiated, industry-sponsored, and cooperative group clinical research studies involving human subjects. This individual will work under the supervision of the Clinical Trial Program Manager and will be required to perform their responsibilities with independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team and provide guidance to other study staff in carrying out research implementation tasks. The incumbent will some or all the following responsibilities:

 

Study Conduct / Clinical Research Practice

  • Work independently in performing daily responsibilities required to plan and execute investigator driven/industry-based clinical research trials and non-intervention protocols.
  • Coordinate research and administrative activities related to studies, ensuring all projects are completed according to project timelines.
  • Serve as project liaison, representing the project to other center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  • On assigned projects, act as the main protocol resource person for the investigator and/or research sponsor, research subjects, local and central labs, monitors, primary care teams, and investigational pharmacy staff.
  • Collaborate with investigators and coworkers to ensure completion of study activities
  • Train others as needed and develop standard operating procedures (SOP) or other necessary documents for standardized study conduct.
  • Screen and recruit subjects either within the consortium or the community dependent upon study specific requirements, enroll, and follow research subjects, complete case report forms (CRFs), place physician orders, coordinate research study visits, communicate with the primary care teams, investigational pharmacy staff and research subjects.
  • Travel to University of Medical Center, Seattle Children’s, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be required for the enrollment of study subjects.
  • Ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained and up to date.
  • Coordinate specimen collection, transport, processing, storage, and shipment procedures according to protocol requirements. Track and maintain research supplies.
  • Create source documents or CRFs as needed to promote efficient data collection and entry.
  • Review CRFs to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with Good Clinical Practice.
  • Identify and report any adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.


Protocol Development and Implementation

  • Help develop and review research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with study leadership to develop the study budget and implementation plans.
  • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.


Budget and Billing

  • Prepare requests for research prices on study activities and coordinate the research billing start-up process.
  • Review, reconcile, and approve research study bills. Work closely with the IDS fiscal staff to ensure accurate research billing and reimbursement.


Regulatory Compliance and Documentation

  • Facilitate protocol monitoring visits and collaborate with study monitors to resolve data discrepancies and procedural issues.
  • Provide input to the regulatory coordinator on protocol document submissions and continuing review reports.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol modifications, serious adverse event reports, and other study reports.


Other duties which may be required:

  • Perform retrospective chart review as required
  • Travel for investigator meetings
  • Will require weekends and holiday coverage for clinical studies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Clinical Research Coordinator I Minimum Education/Experience: BS or higher degree required in scientific/medical field. Previous work experience in a clinical research setting required.
  • Clinical Research Coordinator II Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in scientific/medical field or equivalent experience/education. Master’s degree in healthcare related field preferred, particularly in the area of epidemiology. Minimum of three years post-master’s or five years post-bachelor’s experience in clinical study/trials coordination or related field.
  • Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Knowledge using REDCap databases is desirable.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, attention to detail, high-level organization, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Desire Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP), Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA), or equivalent certification

 

Clinical Research Coordinator II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14177

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Clinical Research Coordinator will participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of complex investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical research studies involving human subjects. The position functions as a team member under the overall direction of the Principal Investigators. This individual will work under the supervision of the Clinical Program Operations Director and will be required to perform their responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines.

Responsibilities

Principal Investigator Support:

  • Serve as designee of the Principal Investigator (PI) to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines and institutional policy.
  • Review study candidates’ medical records for study eligibility.

 

Enrollment

  • Ensure informed consent, initiate patient enrollment, and ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained.

 

Education

  • Educate clinical teams, ancillary departments, and patients to ensure safe and accurate protocol implementation.

 

Protocol Implementation

  • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study-specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.
  • Initiate scheduling of patient clinic visits and on-going study visits. Initiate orders and ensure clinical procedures, lab tests and other protocol-specific activities are completed as outlined in the protocols.
  • With the assistance of the data coordinator, complete requisition forms, assemble kits for upcoming research visits, transport laboratory samples, and ensure samples are processed and shipped according to study specific guidelines, while tracking and maintaining research supplies.
  • Maintain CTMS entries per guidelines and policies.

Budget & Billing

  • Understand clinical trial budget and billing plans for patients enrolled on clinical trials.
  • Work with internal partners to obtain and submit budget and billing information.

 

Other Duties

  • Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with protocol development, revision, and study analysis.
  • Collaborate with Investigational Drug Services (IDS) on drug assignment, dispensation information, and maintain regular communication regarding status of study subjects.
  • Ensure study drug self-administration and accountability with patients.
  • Administer study questionnaires.
  • Function as a protocol liaison with clinical teams, patients, and when necessary, other institutions or drug companies. 
  • Maintain or assist in maintaining IRB correspondence and regulatory documentation.  Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol modifications, serious adverse event reports and other study reports.
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete or assist with accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner. 
  • As a backup to the data coordinator, coordinate monitoring visits and respond to queries and other requests from study monitors.
  • Identify and report adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.
  • Participate in the review of charges for patients on clinical trials to ensure billing compliance.
  • Travel for industry sponsored investigator meetings.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of clinical research or related experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills.

Preferred:

  • SOCRA or ACRP certification
  • Previous experience in oncology research and clinical data collection

Clinical Research Coordinator II

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13349

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

 

The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of clinical research studies which include phases I-IV industry, investigator-initiated, and NIH sponsored research studies, and other research projects offered through Research Integration (RI). This includes screening patients for protocol eligibility, ensuring informed consent has been properly obtained, enrolling subjects, collecting data and communicating with clinic staff. This position is also responsible for ensuring that all such clinical research activity meets regulatory requirements and is compliant with all federal, state, local and institutional policies. The position will manage study start-up, modification submissions, annual/continuous reporting, and study closeout submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and any other relevant regulatory agencies, committees, the sponsor, funding foundation or governmental agency. The Clinical Research Coordinator serves as a liaison to administrative and clinical staff and must serve as a role model as they promote the mission, values, and philosophy of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as they perform their duties.

Responsibilities

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Regulatory Affairs Manager of Research Integration and must maintain effective working relationships with investigators, management and research staff (both internal and external to the organization).

 

KEY POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Regulatory/Essential Documents

  • Support the preparation, maintenance, and provisioning of continual oversight of all SCCA RI research-related regulatory documents, which includes, but may not be limited to, the following:
    • Coordinate and manage the regulatory documents from each participating Network Affiliate member institution, from each SCCA Community site location and from Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium Disease Site Research Programs and service areas which are partnering with Research Integration to conduct clinical trials.
    • Create and maintain up to date regulatory documents and files. Such files include, but may not be limited to, NCTN study documentation, DOA logs, Curriculum Vitae (CVs), Medical Licenses (MLs), HSP and GCP training documentation, protocol-specific training documentation, conflict of interest (COI) and financial disclosure (FD) documents, etc.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of, and adherence to, SCCA RI’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions.
    • Maintain regulatory documentation, site documents and study regulatory files, ensuring that all documentation is compliant with all applicable SOPs and are in audit-ready condition (i.e., up to date, accurate and complete).
    • Coordinate and negotiate with study sponsors regarding the development and modification of consent form language; write clinical research trial consent forms in accordance with GCP and FDA guidelines; translate complicated research protocol requirements into language easily understood by research participants and laypersons.
  • Prepare submissions and query responses in a timely manner to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure the protection of human subjects in research. Submissions which may include investigator 1572 forms, safety reports, non-compliance/deviation reports, SAEs and 3rd Party Safety Reports and other documents that may be required by a regulatory agency or the institution.
  • Prepare for internal and external inspections, audits and monitoring visits by collaborating with the QA Specialist and clinical research coordinators to prepare regulatory binders, scheduling the monitoring visit and following up on queries related to the visit.
  • Manage clinical research regulatory information in the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).
  • Manage the record retention, archiving, and document destruction of clinical trial records, ensuring that all essential documents are handled in accordance with FDA, other applicable regulatory guidelines and SOPs.

 

Clinical Research Coordination

  • Review and understand operational needs of protocols. Communicate protocol requirements to study teams. Work with study team to manage the day-to-day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.
  • Collaborate with clinic providers and staff, ancillary services, and research staff regarding protocol implementation and operations.
  • Screen patients for protocol eligibility.
  • Register patients to studies.
  • Collect and enter data in a timely manner in accordance with the protocol. Resolve queries as needed.
  • Submit reports and documents as required.
  • Coordinate study drug management.
  • Participate in study start-up such as protocol implementation activities.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies and assists with maintenance of master patient logs and master study files.
  • Develop tools and materials necessary to train individuals involved in the conduct of the study.
  • Establish and organize study files.

Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a clinical research setting
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, word processing, and databases
  • Experience with electronic medical records systems
  • Ability to understand and follow multiple complex protocols at multiple sites
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to develop and/or present content to senior leaders and other groups
  • Problem solving skills

 

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or 2 years of clinical research experience
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP), Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA), or equivalent certification
  • Oncology research experience
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines for conducting clinical research; for example, good clinical practice (ICH-GCP), Human Subjects Protections, etc.

Clinical Research Coordinator II

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13742

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Clinical Research Coordinator I/II (CRC I/II) will coordinate day-to-day activities for assigned clinical research protocols for the Infectious Disease Sciences Program while demonstrating competence in clinical research skills, problem-solving, and priority setting

Responsibilities

The incumbent will participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of complex investigator-initiated, industry-sponsored, and cooperative group clinical research studies involving human subjects. This individual will work under the supervision of the Clinical Trial Program Manager and will be required to perform their responsibilities with independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team and provide guidance to other study staff in carrying out research implementation tasks. The incumbent will some or all the following responsibilities:

 

Study Conduct / Clinical Research Practice

  • Work independently in performing daily responsibilities required to plan and execute investigator driven/industry-based clinical research trials and non-intervention protocols.
  • Coordinate research and administrative activities related to studies, ensuring all projects are completed according to project timelines.
  • Serve as project liaison, representing the project to other center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  • On assigned projects, act as the main protocol resource person for the investigator and/or research sponsor, research subjects, local and central labs, monitors, primary care teams, and investigational pharmacy staff.
  • Collaborate with investigators and coworkers to ensure completion of study activities
  • Train others as needed and develop standard operating procedures (SOP) or other necessary documents for standardized study conduct.
  • Screen and recruit subjects either within the consortium or the community dependent upon study specific requirements, enroll, and follow research subjects, complete case report forms (CRFs), place physician orders, coordinate research study visits, communicate with the primary care teams, investigational pharmacy staff and research subjects.
  • Travel to University of Medical Center, Seattle Children’s, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be required for the enrollment of study subjects.
  • Ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained and up to date.
  • Coordinate specimen collection, transport, processing, storage, and shipment procedures according to protocol requirements. Track and maintain research supplies.
  • Create source documents or CRFs as needed to promote efficient data collection and entry.
  • Review CRFs to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with Good Clinical Practice.
  • Identify and report any adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.


Protocol Development and Implementation

  • Help develop and review research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with study leadership to develop the study budget and implementation plans.
  • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.


Budget and Billing

  • Prepare requests for research prices on study activities and coordinate the research billing start-up process.
  • Review, reconcile, and approve research study bills. Work closely with the IDS fiscal staff to ensure accurate research billing and reimbursement.


Regulatory Compliance and Documentation

  • Facilitate protocol monitoring visits and collaborate with study monitors to resolve data discrepancies and procedural issues.
  • Provide input to the regulatory coordinator on protocol document submissions and continuing review reports.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol modifications, serious adverse event reports, and other study reports.


Other duties which may be required:

  • Perform retrospective chart review as required
  • Travel for investigator meetings
  • Will require weekends and holiday coverage for clinical studies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Clinical Research Coordinator I Minimum Education/Experience: BS or higher degree required in scientific/medical field. Previous work experience in a clinical research setting required.
  • Clinical Research Coordinator II Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in scientific/medical field or equivalent experience/education. Master’s degree in healthcare related field preferred, particularly in the area of epidemiology. Minimum of three years post-master’s or five years post-bachelor’s experience in clinical study/trials coordination or related field.
  • Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Knowledge using REDCap databases is desirable.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, attention to detail, high-level organization, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Desire Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP), Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA), or equivalent certification

Clinical Research Coordinator II

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Kirkland, WA, US
Job ID: 14078

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Clinical Research Coordinator II functions independently at SCCA's clinic on the EvergreenHealth campus in Kirkland. This coordinator participates in all aspects of clinical research trials except those that require medical expertise or licensure and leads key tasks such recruitment/screening/enrollment, supporting the managment of patients being treated in a clinincal trial, accurate record keeping, data collection and management, and correspondence.

Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day coordination of clinical research studies including screening patients for protocol eligibility, ensuring informed consent has been properly obtained, enrolling subjects, collecting data and communicating with clinic staff.
  • Collaborates with clinic providers and staff, ancillary services, and research staff regarding protocol implementation and operations
  • Collects and enters data in a timely manner in accordance with the protocol
  • Collects and maintains regulatory documents
  • Submits reports and documents as required
  • Coordinates the study drug management process
  • Coordinates research protocol monitoring and auditing visits and takes action to correct problems such as deviation from protocol requirements to ensure research quality
  • Participates in the development of department and/or protocol standard operating procedures and tools
  • Participates in the startup of a study including protocol implementation

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a clinical research setting required
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, word processing, and databases
  • Experience with electronic medical records systems
  • Ability to understand and follow multiple complex protocols at multiple sites
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to develop and/or present content to senior leaders and other groups
  • Problem solving skills


Preferred:

  • Oncology research experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or 2 years of clinical research experience
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP), Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA), or equivalent certification
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines for conducting clinical research; for example, good clinical practice (ICH-GCP), Human Subjects Protocol, etc.

Clinical Research Coordinator II, Biobehavioral Intervention Studies

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13936

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


This individual will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and will be required to perform their esponsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. The ability to work across Fred Hutchinson, University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be critical.


The ideal candidate will be able to address the full set of responsibilities in this listing and commit to a 1.0 FTE position.

Responsibilities

  • Principal Investigator Support:
    • Serve as designee of the Principal Investigator (PI) to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines and institutional policy
    • Liase with SCCA clinical and administrative teams to identify appropriate and effective recruitment pathways
  • Recruitment and Enrollment
    • Review study candidates’ medical records for study eligibility
    • Ensure informed consent, initiate patient enrollment, and ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained
  • Education
    • Educate clinical teams, co-investigators, ancillary departments, and patients to ensure safe and accurate protocol implementation
  • Protocol Implementation
    • Because the nature of the clinical study may vary within this job, the CRC must be capable of moving seamlessly between different protocols
    • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.
    • Initiate scheduling of patient clinic visits, and on-going study visits. Ensure clinical procedures, lab test, and other protocol specific activities are completed as outlined in the protocols.
    • Complete requisition forms, assemble kits for upcoming research visits, transport laboratory samples, and ensure samples are processed and shipped according to study specific guidelines, while tracking and maintaining research supplies.
  • Budget & Billing
    • Understand clinical trial budget and billing plans for patients enrolled on clinical trials or studies
    • Work with internal partners to obtain and submit budget and billing information
  • Other Duties Which May Be Required
    • Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with protocol development, revision, and study analysis
    • Collaborate with Investigational Drug Services (IDS) on drug assignment, dispensation information, and maintain regular communication regarding status of study subjects
    • Ensure study drug self-administration and accountability with patients
    • Perform non-clinical ECGs
    • Administer study questionnaires and disperse study-related payments
    • Conduct study interviews and participate in focus groups
    • Function as a protocol liaison with clinical teams, patients, and when necessary, other institutions or drug companies
    • Maintain or assist in maintaining IRB correspondence and regulatory documentation.  Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol submissions and modifications, and other study reports
    • Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete or assist with accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner
    • Coordinate monitoring visits and respond to queries and other requests from study monitors
    • Identify and report adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy
    • Participate in the review of charges for patients on clinical trials to ensure billing compliance
    • Travel for industry sponsored investigator meetings
    • Maintain knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate degree required, with Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Applicant must have a minimum of one to two years of clinical research or related experience.
  • Previous experience in biobehavioral intervention studies (e.g. web apps, acupuncture) is preferred
  • Previous experience in oncology research and clinical data collection is preferred
  • Previous experience in investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored drug studies is preferred
  • Previous experience in survey research and qualitative interviewing is preferred
  • This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills

Clinical Research Coordinator II, Hill Group

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13857

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The position will work directly with an Assistant Member in the Infectious Disease Sciences Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division to provide support to the PI and research staff in the development, implementation and management of his diverse research portfolio, including research studies and clinical trials.


The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for providing support on all aspects of research study and clinical trial development and implementation. Primary responsibilities of the CRC will include assistance with the planning, coordination, implementation, and close-out (e.g. presentation of data, manuscript writing) of industry-sponsored clinical trials, in addition to retrospective and prospective observational or investigator-initiated interventional studies. Additional responsibilities will include communicating with internal and external collaborators and supporting study personnel in the preparation of regulatory documentation and audits if applicable.


Under the supervision of the Research Manager and the PI, the CRC will manage a portfolio of clinical research projects and will be required to perform their responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. The position will include interaction with patients, physicians, researchers, and other clinical providers and support staff within and outside of the Fred Hutch/ Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) / UW system including the SCCA Patient Care Services.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the research manager with preparing start-up documentation including IRB documents, eligibility checklists, study procedures/SOPs, study-specific clinic orders and study calendars (if not completed by the Clinical Research Manager)
  • Screens and registers patients; ensures eligibility requirements are met
  • Ability to consent patients and assures consent forms are completed correctly and in entirety
  • Schedules study related clinic procedures such as blood draws, infusions and imaging according to protocol requirements; coordinates with clinic staff to ensure proper documentation and timing of research-related procedures
  • Perform review of medical charts using ORCA/MINDscape and enter data in REDCap, Excel or other study-related databases
  • Abstracts data from medical records to complete study-specific case-report form (CRFs) (electronic and/or paper) in timely and accurate manner; maintains shadow chart with source documents
  • Maintain study and specimen tracking and inventory records for biospecimens pulled from repository.
  • Assemble study kits for clinical trials.
  • Perform basic processing and banking of lab specimens and associated record keeping
  • Collaborates with study sponsor/consortium delegate to assist with study monitoring visits and responds to findings
  • Creates and maintains patient tracking tools; communicates status to investigators, management and relevant departments
  • Manages study documentation throughout study life cycle including IRB annual renewals, modifications, patient study charts and regulatory binder
  • Liaises with study sponsor, investigator(s), research manager and members of study team to communicate timelines, expectations and study status
  • Acts as a resource to physicians, investigators, other staff members, and other organizations regarding protocol procedures, data collection requirements and other study related operations
  • Keeps knowledge and skills current by completing mandated training and attending meetings with the study team and the Consortium, such as the monthly coordinator meeting, relevant lectures, faculty and administrative presentations, and other opportunities of interest
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Clinical Research Coordinator II Minimum Education/Experience

 

Bachelor’s degree in scientific/medical field or equivalent experience/education. Master’s degree in healthcare related field is preferred. Minimum of three years post-master’s or five years post-bachelor’s experience in clinical study/trials coordination or related field.

  • Clinical research related certification is preferred.
  • Experience with industry-sponsored clinical trials and documentation of case report form (eCRF) in study electronic data capture (EDC) system
  • Ability to work in teams and independently, flexible hours at times in support of clinical trials and regulatory and related compliance
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills and experience is required
  • Well-organized and ability to juggle numerous tasks, often with conflicting and competing deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in the Office Suite, and experience working with excel and databases (preferably REDCap)
  • Knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines that govern clinical research, including GCP and human subjects research       

Clinical Research Coordinator Supervisor

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14189

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise research coordinator staff including hiring, training, performance evaluations, staff assignments and handling disciplinary action.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures related to project/program operations and administration. 
  • Review proposed research protocols with regard to clinical coordination implementation. Foster and confirm CRC clinical readiness.  
  • Perform coordination duties for a portfolio of approx. 50% FTE.  
  • Oversee quality control reviews, quality improvement and monitoring outcomes by Sponsors/Investigators and/or programmatic issues.  
  • Serve as a liaison and reference resource to study site staff members, and other organizations with questions about protocol procedures and requirements.
  • Oversee monthly CTMS reports by CRC group for timeliness and accuracy 
  • Collect and capture CRC metrics in support of IIRC-CRO strategic goals.
  • Review and approve time entry into replicon and Fred Hutch systems and approve time off requests per IIRC-CRO Time off/Vacation/Inclement weather SOP. 
  • Liaise with regulatory staff in submission of protocol, study amendments, and annual reporting. 
  • Perform other responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS required, MA/MS desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Minimum of 5 years of CRC experience, with a preference for phase I experience

Clinical Research Nurse-Full Time

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14233

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Clinical Research Nurse will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in the implementation, conduct and evaluation of clinical research studies involving novel cellular immunotherapies for cancer patients. This individual will work under the supervision of The Clinical Research Operations Manager in the Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center Clinical Operations Program.


The Clinical Research Nurse performs their responsibilities with in their scope of practice with a high level of independence under the authority of attending physicians. The incumbent works collaboratively with other team members to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory and GCP guidelines and institutional policy.

Responsibilities

  • Develop tools for study implementation including eligibility checklist, study reference materials, standing orders and clinical summaries.
  • Determine patient study eligibility, ensure informed consent, and monitor patient’s clinical course
  • Perform clinical procedures including blood draws, vital signs, drug administration, and specimen collection as outlined in the protocols.
  • Act as a clinical liaison for protocols with clinical teams, patients, other institutions, and drug companies.
  • Educate clinical teams, ancillary departments, patients, and families about protocols to ensure safe and accurate implementation in compliance with protocol requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining IRB and FDA correspondence and regulatory documentation related to patient care and adverse events
  • Assist in preparing continuation review reports, protocol modifications, and other study reports.
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete case report forms. Compile and present status reports to PI, research team, sponsors, nursing staff, and physicians.
  • Identify, assess, and report adverse events in accordance with protocol and regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to support staff in the execution of their duties relative to protocol coordination.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations.

Qualifications

  • Active Registered Nurse license in the state of Washington required.
  • Current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card from American Heart Association
  • A minimum of two years of nursing experience.
  • Previous experience in oncology and research is strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including computer skills are essential.

Clinical Technologist I - Certified

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13429

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Clinical Technologist I, certified performs lab tests, and processes on patient samples or products which involves operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data and complying with the laboratory QA/QC program. This position is for a generalist Medical Laboratory Scientist for work in both Chemistry and Hematology departments in the Alliance Lab.

 

Work Schedule: M-F; 0800 – 1630

Responsibilities

  • Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Operates analytical instruments, compiles and analyzes clinical data, verifies its accuracy and reports results
  • Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
  • Prepares reagents and materials for clinical procedures
  • Enters patient and specimen information and results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution OR an associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent education and training that includes 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by an HHS-approved organization, or at least 3 months documented laboratory training is each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing
  • ASCP or equivalent certification is required
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Manual computation skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
  • Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • One year of clinical lab or research preferred

Coding Analyst

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Health Information Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14089

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


This Revenue Cycle Department Role provides data analysis and interpretation to support the department’s EPIC Destination 1 initiatives. This role collaborates with Revenue Cycle and Clinical Leadership to support the implementation of EPIC Destination 1 related to coding and charge capture. Provides medical staff and others ongoing education and information regarding documentation guidelines for supporting medical necessity. Responsible for abstracting facility services to ensure appropriate code assignment of CPT and ICD10 codes while maintaining department coding productive standards.

Responsibilities

Epic Coding and Charge Capture Operations:

  • Responsible for provider and nursing missing documentation deficiency review and reporting
  • Performs Q/A coding audits and other special project audits related to coding and charge capture
  • Recommend or educate others on policies regarding the proper use of CPT Codes, modifiers and diagnosis codes in order to comply with regulations set forth by Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, PPO Contracts, Indemnity Insurers, and all other healthcare payers. This may include distribution of guidelines to providers.
  • Collaborate with clinical departments, Compliance, Quality and Revenue Cycle to improve any process gaps identified in front end charge capture processes.
  •  Monitors assigned work queues and reviews accounts for coding and or charge capture edits
  •  Serve as a resource during the Epic Care (D1) project and stabilization  
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Facility Coding:

  • Reviews documentation for appropriate diagnosis and procedure code assignment for facility visits using the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems.
  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.
  • Works independently and takes initiative to identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies.
  • Ensures coding compliance by applying all coding principles and guidelines
  • Responds to billing and coding questions from providers, staff and administrators
  • Provides follow-up related to clinical documentation clarification to support medical necessity

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and CDI experience
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P
  • Minimum of 2 years of certified coding and hospital and billing experience including appeals, denials and payor policies/guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentations skills
  • Ability to collaborate and engage others
  • Ability to analyze data and provide appropriate interpretation
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and analytic skills to formulate recommendations and resolve problems
  • Ability to utilize resources for process improvement


Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CDI, case management/utilization review experience
  • Minimum of 2 years in education and training of medical providers regarding coding and documentation guidelines. Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree in a medical field of study along with required certification.
  • Prior experience working with clinical professionals
  • Prior oncology or transplant coding, prior training experience, surgical and infusion coding
  • EPIC HB, 3M encoder, ORCA experience

Community Health Education Manager

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13763

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium (the Consortium) is seeking a leader and team player for the role of Community Health Education (CHE) Manager. The CHE Manager will oversee outreach and engagement work in support of the OCOE strategic plan. This role will report to the OCOE Program Administrator.


The CHE Manager will facilitate partnerships among Consortium researchers, OCOE staff, and external organizations on collaborative projects related to health equity in the Consortium’s 13-county catchment area. The CHE Manager will manage 4 Community Health Educators (CHEs), supporting and supervising them as they conduct outreach, education, and research with communities that are disproportionately represented in cancer incidence and mortality, including American Indian/Alaskan Native, African Americans/Black, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx, those living in rural areas, those with low socio-economic status, uninsured/underinsured, and other disenfranchised individuals.

Responsibilities

The CHE Manager will work independently in performing daily responsibilities of supervising, coordinating, and overseeing the 4 CHEs in the OCOE. Special skills and knowledge are applied in directing the CHEs to cover the entire catchment area and ensure that the community voice is heard and brought to the OCOE on a regular and continuing basis. Annually, the CHE Manager will oversee the implementation of a catchment area needs assessment that will provide information to the Community Action Coalition about the state of cancer incidence and mortality in the catchment area. They will prepare an annual summary report of the needs assessment. Activities include preparing, facilitating and coordinating individuals and groups to support the OCOE in its outreach to the catchment area. The CHE Manager will be responsible for writing reports to the community, the Internal Advisory Committee, the Consortium, and to the National Institutes of Health.


The CHE Manager will perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee four CHEs
  • Develop materials and products based on principles and methods of health education and promotion
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills with established strong writing of health communications, media materials, and presentations
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications
  • Develop curriculum and training materials with CHEs and community members
  • Practice community-based participatory research in community engagement and interaction; coordinate with community organizations
  • Collaborate with other Consortium entities, such as University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance programs
  • Oversee the development of public health interventions consistent with the OCOE strategic plan and annual action plans produced by the OCOE Team in partnership with the Community Action Coalition
  • Coordinate the activities of multiple stakeholders as they implement the activities identified by the Community Action Coalition
  • Coordinate meetings and events
  • Coordinate timely completion and submission of HR documents, expense reimbursement, and credit card reconciliation
  • Practice and knowledge of cultural sensitivity with diverse populations in the Cancer Consortium catchment area
  • Manage OCOE pilot grants and small grants, including overseeing grantees, and monitoring IRB
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure that project information is presented at regional and national conferences
  • Monitor OCOE web pages, SharePoint, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Coordinate CHE training and development
  • Travel within the catchment area for events and meetings with the partner organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required with at least 5 years of post-bachelor’s relevant experience and training
  • Requires excellent written skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and verbal communication skills
  • Must have demonstrated cultural humility
  • Demonstrated excellent human relations, facilitation and influencing skills to deal effectively with a broad range of people
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively and build collaborative bridges
  • Experience supervising multiple staff
  • Excellent leadership and organizational management skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects from inception to completion
  • Ability to think critically and synthesize complex issues to move project forward
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Professional experience in public health
  • Strong computer skills, including database creation and management (e.g., EndNote, REDCap, Access) and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in related field with at least 2 years of post-master’s relevant experience
  • Experience working in an academic or scientific research environment

 

Professional attributes:

  • Problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment
  • Motivated by challenge to solve problems and positively affect systems and people
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Computer System Validation Specialist & Tester

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13235

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Computer Systems Validation Specialist. The Computer System Validation Specialist uses best practices to develop, conduct, and document validation of clinical research systems in accordance with federal guidance on computer systems validation. This role works with Business Analysts, Developers, and Project Managers within an agile SDLC to ensure that computer systems function as designed in a consistent and reproducible manner, and meet business, functional, and regulatory requirements. This role reports directly to the Associate Director, Technology Systems & Services.

Responsibilities

The person in this position is responsible for leading or contributing to the planning and documentation of computer system validations. They will also participate as a Tester in developing, maintaining, and conducting system and integration testing for SCHARP systems, in support of computer system validation. In addition to testing, they will be responsible for developing and maintaining a system test methodology and computer system validation procedures that complements the SCHARP SDLC. Tests, test methodology, and computer system validation artifacts will be thoroughly documented according to best practices. This person will work as part of project and validation teams, responsible for writing and conducting tests, as part of system upgrade teams, responsible for conducting regression testing, and independently and proactively developing test methodology, and improving computer system validation practices.

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Develop, document, implement, and grow system test and computer system validation methodology in alignment with best practices and regulatory guidance
  • Develop and maintain system test plans that include grey and black box testing of both in-house developed and COTS systems
  • Conduct and document computer system validations, and ensure that validation artifacts, including validation plans, requirements documents, risk assessments, traceability matrices, are accurate and documented correctly
  • Write, document, and execute system Operational Qualifications (OQ) as part of computer systems validation
  • Conduct system and integration and regression testing and document results
  • Play the role of Quality Assurance / Test for assigned applications as part of an agile SDLC

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in test
  • Direct experience with computer systems validation
  • Direct experience with software testing methods and processes
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Able to define clear and concise processes
  • Must be team-oriented and collaborative
     

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Informatics or related field
  • Experience working in a clinical research environment
  • ITIL experience or certification
  • Experience with test automation frameworks and tools
  • Proficient in a modern scripting language such as Perl, Python, or JavaScript
  • Experience querying database systems

CryoEM/Structural Biology Faculty Position

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 64580

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications for an open faculty position in the Division of Basic Sciences. Recruitment at an Assistant Member level is preferred but we will consider more senior applicants. We seek an exceptional structural biologist conducting fundamental research within areas of molecular and cellular biology that possess significant potential for novel biological insight and discovery. A particularly strong expertise and focus on the use of Cryo-electron microscopy (CryoEM) as their primary experimental approach is required.

Fred Hutch provides outstanding colleagues, a collegial atmosphere, and a wealth of resources to support junior faculty success. Graduate students are drawn from the outstanding ‘Molecular and Cellular Biology’ and ‘Biophysics, Structure and Design’ graduate programs at the University of Washington. Fred Hutch is located in a modern campus by Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, and is close to other non-profit research institutes and the University of Washington. See our website for further information (www.fredhutch.org/basic/).

For consideration, applicants must have a doctoral degree and a substantial record of achievement pre and post-doctoral. Applicants from underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline for consideration for a fall interview: August 31, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after the deadline if the position is not filled. Candidates should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/64580 for application instructions.

Data Analyst - Application Support Engineer II/III

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14037

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

This person will serve in a full-time role of data analyst/programmer, working under the direct mentorship of the group lead data analyst. The engineer will be focused on: 

  • building expertise on the internal clinical research dataset and data systems.
  • understanding and supporting the different business functions that our systems coordinate, both for research users on the Fred Hutch side and clinical users engaged in patient care and clinical operations.
  • working with scientific researchers to analyze and understand clinical data;
  • supporting clinical operations of SCCA and Fred Hutch (including system data interfaces with external institutions of the Consortium);
  • programming and automating reports to extract and deliver clinical data to investigators, clinicians and clinical support staff; and
  • providing research application of our clinical data integrated with external data sources (Amalga) on behalf of CRD’s scientific mission.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3-6 years (ASE II), or 6-9 years (ASE III) of directly related experience
  • Experience in working with Microsoft SQL Server and related Microsoft products
  • Strong skills in analyzing relational data and problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred:

  • Experience in working in the health care and/or medical research fields
  • Experience with HL7 intersystem data interface engines

Data Coordinator II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14187

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Data Coordinator (DC) is responsible for the documentation and monitoring of a biorepository and Phase 1-3 clinical trials, including the collection, coordination, processing and quality control of clinical trial data. The position will track clinical activity and subject visits, and abstract and report data. The DC will work on studies for at least two investigators, and regularly update those investigators on progress and activity. The DC will work closely with a Clinical Research Coordinator and will report directly to the Clinical Program Operations Director.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews medical records to ascertain eligibility for a biorepository study. Registers consented subjects.
  • Assures Biorepository consent forms are completed timely, completely, and accurately.
  • Abstracts patient/participant data from medical records timely, according to protocol reporting guidelines.
  • Maintains databases and shadow charts with source documentation. Demonstrates knowledge of database definitions.
  • Tracks study timelines and assures that procedures are completed per protocol.
  • Identifies procedural problems and communicates to the study coordinator, PI and program director as appropriate.
  • Resolves database queries and inaccuracies timely.
  • Creates and maintains tracking tools.
  • Performs routine audits to ensure quality and completeness of the data submitted. Identifies missing data and corrects deficiencies.
  • May occasionally attend clinic visits when appropriate to provide education about study requirements or obtain data.
  • Serves as a resource to investigators, subjects, and collaborating physicians, service areas and organizations with questions about study procedures and operations.
  • May assist in the development of databases and case report forms.
  • Serves as main point of contact with study monitors. Schedules monitoring visits and completes associated tasks.
  • Prepare research sample collection kits, deliver to collection sites, and assure samples are collected and routed appropriately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including archiving records of closed studies; maintaining shared drive files; requesting medical records from outside providers.
  • In collaboration with the Investigator and study coordinator, anticipates and plans for data deadlines
  • Keeps knowledge and skills current by completing mandated training and attending meetings with the study team and the Consortium, such as the monthly coordinator meeting, relevant brown bags, faculty and administrative presentations, and other opportunities of interest

Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience required.
  • One to two years of experience working in healthcare environment with oncology and/or research experience preferred. Strong preference given to candidates with previous experience conducting clinical trials in hematologic malignancies.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with data entry and databases. Prefer experience with Medidata RAVE.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to organize work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, under supervision, and be a team player.
  • Ability to adapt and respond appropriately to competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of FDA, GCP, and NIH requirements preferred.

Data Engineer II

SCCA IT Shared Services Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13596

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Data Warehouse Team within SCCA Information Technology is responsible for designing, developing and supporting SCCA data systems and integration for both operational and analytical purposes.

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Data Warehouse Manager, the Data Engineer is responsible for developing BI solutions for the Enterprise Data Warehouse in the Microsoft stack of SQL tools. This includes designing and implementing strategies for new data acquisition, data distribution, and workflow orchestration as the data warehouse expands its offerings into AWS. The role will also be responsible for transferring and integrating data into the DW from source systems as well as partner data warehouses and repositories. In collaboration with team members, the Data Engineer will analyze and profile data to design, implement, and test procedures, packages, and processes to meet business needs.

 

Data are acquired and distributed in a number of different ways and will require a willingness to learn and troubleshoot multiple systems, old and new. The Data Engineer will work with team members, end users, and other stakeholders to provide solutions with minimal operational disruption and high data integrity. As a member of an agile team, the Data Engineer will participate in daily and weekly meetings to coordinate efforts.

 

Additional responsibilities include the ability to:

  • Work with analyst partners to understand their information needs and business requirements
  • Work with teammates to design and build new infrastructure on MS stack and (eventually) AWS
  • Work with SDET to perform end-to-end data analysis and ensure data quality gaps are identified
  • Communicate and resolve issues and questions during development, testing, and release of new code
  • Collaboratively work with other members of the Data Warehouse team, IT and Business partners
  • Mentor team members
  • Work on multiple projects in parallel

Qualifications

Required:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated data warehousing & business intelligence experience
  • Minimum 5 years development experience using T-SQL
  • Ability to manage business expectations and deliver customer-focused solutions
  • Experience translating business challenges into flexible/extensible/simple and elegant solutions
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Strong understanding of database design
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to new and changing technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Desired:

  • Programming skills in PowerShell and/or C#
  • Strong understanding of Visual Studio Solutions and Projects
  • Experience using AWS for data processing
  • SQL Server indexing and performance tuning
  • Understanding of HIPAA regulations
  • Familiarity with diverse kinds of healthcare and/or clinical data
  • Experience with Cerner and/or Epic healthcare systems
  • Familiarly with the Systems/Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with Agile software development

Data Scientist I

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14216

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) at Fred Hutch is seeking an experienced Data Scientist to work on multiple projects investigating the immunological correlates of vaccine protection for novel tuberculosis and HIV vaccine candidates. The immune response to a vaccine can be highly variable across individuals, particularly for new vaccines that are in active development. Understanding the factors that impact vaccine response and identifying the features of the immune response that confer protection can provide critical feedback for vaccine refinement. As part of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network supported by the NIH Division of AIDS and the Global Health Vaccine Accelerator Program, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation we are leading major computational efforts to integrate immunological datasets generated from human vaccine trials. Analysis datasets include those generated by multicolor flow cytometry, transcriptomics/RNAseq, T cell receptor repertoire sequencing, mass spectrometry, microbiome 16S and metagenomic sequencing, and multiplexed systems serology among others.

Responsibilities

The Data Scientist works closely with the PI, a computational biologist and biostatistician, and a growing team, to develop data pipelines, plan and conduct analyses, design and implement data visualizations, and help prepare figures for funding proposals and publication. The ideal candidate should have an appetite to understand and analyze new types of data. 

Qualifications

  • M.A., M.S. in computational biology, biostatistics, computer science, data science, bioinformatics or a related field. Candidates with Ph.D. also encouraged to apply.
  • 2 - 4 years of hands-on biological data science experience
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R programming, with knowledge of the appropriate tools and libraries for working with biological data
  • Demonstrated rigor and reproducibility through well organized and well documented code and/or committed to a public code repository (e.g. github)
  • Experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data (e.g. transcriptomics, or immune repertoire)
  • Preference for candidates having familiarity with dimensionality reduction, regression models, machine learning and/or cloud infrastructure for scalable scientific computing
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and effective communication are essential
  • Eagerness to learn about immunology, vaccines, microbial ecology, biostatistics or whatever the science demands

Data Scientist I-III, Spatial Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13745

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Innovation Laboratory (iLab) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Masters- or PhD-level data scientist. The iLab is a new collaborative initiative of the Immunotherapy and Translational Data Science Integrated Research Centers (IIRC and TDS_IRC) with a mission to advance the introduction and development of new immuno-oncology research technologies. The iLab will spur in-house development and early adoption of novel techniques, including advanced single cell RNA spatial sequencing, T- and B-cell receptor sequencing, and other DNA/RNA-based technologies. The data scientist will work closely with lab personnel and immunotherapy researchers to develop data analysis methods for new technologies.


Over the past three years, Fred Hutch has launched three Integrated Research Centers (IRCs) to increase collaborative research across the Center and stimulate transformative cancer discovery. The IIRC, led by Dr. Stanley Riddell, and the TDS_IRC, led by Dr. Raphael Gottardo, have joined together and created the iLab to speed adoption of novel technologies, particularly those that generate large datasets of high utility to immunotherapy. The successful candidate will be embedded in the iLab, but will also have close ties to the Gottardo Lab and the TDS_IRC. The iLab will initially be housed in the Bielas Lab. Working closely with Drs. Bielas and Gottardo, the successful candidate will function with a high degree of independence as they manage daily activities. We see the integration of computational work within the iLab as an integral part of its success, providing computational innovation.


As a Fred Hutch strategic initiative, we value inclusion and a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to inform our work. We believe in supporting each other through mentorship and providing resources for professional development. Given these values, we strive to make our recruitment and promotion processes fair and transparent. Therefore, we strongly encourage all individuals with an interest in the position to apply. To learn more about the IRCs: Immunotherapy ; Translational Data Science


We are seeking a Masters- or PhD-level data scientist to work with the iLab to develop workflows and data analysis pipelines, from novel genomics technologies developed in-house to collaboration with select industry partners. The data scientist may also support some projects more broadly, creating workflows and analyses that also include data sets generated outside of the iLab, clinical data, and other translation data sources. The ideal candidate will support large collaborative projects in a wide range of problems in oncology research and serve as a consultant/link between the iLab, laboratory and clinical scientists. The incumbent will collaborate with laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists in two ways:

  • As member of the iLab, creating novel workflows and data analysis pipelines for novel technologies being tested and developed in the laboratory.
  • As a contributing member on teams using novel technologies in the iLab, creating and using computational tools for analyzing clinical and pre-clinical samples.

Through these multi-disciplinary collaborations, the data scientist will support and expand opportunities to apply novel tools and technologies to innovative pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Responsibilities

  • Consult with Fred Hutch researchers collaborating with iLab to solve their data science problems
  • Manage and set scientific priorities across projects
  • Develop and optimize computational pipelines to enable the integration and management of large and complex data sets generated in the iLab
  • Test and potentially develop open-source software for reproducible research
  • Interpret results from computational and statistical analysis
  • Assist with study design and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical trials
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings
  • Co-author manuscripts for publication

Qualifications

Data Scientist I - Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 2+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Data Scientist II - Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred) in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 5+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Data Scientist III - Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred) in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 8+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Minimum qualifications (all levels):

  • Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data
  • Excellent programming skills (Python, R, C/C++, Java) including best software development practices (e.g. design, unit tests, documentation, code review)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in high-dimensional data, particularly with NGS and single-cell NGS (e.g. scRNA-seq)
  • Experience in cloud computing (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience in immunology

Data Scientist II

FH Hutch Data Commonwealth
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13717

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) represents a new organization within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with a mission to develop new capabilities and resources to facilitate the center’s interaction with large and complex data sets. HDC data scientists partner with center investigators in research leveraging high-dimensional data to drive requirements into the HDC product team where data and software engineers are responsible for developing and supporting robust data management and analysis platforms and tools.

Responsibilities

The Data Scientist provides collaborative and innovative analytic support across all divisions of the center, leveraging big data to support and empower center investigators. The Data Scientist will be responsible for construction of analytic datasets sourcing elements from potentially diverse data sources, implementation of exploratory and predictive analyses, visualization of data, communication and presentation of results, and putting these solutions into production. Core responsibilities are:

  • Identify and integrate disparate data sources, both internal and external, structured and unstructured clinical or research data from Consortium partners or external collaborators, as well as from publicly-available databases
  • Develop and deploy machine learning algorithms, predictive models, and classification methods to advance cancer research and inform clinical decision making
  • Deliver novel, data-driven insights to improve outcomes in the treatment of cancer
  • Identify areas of growth for the HDC data science team and actively partner with the Fred Hutch Data Science IRC to enhance the breadth and reach of data science across Fred Hutch
  • Collaborate with researchers and clinicians to identify high-impact opportunities for data science applications
  • Manage data science projects from creation to completion
  • Communicate results to technical and non-technical audiences

Qualities in a candidate necessary for success include:

  • A strong desire to explore, investigate, dig, and generally uncover patterns and puzzles in data while maintaining a strong sense of thoughtful and pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to advise investigators and management in clear language about results and new directions
  • Ability not only to work autonomously, but also to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams including statisticians, computational biologists, data engineers, epidemiologists, clinicians, administrators, etc.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, data science, statistics, informatics, or equivalent
  • Core competency in at least one of the following: deep learning, statistics, genomics, natural language, image processing, medical records or claims
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, machine learning, and predictive modeling
  • Awareness of a variety of data formats and markup languages (e.g., csv, JSON, XML)
  • General experience with the following:
    • Common data storage mediums (e.g., SQL, Excel)
    • Unix/Linux
    • Version control (e.g. git)
    • Proven ability to collaborate with various levels of internal and external partners, being able to work independently, with heavy multi-tasking
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional diplomacy
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with messy, “real life” data sets. Experience with NoSQL models and big data platforms (e.g., MongoDB, Hadoop, Hive)
  • Experience with API’s and container environments (e.g., Flask, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with application development, user design, and visualization tools (e.g., JavaScript, HTML5, D3, Shiny)
  • Experience architecting, implementing, and tuning deep learning models
  • Experience with R and statistical computing

Digital Health - Full Stack Developer

SCCA IT Shared Services Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12513

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

We’re looking for a Full Stack developer who will take a key role on our team. Our Full Stack developer must have knowledge in all stages of software development. You’ll be working alongside other engineers and developers, collaborating on the various layers of the infrastructure for our web applications that support our patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Responsibilities

  • Design overall architecture of the web application.
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.
  • Experience working with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements.
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection.
  • Highly experienced with back-end programming languages: Python, JavaScript, Java
  • Proficient experience using ReactJS, AWS, SQL
  • Familiarity with serverless architecture or SOA
  • Experience with Docker and GitLab a plus

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working as a developer
  • Experience with AWS and serverless architecture
  • Experience with iOS, React native, PWA's
  • Experience working with health care data

Director of Strategy and Operations

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13890

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Director of Strategy and Operations is responsible for research administration leadership and management in partnership with the Principal Investigators and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Project Director’s Scientific Leadership. This person contributes to the development and implementation of strategic priorities and projects within the broader WHI Program that impact research. They effectively lead and manage the Research Administrative Team to support the compliant and efficient conduct of research throughout the research lifecycle (from proposal through closure/archiving) across all WHI ancillary studies at the Hutch. They communicate and collaborate across multiple levels of Leadership to support WHI strategic initiatives and continuously be good stewards of federal funds. Other duties include facilitating collaborative partnerships across the center, leading development of WHI Program metrics to monitor progress in WHI Study Proposals and Funding.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative oversight of the WHI Program, including Coordinating Center's 5 year $50M federal contract (four subcontracts), and 20+ funded Ancillary Studies ($3M annual) and Center Funds accounts
  • Oversee contract and subcontract administration, including timely submission of deliverables
  • Oversee all HR needs for the Coordinating Center, including onboarding and outboarding of staff, annual staff merit and performance evaluation process (55 staff) and employee performance issues on an ongoing basis
  • Oversee space and equipment planning and use, evaluate current and future project needs
  • Manage WHI Coordinating Center's Research Administration Unit (6 staff):
    • Develop and administer policies and procedures related to research admin
    • Stay aware of changing NIH policies/procedures
    • Ensure all required financial, IRB, dbGaP, CMS, VDE, and funding agency reports are produced and submitted in a high quality and timely fashion
  • As a member of WHI Coordinating Center's Project Directors:
    • Develop WHI Coordinating Center's policies
    • Prioritize and allocate resources to support research
    • Provide fiscal oversight
    • Manage program and study affairs
    • Develop long range plans for systems development and research activity implementation
    • Plan, prepare materials and participate in funding agency site visits
  • As a member of WHI Coordinating Center's Managers Group:
    • Coordinate implementation of projects/tasks/reporting across units
    • Coordinate ancillary study activities across units
    • Ensure study wide communication
  • Selected additional responsibilities:
    • Lead and participate in strategic planning: Website, 25th Legacy Meeting, Logo, Repository, Network
    • Attend monthly Steering Committee Conference Calls, Semi-annual SC Meetings (Washington, DC) and Annual Investigator Meetings (Washington, DC)
    • Serve as liaison to Public Health Sciences and Administrative Divisions
    • Develop and negotiate budget for the next contract extension

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a progressively complex leadership position in an academic research environment is required
  • Experience collaborating with executive leaders and senior scientists is required
  • Experience required in research administration, HR and related personnel management, operations and staff, establishing timelines, benchmarking accountability and overseeing program and project budgets
  • Experience in proposal development, project implementation and grant/contract management
  • Supervisory experience required

Director, Cellular Imaging Core

FH Administration Division
Category: Staff Scientist
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12237

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The director will lead the Fred Hutch Cellular Imaging Core Facility team and will be responsible for all aspect of the core functions, including providing outstanding imaging services and support to Fred Hutch investigators, scientific collaborations, strategic planning, acquisition, development and dissemination of new technologies. The resource provides equipment and expertise to assist investigators in applying sophisticated light and electron microscopy techniques.

 

The mission of the Cellular Imaging Shared Resource is to accelerate cancer and fundamental research for Fred Hutch/UW Consortium researchers by providing state of the art imaging and image analysis technologies, and by providing expertise on the use of such technologies and how to apply them to a variety of research projects. More specifically, the Resource evaluates current and future needs, evaluates new technologies and their potential benefits for research at the Center, obtains funding for the purchase of needed instruments, hardware and software, trains users, provides assistance with the utilization of all available technologies, provides specialized services, and disseminates and promotes the use of imaging and quantitative image analysis techniques through demonstrations, workshops, and seminars.

Responsibilities

Scope of Responsibilities

The Core Director of Cellular Imaging reports to the Associate Vice President of Shared Resources and works independently in supervising resource operations and staff. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are used in interacting with users and in promoting the resource. Expected to work under limited supervision and exercise considerable judgment and initiative in duties and responsibilities.

 

Major Job Duties

Research & Collaborative Development

  • Identify, consult, and develop areas of collaboration for the core facility with faculty and industrial partners. Work with investigators to develop innovative applications for imaging technologies, assisting and collaborating in experimental design.
  • Identify equipment grant opportunities and develop/submit grant to acquire new technology/instrumentation for the core.
  • Work with researchers on individual equipment and/or image analysis grant opportunities to supplement the core.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with appropriate faculty members and partner with industry to bring in new technology.
  • Keep current in the field by maintaining contacts with colleagues, attending conferences and training sessions.

 

Leadership

  • Elevate and maintain the core facility’s status as the premier scientific imaging core in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Lead by example, demonstrate good judgment and transparency, get the best out of the core team.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for the core facility in collaboration with core facility users and advisory committee.

 

Service

  • Engage and maintain positive working relationship with users of the core facility.
  • Work with researchers to determine and guide appropriate imaging strategies for specific experiments and/or research projects.
  • Communicate effectively about the services/resources available within and outside the institution to increase user base.
  • Effectively address potential researcher concerns – including determining the cause of the problem; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction or adjustment; following up to ensure resolution.
  • Work with Morphometrics/Image analyst to determine instrumentation and/or imaging limitations that need to be considered for image analysis development.
  • Help researchers obtain preliminary data for grants using existing imaging technologies and/or image analysis software.
  • Provide support letters for investigator research grant applications.

 

Education & Training

  • Develop and maintain a microscopy training program that utilizes existing expertise and provides users with a solid foundation for Core utilization and troubleshooting.
  • Conduct demo/workshops demonstrating capabilities of existing imaging equipment and analysis software.
  • Conduct demo/workshops demonstrating novel technology in partnership with industry.
  • Appropriate guidance and education for individual users to meet their research needs.

 

Operations

  • Oversee daily operation of the laboratory.  Delegate and oversee staff assignments.
  • Work with Shared Resource Administration to project and develop annual resource budget. Operate and maintain the core facility budget. Manage operating budgets including the development of financial projections and business cases for each facility. Evaluate work flow and service levels, develop policies and procedures to optimize work flow and deliver high quality service. Maintain cost effectiveness.
  • Work with Shared Resource Administration to establish fee schedules and policies for Center and outside users.
  • Working with SVP and SR Administration, develop/establish and execute a business plan for the core.
  • Generate reporting metrics on facility deliverables and service levels to advise Scientific Leads and Core Facilities Committee. Lead the process to meet annual reporting requirements.
  • Interface with researchers and advisory committee to identify future instrumentation needs for the core.
  • Supervise and ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of record keeping including: schedules, instrument log books, records of user activity, personnel and staff time, supply inventories, purchase orders, equipment use and maintenance, metric reporting and monthly billing.
  • Development and monitoring of an effective staffing and retention strategy, including hiring and terminating employees, mentor and provide learning and development opportunities for direct reports, collaborate with human resources business partners to meet the talent management goals. Provide support and guidance to team members regarding Fred Hutch policies and procedures, organizational programs, and personnel issues.

Perform other responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Must have the knowledge and skills typically acquired through the completion of a PhD in Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field, with 3-5 years related experience. Demonstrated expertise in advanced imaging techniques e.g. confocal and two photon microscopy, light sheet, super-resolution, and/or electron microscopy. Demonstrated ability to integrate multiple types of research approaches. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work in a team environment are essential.  The individual will have excellent communication skills for interfacing with expert and non-expert users, as well as lay audiences.  Proven customer service and end user support experience.

 

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in related science and/or engineering field
  • Demonstrated research experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing a program/team
  • Peer-reviewed publications with a focus on advanced microscopy

 

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience for teaching and collaboration
  • Demonstrated experience in acquiring external funding

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be self-directed and highly motivated, capable of working independently yet in a large, interdisciplinary research environment
  • Be committed to maintaining a positive work environment and fostering the establishment of new research directions/funding
  • Work effectively with diverse populations
  • Work independently on a wide variety of tasks and in different roles
  • Work productively in a team-oriented environment and have a proven track record of team work
  • Maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, prioritize competing demands, and should be skilled at prioritizing, organizing, and working on multiple projects

Director, Data and Analytics

FH Hutch Data Commonwealth
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13483

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) is a transformative initiative at Fred Hutch that is working to bring innovative big data capabilities to the fingertips of all Hutch investigators. Specifically, HDC is developing infrastructure for the management and analysis of research data at large scale and in partnership with the Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC) support investigators seeking to conduct data-driven projects and works collaboratively with center scientists to identify and source appropriate datasets, develop tools for accessing and visualizing data, and implement analytic approaches that are reproducible and responsive to scientific objectives.

Responsibilities

The Director, Data and Analytics directs the ongoing development of research data platforms and associated data and analytics services within the HDC and leads a team of data engineers and data analysts. In partnership with Product Engineering, the Data and Analytics team will enhance the analytic capability of the Center’s investigators through the introduction of innovative techniques and technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and advanced data visualization. As part of the HDC leadership team, the Director will contribute to strategic planning, organizational development, and effort prioritization.


The Director, Data and Analytics should have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills, a proven track record of leading and scaling data engineering teams, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a strong vision for how data and analytics can proactively accelerate the work of Fred Hutch. Most importantly, the Director, Data and Analytics will have a passion for applying their skills in support of mission-driven research.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES


Leadership:

  • Lead a team of Data Engineers and Data Analysts and Machine Learning Engineers in the development and support of new infrastructure and data service initiatives
  • Oversee recruiting, hiring, all aspects of performance management, coaching and mentoring of team members, employee development
  • Build a collaborative, transparent culture of trust where team members are empowered and inspired to do their best work
  • Develop team members to be able to operate in a fast paced, lean product development environment
  • Be a consistent example of the center’s commitment to workplace respect, diversity and inclusion, and research integrity


Data and Analytics:

  • Continually assess needs of the center’s computational community and guide the development of appropriate data resources and services
  • In partnership with the TDS-IRC identify new technology and analytic tools to advance research activities
  • Own the technical roadmap for HDC data infrastructure
  • Manage and lead the production support aspects of data flow into HDC platforms
  • Protect data integrity and accuracy; work with data source owner to increase quality and accuracy of source data
  • Makes decisions, often difficult and/or unpopular, that support the goal of efficient data normalization and ETL process; influences others to support the decisions.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement cutting edge big data pipelines and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities to integrate external data sources and APIs


General:

  • Foster strong relationships with key teams outside of HDC, including Information Security and Information Technology
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends
  • Collaborate with researchers and clinicians to identify high-impact opportunities for data science applications
  • Help researchers understand and utilize HDC data resources
  • Ensure adoption of established best practices


SUPERVISION EXERCISED

10-12 data engineers and data analysts

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or equivalent required, with a minimum of five years of related experience, including a minimum of two years in a management position
  • Demonstrated experience working with biomedical (clinical or research) data
  • Experience with messy, “real life” data sets


Technical skills:

  • Proficiency in R or Python.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, machine learning and predictive modeling
  • A variety of data formats and markup languages (e.g. XML, JSON, Markdown)
  • Common data storage mediums (e.g. SQL, Excel, Access) as well as NoSQL models
  • Unix/Linux and distributed computing
  • Experience with source control instruments such as GitHub and related devOps processes
  • Experience with workflow scheduling/orchestration resources
  • Hands-on experience with big data platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) and containers (e.g, Docker)


Qualities necessary for success:

  • A strong desire to explore, investigate, dig, and generally uncover patterns and puzzles in data while maintaining a strong sense of thoughtful and pragmatic solutions.
  • Ability to advise investigators and management in clear language about results and new directions; strong oral and written communication and critical thinking skills are necessary for this position.
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams including statisticians, computational biologists, and data engineers, epidemiologists, clinicians, administrators, etc.

Director, Finance Operations & Revenue Cycle

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Executive and Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14097

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

Position summary

This senior management position collaborates with medical leaders, peers and colleagues at SCCA as well as our partner institutions to assure the provision of high quality, patient and family centered care in an environment that facilitates clinical research. The director serves as a key leader in creating financial stability and economic advantage for SCCA and its partner organizations (Seattle Children's Hospital, UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.) Key responsibilities include:

  • Protect the long-term stability of SCCA through recommendations for the best application of assets to the organization's strategic opportunities
  • Create strategic alignment with partner organizations through information sharing, open dialogue, and developing agreement within a trust-based environment
  • Oversees all aspects of Financial Reporting and Accounting including General Ledger, GAAP Compliance, Tax and Regulatory Reporting, Purchasing, Payroll, Third Party Agreements (TPA Accounting) and Financial Systems Group (FSG)
  • Oversees all aspects of Revenue Cycle and Patient Accounting including Registration, Financial Counseling and Clearance, Charge Capture, Coding, Epic Systems, Clinical Research Billing and Monitoring, Denials.
  • Collaborate with other financial leaders to identify and optimize the use of personnel and financial assets to achieve strategic, operational and financial objectives of SCCA

This position oversees overall billing functions of services rendered including: Billing, Follow-up, Customer Service and Collections, Cash Application and Case Rate.  Coordinate Charge Description Master maintenance with Corporate Finance Group. These functions include both insurance and patient billings. The position also oversees Treasury Function including Cash Management, Investments and Investment Manager Relations, Investment Reporting, Liquidity Planning and other related treasury functions.

 

This position reports to the Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer and supervises the Associate Director of Accounting (Controller), as well as departmental Managers, Supervisors and various staff.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and document transactional, accounting and financial reporting internal controls, accounting and reporting policies and procedures and emerging internal control, accounting and reporting issues.  Develop related white papers or policy documents to support internal documentation standards and external audit documentation requirements
  • Interpret, analyze and communicate financial and accounting positions and results of analytics to executive team and board committees to aid in decision-making processes
  • Analyze and evaluate investment returns against policy benchmarks, determine appropriate investment GAAP reporting, prepare routine investment reporting for Investment Sub-committee coordinate Investment Sub-committee decisions with Investment Manager and internal treasury functions
  • Conduct highly complex research and analysis to benchmark SCCA programs, develop and review business models, evaluate proposals, and inform/advise leadership regarding business drivers and financial impact
  • Perform and oversee complex/detailed financial analyses (such as net present value and economic return analysis) to inform top-level decision-making.  Create analytical models to support such analyses
  • Research technologies, programs, and systems and recommend practices to stimulate innovation and marketplace advantage for SCCA
  • Analyze, evaluate and document judgmental accounting areas related to Accounts Receivable reserves, cost report settlements and reserves and potential payor contract settlements.  Understand cost report methodologies and settlement processes
  • Develop key relationships and foster close collaboration/alignment with members of partner organizations
  • Work with partner organizations to achieve operational efficiencies around all third-party agreements.  Streamline contracting and billing/settlement processes
  • Represent SCCA at key Alliance meetings, provide strategic insight and technical expertise, and convey SCCA priorities to partner organizations
  • Advocate for and articulate the value of SCCA proposed initiatives and programs
  • Serve as liaison between SCCA’s senior leadership and partner institutions, advise SCCA regarding partner institution’s objectives, efforts, and progress
  • Provide strategic direction to Finance Operations staff, foster staff engagement and continuous performance improvement
  • Educate and inform SCCA leadership regarding business impacts, opportunities and risks
  • Provides leadership and direction for the Revenue Cycle department
  • Understands interrelationships among systems and process across functional areas to redesign process, improve efficiency, and insure optimal results
  • Support organization-wide IT initiatives and provide Executive Sponsors with the appropriate leadership and support to ensure effective systems implementation related to IT development, system interfaces, functional integration and automation and  management reporting
  • Oversees policies and operations for front-end financial clearance and approvals for patients, including care preauthorization, insurance authorization, patient financial responsibility and payment protocols
  • Fosters a positive and proactive work environment, emphasizing respect for individuals, high standards of quality, customer service, innovation and teamwork
  • Establishing and measuring performance of billing related activity with establishment, maintenance and monitoring of appropriate dashboards
  • Compliance with established regulations related to coding, billing and collections

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.  MBA or CPA strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience working in a related field required, preferably in an acute care hospital or cancer research center
  • Proven skills in strategic and quantitative analysis, project management, negotiation, communication and leadership.
  • Strong writing skills, a solid foundation of financial and analytic skills and well-developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and implement new accounting standards or accounting interpretations and prepare written documentation to support management’s findings and conclusions that is sufficient to support internal control processes and audit requirements
  • Proven ability to build teams and collaborate internally and externally.  Ability to recruit new and retain existing associates
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas to others throughout the organization, across varying levels of expertise
  • Proficient ability to prepare and communicate compelling, high impact presentations for senior organizational leaders and other strategic and functional stakeholders and business partners
  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret complex data and formulate recommendations
  • Ability to identify and resolve or explain inconsistencies in financial analysis and data
  • Understanding of treasury function, investment vehicles and asset allocation strategies and investment accounting and reporting
  • Ability to interpret contract/legal documentation
  • Understanding of current and developing payment methodologies and current payor trends
  • Technical knowledge, skills, judgment and organizational ability to plan and direct operations of assigned departments
  • Ability to relate to medical staff, managers, employees and others to win their confidence and establish support
  • Systems thinking. Ability to quickly and accurately understand organizational culture, systems, processes, strengths and weaknesses
  • Negotiation skills. Ability to gain agreement in complex situations. Critical thinking and judgment required
  • Proficiency in use of standard office computer software programs, equipment and clinical information systems
  • Ability to work in an environment that may be ambiguous at times

Director, Institutional Review Office

FH Administration Division
Category: Executive and Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14152

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Institutional Review Office (IRO) functions as the central office for managing the ethical review and approval of human or animal studies conducted at Fred Hutch, with specific responsibilities for supporting the Institutional Review Boards and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  The Director ensures compliance with all external regulations, best practices, and internal policies, and serves as a liaison between the committees and the research community.  The Fred Hutch IRB is the IRB of record for the Fred Hutch-University of Washington consortium greater-than-minimal-risk oncology studies.  Through close collaboration with the committee chairs and members and the IRO staff, the Director maintains an efficient and effective operating framework for the day-to-day operations of the committees and the office. 

 

The Director is a key member of the leadership team of the Vice President for Research Administration and Faculty Affairs and works in close collaboration with other offices and entities that support clinical and basic science research, including Clinical Research Support, Integrated Research Centers, interdisciplinary programs, Conflict of Interest, Office of Sponsored Research, Office of General Counsel, the scientific divisions, and Center executive leadership.  The Director also works closely with counterparts at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  The Director is responsible for maintaining the voluntary accreditation status of the human and animal research programs, is a primary point of contact for federal agency inquiries and correspondence, and is responsible for the management and negotiation of institutional reliance agreements, in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel.  The Director is expected to work collaboratively with faculty leaders, individual faculty and study staff, and Division Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and oversight to the day-to-day operations of the office and its relevant committees, proactively identifying and implementing solutions to improve efficiency, effectiveness and timeliness of office processes while maintaining rigorous scientific, ethical and regulatory compliant reviews
  • Provide management and supervision to IRO staff and oversee the coordination of the activities of the review committees
  • As a member of the leadership team of Fred Hutch administration and the Office of Research Administration and Faculty Affairs, keep executive leadership informed with respect to all pertinent matters related to human and animal research programs at Fred Hutch
  • Assist leadership on all long- and short-term objectives and other strategies necessary to achieve the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives
  • Serve as liaison between Center and federal and state agencies on matters relating to human and animal protections
  • Advise on policies and procedures impacting institutional compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to human and animal research protections
  • Coordinate as necessary and participate in regulatory agency site visits and audits
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative metrics along with stakeholder feedback and benchmarks to measure operational performance and identify opportunities for performance improvements
  • Maintain expert knowledge of all federal and state regulations pertaining to human and animal research
  • Serve as a mentor to IRO staff, overseeing and supporting their professional growth, evaluating their performance and improving the quality of their work
  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of electronic systems, including the Huron IRB and IACUC products
  • At all times understand and exemplify the mission and values of Fred Hutch
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned or needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 10 years of directly relevant experience; or, an advanced degree (i.e., MPH, JD, PhD) with 7 years of experience, preferably in an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and/or academic medical center.
  • Significant demonstrated achievement in research and staff management in a complex organization.
  • Expert knowledge of research-related policies and regulations., including FDA, human and animal research protections, federal grants policy, and conflict of interest.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly detail-oriented and organized with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage highly sensitive and strictly confidential material.
  • Ability to solve complicated, sensitive, confidential issues quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter, able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Thorough understanding of the goals and mission of Fred Hutch.

Director, Internal Audit

SCCA Executive Administration Division
Category: Executive and Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14276

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The mission of Internal Audit is to enhance SCCA’s operational capabilities by providing independent, risk-based and objective assurance, advisory and educational services. To achieve this, the Director of Internal Audit, reporting to the Chief Integrity Officer, is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management of all aspects of the internal audit function through a systematic and disciplined approach to identify risks, monitor compliance with internal controls, evaluate whether such internal controls/governance practices are working effectively, and educate and train staff. This position will participate with, and support the Chief Integrity Officer in, the continuous risk assessment process and in the development and maintenance of the Internal Audit plan approved by the Board’s Integrity Committee.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the risk assessment process ensuring it is effective, collaborative and inclusive. Analyze the risk assessment results against the organization’s strategic goals, financial impact, and the external environment to support the development of the annual risk-based audit plan.
  • Develop the audit plan by prioritizing identified risks against available audit resources and create the audit plan documentation for presentation to executive leadership and to the BOD Integrity Committee.
  • Continuously monitor for changes in the organizational risk profile and/or operational environment and make recommendations to modify the annual plan and to accommodate management requests for additional audit and advisory work.
  • Oversee completion of the Audit Plan. Approve audit & advisory project scoping. Evaluate the risk impact of control weaknesses identified including the identification of potential systemic issues. Be accountable for timely completion of projects.
  • Assure management accountability on audit risk mitigation strategies. As appropriate, assist management in implementation of risk mitigation action plans. Monitor status of open management action plans providing regular communication to the Chief Integrity Officer. Escalate concerns when risk mitigation efforts are insufficient or impacted by organizational or other changes.
  • Act as primary client contact for Audit Plan related concerns & questions. Meet regularly with management to stay abreast of changes and emerging risk. As needed, support audit staff or external resources with difficult client interactions.
  • Prepare reports to key stakeholders including executive management and the BOD Integrity Committee. Provide presentations to key stakeholders on audit approach, findings, and risk mitigation as requested by the Chief Integrity Officer.
  • Conduct consulting activities and assistance with special project initiatives at the direction of the Chief Integrity Officer.
  • Conduct training and education as opportunities are identified through assurance and advisory work.
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of audit practices, standards, documentation and tools. Maintain awareness of changes in auditing principles and practices and related areas in order to maintain professional competence.
  • Manage the process of hiring, developing, and evaluating performance of staff and manage external resources effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field;
  • CPA or CIA;
  • Minimum 7 years audit experience with a minimum of 5 years in the healthcare industry;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing audits, including risk assessment, planning, audit execution, issue/report writing, managing timelines, and management interaction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage significant complexity and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated project management, organization and facilitation skills
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and exude the appropriate level of judgment and maturity

Preferred

  • Advanced degree such as Master’s in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
  • High level of tact and ability to communicate complex and potentially sensitive issues to various levels of management. Excellent presentation, relationship building and interaction skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership.
  • Strategic thinker with outstanding analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Solid strategic thinking, business risk awareness, and appropriate judgment to use a risk-based approach in planning the audit focus.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director

FH Administration Division
Category: Human Resources and Legal
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13866

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director reports to the CHRO/Vice President and meets regularly with other members of the Executive team, including the COO and President/Director of Fred Hutchinson. The DEI Director is responsible for leading the organization’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program, creating the overall strategy regarding Diversity and Inclusion, partnering with our faculty Diversity Chair, coaching and consulting with leaders at all levels, and sponsoring organization-wide development efforts such as Employee Resource Groups and training. Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with internal stakeholders and step into a leadership space as they present to staff groups, senior leaders and the Board. They must also interact effectively with external organizations and stakeholders.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director solicits direction and assistance from the CHRO/Vice President and other key executive stakeholders involved with organization-wide strategy and leadership development, and facilitates DEI work across the entire organization. Providing guidance and coaching to various leaders conducting DEI work ensures that these local stakeholders remain engaged and accountable for their commitments.

Responsibilities

General Duties

  • The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director collaborates with multiple leaders throughout the organization to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Center’s mission and to establish and attain divisional and departmental goals in service to the organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion plan. The Director ensures that the diversity and inclusion work is effectively planned and implemented and will represent the Hutch’s efforts to the Board of Trustees and outside organizations.
  • Manage DEI program coordinator.
  • Represent Fred Hutchinson DEI initiatives at key events and national conferences (AACR, SACNAS, ABRCMS, CEO Action Pledge on Diversity & Inclusion)


Program Operations

  • Serve as primary liaison to center leaders involved in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and represent the program to outside institutions.
  • Serve as a partner and collaborator with key stakeholders and center faculty in assessing and evaluating the diversity and inclusion deliverables.
  • Oversee and maintain the established center-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan which includes goals and accountability assignments for all areas of Fred Hutchinson.
  • Curate and sponsor internal education pertaining to DEI, including topics focused on anti-racist and anti-bias behavior, upstander training and other topics determined as crucial.
  • Ensure that DEI efforts are vibrant and positively impact the diverse and inclusive culture of Fred Hutch, including leading the DEI Community of Practice, managing and supporting Employee Resource Groups, the Faculty Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council, Dr. Eddie Mendez Symposium and the campus-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Group.
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion strategic plan deliverables are accomplished, and report on KPI’s on a regular cadence.
  • Bring together center diversity, equity and inclusion leaders at least twice annually to communicate/coordinate overall planning and enhance collaboration
  • Act as a central repository for center, regional and national diversity demographic information in diversity and inclusion efforts, metrics and progress reporting.
  • Conduct ongoing research of best practices regarding diversity, equity and inclusion work and collaborate with leaders throughout the organization to align center efforts to these practices.
  • Provide updates to senior leaders and the Board of Trustees regarding diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Along with other center diversity and inclusion leaders, represent the Hutch through relevant outside organizations and engage with regional diversity/inclusion leaders.
  • Curate opportunities for the workforce to develop skills to nurture and scale a diverse and inclusive workplace, including developing, sponsoring and potentially delivering workshops and overseeing the DEI Communities of Practice
  • Collaborate regularly with DEI consortium partners such as the UW in joint educational programs.
  • Oversee certain partnership and sponsorship requests from organizations focused on supporting diverse and underrepresented communities.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required (or equivalent experience in research or academic administration); an advanced degree, including JD degree is preferred 
  • A minimum of 5 years of leadership and strategic program management experience, preferably in a non-profit research or academic setting 
  • Ability to manage, coach, and mentor individuals and teams
  • Ability to lead without direct authority
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in working, on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through past paid or volunteer work
  • Strong leadership qualities and skills are essential; collaborative teamwork, credibility, people development, sound judgement, high degree of integrity and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff and students across all levels
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the boundaries between DEI and Human Resource issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex and competing activities. Strong public speaking skills and presence required.

Enterprise Project Manager III

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14073

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) is responsible for project intake, project prioritization and project execution. The EPMO manages projects across the organization as well as co-manages enterprise projects with our partner organizations: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,  Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center. The EPMO is comprised of Project Managers, Operations Managers, Consultants and Project Coordinators.


The purpose of an Enterprise Project Manager is to facilitate SCCA Leadership (SIC) approved efforts in support of the organizations strategic goals and initiatives. Enterprise Project Managers collaborate with process owners, technology owners, and stakeholders to identify project scope, goals, deliverables, and success criteria. Enterprise Project Managers create and oversee multidisciplinary project teams comprised of operational staff, affiliates, and vendors. They are responsible for ensuring the project timeline, budget, scope, and quality objectives are achieved as well as appropriate project management methodology applied.


This position’s responsibilities include traditional project management of an assigned project, project advising for operational staff and or project coordination / administrative activities in support of a multi workstream effort.

Responsibilities

Project Planning/Implementation

  • Plan, coordinate and implement projects as assigned by the manager. This includes:
    • Developing the Project Charter
    • Defining project goals, deliverables and scope
    • Defining project requirements
    • Defining milestones and associated timeline
    • Identifying project risks, and developing mitigation plans
    • Tracking and creatively resolve issues that relate to the project
    • Maintain project documentation

Collaboration

  • Work successfully with multidisciplinary project teams. This involves interacting with many different levels of staff, alliance partners and affiliated organizations and working with resource managers
  • to obtain resource assignments
  • Work with team members to obtain quality project deliverables
  • Exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback

Communication

  • Effectively use written and oral communication skills. This includes meeting facilitation; the efficient use of e-mail; creation of clear, concise project documents and presentations.
  • Manage requests for changes to scope, schedule, and budget according to defined project change control procedures
  • Develop and execute project communication plan
  • Provide appropriate status updates to sponsors and stakeholders

Prioritization and Time Management

  • Work with department manager to assess and prioritize project workload based on organizational and departmental goals
  • Delegate work assignments appropriately
  • Set expectations and monitor delegated activities

Flexibility

  • Successfully manage multiple projects in varied environments and adapt to different project needs, constraints and barriers
  • Perform other/additional duties in support of the Project Management Office as needed

Technology and Methodology Skills

  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills in Project Management Methodologies.
  • Stays knowledgeable in applicable areas of expertise i.e.; Information Technology, Business Process Improvement Methodologies, Clinical Applications, etc.

Leadership

  • Effectively influence actions and opinions of others
  • Provide leadership to project teams
  • Work as a partner with the organization’s leadership in achieving solutions

Qualifications

Required:

  • 4+ years of Project Management Experience
  • Extensive experience with software implementation life cycle
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Project Management methodologies and tools
  • Ability to aggressively manage timelines and team deliverables
  • Experience managing project budgets over $250k
  • Experience managing vendors and contract staff
  • Experience managing teams over 15
  • Experience working with Leadership and all levels of management
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment
  • Experience working with Information Technology
  • Experience with change management
  • Advanced Organizational and planning skills
  • Solid decision making skills
  • Solid Facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills

 

Preferred:

  • BA/BS in related field or 4-6 years project management experience may be substituted for education requirement
  • Experience with vendor selection and or contract negotiations
  • Experience with process improvement methodology
  • Experience managing vendors or contract staff
  • Experience working in a PMO environment with an established Project Management Methodology
  • Experience in business analysis and/or technical writing

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Specialist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Facilities
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13809

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Safety & Emergency Preparedness Department manages a comprehensive health and safety program including: Employee Health & Safety, Fire & Life Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Preparedness


The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Specialist develops and supports a comprehensive and integrated EH&S program at SCCA. The position is responsible for making independent decisions that lead to the development and delivery of an efficient department to meet safe environment of care standards for patients, visitors, staff and affiliates that work in or enter any SCCA facility.

Responsibilities

  • Support industrial hygiene projects/design and provide safety training for labs and healthcare clinic staff, conduct exposure monitoring, respiratory fit testing, safety audits, evaluate use of hazardous materials, prepare reports and present findings to safety committee and Environment of Care committee as directed.
  • Arranges, contracts, and collects/consolidates waste disposal in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Maintains and improves waste minimization practices to decrease hazardous materials disposal costs and comply with waste minimization regulations.
  • Advise/train employees regarding the proper storage of hazardous chemicals and compressed gases, and the preparation of hazardous wastes for disposal and transportation of non-waste hazardous materials.
  • Oversees the activities of consultants and vendors who provide hazardous waste services, including but not limited to biomedical waste, radioactive waste, chemical waste, electronic waste, recycled wastes, lab coat services, and spill response.
  • Develop and maintain industrial hygiene, biosafety, and hazardous waste handling, transport, and disposal policies and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulations.
  • Consult with employees regarding recognized and potential occupational exposures and investigate occupational accidents and illness as necessary.
  • Support as needed the chemical, biosafety and radiation safety laboratory audit programs.
  • Serves as Environment of Care committee member and process owner for the Hazardous Materials Management Plan and Hazard Awareness Management Manual (HAMM) and other relevant policies, as required by the Joint Commission.
  • Maintains all hazardous materials program records and permits, prepares and submits required reports, and acts as site contact for applicable regulatory compliance inspections.
  • Initiate and serve as a member of hazardous materials response team, maintaining written plans, procedures, and applicable training.
  • Oversees the hazardous chemical inventory process and database, verifying that data is accurately maintained and that quantity limits in designated areas do not exceed fire code storage limits.
  • Provides training employees on various topics including hazardous waste disposal, shipping hazardous materials, spill response, and waste minimization.
  • Will require limited off-hours support
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA/BS in related field (5 years similar experience may substitute)
  • 2+ years similar experience, preferably in healthcare/labs


Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, chemistry, microbiology or closely related scientific field
  • Experience supporting biosafety programs a plus
  • Must possess good writing, analytical, verbal communication and computer skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and required personal protective equipment
  • Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds

Facilities MAC Planner

FH Administration Division
Category: Facilities
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14106

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Facilities MAC (Moves, Adds, and Changes) Planner will manage and coordinate all moves, adds and changes (MAC’s) in office and lab furnishings, along with project management support for major MAC related renovations.

 

The Facilities MAC Planner is individually responsible for developing and managing scope, schedule and budget of moves/adds/changes (MAC Coordination) for furniture changes and additions to accommodate relocating staff or onboarding of new staff. Additionally, managing adjustments and/or reconfigurations for work areas including replacing carpet, re-painting, electrical, data and minor room alterations.

 

A successful candidate has an ability to communicate clearly with all parties involved in a project, including key stakeholders, internal and external customers, team members and vendor partners and lead a project team around a common set of goals. This role requires the ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service, teamwork and attention to detail in order to insure satisfaction with end users.

Responsibilities

The Facilities MAC Planner responsibilities can be broken into three major areas:

 

MAC Responsibilities

  • Moving, adjusting or reconfiguring work areas including replacing carpet, re-painting, electrical, data and minor room alterations.
  • Meet with stakeholders to determine scope of project and complete sketches to communicate scope of work for furniture changes and additions to accommodate moving staff or onboarding new staff. Complete space planning to meet codes and space allocations standards.
  • Independently manage an average of 5-10 larger projects simultaneously from inception to close out while overseeing multiple daily requests
  • Oversee daily workload of installation team
  • Establish and manage budget for moves/adds/changes annually and on a project by project basis. Develop and coordinate budget estimates and manage the work within established budget
  • Provide professional and timely responses to project status and goals, inquiries, work requests and concerns
  • Plan and manage all move-in requests or adjustments to work areas based on established space requirements

Furniture Management

  • Coordinate inventory of existing furniture available to be moved and incorporated into project.
  • Oversee and manage surplus furniture inventory for all buildings keeping warehouses organized and kept orderly for future needs.
  • Manage furniture standards for each building
  • Coordinate selection and specification for furnishings
  • Request quotes from vendors and approve requisitions for furniture procurement and installation
  • Coordinate with vendors, service providers, furniture installation crews and movers to carry out the work.

MAC-Related Renovations

  • Complete planning and project management duties on minor and major MAC related renovations or portions of new construction projects as assigned. Most projects range from $20-30k, with occasional projects ranging from $60k-600k.
    • Develop budget estimates for the proposed work. Manage the work within the established budget and prepare associated budget reports.
    • Work with and coordinate with the various center departments associated with the project.
    • Assist with the management of the consultant and contractors work efforts to ensure the timely and cost-effective completion of the work and transfer to building operations personnel.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • At least seven years of experience in planning and administering new construction and renovation projects.
  • Experience working with contract furniture and space planning is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in a research setting is preferred
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Bluebeam is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience may be substituted for formal education on a year for year basis if supplemented by relevant training in these areas.
  • Physical ability to do the required work, which includes traveling efficiently and effectively to and from all Fred Hutch buildings on campus approximately 50% of the time.

Facilities Operations & Maintenance Coordinator

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Facilities
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13862

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


SCCA Facilities is responsible for the efficient and safe management, maintenance, and construction of all SCCA facilities, and manages over 626,883 sq. ft. in 18 buildings across 6 campuses. The facilities team works collaboratively with staff, leadership, partner organizations, and vendors to support ongoing operations and to implement projects and strategic initiatives.


The Facilities Operations & Maintenance Coordinator reports directly to the Facilities Operations Manager. Scope of Facilities Operations includes Ergonomics, Furniture, Housekeeping, Painting, Art, Flooring, Signage/Wayfinding, Electric/Data, and Mechanical/HVAC.

Responsibilities

Project & Maintenance Coordination

  • Coordinate Operational Projects & Maintenance as assigned. Includes but not limited to:
    • Furniture reconfigures and Installs (including the support of ergonomic recommendations)
    • Fixtures and Equipment
    • Power and data changes
    • Lighting - new and repair
    • Signage and Wayfinding
    • Painting - infection control and aesthetic
    • Flooring - repair and update

 

Vendor Coordination

  • Coordinate Operational & Maintenance Vendors by scheduling, entering work orders and requisitions for purchased goods / services, requesting pricing proposals, and validating related invoices. Vendors included, but not limited to:
    • HVAC
    • Plumbing
    • Lighting
    • Paint
    • Flooring
    • Curtain
    • Signage
    • General Engineering & Building System Controls
    • Waste Management
    • Janitorial
    • Roofing
    • Window Washing
    • Landscaping

 

General Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Property Management of leased spaces to facilitate work
  • Participate in CPI endeavors including but limited to Team Huddles and STP work
  • Carry out special assignments or projects, requiring departmental knowledge and expertise, as assigned

Qualifications

Education and experience:

  • High School Degree or equivalent required, Associate or Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum one year of relevant experience required. Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Work in a healthcare setting
  • Facilities management experience preferred
  • Able to read and interpret floor plans and architectural plan sets
  • Knowledge of ‘CPI’ (Continuous Process Improvement) or ‘Lean’ methodology preferred


Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Able to work successfully with multidisciplinary teams from all areas of SCCA.
  • Able to effectively listen to and acknowledge the needs and perspectives of stakeholders.
  • Able to accurately represent these needs in support of SCCA Facilities operations.
  • Able to provide excellent customer service to patients, staff, and partners.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of contexts and media, including conversations, email, and meetings.
  • Able to create effective signs and educational material for display in SCCA facilities.
  • Able to proficiently use Microsoft Office suite.
  • Able to successfully balance competing priorities with limited time and resources.
  • Able to set clear expectations and effectively monitor delegated activities.
  • Able to demonstrate organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to adapt to emergent needs, constraints, and barriers.
  • Able and willing to perform other duties in support of SCCA Facilities as assigned.
  • Able to adjust work schedule (including working some evenings and weekends) and location to accommodate project schedules and deliverables.

Faculty Member, Pathogen-Associated Malignancies

Integrated Research Center
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 66797

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications to fill a full-time laboratory-based faculty position. Located in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington—Fred Hutch is home to three Nobel laureates, over 300 faculty, and 2400 staff. Our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases.

We are recruiting a virology, microbiology, or immunology faculty member wishing to establish an independent lab working on a virus or bacteria that is associated with cancer. Applicants from PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists will be considered at any rank. Successful candidates will align with the objectives described below.

The Pathogen Associated Malignancies Integrated Research Center faculty are dedicated to accelerating innovation through interdisciplinary science through these objectives:

(1) understand basic mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions of pathogen-associated malignancies (PAMs) to identify mechanisms of cancer induction and exploit vulnerabilities

(2) support translational studies of PAMs to inform the design of better diagnostic, and/or therapeutic strategies

(3) research and implement prevention strategies for PAMs.

 

Our researchers focus on Human Papilloma Virus, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), Epstein-Barr Virus and EBV-related cancers, liver cancer, as well as the role that specific microbes play in the etiology of cancers and response to treatment. We are seeking to expand research on PAMs, including Hepatitis viruses. 

The successful candidate will enter a dynamic, collaborative research environment, working across Fred Hutch’s many diverse Divisions including Human Biology, Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Diseases. Opportunities exist for University of Washington affiliate appointments, participation in joint UW-Fred Hutch graduate student programs, collaboration with the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center and with clinicians practicing at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance—one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the United States.

Please submit your application by providing a curriculum vitae, a 2 to 3-page research plan, three recent publications, and three letters of reference.

The applicant review process begins as applications arrive and any application received by October 30th, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration for the position.

Food and Nutrition Content Strategist/Writer (part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13993

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.

 

Position Overview

The Food and Nutrition Content Strategist/Writer is responsible for developing and approving written and visual content for a new bilingual website at Fred Hutch focused on healthy eating, cooking and nutrition for cancer survivors. This role will strategize the direction and themes for website content, identify and perform outreach for guest contributors, and write and edit engaging nutritional content for the public website (cookforyourlife.org), weekly blogs and newsletters, video demonstrations, donor communications, and social media channels.

 

The Content Strategist/Writer will be inspired by the challenge of balancing evidence-based nutritional guidelines with engaging and accessible recipes and cooking tips informed by the needs of cancer patients and caregivers. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Heather Greenlee, the Content Strategist/Writer will also collaborate with partners within Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and outside institutions and national organizations. This position is part-time 60%.  

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research latest trends in cooking, healthy food, cancer topics, and other related health issues.
  • Develop an integrated content strategy based on strategic goals and an understanding of audience needs to build Cook for Your Life’s national presence and drive engagement.
  • Apply a strategic, audience-focused approach to identifying storytelling opportunities and planning, writing and adapting clear and accurate content that showcases CFYL mission, values and impact.
  • Write and edit weekly blogposts and newsletters, recipes, and other website content.
  • Strategize with multimedia partners and oversee visual content, including videography and photography.
  • Strategize with social media coordinator and oversee social media.
  • Coordinate with research team to test various aspects of nutrition education delivered via online platform.
  • Coordinate with web design team.
  • Partner with analysts to track website metrics and use insights gleaned from data to refine content strategy.
  • Proactively develop strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues within and outside of Fred Hutch to inform content development.
  • Assign and edit guest contributors as needed.
  • Implement and help maintain content and style guidelines.
  • Manage newsletter subscribers and email and donor subscriber lists; and respond to email queries.
  • Attend weekly meetings.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating with sponsorship opportunities.

Qualifications

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of writing/editing, product/content marketing, and/or content strategy experience, preferably working in nutrition, food, and health-related topics.
  • Proven track record of shaping and executing on an integrated content strategy.
  • Experience collaborating and leading within a multifunctional organization.
  • Ability to ideate and execute quickly.
  • Experience leading teams.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A passion for storytelling in all formats.
  • Ability to envision and articulate how content can be presented and distributed for a variety of audiences in diverse formats and across channels; deep understanding of best content and approaches for different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, adapt and deliver engaging contextual content.
  • Proven ability to translate complex source material into compelling stories for a variety of audiences, including a lay audience.
  • Experience applying data analytics to improve content discoverability, readability and engagement.
  • Experience editing, reporting and writing in a fast-paced environment; knowledge of AP Style.
  • Proficiency in search engine optimization best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of and experience in nonprofit research or health sciences preferred.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Please include a cover letter and at least three writing samples with your application.  

GMP Systems Specialist II, Validation

FH Administration Division
Category: Manufacturing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13974

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The GMP Systems group is a compliance function within the Cellular Processing Facility (CPF). The CPF is a manufacturing organization that executes process operations in the production of modified cellular products for patients participating in cell therapy clinical trials in the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. GMP Systems is responsible for developing and administrating a variety of quality systems to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. The groups focus is on all aspects of GMP equipment life cycle, as well as on raw materials inventory management.

 

The GMP Systems Specialist II will primarily address facilitation of process equipment commissioning and qualification, routine calibration, maintenance, and repairs of GMP manufacturing and laboratory equipment to ensure a continued state of regulatory compliance and continuity in support of clinical manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities

  • Track, schedule and ensure on-time completion of routine equipment service events.
  • Establish and manage service providers and vendor contracts related to equipment maintenance, calibration, and repair.
  • Maintain pertinent documentation and equipment files, including drawings, O&M manuals, equipment logbooks and service records in accordance with GMP record keeping practices.
  • Facilitate shipment of equipment serviced off-site.
  • Identify and communicate deviations from established procedures.
  • Respond to notifications of malfunctioning equipment, participating in investigation to diagnose cause, coordinate repairs by Fred Hutch Engineering or other service provider, as necessary.
  • Facilitate verification of restored performance following equipment repairs, to ensure equipment is suitable to return to service.
  • Support development of equipment specifications (user requirements) for new equipment, participate in equipment selection, procurement, installation, etc.
  • Facilitate commissioning and qualification of new equipment.
  • Author equipment validation protocols and reports. Assist in execution of validation protocols. Investigate and document validation deviations.
  • Support development of operation and maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for new equipment.
  • Assist manufacturing staff with troubleshooting and/or continuous improvement of equipment operations.
  • Provide additional support for GMP equipment life cycle, as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in a Biological Science or Engineering, or relevant experience in biologics manufacturing and/or cellular therapeutics processing.
  • Experience working in a regulated (GxP) environment, including a thorough understanding of GMP record keeping and documentation practices.
  • Experience creating and revising SOPs.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work efficiently, with strong attention to detail in a regulated environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a diverse team environment in support of team goals. 
  • Must demonstrate solid time management and organizational skills, with good verbal and written communication. 
  • Must be able to wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear surgical masks and all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
  • Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows:  must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, the ability to bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders and work in tight spaces in order to complete job tasks.
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working as a customer service provider.
  • Experience working in cellular therapeutics and/or biologics manufacturing environment.
  • Experience creating equipment SOPs for GMP clinical process equipment, and other GMP documents (reports, user requirements, etc.)
  • Experience in developing and authoring equipment validation protocols and reports
  • Experience in assisting with facilitation of facility start-up and shut down activities
  • Strong administrative and logistics skills required to track a large variety and volume of tasks simultaneously.

Genetic Counselor I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14053

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


Genetic counselors provide genetic counseling to patients considered at significant cancer risk due to an underlying pathogenic mutation in a cancer gene and/or their personal and family medical history of cancer. Genetic counselors facilitate the genetic testing process and communicates the implications of the result to the patient, and their healthcare providers.

 

Working Schedule: Part Time - 28 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Provide genetic counseling to patients seen in the high-risk prevention clinics at the SCCA Wellness Center, and to patients seen at the SCCA South Lake Union and community sites
  • Serves as a resource to patients, families, staff, genetic counseling student interns, and physicians
  • Represent the organization in initiatives on cancer genetics

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling
  • WA DOH License or American Board of Genetic Counseling Certified or Board-eligible and obtain WA DOH licensure within six months of SCCA employment.
  • Broad knowledge of genetics
  • Ability to communicate complex information in simple way
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred:

  • Process improvement skills
  • Knowledge of NCCN guidelines in regards to genetic testing recommendations
  • Knowledge of healthcare delivery
  • Ability to navigate organizational politics

HDC Scientific Liaison

FH Hutch Data Commonwealth
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13985

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (the Hutch) drives the development of data-intensive research capabilities and infrastructure across Fred Hutch through software and data engineering, training, and strategic partnering.


We are seeking a charismatic individual with a background in bioinformatics or computational biology research to facilitate data-intensive partnerships and identify collaboration opportunities within the Hutch and with broader scientific community. A strong candidate will have knowledge of high-throughput experimental methodologies, large genomic datasets, and computational analysis to successfully describe key concepts across both technical and non-technical collaborators.The Scientific Liaison will enable high-quality science through their ability to match research needs with skill sets and personalities of potential collaborators, which may include but are not limited to: Hutch faculty, external researchers, undergraduate student interns, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, capstone project students, and industry fellows.


The ideal candidate will be comfortable communicating across a wide range of backgrounds and levels of expertise, and will maintain strong relationships with the Hutch researcher community to better support their needs. They will be in continuous contact with researchers to fully understand their challenges and help identify partnership opportunities. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and a deep understanding of the research process and culture.


This role will report to the Director of Alliances and Data Strategy. The Scientific Liaison will provide input into the types and nature of institutional partnerships that would be most useful, and identify opportunities for wider impact through more intensive engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Understand key aims, concepts, and methods of Fred Hutch’s research portfolio. 
  • Be able to converse with researchers about their work, methods, and approaches.
  • Have familiarity with commonly used approaches and methods related to data-intensive research in the biomedical space.
  • Develop in-depth familiarity with researchers. Make connections between researcher needs and research outcomes and opportunities.
  • Facilitate translation of collaborator requests into practical steps, and determine whether and how they are achievable.
  • Make recommendations regarding the allocation of people, time, financial, and intellectual resources; track resource use and needs across projects.
  • Manage, maintain, and grow an engaged network of internal and external research collaborators.
  • Help with creation of job descriptions and recruiting materials related to research partnerships. 
  • Monitor collaborator satisfaction and assess their needs. 
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and management activities of the Alliances and Data Strategy team.
  • Facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices in data science among researchers and others at the Hutch.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • PhD in biomedical sciences, computational biology, bioinformatics, or other discipline related to data-intensive research; or equivalent experience 
  • Competency in data science skills, approaches, and languages like R and/or Python, SQL, machine learning, and version control
  • An empathetic mindset with a deep understanding of research processes, challenges, opportunities to facilitate relationship building and trust.
  • Strong oral communication skills to convey and explain information effectively and across varying audiences
  • Strong organization and project management skills. Self-motivated and driven to make a difference.
  • Strong interest in open science and data sharing.
  • Experience in or willingness to learn product development concepts, practices, and processes.
  • Intellectually curious and adept at rapidly comprehending the general goals of cutting-edge biological research and the nuances of how data science intersects with these objectives.
  • Committed to working with diverse teams.
  • Desirable: Experience working in communication and/or outreach to researchers. 
  • Desirable: Familiarity with data formats and markup languages (e.g. XML, JSON, Markdown); common data storage mediums (e.g. SQL, Excel, Access); distributed computing; big data platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark); and containers (e.g, Docker)

HIM Specialist - 1.0 FTE - Poulsbo

SCCA IT Shared Services Division
Category: Health Information Management
Poulsbo, WA, US
Job ID: 13849

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

Responsibilities

  • Performs all aspects of chart maintenance.
  • Performs all facets of scanning into the EHRs (Cerner and Mosaiq). EPIC in future state.
  • Monitors HIM scanning inbox
  • Performs release of information for all types of requests for site, including processing requests for historical Peninsula Cancer records.
  • Retrieves records from outside facilities as needed for patient care.
  • Assists with clinic scanning runs.
  • Possesses ability to troubleshoot documents and issues continuously.
  • Ensures medical records are delivered in a timely manner to various departments for clinic appointments.
  • Exhibits sense of urgency in all tasks performed.
  • Multitasks and possesses flexible attitude with collegiality evident throughout shift.
  • Pays attention to detail and possesses ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the daily use of HIM applications and tools.
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned by leadership.
  • Ability to assist with holiday coverage of 1-2 times per year possible.

Qualifications

  • RHIT/RHIA or minimum 2-year college degree strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of health information systems, medical terminology, computer software and database fundamentals required.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment based upon departmental policies and procedures required.
  • At least 1 year experience in healthcare environment required.
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented with ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer data entry skills required.
  • Ability to interact with many types of internal and external customers in a flexible, accommodating manner required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well (in both verbal and written formats) with patients, staff, and providers required.
  • Ability to handle large volumes of paper charts and loose paper of all kinds required.
  • Other physical demands may include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying.

HIV Outreach Specialist (part-time)

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13186

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit is seeking a committed, energetic person to join our community outreach team. 

Responsibilities

The Recruiter’s primary responsibilities will be to recruit participants for our groundbreaking HIV vaccine studies.  Recruitment will occur in local venues that may include street locations, community events, community based organizations, public clinics as well as bars, dance clubs, and sex clubs.  Recruitment efforts will target diverse populations according to the demands of the current studies.  Work will include some administrative duties.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates for the position must be willing to learn a variety of skills related to recruiting, counseling and providing HIV/STD health education, and details about our research studies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with gay community venues preferred
  • Previous experience recruiting for clinical trials
  • Previous experience working with men who have sex with men (MSM)
     

Flexible schedule will include weekday, nights and weekends on a “as needed” basis.  Knowledge of and sensitivity to youth, racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual diversity is essential.

IRB Coordinator

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14113

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


As a program within the Biostatistics Program in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Comprehensive Center for the Advancement of Scientific Strategies (COMPASS) has been directing multi-center studies in public health research for over 30 years.


Our Mission: COMPASS promotes scientific excellence in research aimed at eliminating cancer and other diseases of public health importance by providing state-of-the-art study coordination, communication and statistical analysis services to scientific investigators.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare all submissions and query responses in a timely manner to the Institutional Review Office (IRO), other external committee as appropriate (e.g. radiation safety review) to assure the protection of human subjects in research, including but not limited to: Initial Application, Modification, Continuing Review, Safety Reports, non-compliance, Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Prepare and maintain regulatory documents: Investigator 1572 forms, Financial Disclosure Forms, CVS, Medical licenses, Monitoring reports.
  • Manage the protocol activation process and track the required documents and activities needed for protocol activation. Perform review of documents for completeness and accuracy. Distribute approved documents to study team to communicate that the study/activity is approved, in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that IRB reporting requirements are met.
  • Ensure that research staff have met the standard training requirements regarding Human Subjects and GCP trainings as well as documenting completion of study specific training.
  • Develop and provide ongoing regulatory-related education and training for investigators and research team members. Work with study team to implement study specific training (e.g. protocol amendment training).  Stay abreast of new impact or areas of knowledge and regulatory changes and disseminate this knowledge to the study staff, investigators and operations team.
  • Work with Fred Hutch Office of Business Develop-Strategy, as well as the collaborating organization(s) to prepare data and material transfer and use agreements (DMTUA) between international and domestic sites.
  • Update and manage the regulatory tracking and archive systems (e.g. SharePoint, OneDrive, OnCore). Perform periodic QA/QC to ensure that the information added is accurate and complete.
  • Perform internal audits and QA checks on regulatory documents.
  • Respond to queries with sponsors, regulatory committees, and staff in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance to investigators and staff to ensure the study is being conducted as outlined in the latest institutional review board (IRB) approved protocol.
  • Work with manager and leadership to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Coordinate and manage the regulatory documents from each participating site for studies where Fred Hutch serves as the IRB of record. For sites where Fred Hutch is not the IRB of record, track sites’ annual continuing reviews and alert sites to upcoming expirations to prevent lapses from occurring.
  • Be responsible for archiving regulatory documents/records, ensuring that all files are prepared for off-site storage in accordance with FDA, other applicable regulatory guidelines and program SOP.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in related field required or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years in the cancer research field.
  • Training in Human Subjects and Good Clinical Practice

 

Desired Qualifications

  • CIP certified (certified IRB professional)

IT Cloud Product Manager II

FH Administration Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14025

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

Center Information Technology (CIT) is looking for an outstanding, customer-focused Cloud Product Manager to join the team.

 

The Cloud Product Manager II, is accountable for shepherding, launching, upgrading and life cycle management of a portfolio of cloud applications and services (medium to large complexity / scale) for the Fred hutch Cancer Research Center. Through collaboration with scientific and administrative process owners, they hold responsibility for both day-to-day operations and success of the overall product roadmap and how it aligns to the Fred Hutch IT roadmap.

Responsibilities

  • Investigates, launches and maintains a portfolio of cloud products / applications (medium to high complexity / scale)
  • Facilitate defining product strategy and manage the day-to-day implementation of cloud applications with different technical architectures, different hosting methods (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Creates and maintains roadmap for the products within the role’s portfolio; collaborates with key stakeholders to identify enhancements and owns the product backlog
  • Distill business requirements (from high-level objective to actionable requirements) to define scope and functionality of product offering
  • Drive execution of product enhancement and developmetn through the complete define / build / test / launch / review / sunset life-cycle ensuring services meet the desired business objectives
  • Conduct third-party product evaluation and lead integration when necessary
  • Manage operational support processes for product support, including monitoring tickets, vendor SLAs, SOWs, contract, budget and renewals management
  • Own and manage product vendor relationships and licensing agreements
  • Monitor performance of solutions through metrics to provide transparency into application health
  • Adopts a proactive approach to identify risks to product success
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment under moderate supervision

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in enterprise software in either systems engineering or other customer-facing/technical related role
  • Intermediate business analyst and/or project management skill set, including customer support experience
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience working with different technical architectures, different hosting methods (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Intermediate ability to manage vendors, support contracts, negotiate SLAs
  • Prior experience effectively leading and managing collaborative, cross-functional relationships
  • Some change leadership skills (i.e., ability to effectively manage communication, negotiate successful outcomes, identify risks, engage correct stakeholders, etc.)
  • Ability to build relationships with customers and discern what’s critical to them
  • Ability to generate ideas for how software tools can make our customers more successful
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field desired
  • ITIL/ITSM foundation certified a plus

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13855

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13474

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12584

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13148

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13877

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

IV Pharmacy Technician I - Northwest Hospital -Per Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13712

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


This position is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner

Intake Program Assistant I

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14162

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

Responsibilities

  • Sends information to patients and providers as directed
  • Routes referrals, orders, and medical records and compiles patient charts
  • Requests and receives diagnostic films and pathology slides as directed
  • Performs Intake Liason duties as needed. This includes, but is not limited to, routing and delivering medical records, tissue and blood samples, and any other items to or from the clinic as needed
  • Answers and appropriately routes all incoming phone calls to SCCA’s primary phone line
  • Maintains and orders department supplies
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year administrative/customer service support in a professional environment
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficient in the use of word processing (MS Word), email (Outlook), and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, deadline oriented, and complex health care environment
  • Ability to review work to identify and eliminate errors and omissions

Intake Support Staff Supervisor

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14198

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The BMT Intake Support Staff Supervisor is primarily responsible for the oversight of daily operational activities within the clinic and the staff teams working in the department. This includes the recruitment, training, and performance management of staff as well as daily operational performance and serving as a liaison with management and staff.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the recruitment process for new staff including the development and oversight of orientation
  • Conducts staff performance management activities which includes evaluating and providing feedback on performance
  • Develops staff training and participates in training delivery
  • Oversees the daily work of the support staff, assists staff in prioritizing workloads when necessary, and ensures appropriate, daily staff coverage
  • Encourages and fosters an environment of continuous performance improvement
  • Serves a primary escalation point for troubleshooting and resolving issues surfaced by front line staff
  • Communicates relevant information to both managers and frontline staff
  • Oversees the development of policies and procedures
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all support staff responsibilities and provides coverage as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • At least three years of relevant experience with a proven track record of increasing responsibility.
  • Ability to manage sensitive situations with discretion
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy in an emotionally challenging environment
  • Ability to provide effective and timely feedback on staff performance
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to apply active listening skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, deadline oriented, and complex health care environment
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and adjust tasks as needed
  • Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
  • Ability to collect and analyze data for performance and service metrics


Preferred:

  • Preferred Associate or Bachelor's Degree
  • Healthcare experience
  • Proficient in utilizing an electronic medical record system
  • Proficient in utilizing an electronic patient scheduling system
  • Proficient in call distribution software (Intake/Imaging Scheduling/Information technology only)
  • Familiarity with medical terminology

Investigational Drug Service Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14077

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

 

This job is responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in both IV admixture and pharmacy distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Staffing in Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy is a rotation of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations and prepare intravenous admixtures and any other tasks as required that relate to the dispensing of infusion therapy or as assigned.
  • Interact with professional staff and public on a daily basis.
  • Perform certain routine and repetitive functions and engage in sterile and non-sterile preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions, under direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist.
  • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals.
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned.
  • May need to perform order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License.
  • Able to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients.
  • Able to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner.
  • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with computer systems and data entry.
  • Able to work independently in a creative and assertive manner.
  • Able to maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Able to perform Pharmacy Technician functions including preparation, packaging and labeling of medication in an accurate and efficient manner.

Junior EDC Programmer

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13529

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world.

 

The Junior Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Programmer is an entry level position that supports the SCHARP clinical data management team.  They work with the EDC Programming team to configure and program EDC clinical data management systems in support of clinical trials run by SCHARP and its partners.  This position assists with configuration and programming of new study builds and post-production changes in various EDC systems.  In addition, this role performs quality check activities on configuration and programming work performed by fellow EDC Programming team members. 

Responsibilities

  • Configure and program clinical trial forms, visit schedules, edit checks and other study requirements in EDC systems using applied knowledge or programming and data standards.
  • Performs verification of quality and completeness of study deliverables prior to release.
  • Performs peer review for configuration and programming completed by other EDC programmers for both new study builds and post-production changes.
  • Support clinical programming requests from study teams as assigned, applying knowledge of EDC tools and data standards to complete requests in the timelines defined.
  • Perform EDC Operational Support for EDC systems and modules including but not limited to: Medidata (Rave, Balance, Business Objects 4, PDF Generator, iMedidata, Translations Workbench, Reporting) and Forte EDC.
  • Perform user and site administration to include site set up and assignment of roles, permissions and training/elearning requirements.
  • Supports other activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 1 year related experience in computer science, or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • Fundamental understanding of clinical trials
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills including grammatical/ technical writing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Must work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented with strong analytical and critical thinking skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated programming skills (C#, SQL, or similar programming experience)
  • Experience with EDC software
  • Experience with Data Management tools or best practices

Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14242

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

The Lund Laboratory is recruiting a work-study student to assist with basic laboratory maintenance. This may include:

  • Provide basic support to the laboratory
  • Assist with murine colony
  • Assist with genotyping/PCR
  • Stock lab products
  • Autoclave and remove biohazard trash
  • Prepare reagents
  • Perform general lab maintenance/upkeep
  • Assist with set-up of experiments and work with biohazardous materials, HIV and HSV
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Off-Campus Work Study authorization is required for this position. All students must provide a Financial Aid Award Letter or an Authorization to work off-campus to verify their eligibility if selected for this position.

 

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Currently enrolled in college.
  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Knowledge of computer usage (especially use of spreadsheets and databases) is highly desirable.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential.

Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14182

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

Please note this position is a work study position. Candidate must have work study funds granted by a college or university, and must provide a work study authorization form prior to start date. Work-study eligible students from the University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

A lab in the Basic Sciences Division has an opening for a part-time lab aide. This is a work-study eligible position.

 

This lab aide will clean common bench areas, ensure inventory is well-stocked, put away glassware, and assist researchers with media prep work and experiments.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school degree is required
  • Must be enrolled in or have completed college level coursework in Biology or Chemistry
  • Attention to detail and reliability is required.

Lab Aide (Work Study), Prostate Cancer Program

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14088

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Vasioukhin Laboratory in the Prostate Cancer Program at Fred Hutch laboratory is recruiting a part-time work-study student to assist with ongoing studies.

Responsibilities

  • DNA extraction
  • PCR amplification
  • Gel analysis
  • Interpretation of results

Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school degree.
  • To be considered for this position, the applicant must be a current college student with work-study funding from the institution’s financial aid office.
  • The student must have work-study funding for the academic year. In addition, the student must have had biology coursework and knowledge of the basic laboratory techniques.

Lab Aide, Pancreas Cancer Research

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14130

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Hingorani Laboratory investigates molecular and cellular mechanisms of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), or more commonly, pancreas cancer, pathogenesis. We seek a part-time Lab Aide with an interest in cancer research and molecular biology to work 12-19 hours per week. Work schedules are flexible but require a minimum of 2 days per week (up to 4 days) and at least 3 hours per shift. The position is work-study eligible but this is not required. 

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to, general lab and equipment maintenance, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, gel analysis, interpretation of results, data management, inventory of supplies and experimental materials, preparation of reagents, data coordination and assisting technical staff. With interest and experience in our laboratory, may assist with experimental setup, mouse colony, histopathology or other areas.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Completion of at least one year of college coursework, including biology and chemistry.
  • Additional biochemistry, genetics and engineering coursework or lab experience is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, reliable and able to work independently.
  • Experience handling mice is highly desired. 

Lab Aide, Program in Immunology

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14033

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

The Lab Aide performs routine work to support a fast-paced research lab with the Program in Immunology. This position is part-time, 10-15 hours per week. The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Lab Manager or other lab personnel. Responsibilities include:

  • Process and cryopreserve research specimens and maintain timely and accurate records
  • May assist with routine research tasks, including molecular and tissue culture work.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area.
  • Rinse and prepare glassware for cleaning. Deliver glassware to storage areas.
  • Process biohazard waste. 
  • Clean and maintain critical lab equipment.
  • Restock supplies and reagents.
  • Assist with freezer transfer and performing inventory of cryopreserved samples.
  • Perform routine screening of cell cultures for mycoplasma contamination.
  • May aliquot reagents as required.
  • Perform clerical duties as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  
  • Many opportunities to train and learn about the laboratory and research as you progress.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Completion of a high school degree. 

  • Responsible with consistent attendance.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow directions, ask questions, and receive feedback

Preferred:

  • Some lab experience is preferred.

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree with completion college-level coursework in biology.
  • Experience processing clinical research specimens is highly desirable.

Lab Data Coordinator

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14212

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Lab Data Coordinator. The Lab Data Coordinator (LDC) monitors the collection and processing of and performs routine data entry and quality control of laboratory specimen and assay data pipelines at the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP). The LDC will work within a network/study/research protocol team to support the policies and goals of each project assigned study or project. She/He will develop and maintain successful working relationships with protocol their teams and specific research sites to ensure and maintain data integrity and quality.

Responsibilities

The Lab Data Coordinator will be part of a team of data coordinators and data managers who work closely with programmers to oversee all SCHARP laboratory data pipelines. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Lab Data Management leadership and the mentorship of the Sr. Lab Data Coordinators and lab data managers. She/he will refer all non-routine decisions for the management of data to study/protocol leads and/or departmental leadership.

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Attend study team meetings and conference calls and with guidance, serve as a LDM representative.
  • Serve as a liaison between SCHARP study teams and external collaborators to establish and monitor specimen data pipelines and assay data from clinical trials and associated specimen repositories.
  • Oversee and distribute standardized specimen data discrepancy reports.
  • Work with external labs, SCHARP lab programmers and clinical data managers to investigate and resolve data discrepancies and troubleshoot issues as needed.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and collaborate to develop and implement solutions.
  • Work with SCHARP lab data managers, specialists and programmers to develop specifications / requirements for lab data management processing and quality control systems
  • Act as a liaison between the SCHARP lab data management unit and clinical research sites or external labs; and with supervision represent LDM on SCHARP study teams and in internal and external meetings.
  • Help maintain lab, assay and specimen metadata.
  • Respond to and resolves quality control queries from labs.
  • Provide operational support to labs for tools that SCHARP maintains and operates, including Atlas and custom SCHARP tools.
  • With supervision, develop Data Transfer Plans (DTPs) and other documentation associated with specimen and assay data transfers.
  • Escalate issues to the Lab Data Management leadership as needed.
  • Adhere to quality assurance procedures, standard operating procedures, and work practice guidelines and support documentation of these efforts.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical or lab data management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Must be flexible, work well in a team environment, and be capable of meeting tight deadlines
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills

Laboratory Director, Pharmacokinetics, Per Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 11240

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

About the department

The Pharmacokinetics Laboratory at SCCA is specialized in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) for patients diagnosed with various blood disorders. The laboratory provides its expertise and support to many providers who seek to improve their patient’s transplant outcomes. Providing clinical services for more than 15 years, it is one of the most highly regarded laboratories in the medical community and has clients across USA and Canada.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities are described below:

  1. Be accessible to the laboratory staff during normal operating hours as scheduled to provide onsite, telephone, and/or electronic consultation to laboratory staff and clients for busulfan therapeutic drug monitoring.
  2. Review busulfan pharmacokinetics data and dose recommendations. Be available for consultation to laboratory clients on matters relating to the quality of the test results and their interpretation concerning specific patient populations.
  3. Work with Laboratory Manager and Director in monitoring quality control to ensure high quality, accurate results.
  4. Work with SCCA/UW Pharmacy and other back-up resources to be scheduled for PK data review, dose recommendations, and consultation.

Qualifications

  • PharmD, PhD, or MD with at least one year of clinically applicable pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics experience is required
  • Must be licensed in the State of Washington and have appropriate board certification
  • Previous oncology, pharmacology, pharmacogenetics and/or pharmacokinetics experience is required.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Strong math and computer skills, including ability to create and interpret data
  • Multi-task oriented—ability to prioritize and drive multiple initiatives
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to implement directions provided by management

Lead Data Standards Analyst

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13820

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP), which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking is seeking a Lead Data Standards Analst. Under minimal supervision, the Lead Data Standards Analyst oversees the coordination and management of clinical data standards and production of standard datasets within SCHARP. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise in CDISC data standards, leads coordination efforts with SCHARP staff and network partners to standardize the collection and tabulation of clinical trials data, chairs the Data Standards Committee to govern CRF alignment with CDASH and change control for SCHARP SDTM and ADaM specifications, trains others in CDISC standards and SCHARP dataset configurations, reviews and approves draft SDTM and ADaM metadata and conversion specifications prior to implementation, configures data transformations to provision SCHARP SDTM data tables from CRF and other data pipelines to SCHARP Programmers and Statistical Research Associates via a clinical data warehouse, and may supervise Data Standards Analysts in support of above described activities.


Core to the role is a deep understanding of data standards and data transformations, the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with colleagues and be responsive to the needs of both internal and external customers within an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

Responsibilities

  • The Lead Data Standards Analyst ensures that SCHARP studies produce high-quality CDISC datasets aligned with SCHARP standards and compliant with the latest published electronic regulatory submissions standards including:
    • CDISC Clinical Data Acquisition Standards Harmonization (CDASH), Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM), Analysis Data Model (ADaM), and Define-XML.
    • Controlled Terminology (CT) published by CDISC and NCI, as well as SCHARP-defined terminology
    • Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD), Study Data Standards Documents, and other electronic submissions guidance issued by drug and medical device governing authorities.
  • As Chair of the Data Standards Committee, governs the process for maintaining organizational data standards for clinical data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Reviews and approves the draft of SDTM and ADaM metadata and conversion specifications prior to the implementation of these specifications in the clinical data warehouse.
  • Configures data transformations to provision SCHARP SDTM data tables from CRF and other data pipelines to SCHARP Programmers and Statistical Research Associates via a clinical data warehouse.
  • Provides oversight to the SCHARP SDTM and ADaM data specifications – the operating clinical data models used for reporting and deriving clinical datasets and analysis datasets, respectively.
  • Stays informed of updates to CDISC data specifications; incorporates new versions of SDTM into SCHARP SDTM and advises to others in SCHARP on CDASH and ADaM.
  • Works with study teams to lead the definition and documentation of per study SDTM metadata and conversion specifications and ensures alignment with organizational data standards.
  • Provides study teams with insight to the SCHARP ADaM data specifications.
  • Defines and documents per study clinical data transformations to SDTM+- from data collection formats such as CDASH.
  • Implements clinical data transformations of source data to SCHARP SDTM using database ETL tools. Specifies complex transformations and consults with Programmers, as needed, to implement.
  • Reviews and validates derived SCHARP SDTM and ADaM datasets using Pinnacle 21 to ensure compliance with published specifications and industry and regulatory requirements.
  • Works with IT to identify and recommend enhancements to the database ETL toolset.
  • Coordinates and may provide internal CDISC training to SCHARP and our partners as appropriate.
  • Provides supervision and leadership by training and mentoring others involved with CDISC standards, SCHARP dataset configurations, and regulatory and/or sponsor specific data requirements.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences, Informatics, Information Systems, Computer Science or other relative discipline
  • Five years of industry experience developing and implementing CDISC data standards
  • Working knowledge of CDASH, SDTM and ADaM
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work well in multi-faceted teams
  • Experience working with data documentation formats such as CSV, JSON, and XML
  • Expertise using Microsoft Excel


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience building transformation pipelines using modern ETL tools such as IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Pentaho/Kettle, SQL Server Integration Services, or other
  • Experience supervising or mentoring others
  • Experience programming with a modern procedural, declarative, or statistical programming language such as SAS, Perl, Python, Shell or SQL
  • Experience working in an environment governed by Good Clinical Practices, Good Clinical Data Management Practices, or other FDA guidelines
  • Experience with Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems

Lead Research Scientist

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14221

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD), works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.


The Edlefsen Group within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a small, vibrant and multidisciplinary research team. We bring together diverse perspectives harnessing statistics, bioinformatics and knowledge from biology to enhance HIV-1 vaccine and prevention efficacy analysis. Our group contributes to large collaborative efforts funded through the NIH, Gates Foundation, Harvard University, OHSU and a number of others. We aim to encourage reproducibility in science by building tools, in partnership with experts in the field, to make our methods developed accessible to all with the vision of open and collaborative science.


We value diversity and inclusion towards solving complex problems and believe the best science is done through collaboration and diverse perspectives. Given these values, we strive to make our recruitment and promotion processes fair and transparent. Therefore, we strongly encourage all individuals with an interest in the position to apply. To learn more about our lab, go to https://research.fhcrc.org/edlefsen/en.html

Responsibilities

The Edlefsen group and Statistical Data Management Center (SDMC) of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is seeking a PhD level scientist with a minimum of 4 years of relevant postdoctoral training to fill a Project manager/Lead Scientific Investigator and Viral Genetics Specialist position. The primary objective of this role is to lead and contribute to study design and analyses related to the development and implementation of innovative multidisciplinary approaches to improve the HIV-1 prevention efficacy assessments.  The incumbent will help support large collaborative efforts using data from numerous studies to build on diagnostic and sequence based HIV-1 infection timing estimators for vaccine efficacy assessments.  They will participate in multidisciplinary collaborations involving laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists. Dissemination of scientific knowledge and innovation is paramount to our research, the staff scientist will also take on a science communication role for the group finding the best ways to communicate our science effectively to various stakeholders. Responsibilities include:

  • Direct small, complex research projects or major aspects of larger research projects; or work independently in a phase of research of a complex project.
  • Help manage and set scientific priorities across projects.
  • Design research projects or sub-projects, coordinate grant application and renewal process, writing portions of grant applications as required.
  • Assist the principal investigator in the design of project/study methods such as study subject selection, data collection and management.
  • Write protocols for the conduct of research, which include purposes of study, design of experiments, lists of materials and methods to be used and the schedule of activities.
  • Analyze and evaluate experimental data and interpret results within the scope of the study; assess the importance of findings in relation to the research goals.
  • Coordinate with specialists and help in developing original solutions to problems.
  • Counsel junior staff/trainees on technical problems; supervise junior staff/trainees with research projects.
  • Contribute to the design, interpretation and final writing of research publications thereby meeting expectations to produce and publish original work.
  • Demonstrate procedures and participate in the dissemination of research findings.
  • Attend and present at scientific meetings, seminars and research conferences.
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings to both senior/other research staff and the general public through outreach and capacity building efforts.
  • Provide input as subject matter expert and must keep abreast of trends in the field of interest by reading current research literature.
  • Outline data outputs and develop visualizations required, write reports and summaries.
  • Interpret complex scientific information and bridge communication gaps.
  • Scientific content marketing and updating of Edlefsen website and team reports.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

Doctoral degree in biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant postdoctoral training.

 

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Experience with analysis of sequence data and a good publication track record
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, and supervise junior team members
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of HIV-1 virology, immunology and statistical methods
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to create a positive work culture

Lead Software Development Engineer

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13241

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Lead Software Developer with professional experience to add to our development team.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development teams and facilitate design decisions 
  • Create and maintain technical specifications and architecture documents 
  • Implement and maintain systems within a validated software development lifecycle 
  • Participate in agile requirements gathering, design and tasking 
  • Provide operational support for existing systems 
  • Work on a project team with customers, business analysts, project management and testers 
  • Work on a development team creating and following standards that help with cross training and reducing system maintenance tails 

Qualifications

Minimum: 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development 
  • Expertise with modern OOP programming paradigms / languages 
  • Experience with relational data modeling: conceptual and physical 
  • Defining and writing automated unit and functional tests 
  • Detail oriented including the following: 
    • Ability to understand a system of complex interactions
    • Capable of deep troubleshooting and discovering root causes of problems
    • Writes unit tests with the same care as product code
    • Has well-commented code 

  

Preferred: 

  • Java full stack web application development experience, both front-end and back-end 
  • Agile development 
  • UNIX systems 
  • PostgreSQL 
  • Javascript, Selenium 
  • Play Framework 
  • Microservice architecture 
  • Docker, Kubernetes, AWS 
  • Functional programming
  • Working in a regulated environment such as 21 CFR Part 11, Sarbanes-Oxley or HIPPA 

 

Culture: 

  • Work in an organization that strives to make the world a better place.  
  • Work with developers who enjoy crafting quality code and robust performant systems.  
  • Work in vibrant South Lake Union Seattle.  
  • Strong commitment from management to a 40 hour work week.  
  • Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, sick time, medical, dental and vision benefits as well as 403 (b) retirement plan. 

Mammography Technologist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13416

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation.

Responsibilities

  • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
  • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome
  • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
  • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
  • Coordinates and schedules examinations

Qualifications

Required:

  • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure
  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification
  • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently
  • Meets one of the following:
    • A. If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by:American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography
    • B. If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 40 hours of training in mammography including training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants and completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual
    • C. If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.


Preferred:

  • One year of mammography technologist experience
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Mammography Technologist - Per Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 9916

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.

 

Performs screening and diagnostic mammographic procedures on a per diem basis across all clinical sites, including mobile mammography van, in accordance with the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines at a technical level not requiring constant supervision; uses independent judgment to accomplish the efficient completion of prescribed procedures utilizing good patient care and proper radiation protection standards; assures correct film and file documentation; records information related to exams into department computer.

Responsibilities

·       Performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to ACR standards and department procedure manual utilizing correct and adequate anatomic positioning skills; selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation; demonstrates proficient use of mammographic equipment; applies immobilization devices and/or shielding as required.

·       Performs all mammographic procedures, including ductograms, wire localizations, and stereotactic biopsies, after appropriate orientation and training.

·       Confirms patient identification by verbal confirmation; checks physician order for correct examination and special instructions; consults with radiologist and/or physician when necessary; documents appropriate clinical history; maintains strict patient confidentiality during all interactions between patients and/or physicians.

·       Reviews images for proper positioning, technique, identification and records required data.

·       Performs daily safety, warm-up, and quality control checks for radiographic equipment and film processor, records results into the appropriate log (paper or computer) according to ACR standards.

·       Complies with all ACR / MQSA accreditation standards.

·       Works in collaboration with the film library and other mammography facilities to ensure that the most recent exam is available for comparison; ensures that all "outside" films are received and compared to the current study.

·       Maintains statistics of all abnormal tissue interpretation and needle localization procedures with pathology results; documents findings.

·       Ensures that all images are sent daily to radiologist workstation for interpretation.

·       Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies (including but limited to, JCAHO, ACR, HCFA, FDA, or State); maintains up-to-date records of all requirements available for inspection; responds to accreditation renewals in a timely manner.

·       Participates and ensure compliance with all research protocols; ensures appropriate documentation.

·       Performs visual preventative maintenance checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel; identifies problems and communicate to immediate supervisor; takes appropriate corrective action when necessary; offers solutions as appropriate.

·       Understands the hospital billing procedures; completes all paper work; demonstrates the ability to utilize the radiology and/or hospital information systems efficiently; performs billing functions; files and retrieves files and all department reports according to policy; performs clerical functions as required.

·       Retrieves and calls reports to physicians or their offices upon request.

·       Maintains professional acumen in all facets of the subsection supervised; expands job-related knowledge and skills to improve performance; participates in professional organizations as required.

·       Utilizes clinical and department communications, telephone, and paging systems appropriately.

·       Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administers first aid/CPR as needed.

·       Practices appropriate infection control procedures to prevent cross-contamination to patients and instruments.

·       Attends regularly scheduled department and supervisory meetings and in-service training; participates in PI activities.

·       Adheres to all general, magnet and radiation safety department policies; recognizes safety hazards to staff and/or patients, reports and takes appropriate action immediately in order to maintain a safe working environment including proper body mechanics.

·       Instructs radiology students and new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety.

·       Demonstrates the ability to perform routine mammogram exams in an efficient manner by completing the scheduled exams within their scheduled time and being able to accommodate add-on exams with a minimal interruption of normal patient flow; coordinates and performs examination scheduling; organizes, plans, and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for designated area; coordinates with other areas.

·       Greets and introduces self to patient; describes nature and time requirements of requested examinations to patient; participates in the teaching of patients, family, and staff as required; demonstrates knowledge of breast self-examination techniques.

·       Restocks supplies and maintains adequate inventory; demonstrates a cost-effective use of supplies and materials.

 

 

Qualifications

All radiologic technologists performing mammography must meet the MQSA-required qualifications in the table below. The ACR also recommends that technologists performing mammography hold the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary certification in mammography.

 

 

Qualified Before April 28,1999

Qualified After April 28,1999

Initial (required)

 Certified by:

- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or

- American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or

• Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state

 

AND

 

• 40 hours of training in mammography

 

 Certified by:

- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or

- American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or

• Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state

 

AND

• 40 hours of training in mammography including:

- Training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants, and

- 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual

Initial (required)

AND

·       8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently

AND

·       Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification.

            

Continuing Experience

Perform 200 mammographic examinations over a 24-month period

Continuing Education

15 Category A CEU’s in mammography in a 36-month period

Manager, Biostatistics

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13947

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP), which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Careers Start Here.


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Statistical Manager to provide biostatistics support, contribute to the development of policies and procedures, oversee statistical workflow/priorities for the HPTN clinical trial network, supervise Statistical Research Associates (biostatisticians) and liaise with network faculty. Responsibilities may include being a lead protocol statistician on selected protocols. 

Responsibilities

The incumbent works independently, primarily coordinating and providing statistical leadership on major scientific projects, demonstrates a high level of knowledge in statistical science or biostatistics and may specialize in a certain areas such as HIV prevention clinical trials, and directs the team of Statistical Research Associates for a clinical trial network by providing technical and organizational leadership. 

  

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Provide leadership and management to the network team of SRAs. 
  • Establish goals and timetables for projects. 
  • Supervise statistical research associates.
  • Facilitate professional growth and training.
  • Assist in the development of quality assurance procedures for on-going data collection and analysis. 
  • Provide statistical consultation for research projects.
  • Coordinate production of statistical reports.
  • Represent statistical unit at SCHARP’s organizational meetings.
  • Write statistical analysis plans. 
  • Provide statistical analysis of project data. 
  • Either write or confirm statistical considerations in protocol (sample size/power).
  • Prepare written summaries and tables of results for use in project reports, scientific papers, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, and grant applications.
  • Participate in protocol team meetings. 
  • Review protocol drafts.
  • Review case report forms. 
  • Curate and archive statistical documents. 
  • Represent project at scientific meetings.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required. 

Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science or Analytics or a related field and minimum of 5   years of related experience.
  •  Proficiency with the statistical packages used within the department/project including SAS and R. 
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills.
  •  Demonstrated supervisory and/or management skills. 

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SCCA Executive Administration Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14018

Overview

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's. During the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care, research, and education. Join us and make a difference!

 

The Marketing Coordinator is a half-time, permanent position with primary responsibility for providing administrative support to the marketing team which could include tasks such as managing schedules and calendars, planning and scheduling meetings, processing invoices, managing budgets, organizing inventory, conducting analyses using basic data, developing presentations, and other support required by the teams.

 

This Coordinator practices excellent customer service skills, professionally representing the organization and department to internal and external constituents including other SCCA departments, patients and external organizations. The Marketing Coordinator positively contributes to SCCA’s reputation for excellence among patients, medical providers, healthcare influencers, and the general public.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides primary administrative support to the director of marketing including scheduling meetings, calendar management, organizing and maintaining office space, and ordering supplies.
  • Supports department with a variety of administrative tasks as needed.
  • Provides support for budget related activity including creation, management and tracking of POs, invoices and overall budget management and reconciliation.
  • Provides support for internal communications and management of work submission

Qualifications

  • High school graduation/GED required. BA/BS preferred.
  • Two or more years of progressively complex administrative experience.
  • Intermediate Outlook scheduling skills required.
  • Intermediate skills with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to acting in a professional and customer service orientated manner.
  • High-energy, mission-driven individual with a strong work ethic.
  • Desire to support efforts that contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous tasks and activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to changing needs.
  • Proactivity in all aspects of job, including process improvement and problem-solving.
  • Willingness to listen and learn, inquisitive.
  • Ability to facilitate and present in meetings.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Basic skills in data compilation and analytics.

Marketing Digital Strategy Associate

SCCA Executive Administration Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14017

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Marketing Associate, Digital Strategy role will execute detail-oriented website projects as a critical part of the Marketing and Communications team, and will own and drive specific digital projects. This position will also collaborate with graphic design, development and operations teams to provide support and align marketing strategies and goals to fit the overall organizational objectives. In addition, use of tracking and reporting solutions to help make business decisions. The ideal candidate is both creative and analytical, has positive energy, detail-oriented and self-directed.


This Associate practices excellent customer service skills, professionally representing the organization and department to internal and external constituents including other SCCA departments, patients and external organizations and positively contributes to SCCA’s reputation for excellence among patients, medical providers, healthcare influencers, and the general public.

Responsibilities

  • Manage website projects including provider profiles maintenance 
  • Administer content updates and edits to the public-facing website 
  • Execute and report on initiatives with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Collaborate with other team members from Marketing, Service Lines, Network/Outreach as well as external influencers and industry experts to support creation and promotion of relevant content that meets the needs of our audience. 
  • Manage relationships and communication with external vendor partners and contractors 
  • Develop and analyze key marketing metrics to ensure campaigns are meeting goals 
  • Work with internal teams and outside agencies/vendors to define project scope, timelines, and deliverables 
  • Provide detailed monthly and quarterly reports and any ad hoc reports as needed on web metrics 
  • Partner with creative team to develop images, content and landing pages for marketing campaigns and projects 
  • Track analytics across the department and set up reporting tools for website, social, and paid media 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED and 4+ years of relevant experience required
  • Advanced knowledge of a website content management system such as Drupal  
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Analytics and reporting 
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to acting in a professional and customer service orientated manner
  • High-energy, mission-driven individual with a strong work ethic
  • Desire to support efforts that contribute to the success of the organization
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous tasks and activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to changing needs
  • Proactivity in all aspects of job, including process improvement and problem-solving
  • Willingness to listen and learn, inquisitive
  • Ability to facilitate and present in meetings

Marketing Sr. Manager

SCCA Executive Administration Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14019

Overview

 

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Senior Manager – Marketing/Communications is a key leader on the Marketing and Communications team, reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications. They regularly work cross-functionally within the organization and oversees key marketing functions including, service line marketing, network sites, internal campaigns and events/sponsorships in addition to special projects. They will also be responsible for the growth, development and management of a team of three marketing professionals (two managers, one associate manager). The senior manager/marketing partners with the team to create a superior and differentiated brand, and to establish a reputation for excellence among patients, medical providers, healthcare influencers, and the public.


This position ensures that SCCA marketing efforts resonate with target audiences to drive organizational initiatives. They continuously monitor trends and keeps a close eye on competitors in the marketplace. In addition to challenging the status quo, this role is responsible for bringing new ideas, driving executional excellence and positioning the marketing organization as a key contributor to the success of SCCA.

Responsibilities

 

Strategic Leadership:

  • Leads the development and execution of strategic planning for SCCA service lines (disease groups), network community, internal programming and events/events ensuring the plan supports the overall mission and priorities of SCCA as a whole.
  • Leads, drives and/or oversees day-to-day management of marketing activities, project execution and budget management.


Ensure Competitive Edge:

  • Identify critical gaps and provide innovative and individualized ideas to assure critical areas of focus defined above are all positioned for success.


Communication:

  • Builds strong relationships within a matrix structure to ensure achievement of business objectives as well as marketing message consistency and campaign effectiveness.
  • Responsible for communicating clearly and regularly with internal and external constituents to keep projects moving forward while keeping parties well apprised of project status and decisions.
  • Collaborate with internal and external strategic business partners to develop marketing strategies and plans designed to deliver against organizational and departmental goals; oversees implementation and monitors results.
  • Works cross-functionally and with the Marketing and Communications team to support organizational objectives through concerted efforts focusing on traffic driving initiates and internal campaigns.


Research, Analytics & Data:

  • Researches consumer markets, monitors market trends and identifies potential areas in which to invest, based upon consumer needs and other opportunities.
  • Applies consumer insights and understanding of marketplace dynamics to develop compelling marketing campaigns and promotions.
  • Analyze, interpret, display, and communicate performance metrics to administrative and clinician leaders particularly in the areas of activity volumes and marketing activity results.


Management:

  • Provides coaching, direction, and leadership support to team members to achieve business results.
  • Promotes a successful positive attitude, confidence in leadership and teamwork.
  • Manages a team, to support the development and execution excellence of the strategy
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, pushing boundaries and a commitment to quality
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis


Execution Excellence:

  • Develops and executes marketing plans and programs that support the organization’s objectives.
  • Manages the activities against operating plans and budgets.
  • Serves as an internal advocate for the department, clearly communicating the importance of each constituent to the success of marketing while motivating stakeholders to embrace and become champions for the work and brand.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field; agency or client-side marketing experience is a plus
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in a role supporting marketing, brand management or public relations – health care experience preferred.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – High level of proficiency
  • High-energy, mission-driven leader with a strong work ethic, high performance expectations and a “can do” attitude.
  • Critical Thinking – ability to synthesize a large amount of information and anticipate needs, draw accurate conclusions and work through ambiguity.
  • Problem Solving – ability to grasp details of situation quickly and convert thinking from listening & learning to volunteering and facilitating solutions.
  • Data Analytics – ability to understand data and how best to use it to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening or to make decisions about an approach forward.
  • Communication – ability to communicate verbally, in writing, or through other forms of visualization to effectively convey an idea, concept, or specific information.
  • Collaboration/Facilitation – ability to increase the likelihood, strength, or effectiveness of the outcome of a diverse group of constituents. Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, agencies and producers. Ability to work vertically and horizontally with people of various educational, professional, and organizational differences.
  • Presentation Skills – ability to present complex information in a way that effectively engages audiences and provides a solid basis for understanding & decisions.
  • Writing – ability to write in clear, concise and convincing language for press releases and internal communications.
  • Emotional Intelligence – ability to manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others and apply them towards thinking and problem solving. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to changing business priorities.
  • Project management - Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous projects and activities. strong attention to detail Deadline-driven with a track record of completing and delivering quality product.

Medical Assistant - 0.6 FTE - Blood and Marrow Transplant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13122

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day.

Responsibilities

  • Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other r requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers

Qualifications

  • Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification
  • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (obtain within 3 months of hire)
  • Current American Heart Association BLS card
  • Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner

Medical Assistant - 0.8 FTE - Blood and Marrow Transplant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14038

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day.

Responsibilities

  • Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other r requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers

Qualifications

  • Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification
  • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (obtain within 3 months of hire)
  • Current American Heart Association BLS card
  • Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner

Medical Assistant - 1.0 FTE - Blood and Marrow Transplant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14026

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day.

Responsibilities

  • Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other r requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers

Qualifications

  • Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification
  • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (obtain within 3 months of hire)
  • Current American Heart Association BLS card
  • Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner

Medical Assistant - Per Diem - Bone Marrow Transplant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 9993

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located in Seattle, Washington, where our campus is based in Seattle's South Lake Union, an emerging biotech center. We are part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's.

 

Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.   We are ranked as one of the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration, where boundary-pushing discovery and innovation happen in one location.

 

Join us and make a difference!

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Participate as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic.
  • Be responsible for the flow of the patients for the transplant teams.
  • Perform duties described below in a busy, fast paced clinic.
    • ECGs
    • Tunneled Catheter Dressing changes
    • Assist with sterile procedures
    • Flu injections
    • Taking vitals signs in a high acuity patient care setting
    • Turning over rooms per protocol for various type of isolation
  • The Medical Assistant functions under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and or designee.
  • Maintains the transplant clinic so that it is always ready operationally to provide our patients with the highest standard of care.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Active certification as a Medical Assistant through the state of Washington Department of Health and familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice.
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider card.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively 

Preferred:

  • 2 years previously working as a Medical Assistant preferred

 

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Medical Assistant/Surgical Technician -Per Diem Procedure Suite

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 11832

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

The Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Surgical Technologist (ST) assists in the delivery of patient care and procedure suite activities under the direction of a physician and/or direction/supervision of a registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the roles and responsibilities of the ST position.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and performs as a surgical technologist, including the collection of equipment, instruments and supplies necessary for procedures. Assists with equipment preparation to create the sterile field and maintain sterile techniques during procedures.
  • Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment or supply needs during the procedure.
  • Prepares patients for procedures. Assists in transport of patients as assigned.
  • Assists in positioning of patients, including draping during procedures. Passes instruments and other sterile supplies to procedurist.
  • Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment and/or supply needs throughout the procedure.
  • Count and document supplies used during procedures.
  • Continually works in a neat, organized, safe and efficient manner.  Demonstrates good organizational skills.
  • Assist in preparing, handling and disposal of specimens sent for laboratory testing.
  • May assist in applying dressings following procedure.
  • Assists in cleaning and restocking.  Notifies facilities/engineering if cleaning equipment requires repair.
  • Participates in maintaining a safe environment, utilizing the principles of aseptic technique.  Assists with the cleaning of the procedural areas.

Communication and Customer Service:

  • Acts as a courteous, polite representative of the Procedure Suite.
  • Creates a safe and comfortable environment by demonstrating caring behavior and conveying confidence.

  • Promotes  and maintains effective communication as evidenced  by:
    • Demonstrates respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others.
    • Seeking help with problem-solving, as needed.
    • Giving and receiving appropriate feedback
    • Being aware of and assuming responsibility for the effect of his/her own behavior and communications with others.
    • Handling confidential information appropriately.
    • Providing clear and relevant information to the appropriate person.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patient chargeable billing slips for each patient.
  • Ensures that equipment and supplies are charged appropriately.
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement in the efficient delivery of patient care.

Role Development:

  • Establishes annual goals for personal growth and development with the supervisor.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for identifying and pursuing continued learning opportunities.
  • Participates in education programs appropriate to the role.

Qualifications

A.  Training, Education and Experience (Required)

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program. 
  • BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two year ( if not current, must be obtained within three months of employment)

B.  Education and Experience (Preferred)

  • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Preferred
  • 1- 2 years’ experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required To Perform The Job Duties

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills to support operations.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve. Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare

NCI Information Specialist I - Bilingual

FH Administration Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14238

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The specialist will provide cancer-related and tobacco cessation information to patients, general public and health professionals through telephone, email and live chat channels via the National Cancer Institute’s Contact Center (NCICC).  

 

The available position is for either the 5:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. or 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m shifts; however the hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST.  The NCI's Contact Center Information Specialist works under the direction of the Contact Center Manager, Assistant Manager and Supervisors. 

Responsibilities

The specialist may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Respond to requests for cancer-related and/or tobacco cessation information received by phone, email or Instant Messaging
  • Identify the needs of callers/users through needs assessment and establish good rapport in order to facilitate communication
  • Use NCI and NCI-approved resources and referrals to answer callers’/users’ questions.  Resources are accessed through the NCI's Contact Center intra-net, the NCI’s Cancer.gov website or medical textbooks
  • Interpret and articulate complex concepts in a conversational manner, for callers of diverse backgrounds, cognitive abilities and emotional states
  • Discuss tobacco cessation strategies with people who want to quit using tobacco
  • Conduct computer searches of the NCI’s clinical trials database to provide callers/users with appropriate clinical trial information
  • Actively participate in a variety of continuing education events and programs, which are designed to improve the staff’s skills and cancer knowledge          
  • Conduct and implement research protocols as needed.  May include proactively delivering health messages or implementing motivational interviewing techniques as required by research projects
  • Adhere to strict policies, procedures and quality assurance guidelines
  • Accept regular internal monitoring and feedback of calls and/or review of transcripts of instant messaging and email sessions
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts, which include recording of calls by the national project office
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • Cover letter to express interest in the role in both English and Spanish (required)
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Bilingual Spanish skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use effective judgment and sensitivity
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with a broad range of people
  • Demonstrated success as a team player
  • Highly skilled in navigating complex websites
  • Excellent attendance and dependability
  • Ability to operate within mandated guidelines
  • Ability to accept and integrate feedback to ensure continuous quality
  • This position requires compassion and a strong sense of commitment to learning all aspects of the job.  Sucessful candidates will attend 6 weeks of extensive training.

NCTN Clinical Trials Manager

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14069

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The NCTN Clinical Trials Manager is responsible for the management of the NCTN clinical research coordinator team in Clinical Research Support (CRS). CRS is the central clinical trials office for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining procedures to ensure sufficient oversight of all NCI cooperative group studies managed by the Consortium and Consortium affiliate sites. Oversees the day-to-day operations of all NCTN clinical trials for the Cancer Consortium. The position manages a team of 6 protocol specialists (clinical research coordinators). The NCTN team works closely with disease group’s study teams across the Consortium to enroll and manage subjects through the trial lifecycle.

Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises team of protocol specialists, data coordinators, clinical research assistants, and contracted services for long-term follow-up tracking.
  • Ensures disease group study teams and CRS study staff adhere to national cooperative group study requirements, Consortium policies, and procedures.
  • Manages vendor contracts for long-term follow-up data support services; identifies opportunities to streamline operations by contracting services.
  • Strategizes and implements team growth and viability; assess and plan ongoing resource needs.
  • Works closely with Consortium faculty, study teams, and clinic to ensure efficient and compliant conduct of NCTN trials.
  • Performs ongoing assessment of Program effectiveness, including assessment of NCTN model’s division of responsibilities between CRS team and disease group’s study teams.
  • Analyzes and reports out NCTN clinical trial monthly metrics to CRS leadership, NCTN team and other CRS stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with NCTN Program Manager, Regulatory and Financial teams to ensure successful implementation of new NCTN trials.
  • Collaborates with the NCTN Program Manager and CRS leadership to assist with the strategic planning of the team according to NCI and institutional priorities.
  • Forms and maintains strong collaborations with Consortium partners, including clinic partners and Consortium disease groups.
  • Recommends and communicates policy, procedure and practice changes relating to NCTN trials in the Consortium; represents CRS clinical trial best practices and NCTN trials throughout the Consortium.

Qualifications

Experience and Abilities

  • 5-10 years coordinating oncology clinical research; NCI cooperative group trial experience preferred
  • Experience in management or team leadership/supervisory experience; managing large clinical research teams preferred
  • Working across different academic institutions to facilitate research projects
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Coaching and supporting study teams
  • Communicating with all levels of a research organization

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s degree in a healthcare related field preferred
  • Clinical research related certification strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships across multiple organizations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with process improvement and project management principles
  • Understanding of clinical trial regulatory and budgeting
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA research policies, other applicable federal regulations and GCP guidelines
  • Expertise in various electronic data capturing systems (EDC) and clinical trial management systems/databases
  • Advanced knowledge of standard office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat, Visio, etc.)

Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist - Per Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14034

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist performs all nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and PET-CT procedures according to department procedure manual and physician orders.

Responsibilities

  • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
  • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome
  • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
  • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
  • Coordinates and schedules examinations
  • Initiates intravenous access for the administration of contrast and/or radio pharmaceutical isotopes; accesses patency; understands emergency procedures in the event of extravasations and/or allergic response

Qualifications

Required:

  • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure
  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Meets one of the following:
    • A. ARRT(N) (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -Nuclear Medicine) or NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) registered or equivalent state license for nuclear medicine technology
    • B. Completion of a training program in nuclear medicine that must include training in the basic and medical sciences as they apply to nuclear medicine technology and practical experience in performing nuclear medicine procedures
  • Obtained ARRT CT certification or will acquire within 12 months of employment or CT certified NMTCB registered certification or will acquire with 12 months of employment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.


Preferred:

  • 3 years of nuclear medicine PET-CT
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Nurse Lead (RN or LPN) - 1.0 FTE - Specimen Collection

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13694

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

 

The Nurse Lead directs the nurses, phlebotomists and the Patient Service Representatives (PSRs) in the overall functioning of the clinic and is responsible for the flow of the patients for the assigned providers each day. They may also contribute to the assessment of a patient's care, assist in the development of the plan of care, implement aspects of care as directed, and participate in evaluating care
They perform duties and procedures as described in the Primary Responsibilities section

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists the supervisor/manager in the daily staffing of nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
  • Provides performance-related feedback to nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
  • Facilities orientation, training and competency assessments for the nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
  • Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by licensed providers and within their scope of practice and SCCA policy.
  • Educates patients, families and caregivers, and answers their questions with clinical supervision.
  • Performs any procedures as necessary within their scope of practice.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Education enabling a LPN license or RN
  • Valid Washington State Nursing License (LPN or RN)
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to observe and record patient’s signs or symptoms of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to practice critical thinking skills such as logical reasoning, analysis, standard application and the transformation of knowledge into action

 

Nurse Manager, Apheresis

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12771

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

The Apheresis Nurse Manager is responsible for the organization, development and management of nursing and technical practice within the Apheresis Program. This position manages all administrative and technical activities of the unit, participates in nursing leadership committees and accesses technical, medical and nursing specialists. Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards of all the accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies. The role ensures that Apheresis operations meet all established criteria of safety, quality, efficiency and appropriate patient care.

Responsibilities

Management of Apheresis Unit Specific

  • Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards established by the hospital, and those of various accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies.
  • Identifies and establishes the role, directions and goals of nursing and technical practice with Apheresis.
  • Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards established by the hospital, and those of various accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies.
  • Is responsible for standards of patient/donor care for Apheresis. Is responsible for development and maintenance of Standard Operating Policy Manual.
  • Develops a mechanism to improve and maintain documentation of patient/donor care.
  • Develops and administers Apheresis personnel policies and procedures in conjunction with the institution policies.
  • Establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that employees adhere to the Integrity at Work Statement of Ethics and Business Conduct as well as SCCA and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Initiates, promotes and participates in research studies.
  • Responsible for insuring that all division equipment and instrumentation is maintained in proper operating condition. Recommends the addition or modification of equipment as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between Apheresis and other departments, facilities and referring physicians
  • Is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of division records as well as special or recurring reports and analyses.

Fiscal Management

  • Establishes fiscal performance level of the Apheresis Unit, monitors performance against budget, making modifications as necessary to meet division goals and objectives.

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

  • Serves as clinical resource and content expert for other departments as needed.

Quality Improvement

  • Designs, conducts, analyzes and takes appropriate action on internal quality assurance audits such as billing accuracy and timeliness, medical equipment checks, exam room supply and cleanliness, procedure check list, staff performance, documentation etc.

Leadership

  • Works with Administrator, Medical Director, Clinical Managers and Apheresis personnel in the development of clinical and/or administrative goals, objectives, plans and budgets

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven progressively responsible apheresis clinical experience with demonstrated supervisory responsibility
  • Strong apheresis and/or cellular therapeutics operations background/knowledge
  • Background in clinical research and GMPs or GTPs
  • Detail-oriented and able to collect and display audit data
  • Competent computer skills
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance M-F, evening or weekend hours when necessary
  • BSN
  • RN with the ability to obtain WA State Nursing License immediately upon employment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong apheresis and/or cellular therapeutics operations background/knowledge
  • Progressively responsible administrative experience
  • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management
  • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology
  • Detail-oriented and able to collect and display audit data
  • Willing and able to provide leadership and direction to staff
  • Effective decision making, priority setting and delegation skills
  • Effective teaching, training, planning and problem solving ability
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure in a fast-paced patient care environment

 

Nurse Manager-Specimen Collections

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14065

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The primary responsibility of the Nurse Manager of the Alliance Lab Specimen Collection department is to ensure quality, safety and efficiency of patient care activities. This position supervises the Patient Service Representive and Collections staff to ensure adequate staffing and workflow. The Nurse Manager reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Labs and works collaboratively with Alliance Lab operational leadership. The Nurse Manager will attend meetings and serves as a representative within SCCA for laboratory clinical care functions and develops and maintains effective working relationships with other SCCA clinical and departmental management and staff.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct supervision and oversight of the Alliance Laboratory PSR lead and LPN/RN, phlebotomy staff. Establish and maintain a strong laboratory workflorce through hiring, performance management, mentoring, continuing education and ongoing staff development
  • Participate in strategic planning to identify departmental goals in support of the overall organizational strategic plan, supporting the mission and vision of the SCCA
  • Assure compliance wiht the regulatory standards, including CLIA, CAP, DOH, The Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS and all other applicable requirements.
  • Provides feedback and or counseling to staff as appropriate and initiation of progressive disciplinary process where warranted. Performs annual performance evaluations for PSR and Nursing staff.
  • Troubleshoots questions regarding correct specimen collection and acts as point person for communicating special needs/requirements for blood draw requests. Works collaboratively where warranted with Specimen Processing Supervisor, Testing Manager and Senior Laboratory Manager regarding specimen collection related pre-analytical variables.
  • Acts as point person for questions or concerns from clinical care teams regarding the blood draw program and clinical services performed in the Alliance Lab.
  • Participate in strategic planning to identify departmental goals in support of the overall organizational strategic plan, supporting the mission and vision of the SCCA.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License
  • Works well with team members toward a common purpose; reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group; supports the team’s decisions regardless of individual viewpoint
  • Demonstrates good customer relations skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proficiency in use of standard office computer software programs, equipment and clinical information systems
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years


Preferred:

  • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management
  • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Lean Principles
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy via central venous catheter, PICC catheter or access Portacaths

Nursing Assistant, Certified (NAC) - 1.0 FTE - Transport Team

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14203

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric.


The Nursing Assistant (NAC) participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic.

Responsibilities

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Provide transport assistance and Safe Patient Handling assistance for patients meeting specified requirements to move between clinic appointments
  • Assist staff with difficult transfers, and use of lift equipment


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Transport patients between clinic appointments, upon clinic arrival and clinic departure
  • Assists with difficult transfers per the Safe Patient Handling policy
  • Provide assistance for patients who require more than a stand-by assist from chair to table/bed
  • Utilizes lift equipment to assist with patient transfers
  • Assists with post-procedural discharges
  • Ensure wheelchair stock is adequate and continually accessible in all clinic areas and parking garage

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Washington required.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient
  • Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to follow direction and guidance
  • Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
  • Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment

Nursing Supervisor, Apheresis

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13796

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!

 

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome.

 

Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.

 

Benefits include:

  • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
  • Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan 
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Subsidized Orca card and tax-advantaged transportation options 


Like our world-renowned physicians and researchers, SCCA’s nurses set a world-class standard in their field, and a very high bar across an incredibly diverse range of professional skills. Our nurses bring a unique kind of compassion to their work, rooted in a profound understanding of the very human challenge our patients and their families are going through. They provide a depth of knowledge and insight that ensure our patients are well educated about the prevention and care of cancer, and empowered to make the best decisions before, during, and well after recovery from cancer. They strive for nursing excellence because they demand that level of performance from themselves, each other, and the rest of us. SCCA has always known that nurses are the backbone of our patient care, and, because of that, we have had a historic commitment to nurses practicing at the top of their license. That commitment is even stronger today.

 

This registered nurse supervisory position collaborates with the Nurse Manager and the Apheresis Professional Practice Coordinators. The primary role of this position is to support the Nurse Manager in the continuous daily operation and oversight of the Apheresis Clinic. This position is also responsible for ensuring nursing excellence and safety in patient care, oversight of daily staffing, and assesses standards of patient care, environmental safety, and interface with other departments to best support the needs of the Unit. This position collaborates with medical leaders, peers and colleagues at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) as well as our partner institutions (Fred Hutch, UW Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital) to assure the provision of high quality, patient and family-centered care in an environment that facilitates the conduct of clinical research.

 

Apheresis Unit Profile

  • Business hours are M-Sun, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm,  with on-call services 24 hours a day (call duty is minimal and rarely results in a worked assignment: 1 night every 1-2 weeks, 1 weekend every 6-8 weeks, 2 holidays / year).
  • Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1
  • We are supported by two Medical Directors, a Professional Practice Coordinator, Research Coordinator, Certified Nurse Assistant, Program Coordinators and Assistants and the SCCA Cellular Therapy Division.
  • New hires are provided a comprehensive apheresis training program, including in-house bone marrow transplant and oncology courses, and are encourage to attend apheresis-specific conferences.
  • SCCA Nurses have a say in our governance and make decisions collaboratively with our clinical partners.
  • Our Apheresis Nurses have over 220 years of combined apheresis experience!

Responsibilities

  • Independently responsible for the direct supervision of transplant nurses including hiring, training, discipline, termination and performance evaluations
  • Makes operational and procedural decision with input from the Apheresis Clinic Nurse Manager
  • Fosters teamwork within the program and across the alliance
  • Provides feedback to Nurse Manager regarding staff performance and program issues
  • Conducts audits of Apheresis Clinic nursing practice to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager
  • Collaborates with Quality department to support compliance with regulatory requirements in Apheresis
  • Assists Nurse Manager in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net
  • Serves and participates on SCCA work teams and committees as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • BSN or BA/BS in related field
  • Current, active Washington State Registered Nursing license
  • Minimum 3 years as a Registered Nurse depending on the clinical specialty
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven project management skills and committee experience
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (EMR, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
  • Ability to provide feedback about staff performance to staff
  • Strong teaching ability
  • Ability to lead committees


Preferred:

  • Master's degree in nursing or related field
  • 2 years of previous leadership experience
  • Outpatient experience
  • Active specialty certification at the basis (RN) or advanced (APN) level with an SCCA-recognized certification

Nutrition & Physical Activity Educator (temporary, part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14270

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is hiring an hourly, part-time Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator to deliver Saturday classes on nutrition and physical activity in the Prevention Center at Fred Hutch. These classes are part of a lifestyle modification clinical trial testing a diet, nutrition and physical activity education program for breast cancer survivors.

 

The ideal candidate will have expertise in diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivorship and extensive experience developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and cancer survivors. This person will work closely with a certified Chef and Physical Activity Instructor who will be delivering the hands-on cooking and physical activity portions of the study, respectively, and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

Responsibilities

We are seeking an educator who has experience developing and implementing study curriculum and/or is willing and able to receive the appropriate training to do so as part of this research study. Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with study participants who are cancer survivors and in adapting education curriculums to cancer populations as needed. Availability to participate in a 2-day intensive staff training, mock practice classes prior to implementing the study classes, and attending monthly and/or weekly team meetings is required.

 

About the research

The study is testing the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity interventions among breast cancer survivors. This project was previously tested in New York City and now is being adapted for the greater Seattle community. The intervention uses group classes, social media and wearable physical activity devices to promote changes in diet, nutrition and physical activity. The incumbent will report to the project’s Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the adaptation and implementation of an existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum to breast cancer survivors. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator will assist with study intervention activities and specific duties as assigned in every phase of the study, including:

  • Adaptation and implementation of existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum, including planning and preparing class curriculum tailored to cancer survivors.
  • In-person training and mock practice classes. Participation in a 2-day in-person training with our long-standing New York City-based community interventionists. During this training, study staff will receive a comprehensive overview of the adapted curriculum. Lessons learned from previous study interventions will be shared and discussed. After successfully completing the training, mock practice classes will be conducted prior to implementing the study classes
  • Bi-weekly and weekly team meetings. This person will also be available for bi-weekly and weekly meetings (depending on the needs of the study), frequent communication with the research team via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study (8 months).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience related to diet, nutrition and physical activity as well as teaching experience.

 

Additional Position-specific Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of nutrition biochemistry and exercise physiology is preferred. Experience to link diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations to cancer survivors with developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is highly desirable. Must have demonstrated ability to follow standardized operating procedures and protocols and work independently. Must be able to independently learn new skills required for study coordination, the ability to work within a team and to be flexible with changing priorities. Must be detail-oriented, with superior organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, is necessary due to the nature of this study.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with students, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting curriculums to teach cancer populations as needed

PMO Manager

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13683

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a PMO Manager who will directly supervise and mentor SCHARP project management team members, including both Project Managers and Business Analysts. They will influence the use of project management and business analyst best practices, plan, coordinate resources, schedule, budget, and execute projects across SCHARP that support the clinical research. This role will also provide input into strategic issues, policy, goals, and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Leverages PMBOK and BABOK best practices to influence team member and project activities.
  • Manage projects of a size and scope allowed by the available bandwidth of the manager role.
  • For assigned projects:
  • Works with project sponsors, business analysts and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, risks, organization, and approach.
  • Responsible for creation and management of project artifacts including charters, change management plans, communication plans, work breakdown structures, schedules, risk, issue, and decision logs.
  • Works with resource managers to obtain resources.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the project team, in alignment with SCHARP SDLC where applicable.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with team members, project sponsors and peers.
  • Provide status reporting to senior management and the project management steering committee (PMSC), project sponsors, team, and stakeholders.
  • Manages scope, schedule, and budget changes according to defined change control procedures.
  • Serves as project liaison, representing the project to other departments, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations as applicable.
  • Applies experience and knowledge in support of operational and technology goals.
  • Supervise the Project Management and Business Analyst teams, providing mentoring and coaching, performance evaluations, administrative oversight, and a lead role in the hiring process.
  • Participate as a non-voting member of the PMSC.
  • Responsible for assignment of project management and business analysis resources for approved projects and initiatives.
  • Participate in Management team meetings providing input to strategic and policy issues, goals, and objectives.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a work-related discipline from an accredited college or university, or Bachelor’s degree plus relevant work experience.
  • PMP Certification 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a project manager for medium to large infrastructure and support system projects
  • Must have advanced knowledge of PMLC and SDLC best practices 
  • Solid understanding of quality principles as applied to technology projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  

Recommended qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of clinical trials research and data pipelines 
  • Knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11 regulations 
  • Familiar with CDISC standards 

Pharmacy Coordinator

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14075

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Investigational Drug Services (IDS) Pharmacy Coordinator I participates in all aspects of clinical research trials conducted in the IDS Pharmacy except those that require medical expertise or licensure and leads key tasks such accurate record keeping, data collection and management, and correspondence.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and organizes the SCCA IDS shared inbox communications to ensure timely responses and follow-through of key research activities
  • Coordinates research protocol monitoring and auditing visits – includes scheduling, preparing binder for visit, follow-up correspondence and documentation, filing, etc - and takes action to correct problems such as deviation from protocol requirements to ensure research quality
  • Manages temperature monitoring and documents excursions accordingly
  • Coordinates site qualification visit (SQV) and site initiation visit (SIV) meeting requests and scheduling
  • Processes and files relevant protocol- and binder-related documentation
  • Conducts various administrative tasks to support startup activities, binder management, and ancillary supply management
  • Participates in the development of department and/or protocol standard operating procedures, templates, and tools
  • Provides administrative maintenance to IDS-specific policies and procedures

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacy assistant in the State of Washington
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, word processing, and databases
  • Experience with electronic medical records systems
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Problem solving skills


Preferred:

  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines for conducting clinical research; for example, good clinical practice (ICH-GCP), Human Subjects Protocol, etc.
  • Familiarity with pharmacy operations and processes