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Administrative Assistant I- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

FH Administration Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17649

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 is a .5 FTE position.  Performs general administrative duties for the Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) Administrative Director.  The incumbent works independently in performing responsibilities.  Judgment is used daily in interpreting policy, representing the department or program head, and in interacting with Center staff and outside organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties to include office organization, records maintenance and coordination of meetings and functions with various individuals and organizations.
  • Represent the director or ODEI to various individuals and organizations.         
  • Participate in the preparation of reports and presentations working directly with divisional and Center administration to ensure proper formatting and timely submission.
  • Gather and compile data for contracts and grant proposals, and presentations/reports of complex nature.
  • Work with program manager to monitor grants, contracts and budgets to document expenditures and verify proper accountability.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies for the office; perform inventory control duties; work with purchasing department as required.
  • Arrange conference and meeting schedules, travel agendas and requirements and activities as required by the DEI Director; perform clerical duties to include preparation of correspondence, manuscripts, etc. and be responsible for office operation. Function as a primary contact person for the department.
  • Verify and approve routine budget expenditures.
  • Word process correspondence and technical material (i.e. reports, manuscripts) for the department.
  • Establish procedures and interpret and apply administrative policies to the work unit.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 4+ years progressively complex administrative experience. Additional experience may substitute for educational requirement.
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to DEI principles and projects.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills.
  • Proficiency with a variety of software packages.
  • Some Budget experience necessary.

Administrative Manager, Faculty Affairs and Communications

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17622

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. Careers Start Here.

 

The Administrative Manager, Faculty Affairs and Communications will be responsible for managing academic faculty and scientific staff appointments and promotions, and related faculty affairs for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), Fred Hutch.  In conjunction with VIDD and Fred Hutch Leadership, this position will coordinate external faculty searches, appointment processes for faculty, quarterly faculty meetings 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 at University of Washington for those concurrent appointments and promotion processes for all VIDD faculty with joint appointments.  Concurrently, this position will be responsible for the overall internal and external communications and marketing plan for VIDD, including the development and maintenance of content for divisional websites, the creation of various communication materials, and management of communications schedules and projects. The position will also serve as the main point of contact for VIDD communications to external departments. This position reports directly to the Sr. Director of Faculty Affairs and Sr. Operations Director.

Responsibilities

Faculty Affairs (60%)

  • Serve as expert on interpretation of faculty guidelines for the Division as well as rules, policies, and procedures consistent with Fred Hutch policies and in collaboration with other Fred Hutch departments and partners
  • Plan and manage the annual, midterm, and 5-year faculty reviews according to review calendar and timelines in partnership with Senior Director of Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives. 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 VIDD A&P Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee, Promotion and Review Committees. Work with leadership to develop monthly agenda, document meetings, and follow up on action items.
  • Coordinate faculty recruitment process. Train staff to support faculty recruitment process, advise and support search committees, 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.
  • Serve as VIDD liaison to Research Administration and Faculty Affairs office to ensure faculty appointment, promotion and review processes are on track and faculty CVs are current in relation to Research Administration and Faculty Affairs guidelines
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are actively incorporated into all faculty guidelines, rules, policies and procedures
  • Lead the project management and implementation of strategies to streamline processes and document management for VIDD FAO
  • Create, maintain and distribute information on standard operating procedures for VIDD FAO


Communications (40%)

  • Serve as a liaison to the Center Marketing and Communications team and VIDD point of contact for Center-wide communications projects
  • Provide guidance to content authors within VIDD on branding guidelines as the primary administrator for the Division CenterNet (intranet) site
  • Oversee the maintenance and creation of content for VIDD extranet and intranet sites
  • Drive integrated communications efforts and establish a comprehensive communications plan and calendar to manage the cadence of information distribution and enhance existing communications channels
  • Collect content, design, and distribute the VIDD monthly newsletter; generate reports on newsletter performance as needed
  • Steward new communication efforts and channels including training where necessary to help VIDD to be a leader in social media; execute a division-level social media strategy and approach by creating content, monitoring and managing communications activities.
  • Plan and execute strategies for adding new content, initiating new communications projects and increasing engagement among target audiences
  • Design promotional and presentation material to support VIDD events, programs and initiatives
  • Coordinate and manage data visualization projects, distribution of data, and strategies to design strategic dashboards and visualizations to support VIDD in partnership with the Senior Operations Director, VIDD

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS required
  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative management experience in a research or academic setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with faculty and academic affairs issues a plus
  • A cover letter is required 


Professional Skills/Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, sound judgement and superior attention to detail
  • Manage multiple tasks within a fast-paced environment while operating under strict time constraints
  • Impeccable record keeping, filing and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact diplomatically and effectively with various stakeholders
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Good sense of humor and team player

Advanced Practice Provider (Infusion/ACE)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17630

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

  • Primary coverage of the Acute Care Evaluation Clinic (ACE) including evaluation and management of a broad variety of Hematology-Oncology focused urgent issues including but not limited to:
    • GI toxicities (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
    • Fluid and Electrolyte management
    • Pain
    • DVT evaluation & management
    • Hyperglycemia
    • Post fall evaluation & management
    • Cardiac arrythmias
  • Primary support for Hematology/Oncology teams for patient status changes and urgent situations requiring immediate interventions including but not limited to:
    • Infusion reactions (medications, blood products, etc.)
    • Sepsis/Neutropenic Fever
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • New altered mental status
    • Significant falls
    • Syncopal episodes
    • New or worsening pain
  • Performs an appropriate focused examination for acute and complex chronically ill patients
  • Manages initial evaluation to diagnostic testing through ordering and implementation of care
  • Facilitates hospital admissions as needed
  • Communicates changes in patient’s health status or urgent patient issues to the primary attending and team in a timely manner
  • Collaborates and consults with interdisciplinary health team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care
  • Rapid Response Team Leader during clinical work hours

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 3 years of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology or Urgent Care/ED required
  • 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 communication skills are critical to success in this role

Advanced Practice Provider (Infusion/ACE)

SCCA Medical Director Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17631

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

  • Primary coverage of the Acute Care Evaluation Clinic (ACE) including evaluation and management of a broad variety of Hematology-Oncology focused urgent issues including but not limited to:
    • GI toxicities (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
    • Fluid and Electrolyte management
    • Pain
    • DVT evaluation & management
    • Hyperglycemia
    • Post fall evaluation & management
    • Cardiac arrythmias
  • Primary support for Hematology/Oncology teams for patient status changes and urgent situations requiring immediate interventions including but not limited to:
    • Infusion reactions (medications, blood products, etc.)
    • Sepsis/Neutropenic Fever
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • New altered mental status
    • Significant falls
    • Syncopal episodes
    • New or worsening pain
  • Performs an appropriate focused examination for acute and complex chronically ill patients
  • Manages initial evaluation to diagnostic testing through ordering and implementation of care
  • Facilitates hospital admissions as needed
  • Communicates changes in patient’s health status or urgent patient issues to the primary attending and team in a timely manner
  • Collaborates and consults with interdisciplinary health team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care
  • Rapid Response Team Leader during clinical work hours

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology or Urgent Care/ED required.
  • 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 communication skills are critical to success in this role 

Advanced Practice Provider: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17566

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 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.)

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 or Associate Professor, Oncology (Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program)

Clinical Research Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 70543

Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, 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 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 research and clinical care programs in hematopoietic cell transplantation and immunotherapy. The successful candidate will be a prominent thought leader in the field of Stem Cell Transplantation who is engaged in innovative laboratory-based research investigating the mechanisms and/or treatment of malignant relapse after transplantation, which may include leukemia intrinsic and/or immunological mechanisms of immune escape. Fred Hutch and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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.

Anticipated start date would be June 1, 2020.

Assistant/Associate Faculty Position - Biostatistics

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 71290

The Biostatistics program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Member level (corresponding to Assistant or Associate Professor). There are strong collaborative ties between the Fred Hutch and University of Washington and an affiliate appointment in a relevant department at the University of Washington may be possible.

The successful candidate will establish a dynamic research program consisting of independent projects and collaborative studies pertinent to the mission of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We seek candidates with outstanding methodologic and analytic skills whose objective is to innovate and become leaders within their field. We will consider applicants specializing in any relevant quantitative area but individuals with expertise in the methodologic areas of data mining, mobile health, and image analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or an equivalent qualification.

The mission of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the elimination of cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. The Fred Hutch conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases.

The Biostatistics Program at the Fred Hutch is located within the Division of Public Health Sciences, an interdisciplinary research collaborative consisting of statisticians, epidemiologists, health economists, behavioral scientists, computational biologists, and clinical and basic scientists. The Division of Public Health Sciences, in conjunction with the Fred Hutch's Clinical, Basic Sciences, Human Biology and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Divisions, provides many opportunities for collaboration across the spectrum of disease etiology, prevention and treatment.

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.

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 December 1, 2019 to assure consideration. Applications that arrive after that date may be considered as long as the position remains open.

Assistant/Associate/Full Member Faculty Position in Dissemination and Implementation Science

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 73202

The Cancer Prevention Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking a candidate in dissemination and implementation science for a full-time faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Member level (equivalent to Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). We invite candidates whose research is focused on cancer-related dissemination and implementation science. Areas of research interest include developing and testing dissemination or implementation strategies, observational studies of real-world dissemination or implementation, hybrid implementation-effectiveness trials, and research on barriers and/or facilitators to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices across the cancer care continuum.

Candidates should have experience with a variety of implementation theories, models and frameworks or those commonly used in behavioral, communication, organizational sciences, or related fields as they apply to dissemination and implementation research. Candidates should also have experience with a variety of evaluative and data analysis methods. Candidates who study social, behavioral, economic, and management factors that impact implementation of evidence-based cancer-related health interventions will be highly valued. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program within our collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Applicants must have a research or clinical doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent degree) with training in anthropology, behavioral science, behavioral economics, communication, decision sciences, psychology, organization behavior, sociology, or other related fields and a focus on dissemination and implementation science. Candidates with relevant research experience including a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research funding success will be prioritized.

Research Environment

The mission of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the elimination of cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. The Fred Hutch conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases.

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 with an exercise research facility and a research kitchen, and a large multidisciplinary faculty who conduct observational and intervention research across the cancer control continuum. 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. Fred Hutch has an active Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, which also oversees the Center for Community Health Promotion in the Lower Yakima Valley in central Washington state. 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.

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.

Associate Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FH Administration Division
Category: Human Resources and Legal
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17391

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 Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will provide leadership to create and manage SCCA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission involving strategic planning, coordination and communication of key DEI activities, event and resources management and reporting program progress and metrics. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement DEI initiatives to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce and promote inclusiveness
  • Develop, plan and execute DEI training, education and workshops
  • Collaborate with internal departments (Marketing, Network, Staff Education, Patient and Family Services, etc.) to promote DEI initiatives to staff, patients, families and the community
  • Integrate DEI initiatives with patient care, quality and safety
  • Collaborate with partner organizations and medical providers to seek opportunities to reduce health disparities in the community
  • Collaborate with partner organizations’ diversity councils, workgroups and leadership. Coordinate with Fred Hutch DEI leaders and personnel on DEI efforts
  • Serve as Chairperson for SCCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC)
  • Provide updates to Executive Sponsor, senior leaders and the SCCA Board Diversity representative regarding diversity and inclusion efforts
  • If appropriate, escalate issues and concerns to Executive Leadership

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA/BS in business related field
  • Prior DEI work experience with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role
  • Strong leadership qualities and skills are essential; collaborative teamwork, people development, sound judgement, high degree of integrity and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in working on issues of DEI through past paid or volunteer work
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with staff across all levels
  • Ability to interpret information and present to others
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex and competing activities. Strong public speaking skills and presences required


Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in business related field
  • Change Management training and experience
  • Knowledge of CPI principles

Bioinformatician- Cancer Biology

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17640

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 Paulovich Lab at Fred Hutch is an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to develop and implement tools for protein quantification to enable precision medicine via patient selection and characterization of novel therapeutic targets. The lab has a major focus on mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics (both untargeted and multiple reaction monitoring), as well as integrating proteomic data with genomic and metabolomic data. Our group is highly collaborative, participating in national and international consortia in which teams of scientists, statisticians, and clinicians work together to solve clinical or biological problems to impact human health.

 

This is a terrific opportunity within the Paulovich lab for a data scientist to work closely with our interdisciplinary team of chemists, biologists, clinicians, and statisticians to leverage multi-omic datasets to understand and predict human cancer responses to therapies. We are looking for a highly motivated, interactive, Bioinformatics/ Computational Biologist to join our proteomics team to help drive translational projects forward towards clinical applications by performing analysis and interpretation of multidimensional “-omics” datasets (DNA, RNA, protein, metabolite, and clinical phenotype) from human tumors and preclinical models. The candidate will participate in the development of data pipelines, plan and conduct analyses, interpret results, design and implement data visualizations, and help prepare figures and text for funding proposals, reports, and publications. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work independently as one hub in an interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities

  • Apply data analysis tools and methods to enable the integration and management of large and complex “omics” datasets
  • Interpret data analyses results and write methods and results for publications and reports
  • Collaborate with statisticians, chemists, biologists, and clinicians on consortium projects
  • Research and evaluate new methods and algorithms for integrating into our existing pathway and network analysis tools
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in data science or life science discipline and hands-on biological data science experience (especially with proteomics, RNA sequencing, next generation sequencing datasets)
    • Bioinformatics Analyst I: less than 2 years relevant experience
    • Bioinformatics Analyst II: 3-6 years relevant experience
    • Bioinformatics Analyst III: 6-9 years relevant experience
  • Understanding of molecular biology, cancer biology, and an ability to contemplate the biological implications of results from multi-omic datasets
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. C/C++, R and Python/Perl/Java), with knowledge of the appropriate tools and libraries for working with biological data, including best software development practices (e.g. design, testing, documentation, code review)
  • Experience in pathway and network analysis as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or software packages
  • Familiarity with pathway and network databases and analysis algorithms
  • Programming in UNIX/LINUX environment
  • Excellent presentation skills and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Intellectually curious with innovative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Motivated, self-starting, detailed-oriented, organized
  • Ability to learn new technologies at a fast pace
  • Ability to lead data analysis activities independently and with feedback from the group


Preferred

  • Ph.D., M.A., or M.S. candidates with degrees in both data science-related disciplines and biology-related disciplines (e.g. a computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, or mathematics degree, plus a cancer biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry degree) 
  • 2+ years of hands-on biological data science experience (especially with proteomics, RNA sequencing, next generation sequencing datasets)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. D3.js, Vega, Google Charts, etc.)
  • Familiarity with biomedical ontologies
  • Familiarity with dimensionality reduction, regression models, machine learning and/or cloud infrastructure for scalable scientific computing
  • Experience with graph databases
  • Knowledge of SQL, JSON, and XML
  • Knowledge of statistics and machine learning algorithms

Bone Marrow Transplant/Immunotherapy Fellow

Clinical Research Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 73966

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Research Associate/Acting Instructor level. This is a full-time, 12-month service period, annual appointment. The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch.

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 selected individual for the advertised position is expected to participate in a year-long fellowship program with the goal of becoming an expert in blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) and immunotherapy (IMTX) services at Fred Hutch. The individual holding this position will rotate through outpatient and inpatient BMT (autologous and allogeneic, long-term follow-up) and IMTX services, and initially function as a primary care provider with increasing levels of patient care responsibility over the course of the year.  Approximately 8 months will be devoted to clinical activities with the remaining time available for the opportunity to participate in clinically focused research projects.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Anticipated start date would be July 1, 2020.

Business Analyst III

SCCA IT Shared Services Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17406

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.  Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Join us and make a difference!

 

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.  The team plays an integral part in supporting the organization’s mission by providing data and insights that drive strategic initiatives and key business decisions.   

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Data Warehouse Manager, the Business Analyst III is responsible for supporting and managing data warehouse projects through requirements gathering, data discovery/profiling/analysis, data definitions validation, and user acceptance testing in partnership with our Clinical Analytics team and subject matter experts.

 

The Business Analyst III will build cohesive relationships with business partners to develop analytics and business intelligence solutions based on the needs of the organization and to effectively present this information to customers. As a member of an agile team, the Business Analyst III will participate in daily and weekly meetings to coordinate efforts.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business partners to gather high level requirements and guide the development of enterprise wide definitions for core business concepts
  • Work with business partners to understand and develop clear and defined problem statements
  • Develop subject matter expertise around key cancer programs, supportive services, and outpatient clinical operations specific to the SCCA
  • Work on multiple projects in parallel

Qualifications

Required

  • BA/BS in healthcare informatics, other similar degree, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of demonstrated data warehousing & business intelligence experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience using T-SQL
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional at meeting facilitation with the ability to take abstract concepts and make them tangible
  • Assemble clear and concise documentation of business problems, use cases, and requirements
  • Strong communication skills, especially between technical and lay audiences
  • Build cross team collaboration to produce high-quality work products
  • Manage business expectations and deliver customer-focused solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Preferred

  • Master’s degree or 5-8 years of experience in data development/business intelligence/analytics
  • Familiarity with healthcare industry and terminology and/or experience working with healthcare data (e.g. scheduling, billing, clinical, research data)
  • Understanding of HIPAA regulations
  • Experience with Epic healthcare systems
  • Familiarly with the Systems/Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with Agile software development

CT Technologist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17652

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 CT Technologist performs and/or assists with CT procedures according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning while adjusting technical factors of equipment in proportion to patient and body part being examined while minimizing radiation and applying immobilization devices and/or shielding as required.

 

This is part time, 34 hours per week position.

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
  • Obtained ARRT CT certification or will acquire within 12 months of employment
  • Certified as a Radiologic Technologist by ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) and currently registered and/or have an unrestricted state license
  • 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:

  • Three years of CT technologist experience
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

CTMS Assistant Business Analyst (Clinical Trials Calendar Builder)

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17393

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 (UW) and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA.)


The CTMS Assistant Business Analyst (Clinical Trials Calendar Builder) position is a high-value, high-impact role within the CTMS project team that is currently in the process of implementing the OnCore CTMS to more than 100 study teams across UW, Fred Hutch and SCCA.


At the outset this role will receive training in key skills needed to serve as a clinical trials calendar builder in the CTMS. After initial training the role will focus on actively collaborating with coverage analysis specialists, budget specialists, clinical research coordinators, principal investigators, various stakeholders of UW, Fred Hutch and SCCA, to assist with building of calendars in accordance with the protocol document and budgets in the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS).

Responsibilities

  • Build and configure electronic study calendars for clinical trial data capture in accordance with the terms of the protocol
  • Stay up to date on all new and evolving institutional changes as they relate to policy, pricing, budgeting, etc. for clinical trial data captured in OnCore
  • Perform system testing as directed and quality control of application functionality during application upgrades
  • Collaborate with direct supervisor, coverage analysis team, budget team, clinical research team, project managers, health system representatives, consultants and vendors to ensure overall completion of goals, schedules, and deadline
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Clinical Research, Science, Health Sciences, Math or Computer Information Systems
  • Attention to detail and analytical mindset
  • Quick and engaged learning skills; curiosity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to ask good questions to clarify understanding
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.

CTMS Assistant Project Director

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15361

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.

 


Job Summary:

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 (UW) and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA.)


The CTMS Assistant Project Director position is a senior leadership role within the CTMS Implementation team. The role will be accountable to manage activities and outcomes related to the CTMS implementation and delivery. The role will require expert-level project management skills, analytical and information synthesis skills, team and stakeholder management skills.

 


Scope of responsibilities:

The role will report to the CTMS Project Director and closely collaborate with other implementation team leads to help ensure cross workstream coordination for a successful rollout. The role will be responsible for direct management of a team of analysts and project managers and work with SCCA, Fred Hutch & UW teams across the organizations. The role is a high visibility/high impact role across 3 institutions with significant opportunity for professional development and growth.

Responsibilities

  • Manage detailed integrated workplan for the CTMS implementation including tasks, risks and issues
  • Assign staff tasks, manage workload, inspect deliverables and report status
  • Manage various project leadership activities such as steering committee facilitation, budget management, and status report production
  • Effectively synthesize complex information to distill and deliver essential messages to key stakeholders including study teams, CTMS Steering Committee members and executives.
  • Actively manage risks and issues escalating as needed to project director
  • Partner with peer workstreams on CTMS product configurations, workflows, integration to other systems and data related activities
  • Define and manage a detailed testing plan including integration testing and user acceptance testing activities
  • Define and manage a detailed training plan including training for end users and business offices across the 3 institutions that will be utilizing the CTMS
  • Define and implement plans for pre-go-live readiness activities such data validation efforts and operational dress rehearsals
  • Define and implement detailed functional cutover plans and manage cutover activities
  • Provide management, coaching and mentoring for staff

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in healthcare IT, operations or large-scale project management
  • Prior leadership experience implementing and/or operating enterprise applications at large, complex institutions
  • Advanced knowledge of project management and business analysis tools, methodologies and best practices
  • 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with Clinical Trial Management Systems

CTMS Clinical Trials Calendar Builder

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17394

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 (UW) and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA.)


The CTMS Clinical Trials Calendar Builder position is a high-value, high-impact role within the CTMS project team that is currently in the process of implementing the OnCore CTMS to more than 100 study teams across UW, Fred Hutch and SCCA.


At the outset this role will support the CTMS Implementation Project and then transition into CTMS Operations.


As a key member of the CTMS team, this position works extensively with coverage analysis specialists, budget specialists, clinical research coordinators, principal investigators, various stakeholders of UW, Fred Hutch and SCCA, to assist with building of calendars in accordance with the protocol document and budgets in the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS).

Responsibilities

  • Build and configure electronic study calendars for clinical trial data capture in accordance with the terms of the protocol
  • Stay up to date on all new and evolving institutional changes as they relate to policy, pricing, budgeting, etc. for clinical trial data captured in OnCore
  • Develop prioritization schema to aid in workload management for calendar and budget build tasks
  • Perform system testing as directed and quality control of application functionality during application upgrades
  • Assist the help desk to support current customers who encounter problems or have questions
  • Collaborate with direct supervisor, coverage analysis team, budget team, clinical research team, project managers, health system representatives, consultants and vendors to ensure overall completion of goals, schedules, and deadline
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Attention to detail and analytical mindset
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to ask good questions to clarify understanding
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills


Preferred

  • Degree in Clinical Research, Science, Health Sciences, Math or Computer Information Systems from an accredited institution is preferred
  • 4-6 months experience in clinical research
  • Experience in building calendars with OnCore at a research center
  • Experience with CTMS or financial data systems in support of clinical research
  • Experience reading and interpreting clinical research protocol
  • Demonstrated knowledge of study design criteria, randomization processes, clinical and bio-specimen terms used in research studies, and scientific and medical concepts and terminology.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Institutional confidentiality policies applicable to electronic databases containing protected health information and data collected specifically for research.
  • Knowledge of medical billing terms and research billing operations for industry, institutional and national group -sponsored research

Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) Technologist II/III

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14601

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) 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).

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  
  • Perform special processing:
    • CliniMACS® cell selection e.g. CD34+ cell enrichment, CD3+ cell depletion
    • Potentially assist with the bone marrow collection within operating room

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree with major in medical technology or biological sciences required
  • 2+ years of cell therapy, or relevant laboratory experience
  • Basic hematology knowledge
  • Motivation and initiative to learn new scientific theory and applications
  • Excellent judgment and ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • 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 qualifications:

  • 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

Certified Medical Assistant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17595

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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.


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 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
  • Preforms Blood Draws as directed
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
  • Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (Application must be submitted within 1st 30-days of hire)
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • 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

Clinical Courier

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17540

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 Courier is responsible for the pick-up, transportation and delivery of lab specimens, medical records and patient related documentation among various departments within SCCA clinic, on SCCA/Fred Hutch campus and University of Washington Medical Center via shuttle service or by driving an SCCA vehicle.

 

Work Schedule: 11:30 am - 8pm

Responsibilities

  • Pick up, transport and deliver lab specimens, medical records and patient related documentation among various departments and within the SCCA/Fred Hutch campus and University of Washington shuttles or by driving an SCCA vehicle
  • Complete all scheduled and requested pickups
  • Monitor courier phone and manage shifting priorities to maintain route schedule
  • Maintain courier logs in pickup/delivery locations and ensure courier entries are legible, accurate and adhere to standard written procedures
  • Report and assist with tracking of missing or damaged specimens and charts
  • Assist with review and revision of routes and training new couriers as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Ability to professionally and effective communicate in person and in writing
  • Excellent multi-tasking and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations and record keeping practices
  • Basic math skills and knowledge of units of measure
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds using proper techniques
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to consistently walk during most of eight hour shift, an average of 10-12 miles per day
  • Current Washington State Driver's License
  • Current Abstract of Driving Record (ADR), ADR (due upon hire or 30 days post hire)
  • Ability to Pass the online Defensive Driving Course (upon hire)

 

Preferred:

  • One year experience in a hospital/clinic environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge and practice of safe blood borne pathogen handling techniques
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals and carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form

Clinical Lab Specialist II

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15350

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.

 

Under direct supervision of supervisory staff, the Clinical Laboratory Technician II is responsible for accessioning and processing clinical and research specimens in the SCCA Pathology Laboratory, staining bone marrow aspirate smear slides, and answering phone inquiries.  Additional duties as assigned, could include filing blocks and slides, performing daily and weekly laboratory maintenance, and transcribing patient reports and documents. The successful candidate will work closely with histotechnicians, residents/fellows, and pathologists.

 

The work schedule for this position is 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities

  • Receive, accession, and process various specimens according to protocol and in a timely manner
  • 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.
  • Maintain laboratory records, compute data and enter onto computer data
  • Prepare, stain, and QC bone marrow aspirate slides for handout
  • Triage incoming phone calls from providers or other laboratories
  • Actively participate in laboratory meetings and huddles

Qualifications

 

  • High school or equivalent required, Some College course work emphasizing laboratory science preferred
  • One to two years of histology laboratory experience preferred
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • 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 troubleshoot issues appropriately
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Clinical Nurse Coordinator - 0.7 FTE - Registered Nurse, Wellness Center

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17497

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. Join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!

Responsibilities

The SCCA Wellness Center has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC). Join our bright and supportive nursing team that provides care coordination for patients seen in our High-Risk Prevention Clinics and Women’s Wellness Clinic. Work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team where your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills will be challenged and valued. Collaborate closely with your care team, including nationally-recognized specialists in cancer genetics, genetic counseling, prevention and early detection, and wellness after finishing cancer treatment, to bring the most innovative cancer surveillance for prevention and early detection to patients.

 

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


In the Clinical Nurse Coordinator position you will:  

  • Establish long-term relationships with high-risk patients and families as you help them navigate their cancer prevention and early detection given their underlying genetic risk for cancer
  • Assess patient and family needs along the continuum of care from cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and wellness
  • Act as primary point of contact for high-risk patients to provide education, triage and surveillance 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
  • 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 two years inpatient hospital experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to perform triage both in-person and by phone
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Always treats patients, families and colleagues with respect
  • Competence in basic computer skills

Clinical Research Center Operations Director

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17493

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 Center Operations Director oversees the research and operations of a dedicated clinical trials unit at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The research portfolio includes, but is not limited to, treatment trials with investigational products.


The Operations Director is responsible for implementing a staffing and operating model to support the research conducted within the unit and has oversight of space coordination, resource utilization and planning, policies and financial management of the Clinical Research Center. The position will work in partnership with a dedicated Medical Director and will manage a team of 5-8 staff, including a unit manager with a Midlevel clinical degree.

Responsibilities

  • Define and operationalize policies, procedures and quality assurance systems for the clinical trial unit; partner with institutional resources to align with existing clinic and research departments 
  • In partnership with the Medical Director, lead the Oversight Committee to ensure trial feasibility and alignment with institutional goals
  • Partner with scientific, administrative and clinic collaborators to provide visibility, leverage available resources, expand services, and assure the appropriate level of oversight and engagement with key stakeholders
  • Create and maintain a clinical trial unit staffing model that can flex to support variable trial activities and participant, and effectively integrates investigator’s study staff and contract support as needed
  • Coordinate space and equipment planning and utilization, evaluating resource needs with the introduction of each new trial, overseeing the acquisition of space and equipment, anticipating and planning for future needs
  • Implement and oversee financial management structure and systems to perform trial budgeting and billing, and fiscal management of the unit
  • Serve as resource liaison, representing the clinical trial unit to faculty leadership, other Center departments, funding sources, subcontractors, vendors, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations
  • Define and and maintain performance, utilization and financial dashboards; report key measures to leadership identifying risk, and opportunities for growth and improvements

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience managing clinical trial operations
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials
  • Prior experience implementing multi-disciplinary teams
  • 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 scientific, clinical and administrative

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

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three to Five (3-5) years professional experience in clinical research
  • Significant experience in monitoring and auditing clinical research trials and internal processes
  • Strong experience with reading and editing protocols to assess/mitigate risk
  • Experience in root cause analysis and developing corrective and preventive action (CAPA) plans
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional partners to provide coaching and compliance guidance as needed
  • Expert knowledge of regulations overseeing clinical trials including: 21CFR: parts 50, 312 and 812, 45 CFR part 46, ICH GCP E6(R2)
  • Aptitude for designing clinical research management tools that are applicable to a large audience
  • Experience in SOP development, editing, and management

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in health care related field preferred
  • Experience working across large academic institutions
  • Clinical research certification preferred
  • Oncology and/or hematology research experience preferred

Clinical Research Coordinator I

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17632

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 (CRC) is a dedicated and talented person who functions as a member of the clinical research team in support of the principal investigator. They assist in the screening of patients for eligibility, coordinate protocol-required activities, and collect and report data as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day coordination of clinical research studies which may include any of the following activities: assisting with informed consent, registering patients on to studies, tracking eligible patients for sample collections, communicating with other staff for the coordination of protocol-dictated care, collection and reporting of data.
  • Work in collaboration with principal investigator and study staff to ensure that protocol-dictated activities are conducted in a compliant and efficient manner.
  • Manage electronic and paper versions of study consent forms in a program compliant process.
  • Track patients' locations and coordinate sample collection with clinical care providers in the in-patient and out-patient settings
  • Develop and implement data tracking systems, ensuring hard copy and computer files are regularly and accurately maintained
  • Coordinate protocol activities to ensure regulatory compliance with protocol requirements which may include tracking subject enrollment, recording adverse events of study procedures and completing case report forms
  • Maintain accurate and complete study documents
  • Assure compliance with local and federal regulations
  • Develop and prepare regular and special reports as requested
  • Work/Communicate with internal and external parties in the conduct of any study related activities.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • AA or higher degree required in related area
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in a clinical research setting required
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word) is required

Clinical Research Nurse

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17447

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 Trials Nurse for Community Sites assumes responsibility for representing SCCA Community Sites in the review and implementation of clinical trials at the SCCA Community Sites. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into research protocol review process for new and active treatment protocols, collaborating with clinical teams (including Site Principal Investigators, providers, nursing, and pharmacy) to identify and resolve issues, and developing educational resources for clinical area staff.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares for and participates in clinical research meetings
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators and Community Site teams to resolve barriers for protocol activation and enrollment
  • Supports development of research orders from drafting through approval (for studies initiated by Community PI) and deployment of all research orders to the Community Sites
  • Serves as a liaison to the Clinical Trial Nurses and Disease Teams at South Lake Union
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice

Qualifications

Required:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington state
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) (or to be obtained within 2 years of hire)
  • Minimum 3 years of recent oncology experience or research experience
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response


Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certification in BMTCN, AOCN, AOCN

Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17607

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 Vaccine Trials Unit (VTU) (click here to visit their webpage) is a program within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Led by Principal Investigator Julie McElrath, the VTU is funded to conduct phase I, II, and III clinical trials. As a clinical research site, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of study participants, and immunization and clinical monitoring of these participants in clinical trials of investigational agents being studied for the prevention of HIV, SARS-CoV-2, and other infectious diseases. 
  
The Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner, coordinates, and implements clinical research studies involving human subjects for the Immunology & Vaccine Development research program. The primary focus of the Clinical Research Nurse is screening, enrolling, and following study participants. The position will require willingness to work with COVID-19 and HIV prevention modalities (vaccines, immunoprophylaxis, etc.) as well as working in settings where individuals with active COVID-19 infection will be seen. This position will likely work at the unit’s remote and mobile sites, so flexibility in travel and hours will be important. 

Responsibilities

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Principal Investigator as part of a clinical research team including the VTU physicians, other clinicians, and other unit personnel. Direct supervision will be by the remote/mobile unit’s supervising clinician. The position requires the performance of responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and guidelines. 

  • Determine participant study eligibility, obtain informed consent, and initiate participant randomization and enrollment in research studies in accordance with regulatory and GCP guidelines and institutional policy including:
    • Provide a complete explanation of a study to potential volunteers so as to obtain informed consent
    • Conduct phone (or other remote) visits for protocols involving off-site screening, enrollment, and electronic consenting
    • Record and evaluate medical histories as well social and sexual histories (if required by protocol)
    • Draw blood for screening labs if required per protocol, and interpret the results for inclusion/exclusion criteria, as well as for medical follow-up if needed
    • Provide pregnancy prevention counseling for women, including contraceptive counseling as needed
    • Perform complete physical exams and complete other physical exam assessments per protocol requirements
  • Follow study protocol for each participant visit
  • Perform clinical procedures including vital signs, vaccine administration, blood draws, IV infusions, and physical exam assessments
  • Able to perform, or willing to learn skills to perform, mucosal biopsy procedures including collection of vaginal, cervical, and rectal biopsy samples
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation and complete case report forms/electronic case report forms
  • Identify, assess, and report adverse events in accordance with protocol and regulatory guidelines and institutional policy
  • Provide various forms of health education to study participants and provide appropriate referrals to community medical, social, substance abuse and mental health programs if needed.
  • Help to maintain the compliance of participants with protocol visit schedule
  • Provide support for community education and recruitment with the VTU community educator, recruitment coordinator, and recruiters
  • Assist the clinic coordinator and/or the supervising clinician in managing the daily operations of a research study
  • Assist the clinic coordinator and/or the supervising clinician in developing tools for study implementation including data collection tools and study reference materials
  • Provide leadership and guidance to program/research/clinical assistants in the execution of their duties relative to protocol implementation and conduct
  • Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations 

Qualifications

  • Current WA state ARNP license with a minimum of one year of post-certification clinical experience required. 
  • This position will support our remote and mobile clinics so travel within WA State and flexible hours will be necessary. Will require weekend and evening hours. 
  • Two years of clinical research experience is strongly preferred.   
  • Previous experience in clinical data collection is preferred.   
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including computer skills, proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.  
  • The ideal candidate should be culturally fluent, comfortable and aware of various community backgrounds and perspectives. Experience working with underrepresented and marginalized communities, including communities of color, transgender individuals, and the LGBTQ+ community is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Spanish is helpful.

Clinical Research Nurse, Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17608

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 Vaccine Trials Unit (VTU) (Click here to visit their webpage) is a program within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Led by Principal Investigator Julie McElrath, the VTU is funded to conduct phase I, II, and III clinical trials. As a clinical research site, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of study participants, and immunization and clinical monitoring of these participants in clinical trials of investigational agents being studied for the prevention of HIV, SARS-CoV-2, and other infectious diseases. 
  
The Clinical Research Nurse implements and conducts clinical research studies involving human subjects for the Immunology & Vaccine Development research program. The primary focus of the Clinical Research Nurse is screening, enrolling, and following study participants. The position will require willingness to work with COVID-19 and HIV prevention modalities (vaccines, immunoprophylaxis, etc.) as well as working in settings where individuals with active COVID-19 infection will be seen. This position will likely work at the unit’s remote and mobile sites, so flexibility in travel and hours will be important. 

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent works under the supervision of the Principal Investigator as part of a clinical research team including the VTU physicians, other clinicians, and other unit personnel. Direct supervision will be by the remote/mobile unit’s supervising clinician. The position requires the performance of responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and guidelines.
  • Determine participant study eligibility, obtain informed consent, and initiate participant randomization and enrollment in research studies in accordance with regulatory and GCP guidelines and institutional policy including:
    • Provide a complete explanation of a study to potential volunteers so as to obtain informed consent
    • Conduct phone (or other remote) visits for protocols involving off-site screening, enrollment, and electronic consenting
    • Record and evaluate medical histories as well social and sexual histories (if required by protocol)
    • Draw blood for screening labs if required per protocol, and interpret the results for inclusion/exclusion criteria, as well as for medical follow-up if needed
    • Provide pregnancy prevention counseling for women, including contraceptive counseling as needed
    • Conduct physical exam assessments per protocol requirements
  • Follow study protocol for each participant visit
  • Perform clinical procedures including vital signs, vaccine administration, blood draws, IV infusions, and physical exam assessments
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation and complete case report forms/electronic case report forms
  • Identify, assess, and report adverse events in accordance with protocol and regulatory guidelines and institutional policy
  • Provide various forms of health education to study participants and provide appropriate referrals to community medical, social, substance abuse and mental health programs if needed
  • Help to maintain the compliance of participants with protocol visit schedule
  • Provide support for community education and recruitment with the VTU community educator, recruitment coordinator, and recruiters
  • Assist the clinic coordinator and/or the supervising clinician in managing the daily operations of a research study
  • Assist the clinic coordinator and/or the supervising clinician in developing tools for study implementation including data collection tools and study reference materials
  • Provide leadership and guidance to program/research/clinical assistants in the execution of their duties relative to protocol implementation and conduct
  • Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations 

Qualifications

  • Current WA state RN license with a minimum of one year of post-certification nursing experience required.  
  • This position will support our remote and mobile clinics so travel within WA State and flexible hours will be necessary. Will require weekend and evening hours. 
  • Two years of clinical research experience is strongly preferred.   
  • Previous experience in clinical data collection is preferred.   
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including computer skills, proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.  
  • The ability to be culturally fluent, comfortable and aware of various community backgrounds and perspectives is critical. Experience working with underrepresented and marginalized communities, including communities of color, transgender individuals, and the LGBTQ+ community preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Spanish is helpful. 

Clinical Trials Nurse

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17378

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 Trials Nurse assumes responsibility for representing SCCA Clinical Operations in the review and implementation of clinical trials in the SCCA ambulatory clinic and SCCA Hospital. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into research protocol review process for new and modifications to existing treatment protocols, collaborating with research study teams (including Principal Investigators) and clinical service areas to identify and resolve issues, and developing educational resources for both study teams and clinical area staff.

 

SHIFT: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Reviews all new clinical research protocols and modifications to existing protocols for nursing specific implications, assesses studies for clinical operations feasibility and makes recommendations for changes as necessary
  • In partnership with study team and other clinic areas, creates clinic flow for new clinical trials ensuring all protocol requirements are met
  • Works in partnership with faculty investigators and study team members to prepare research protocols for enrollment and to identify and mitigate any potential operational challenges
  • Prepares summary of study procedures occurring in the clinical setting
  • Coordinates with all relevant clinic areas to vet protocol requirements and clinic flow for new trials
  • Develops study specific education plan and educational materials specific to clinical staff; delivers protocol in-service training as needed
  • Informs investigators and study staff of institutional policies and procedures that support protocol compliance, patient safety and clinical operation’s efficiencies
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators and study teams to resolve clinic-related barriers for protocol activation
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and other healthcare team members
  • Supports development and maintenance of clinical trials reference materials (“Knowledge Hub”)
  • Supports development of research orders from drafting through approval

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington
  • Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of recent oncology experience 
  • 2+ years of clinical research experience highly desirable  
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrated process improvement mindset
  • Ability to successfully work to deadlines and targets
  • Experience in the care of oncology patients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Teams)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) preferred – BMTCN, AOCN, AOCNS

Community Engagement Project Coordinator, HVTN and CoVPN

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17575

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 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Most recently, the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the HVTN to utilize their experience and expertise to address the pressing need for vaccines and antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mission of CoVPN is to conduct Phase 3 Efficacy Trials to prevent infection and COVID-19 disease. CoVPN will work to develop and conduct studies to ensure rapid and thorough evaluation of United States government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 disease.


The Project Coordinator position will support the Community Engagement Unit at the HVTN and CoVPN Leadership Operations Centers (LOC). Works under the supervision of the Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement Unit (SBS/CEU) referring issues and soliciting guidance as necessary. Expected to use initiative and sound judgment in implementing and administering responsibilities within the framework of HVTN & VIDD policies and procedures. Skills in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook) are necessary and will be applied for moderately complex assignments and projects.

Responsibilities

Perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Performs general project coordination duties: expert panel coordination and implementation, records maintenance, and coordination of functions with various individuals and organizations, liaises with IT and Facilities to identify and resolve problems
  • Provides general project coordination for CoVPN and SBS/CEU including: preparation of correspondence, gathering and compiling data for reports, arranging meetings, reserving meeting rooms, preparing agendas, and other projects or tasks as assigned. Also responsible for the weekly updates: solicits updates from each group member, compiles/edits/formats, and distributes
  • Supports the SBS/CEU team with: coordination of calendars, and communication to the larger CoVPN CE team members
  • Arranges one-day virtual expert review meetings; including inviting guests, distributing review materials, editing reports, scheduling ex officio and rapporteur roles, dissemination of reports, and providing general support throughout the meeting as required
  • Coordinates the logistics for community listening sessions, town halls and webinar Q&A sessions for community stakeholders, key informants and the larger community
  • Codes invoices for payment out of the appropriate budget, ensuring that vendors and consultants are paid promptly and accurately, and maintaining files and documentation for expenses
  • Provides logistical and administrative support for community listening sessions, town halls and webinar Q&As
  • Coordinates conference calls: sends out announcements, assists with Microsoft Teams and Zoom calls, solicits agenda items, works to schedule new ad hoc and recurring calls, and keeps calendar updated
  • Other duties (as needed): creating presentations, updating SBS/CEU and CoVPN documents, special projects for the Director of SBS/CEU, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS required; other relevant work experience may substitute
  • 2-3 years of support experience in a healthcare or academic research environment required
  • Position requires a high level of attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, and an ability to maintain confidentiality are essential
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in a dynamic environment
  • High level knowledge of Microsoft applications, specifically Word, Teams, Excel, and Outlook are required. Knowledge of Smartsheet and SharePoint is preferred

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 Coordinator II

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17601

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 II monitors data collection and its adherence to protocols. and is responsible for the collection, coordination, processing, and quality control of clinical trial data.

Responsibilities

The incumbent works with limited supervision in performing work assignments, and uses judgment in data collection, quality control, and liaison activities.

  • Review research protocols with regard to data collection
  • Review and monitor patient/participant clinical trial data
  • Abstract and code information such as patient/participant treatment and progress
  • Perform routine audits to insure quality and completeness of the data submitted
  • Serve as a liaison and reference resource to Physicians, Investigators, other staff members, and other organizations with questions about data collection or protocol procedures and requirements
  • Monitor adherence to protocol, investigating any violation
  • Maintain computer database
  • Participate in committees with regard to data quality assurance
  • Maintain ongoing contact with data suppliers to insure timely and complete delivery of data
  • Assist in the development of data acquisition forms
  • Assist in the planning and content of statistical reports
  • Coordinate special projects
  • Provide input to support policies and goals of the department
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field; relevant experience in lieu of degree acceptable
  • 1-2 years' experience in clinical research
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with databases; EDC, especially Medidata Rave or REDCap, experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills essential
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Data Coordinator II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14884

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 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

  • 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
  • Prepares research sample collection kits, delivers to collection sites, and assures 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 required
  • 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
  • Strong preference given to candidates with previous experience conducting clinical trials in hematologic malignancies

Data Standards Analyst

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17564

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 Data Standards Analyst.

 

Under general supervision, the Data Standards Analyst contributes to 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, supports coordination efforts with SCHARP staff and network partners to standardize the collection and tabulation of clinical trials data, coordinates and/or leads CDISC working groups, drafts SDTM and ADaM metadata and conversion specifications as well as CRF Global Library form content, maintains awareness of publication updates from CDISC and other data standards or regulatory agencies that impact SCHARP data standards, and 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.


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

  • Reviews study builds to ensure they are following Global Library specifications and review and/or approve of the changes as necessary
  • Stays informed of updates to CDISC data specifications; incorporates new versions of SDTM into SCHARP SDTM and advises to others in SCHARP on CDASH, SDTM 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
  • Draft and/or update Global Library form content as needed based on requirements from SCHARP staff and network partners
  • Draft and/or review SDTM metadata and conversion specifications and final datasets
  • 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 datasets using Pinnacle 21 to ensure compliance with published specifications
  • Coordinates internal CDISC training to SCHARP and our partners as appropriate and provides routine updates to SCHARP staff to ensure current and new staff are aware of materials and training
  • Participates in process definitions and SOP development as needed

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Reviews study builds to ensure they are following Global Library specifications and review and/or approve of the changes as necessary
  • 2yr experience working on SDTM
  • Stays informed of updates to CDISC data specifications; incorporates new versions of SDTM into SCHARP SDTM and advises to others in SCHARP on CDASH, SDTM 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
  • Draft and/or update Global Library form content as needed based on requirements from SCHARP staff and network partners
  • Draft and/or review SDTM metadata and conversion specifications and final datasets
  • 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 datasets using Pinnacle 21 to ensure compliance with published specifications
  • Coordinates internal CDISC training to SCHARP and our partners as appropriate and provides routine updates to SCHARP staff to ensure current and new staff are aware of materials and training
  • Participates in process definitions and SOP development as needed

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a member of a team completing regulatory submissions
  • 5yrs experience working on SDTM
  • Experience building transformation pipelines using modern ETL tools such as IBM
  • InfoSphere DataStage, Pentaho/Kettle, SQL Server Integration Services, or other
  • Knowledge of relational database structures and complex data systems
  • 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

Director of Cancer Care, Overlake

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Executive and Management
US-WA-Bellevue
Job ID: 15188

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 Director of Cancer Care for the SCCA/Overlake Cancer Center serves as the service line leader for cancer services offered by Overlake and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). This position bridges both organizations to help achieve clinical, service, and operational excellence and reports to both SCCA and Overlake leadership.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Provides Cancer Service Line management and administration of cancer center in order to ensure accomplishment of organizational mission and objectives as determined by Joint Cancer Program Executive Leadership Committee
  • Leads the development and monitoring of cancer center strategic and operational goals and objectives
  • In conjunction with Overlake and SCCA planning teams conducts strategic planning projects with site specific teams, identifies clinical and resource needs to expand program
  • Develops and maintains standard monthly and quarterly reports related to patient and service volumes, migration, payer, mix, financial performance, quality and service performance
  • Serves as resource person to Overlake and SCCA Medical Staff and Overlake personnel regarding Cancer Center issues
  • Maintains communication with steering committees, Cancer Committee, Clinical and Operational Leaders, as well as coordination with Overlake and SCCA departments
  • Serves as a member of Overlake and SCCA leadership/management groups, represents the Cancer Center and ensures compliance with standards and policies
  • Works with Overlake and SCCA Marketing teams to maintain accountability for all marketing and outreach operations for cancer center


Operations

  • In conjunction with Overlake and SCCA operational leadership, benchmarks performance against appropriate regional and national measures
  • In conjunction with Overlake and SCCA operational leadership, leads analysis to understand barriers to patient access and implement actions to expand access
  • Plans, organizes, and directs all cancer center activities in accordance with established standards of patient care
  • Maintains working relationships with Overlake and SCCA Department Leaders, Faculty and Medical Staff of the parent organization
  • Develops and recommends changes to effect continual improvement of quality, efficiency, economy and effectiveness of cancer center operations and services
  • Plans, resources, develops and monitors multidisciplinary team-based care to support quality outcomes

 

Fiscal and Regulatory

  • Responsible for advising on and collaborating with Overlake and SCCA leadership to develop and monitor operational and capital budgets
  • Responsible for overall compliance with laws/standards/regulations affecting cancer center and works with Overlake and SCCA operations leadership to comply with joint requirements:
    • Department of Health (King County and WA State)
    • Joint Commission
    • American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer
    • American College of Radiology
    • College of American Pathologists
    • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    • NCCN - National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Quality

  • Ensures cancer center adherence with quality standards and initiatives as required by parent institutions, government agencies, and accrediting bodies
  • Develops and leads quality initiatives
  • Develops and implements approved departmental policies, procedures, systems and standards
  • Identifies risk management improvement opportunities, aligned with Overlake and SCCA policies and plans appropriate action


Marketing and Outreach

  • In conjunction with Overlake and SCCA marketing departments, develops messaging, materials and media content to promote cancer center in the community
  • Maintains working relationships with local cancer associations and community resources
  • Represents the cancer center in educational and outreach activities in the community
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field or business administration
  • 5 years overall experience in the Oncology field
  • 3 years of experience in project management and administrative oversight of clinical areas
  • 2 years of experience in service line development and operation of clinical service areas including inpatient, outpatient, physician office and/or homecare/hospice
  • 2 years of experience with clinical leadership of a cancer center, physicians in private practice and/or with academic partners

 

DESIRED:

  • Master’s degree in healthcare related field or business administration
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Lean methodology

EH&S Ergonomics Coordinator

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Facilities
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17641

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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.



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 EH&S Ergonomics Coordinator develops and supports a comprehensive and integrated Ergonomics program at SCCA. This role is responsible for collaborative 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.

 

This is temp position, M-F 10-2pm

Responsibilities

  • Support EH&S team to establish APOPS, SOP's and training documentation for a new Ergonomics department at SCCA
  • Perform Ergonomic assessments for SCCA staff, including clinical, lab, and administrative work spaces
  • Provide recommendations to staff, managers, and EH&S team for equipment and procedures
  • Train EH&S personnel 

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience with EH&S ergonomics


Preferred:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree

Employee Health Nurse Manager

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17629

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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.



The Safety & Emergency Preparedness Department at SCCA provides a comprehensive program including: Employee Health & Safety, Fire & Life Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Preparedness.


The Employee Health Nurse Manager leads the Employee Health & Safety team in maintaining a health program that ensures a safe and healthy work environment for SCCA staff and affiliates across all SCCA locations. This includes supporting employee health initiatives, implementation and administration of ongoing employee health programs, and managing employee health department projects. Partner heavily with internal departments including HR, Infection Prevention, Risk, Materials Management, and Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee department goals, objectives, staff, process flows, supplies, and annual operations budget. Ensure SCCA is in compliance with federal and state health and safety regulations
  • Management of WA State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) workers compensation claims, case management of SCCA claims and administering the Return to Work program; review quarterly and monthly
  • Retrospective Rating Program coordination including reports, arrange Retro meetings, training and coaching employees, supervisors and management about L&I policies and procedures; liaise closely with Human Resources and Payroll for various leave programs, Return to Work program, and Keep On Salary Program.
  • Develop, manage and refine logging and tracking of immunization and injury documentation, as well as worker’s compensation claims within an Enterprise Health database
  • Sit as a designated member and provide routine and requested reports to the SCCA Employee Health & Safety Committee and various subcommittees
  • Maintain the SCCA OSHA 300 Logs and ensure timely posting by the required deadline
  • Gather data and conduct the annual survey of occupational injuries and illnesses; submit data online to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Conduct exposure incident response, treatment, evaluation, and documentation (ie. Bloodborne Pathogens, chemicals)
  • Assist with investigation and root-cause analysis of work-related accident/illness and near-miss/unsafe conditions. Collaborate with Employee Health & Safety team to identify trends, help develop measures to prevent future incidents, and implement systems for tracking.
  • Assist with ergonomic evaluations, documentation, data tracking and reporting
  • Write, review, and provide input into employee health program policy and procedure development, ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations (The Joint Commission, OHSA, WAC, etc.)
  • Performs all duties of an Employee Health Nurse
  • Contributes to the success of the organization by keeping current on new developments and providing other support as needed

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • One year or more experience as an Employee Health or Occupational Health Nurse
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist (COHN-S) certification from the American Board of Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN)
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or other related field
  • Three years or more experience as an Employee Health or Occupational Health Nurse
  • Experience in public speaking and training for group programs

 

Key Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

 

Collaboration

  • Able to partner 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 and respond to these needs in support of Safety and SCCA strategic initiatives
  • Able to collaborate with Fred Hutch, UW Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Hospital, EvergreenHealth, Northwest Healthcare Response Network, and other affiliates


Communication

  • Excellence in clear, concise communication in a variety of contexts and media, including conversations, email, meetings, formal presentations, emergencies and incidents, and prepared reports
  • Prioritization and Time Management
  • Highly skilled at balancing competing priorities with limited time and resources
  • Evaluate and delegate work assignments appropriately, and escalate if added resources needed


Flexibility

  • Expert at adapting to emergent needs, constraints, and barriers
  • Able to adjust work schedule (including working some evenings and weekends) and location to accommodate emergent needs


Leadership

  • Able to effectively influence the actions and opinions of others
  • Able to work as a partner with the organization’s leadership in achieving solutions

Executive Assistant

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17626

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 Executive Assistant is a key administrative position responsible for supporting, organizing and coordinating activities and schedule for the SCCA's Director of Operations over Facilities, Safety & Security, Materials Management and Support Services. This role requires exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, strategic thinking, time management, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple concurrent responsibilities, and strong relationship-building with internal and external partners. Critical qualities also include excellent written and oral communication (Board Member Communication included), critical thinking, teamwork, good judgment, professional conduct, and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information.

Responsibilities

  • Executive level administrative support including complex calendar management, complex scheduling, detailed meeting prep, travel arrangements, facilitating communication on behalf of the Facilities department
  • Communication including written communications to Board Members, directors, community members and managers
  • Team support including customer service, training, project support
  • Core administrative functions including meeting support, scheduling, meeting minutes, logistics, clerical, virtual meeting applications, customer service
  • Knowledge management including SharePoint site design/development and maintenance, document management, training documentation, providing training for internal users
  • Cross-training/cross-coverage team members are expected to be highly collaborative, flexible, capable, and skilled in order to cover each other’s duties
  • Process coordination concurrently develops/implements/coordinates/tracks multiple processes and procedures
  • Process improvement initiatives and implementation of Continuous Performance Improvement/Lean methodology including process mapping, research, analysis, automation, exploring technology solutions, and tool building
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment in decision making, solve problems, maintain confidentiality, and conduct oneself with the utmost integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management, and ability to effectively prioritize multiple concurrent responsibilities
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast‐paced, dynamic, deadline‐ driven environment
  • Ability to analyze business situations/challenges, recognize and define issues, design and propose solutions, and effectively influence and implement process improvements
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively to meet deliverables
  • Strong technical aptitude/ability to quickly learn new systems and applications, and ability to leverage/apply technology to improve and automate systems and process

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
  • Six years of progressively complex administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including professional manner with customers
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, with strong emphasis on PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks and demands
  • Strong interpersonal abilities; flexibility and good judgment
  • Proficiency with calendar management including managing multiple calendars with delegate access and scheduling


Preferred:

  • Prior administrative experience in academic or medical environment
  • Prior experience in preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes
  • Prior experience maintaining policies and procedures
  • Prior experience with The Joint Commission and other healthcare regulatory bodies
  • Ability to lead, coach, mentor and manage staff

External Relations Liaison II

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15244

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.


Under the oversight of the Strategy Division, the Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network Office oversees an array of responsibilities in the service of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s goal of improving cancer care, regionally and beyond. We strive to further the reach of the SCCA’s expertise and knowledge by developing new relationships through local, regional and national events and conferences as well as maintain and cultivate deeper relationships with our existing partners. As the external ambassadors of the organization, we manage a diverse body of work including overseeing the Affiliate Network Program, managing the physician targeted outreach for the organization as well as community outreach and education for our Community Oncology cancer centers in the area.


The Oncology Outreach Liaison serves a key role in developing and implementing outreach strategies for SCCA’s growing Programs, including Geographic locations across the Puget Sound. This role will function as part of a cohesive outreach team organized by regional territories, responsible for the analysis, development and implementation of outreach plans, targeting potential referral sources to drive growth for SCCA oncology programs. Tactics will include coordination of physician to physician interactions, acting as a liaison and representative of the organization to community practices, and executing a variety of outreach efforts and events. This position requires a dynamic person who can work with complex groups of providers and administrative leaders to translate their business goals into outreach tactics, during an exciting time of growth for SCCA.

Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Strategic Outreach leadership, and in partnership with SCCA Service Line Management and individual Sites of Care, the Outreach Liaison will support the execution of outreach plans that impact multiple organizations and departments with differing levels of complexity.

 

Grow Data-Driven Oncology Referrals to SCCA:

  • Development of outreach plans for SCCA sites of care, including Community Practice locations, aligned with SCCA-wide outreach and messaging.
  • Support Geographic Expansion efforts as SCCA opens oncology services in new locations, as part of SCCA’s geographic expansion plan.
  • Partner and meet regularly with program and clinical leaders; develop deep understanding of factors influencing priorities for each program.
  • Participate in service line and community oncology leadership meetings, analyze data and create reports to be shown regularly as a report to leadership.
  • Develop fluency for disease specific clinical priorities for SCCA’s sites of care, including partnered sites; translate into actionable communications with regional providers and their staff, for improved relationships.  
  • Design and build outreach dashboards to measure and track success of outreach efforts. Dashboards will integrate with comprehensive SCCA Outreach activities, to measure and track success of collective outreach efforts.
  • Under the direction of Strategic Outreach leadership, assist with the creation of referral database using internal and external tools, while analyzing data from existing sources.

 

Execution of Outreach Plans:

  • Serve as a member of SCCA’s cohesive strategic outreach team, spanning community practice and geographic expansion, affiliate network and service line, to tell the whole SCCA story.
  • Execute outreach plans to include CME events, invitations for providers and medical professionals to collaborate with SCCA to serve oncology patients , community outreach events and digital engagement strategies.
  • Act as physician liaison representing SCCA sites of care in the community, regularly meeting with and presenting to physician audiences
  • Coordinate event logistics and travel for outreach events and to network sites.
  • Assist with projects including researching and compiling information as well as writing and editing content for external audiences.
  • Participate in the development, printing and dissemination of marketing materials that tell the whole SCCA story with focus on individual sites of care, by collaborating closely with the SCCA marketing team.
  • Support budgeting process by tracking associated expenses by site and activity, reconcile budget for reporting.

 

Frequent Travel: This role will actively participate in local or regional travel for outreach events. More than 50% of time is spent in the field with primary and secondary territory assignment, and up to 20% additional travel outside of the area for national conferences and network affiliate activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of progressively complex administrative and project management experience in a healthcare setting – oncology strongly preferred
  • Experience in strategic engagement and marketing in a healthcare setting to include: community outreach/special event planning, marketing, presentation skills, planning, physician liaison work
  • Knowledge of the local healthcare marketplace and physician dynamics
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications required
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. Experience with Tableau Data Software, CRM systems, and SharePoint preferred
  • Must have a valid Washington Driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Comfortable presenting to large audiences and interacting with physician leaders

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.

Head of Quality

FH Administration Division
Category: Quality
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17455

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. Careers Start Here.

 

The Fred Hutch Therapeutic Products Program (TPP) encompasses two, distinct, clinical manufacturing facilities in support of Phase I/II clinical trials. Trials consist of both internal, faculty-driven protocols as well as external partnerships with peer institutions and industry partners.

 

The Cell Processing Facility (CPF) performs cGMP manufacturing activities for cell therapy clinical trials involving the selection, genetic modification, and ex-vivo expansion of stem cells, T-cells, and B-cells. The CPF works with both internal Fred Hutch investigators and external collaborators to manufacture cellular products in support of early phase clinical trials and development programs. Similarly, the Biologics Production Facility (BPF) performs cGMP manufacturing activities in support of Phase I/II clinical trials involving monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, plasmids, Lentiviral vectors and similar, mammalian and bacterial-based cultures.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Sr. Administrative Director of TPP (with a dotted-line reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer), the responsibilities of the Head of Quality are to provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the site quality organizations. This individual will be responsible for leading the day to day Quality Operations for Quality Assurance, Document Control and Quality Control.  Responsibilities include implementation and continuous improvement of policies, procedures and standards necessary to ensure compliance with Phase I/II GMPs.  Additional responsibilities include team building, career development, assisting with financial reviews, establishment of annual budgets and identification and rollout of yearly goals and objectives and longer-term strategic plans for the departments.

 

The position will involve managing multiple staff members across the quality organization including direct-line supervision of Managers/Sr. Managers in QA and QC along with responsibility for Document Control personnel.

 

The successful applicant will interact on a daily basis with clinical trial sponsors, manufacturing, research scientists, project management, and senior members of Fred Hutch faculty and administration.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provide senior leadership for the TPP Quality departments (QA and QC)
  • Demonstrate outstanding technical acumen, operational understanding and GMP compliance in the maintenance and continued expansion of both manufacturing facilities
  • Lead the CPF organizational initiative to become FACT Accredited (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy)
  • Lead the review of quality attributes and systems required to support expansion of the biologics facility to a new, larger location
  • Ensure cGMP compliance, as appropriate for Phase I/II clinical trials, in all areas of TPP
  • Provide technical support of compliance aspects in other Fred Hutch departments such as the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD)
  • Foster a culture of strong GMP compliance
  • Develop and lead a team that meets the QA/QC compliance needs of the operation
  • Ensure all staff maintains appropriate level of training and meets compliance standards
  • Establish and effectively manage project-specific and departmental annual operating budgets for QA and QC
  • Establish and maintain Key Performance Indicators relative to quality operations
  • Manage and lead partner/client audits and FDA inspections
  • Ensure supplier quality management is completed in
  • Oversee the conduct of internal audits in compliance with FDA guidelines
  • Build effective partnerships with department heads to help drive the business toward achieving company objectives
  • Use of strong communication and teamwork skills to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Evening and/or weekend work may occasionally be required based on project need

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a scientific discipline including pharmaceutical, biologics, or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries or at academic institutions 
  • Experience at FDA regulated manufacturing sites within Quality Operations with demonstrated knowledge of GMPs and compliance requirements
  • At least 5 years of direct supervisory experience of technical/quality professionals and in providing guidance, mentorship and support to direct reports so that they can best manage their teams and projects
  • Expert knowledge of FDA regulations, GMP systems and operational excellence required for the manufacture of therapeutic products
  • Demonstrated ability to perform long-term project planning with meaningful timelines and budget forecasting
  • Proven leadership and coaching skills with emphasis on people development
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work under various timeline pressures, and drive tasks to completion
  • 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. 
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • Must be able to don and wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • A MS or PhD degree with equivalent professional or academic experience
  • Experience in cell therapy applications with T-cells and stem cells
  • Knowledge of FACT accredidation 
  • 15+ years of experience in Quality 
  • 10+ years of supervisory/management experience

Human Resources Director

SCCA Executive Administration Division
Category: Human Resources and Legal
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17654

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 Human Resources Director is a functional role which leads HR practices and objectives that fosters an employee-oriented, collaborative culture that emphasizes open communication, goal attainment, and the leadership and development of a superior workforce. This role serves as a trusted advisor to leaders across the organization to ensure a seamless design and execution of HR initiatives in partnership with the HR Centers of Expertise (COE) that support the SCCA mission and business objectives and reinforce the organization's values. The Director collaborates for appropriate outcomes which balance SCCA employee needs, policies, procedures and compliance with regulatory standards and SCCA’s mission and values.  This role will lead primarily through influence vs. authority with empathy and humility and will be a role model for others to do the same.

Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership of our talent management resources and supporting structures.  This will be done in collaboration with dedicated staff reporting to this position and management of service agreements with service providers outside of this organization. 
  • Collaborate with the HR COEs to create and lead efforts for HR systems and processes to provide a consistent approach to an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes innovation, high standards, goal attainment and the development of a top-performing workplace; design and implement an integrated employee lifecycle with on-going improvements to talent management strategies and programs.
  • Develop and manage the HR department budget including leading the efforts to identify, develop and propose strategic sourcing options for HR related services. 
  • Guide efforts to infuse the values of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our internal culture, systems, and practices.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the HR Business Partner team and other resources assigned to ensure focus aligns with business strategy and addresses employee needs at all levels; selects, develops, evaluates  team within assigned areas of responsibility with a goal of earning a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal consulting group.
  • Serves as a member of the leadership team and as an advisor on key people initiatives; participates actively in strategic and operational planning.
  • Assess and report on employee engagement and satisfaction in the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to develop optimal organizational structures that support growth and scale.
  • Collaborate to help build a more effective cross-departmental and internal communications across the organization.
  • Ensure job descriptions, performance standards, and performance evaluation instruments promote operational excellence and accountability.
  • Leverage relevant employee data to provide insights into the health of our team, driving action plans at appropriate levels.  This will be accomplished through the development and implementation of a human resources dashboard of key performance indicators with underlying analytics that support effective problem solving and decision making.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues.
  • Utilizes consulting skills and change management techniques to elevate leadership competency.
  • Infuse SCCA cultural cornerstones/values into all programmatic efforts; from policies and trainings, to talent management and engagement.
  • Coach and mentor managers to become better leaders and provide their employees with the support they need to be successful.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 8-10 years of professional human resources experience, with 5 years+ of leadership experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in support of a multi-site/location with a union workforce.   
  • Demonstrated strategic HR excellence, including leading/participating in change initiatives, and in-depth knowledge of employment laws and applicable regulations.
  • Proven ability to hire, develop, and retain effective, diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership of both strategic and tactical HR functions, as well as serve as a motivating staff manager.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop productive working relationships.
  • Multicultural awareness.
  • Experience in an ambiguous environment with the ability to adapt to ever changing circumstances.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, listening and communication skills.
  • Strong experience guiding culture development at growing organizations.
  • Deep understanding of how effective culture and employee growth initiatives work within organizations of many scales.
  • Guide leaders and employees regarding Company policies, values, HR programs (benefits, pay and salary) administration and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are handled consistently and promptly.
  • Accurately diagnose organization issues, develop solutions and implement action plans.
  • Ensure activities comply with all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO, FLSA and CHAP).
  • Assist leadership in performance management and developing effective pipeline and succession plans.
  • Ability to identify issues impeding team and individual growth and a sense for how to address those problems.

Human Resources Director & Senior Business Partner

FH Administration Division
Category: Human Resources and Legal
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15148

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. Careers Start Here.

 

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced HR business leader able to align HR services and expertise in support of organizational and people effectiveness in a dynamic and rewarding mission-focused environment. In this role you will lead a team of HRBPs and HR Generalists who act as the point-of-contact for employees at all levels, ensuring the successful delivery of programs, policies, culture and talent activities. This leader is responsible for elevating team performance, engagement and contributions by developing and implementing scalable practices, processes and tools. This role operates as both a collaborative strategist and a tactician with a strong focus on problem solving. You will be a trusted member of both the HR leadership team and leaders throughout the Fred Hutch organization. You and your team will work in collaboration with the HR Centers of Excellence to provide a high level of service by guiding and coaching employees on HR topics.

 

*Please include a cover letter detailing what makes you uniquely qualified for this role and what inspires you to apply. 

Responsibilities

  • This role is accountable for developing and executing HR strategies and operational plans that directly support the organization’s mission, vision, goals and objectives; aligns Business Partner team approaches with organizational culture and strategy
  • Partner with leaders as they develop business objectives and operational plans to define the related people enablers necessary to deliver desired outcomes; guide and support leaders and managers to bring the best experience and solutions to employees; build a strong and trusted relationship with internal client(s)
  • Serve as a steward of our philosophy, policies, practices and governance in handling employee matters; lead and manage sensitive employee relations topics including executive escalations; ensure equitable resolutions to employee issues, including unique situations where precedents for resolution are unavailable
  • Proactively identify issues, leverage resources, recommend solutions and ensure consistency across business functions; anticipate needs, diagnose problems, identify and drive appropriate solutions, and successfully collaborate across a matrix to deliver results
  • Execute the HR Business Partner team vision, by establishing goals and initiatives that align with organizational and operating unit goals/outcomes
  • Onboard new employees; expand training options for staff that create and maintain a skilled, committed and inclusive workforce
  • Measure Business Partner team standards, processes and practices to ensure they support, encourage and lead our continued evolution as well as effectively drive a positive employee experience
  • Apply critical thinking to ensure focus on the right things, using qualitative and quantitative data to measure success
  • Leverages the Centers of Excellence to provide comprehensive HR support to employees
  • Acts as a primary point of contact and liaison for leaders for specific business group(s)
  • Collect feedback and trends to evolve our practices and processes accordingly
  • Acts as a member of the HR Leadership team
  • Manages complex and difficult HR projects and issues cross-functionally
  • Champion HR initiatives in support of the organization
  • Coach and counsel managers and employees at all levels by serving as a confidential sounding board
  • Influences organizational members by motivating employees, demonstrating leadership, promoting communication, and by supporting a team philosophy
  • Supports workforce and succession planning
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of professional HR experience
  • 5+ years leading a team, preferably in a related industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple disciplines of Human Resources and knowledge of relevant labor and employment law
  • Proven ability to work on topics that are complex and sensitive in nature where independent action and a high degree of initiative are required in resolving problems and developing recommendations; comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items; proven ability to identify, assess, diagnose needs & issues
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in a multicultural, professional environment; deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving, and discernment; strong contracting, coaching, influencing, and feedback skills; ability to influence decision making
  • Proficiency in mentoring employees and helping them expand their knowledge and influence within the company
  • Must be able to develop credible relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to strike the right balance between speed/flexibility and process compliance
  • Must be a confident communicator and capable of effectively presenting to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated financial literacy and the ability to articulate the financial impact of HR decisions
  • Previous talent management and succession planning experience preferred
  • Strong expertise in developing solutions based upon anecdotal information/facts/data analytics
  • Experience working in healthcare and/or life sciences highly desirable  

IV Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17386

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

Industry Contract Manager

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15347

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 Industry Contract Manager is responsible for the legal, financial and administrative management of the industry sponsored research agreements for Fred Hutch. The position manages 1-2 contract specialists and is responsible for directing the work of contractors performing negotiations on behalf of the institution. The incumbent reports to the Associate VP of Clinical Research Support and works in close collaboration with the Office of General Counsel.

Responsibilities

  • Manages program responsible for negotiating legal terms of all industry-supported clinical agreements for the institution
  • In partnership with the Office of General Counsel, maintains terms negotiation playbooks and standard accepted terms for all clinical trial-related agreements
  • Reviews, negotiates and advises on terms of clinical trial-related agreements with industry partners, including master agreements, multi-party agreements and flow-through terms of subcontracts
  • Manages staff and contract resources to ensure appropriate expertise and staffing levels to meet institutional needs
  • Strategize with Business Development and scientific leadership on development of agreements to support new industry partnerships
  • Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel, and Business Development and Strategy to identify institutional changes in practice due to local, state or federal regulatory, legislative, or policy changes
  • Ensures contract execution meets institutional and Consortium timelines
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Defines and reports Program metrics to Department and Center leadership; ensures data collection process and tools are in place
  • Ensures contract execution meets institutional and Consortium timelines
  • Defines short and long-term strategy and goals of Program based on institutional priorities, industry trends and changes in the regulatory landscape
  • Informs institutional leadership including, the Office of General Counsel of key drivers for process improvement efforts and proposes and implements changes to applicable policies and processes related to industry sponsored agreements
  • Develops and conducts training and reference materials as needed on industry sponsored agreement and financial administration for Senior Operations Directors

Qualifications

Experience and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years managing and negotiating industry-supported contracts, preferably in a healthcare or academic research setting
  • Leading staff and collaborating with teams across an organization
  • Working with academic institutions and private companies
  • Communicating with all levels of an organization
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency in work
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative
  • Understanding of clinical research and FDA regulations preferred

Infusion Nurse - GI Care Neighborhood

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17533

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine.  This extraordinary group’s sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.  In support of our mission, SCCA is physically growing the clinic footprint and expanding into Care Neighborhoods.  The Care Neighborhood puts the patient at the center of our work and brings the care team together to more effectively care for the patient.  In preparation for the expansion, the GI Clinic at SCCA will implement the new model of care in two Care Neighborhoods beginning Spring 2020.  The clinicians testing this model will be innovators in their field and will work together to create a better patient and staff experience.

Responsibilities

The Infusion Registered Nurse (RN) in the GI Care Neighborhood provides direct and indirect care to GI Oncology patients, including those participating in research. This position serves as the infusing RN during a patient’s treatment visit. The nurse as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide collaborative, patient centered care. This nurse will be responsible for nursing care and assessment, patient and family education, and safe handling of chemotherapy, blood products, and supportive medications.  This nurse will build rapport and trust with the patient population and will be expected to communicate and work effectively with other members of the team. 

Nursing Care and Assessment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard treatment and potential side effects of medications administered during the patient’s stay.
  • Perform nursing assessment, review relevant lab results, assess pain and other symptoms as needed.
  • Assure the safety of patients by following all procedures related to verification of orders when administering medications, including chemotherapy, and blood products.
  • Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion.

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the potentially hazardous nature of many of the agents administered and uses correct precautions when handling them.
  • Follow all procedures regarding safe disposal of any materials used in the administration of chemotherapy or other hazardous agents and blood products.

Patient and Family Education

  • Provide patient and family education in coordination with treatment and care plan.
  • Conduct learning needs assessment for patient and caregiver(s).
  • Ensure patients have clinic contact information and understand when to call if symptoms arise or persist post infusion therapy.

Communication and Teamwork

  • Communicate or escalate patient symptoms and concerns to team provider as needed
  • Collaborate with the greater GI team to provide effective and efficient patient care
  • Request consultation from social work, dietician, or spiritual care staff when patient's situation indicates.

Professional Development and Clinic Engagement

  • Opportunity to attend educational events: Nursing Rounds, Swartz Rounds, Conferences, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in committee work, special projects
  • Continuing education benefit (financial and time off support)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current WA State Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS AHA Healthcare Provider Certification
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (required within 6 months of hire)

Preferred:

  • BSN prepared nurse
  • OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
  • ACLS and/or PALS
  • 2 years of previous RN Oncology experience

Interdisciplinary Science Administration (ISA) Administrative Coordinator II

FH Administration Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17620

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 Interdisciplinary Science Administration (ISA) accelerates innovative discoveries at Fred Hutch by enabling scientific collaboration, providing opportunities and funding for enhanced cross-disciplinary interactions, and making the latest technology available.  ISA is home to Fred Hutch’s Shared Resources and the Integrated Research Centers (IRC).  The IRC is complementary to the Fred Hutch scientific divisions, leveraging existing expertise and resources to promote cross-divisional collaboration in areas where there is great potential for the Hutch to have transformative impact.

 

The ISA Administrative Coordinator will support programmatic activities, communications and other administrative functions needed for the ISA and Integrated Research Centers (IRC).  The Administrator Coordinator reports to the ISA Program Operations Director.

Responsibilities

Programmatic Activities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of meeting scheduling, organizing, conference booking or virtual platform, catering, travel and expense reimbursement. Events include but are not limited to:
    • Department meetings and sponsored events
    • Seminar speaker series, faculty meetings and yearly retreats
    • Trainings and workshops
    • Ad-hoc meetings as needed
  • Coordinate department activities on multiple calendars
  • Assist with event budgets and tracking event expenses

 

Communications

  • Maintain internal and external communications through Fred Hutch internal website “CenterNet” and external websites, multiple calendars, email distribution, event flyers, etc.
  • Maintain and serve as point-of-contact on internal department websites
  • Maintain multiple department email accounts, calendars and listservs; triage inquiries and requests
  • Coordinate content for department newsletters

 

Administration

  • Provide administrative support for the IRC pilot award and fellowship program
  • Provide coverage to ISA Executive Assistant to ISA Vice President (e.g., VP calendar management) as appropriate to your level of responsibility
  • Order supplies and other required items
  • Reconcile monthly credit card expenses
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with faculty, project sponsors, research administration, administrative departments (e.g., Finance, Communications) and peers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of administrative and/or relevant experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite on PC Platforms
  • Experience with MS Teams and other virtual platforms is desired due to current remote working environment; if there is no experience, ability to learn new platforms in order to coordinate online, virtual events are required
  • Experience with SharePoint, and website editing (AEM) experience desired
  • Executive calendar management experience is desired
  • Event expenses and budget management is desired
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels of staff and external audience
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Ability to prioritize effectively, plan ahead, problem-solve and meet goals in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to identify and take advantage of new opportunities, best practices and potential partnerships
  • A cover letter is required

 

Characteristics and Attributes:

  • Persistence, adaptability, emotional intelligence, and curiosity
  • Comfort with interacting with Fred Hutch faculty and executive staff, as well as peers and representatives from other administrative departments
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and build relationships
  • Highly flexible and able to change focus easily
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner
  • Ability to professionally triage and trouble shoot while using independent judgment
  • Willing to ask for direction if given unclear projects or tasks
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with professionalism

Inventory Control Technician I - Part Time - Bellevue

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Facilities
US-WA-Bellevue
Job ID: 17603

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 Inventory Control Technician I manages specific medical supply inventory levels throughout the SCCA clinic, and its respective satellite campuses.

 

This is a part time position - typical shift will be 6am to 10am.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors and reviews assigned inventory levels by physical count, record keeping and/or visual inspection
  • Enters inventory count data into the HEMM system
  • Gathers required supplies from the storeroom inventory, and replenishes each inventory location as required
  • Document all inventory transactions as they occur, utilizing the HEMM system or department requisition clip board
  • Communicate inventory shortages to Supervisor or Buyer
  • Maintain requisitions or order manually or in automated system to track status of issues and requirements as necessary
  • Checks storeroom for outdates and inventory to pull down, checks shelves for kits to be made
  • Stores materials, supplies or equipment according to location, weight, size, safety or other requirements, marks stock shelves or bins with identifying codes, letters or figures
  • Assists with product order as it arrives each morning, i.e. putting away in storeroom, labeling patient chargeable product for clinic
  • Rotates inventory to ensure FIFO standards
  • Moves or transports items from stock to other areas using hand truck or other materials handling equipment
  • Trains new workers in area operations

Qualifications

  • A High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary
  • One-year experience in supply logistics is necessary, with experience in a health care environment preferred
  • Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations
  • Knowledge of record keeping practices
  • Knowledge of safety practices
  • Skill in lifting heavy packages and objects
  • Must be able to push / pull cart with 400lb load, lift 50lb using proper technique
  • Ability to effectively communicate

Investigational Drug Service Clinical Pharmacist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17417

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

  • Assists in the preparation and review of drug study protocols
  • Collaborates with investigators in support of investigational drug studies
  • Provide IDS pricing for IDS services for inclusion in the study budget negotiations
  • Assist in the communication between investigator and clinical staff (providers, nurses, pharmacists) to help ensure feasibility and implementation of the investigational protocol
  • Prepare feasibility summary for each study regarding investigational product storage, dispensing, accountability, and regulatory documentation to assist IDS pharmacists in study implementation
  • Provide other staff with drug information regarding standard of care therapy and investigational drugs used in clinical studies
  • Inform investigators of institutional and investigational drug service policies and procedures
  • Review study protocols for potential pharmacy involvement and requirements for drug storage, distribution and administration.
  • Provide consultation to investigators regarding drug related matters in the design of protocols

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • At least two years’ experience in institutional pharmacy or Investigational Drug Service Residency
  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a pharmacist in the State of Washington
  • Ability to communicate with investigators relative to investigational drug studies
  • Ability to participate in protocol development and implementation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality according to departmental and institutional standards
  • Ability to follow all state, federal, SCCA, UW Medical Center, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission rules and regulations


Preferred:

  • Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY2 Oncology or Investigational Drug Service Residency program or advanced degree desired

Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17454

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 Brent lab is seeking a one or more work study students from Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields, to help develop technology and content for procedural guidance in biomedical research, development, and production.


Ideal candidates will be available for up to 40 hours per week and be eligible for state or federal work study. In order to qualify for work-study position over this summer, candidates must not be taking summer courses for credit at their institutions. The position has the possibility of extending into the 2020-2021 academic year. The majority of work can be done remotely.

 

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.

Responsibilities

  • Acquire, annotate, wrangle and curate image data for neural networks
  • Help train neural networks
  • Research and improve on existing workflow
  • Contribute to a larger project using Augmented Reality to provide procedural guidance for biomedical research and development, and applied work relevant to the pandemic response

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and eligible for a work-study program
  • Literate in Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python language and, ideally JSON file format
  • Flexible and able to work independently without supervision


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates would be undergraduates pursuing a four-year degree in Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or possibly in related fields (eg. experimental physics or biology) with a strong Computer Science Component
  • Ideal candidates would have extensive (4+ years) programming experience, as evidenced by vettable code
  • Ideal candidates would have experience in object oriented programming and interest in machine learning

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.

Lab Technician II

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17606

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 McElrath lab’s Site Affiliate Lab (LAB) supports the clinical trials at the Fred Hutch including studies supporting HIV vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, observational studies, etc. This role will process the blood and specimens taken in the course of these studies to be used for immunological assays. The role will require flexible hours including evening and weekends per schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Handle blood products using sterile aseptic techniques and tissue culture techniques
  • Isolate and cryopreserve PBMC, separate and aliquot serum, plasma and semen, and isolate cells for DNA preparations
  • Handle, receive, ship, and inventory temperature dependent samples following DOT and IATA requirements for diagnostic specimens
  • Collect, record, and enter research data. Maintain precise laboratory records. Operate under GLPs
  • Communicate and coordinate scheduling with clinical staff
  • Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment within the laboratory. Perform general maintenance and cleaning on laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, microscopes, ultra low freezers, automated cell counters, and biological safety cabinets
  • Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform work
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Order and maintain supplies
  • Author SOPs for supplies, reagents and equipment as necessary
  • Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, BA/BS is preferred
  • General computer/data entry experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Experience with working with human biological samples is strongly preferred
  • The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • They must also be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends per schedule

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 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. 

Leader, Breast Cancer Program (Associate/Full Member Faculty)

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Faculty: Associate, Assistant, and Full Member
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 72215

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications from scientists and clinician-scientists to lead its Breast Cancer Research Program. Applicants will be considered at the Associate or Full level. We are seeking individuals who share our goal of advancing translational breast cancer research and will provide leadership in this critically important area.

We will consider PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists and clinician-scientists working in areas that include, but are not limited to: primary prevention, etiology, metastasis, tumor microenvironment, development of novel therapeutics, therapeutic resistance, molecular and genetic profiling, DNA damage response, steroid receptors, systems-biology, and/or computational-biology. A track record of relevant, impactful publications 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 an opportunity to lead basic, translational, clinical, and public health breast cancer researchers across diverse disciplines. The successful candidate would be expected to: i) lead Fred Hutch’s Breast Cancer Research Program and ii) galvanize multi-disciplinary translational breast cancer research within Fred Hutch.

Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the Fred Hutch Divisions of Clinical Research, Public Health Sciences, Human Biology, Basic Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well as the University of Washington, depending on mutual interests. Additional information about Fred Hutch and the Scientific Divisions can be found at:

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

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a concise research statement that describes accomplishments and future goals; and 3) a diversity statement describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts (one page or less). Letters of recommendation are not required at this time, but may be solicited over the course of the search process. All components must be submitted for the application to move forward in the review process.

Finally, 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.

Mammography Technologist - Per Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 9916

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 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

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 - North Seattle

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17541

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, 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 and supporting the coordination of care for patients as directed by Clinical Nurse Coordinators (RNs) practicing in the community site.

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 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
  • Preforms Blood Draws as directed
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
  • Leave paperwork / Prior Authorizations /Prescriptions refills
  • Answering / screening incoming phone calls
  • Coordinating outside labs results and notify patient of normal labs results
  • Acts as preceptor/ trainer
  • Assist with Nurse Triage
  • Reinforce compliance in billing / coding
  • Facilitates distribution of clinical contacts, schedules and care management tools
  • Monitor and assist with clinic flow, adjusting as needed to ensure efficient patient flow
  • Request medical record from external/internal facilitates and prepare for provider review
  • Collaborates with clinic nursing supervisor to develop operational strategies and process improvements for department / unit
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
  • Assist in resolving and/or responding to non-clinical related patient complaints and inquiries

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice.
  • Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (Application must be submitted within 1st 30-days of hire)
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Willingness to participate in the process improvement initiatives
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • 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

Medical Dosimetrist - SCCA Proton Therapy Center

SCCA Proton Therapy Center
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14738

Overview

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The Dosimetrist is responsible for developing computer generated radiation dose distributions, calculating radiation dose treatment times or monitoring unit settings to deliver prescribed radiation to a defined tumor volume as prescribed by the radiation oncologist. At the direction of the Medical Dosimetry Manager, and on a regular basis, the Dosimetrist will conduct quality assurance reviews, conduct quality checks on various pieces of equipment.

Responsibilities

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  • Works directly with physician in verification simulation, treatment planning procedures, and patient specific radiation dose measurements, including all electronic documentation, charting and coding in Mosaiq and patient electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Develops computerized treatment plan, calculates treatment doses and / or monitor unit setting to deliver dose to a tumor volume as prescribed by a radiation oncologist
  • Follows the dose prescription radiation dose to a defined tumor volume
  • Calculates and documents dose in patient's Mosaiq electronic treatment records
  • Verifies the mathematical accuracy of all calculations
  • Performs computerized planning of external beam treatments
  • Assists in the selection, planning, fabrication and quality review and approval of treatment devices to aid in beam delivery modification
  • Assists in the planning, production and quality review and approval of immobilization devices and other treatment aids
  • Provides technical assistance to the therapeutic radiological physicist in radiation protection, qualitative and
  • Performs weekly quality assurance checks of radiotherapy treatment charts
  • Follows all policies and procedures established for the accurate, timely and effective development and QA of all dosimetry responsibilities
  • Responsible for thorough, and timely documentation and coding of work in the EMR and Mosaiq
  • Implements and assists in the maintenance of the quality system for medical dosimetry and record keeping
  • May act as teacher/instructor to all clinical staff, including new dosimetry hires
  • Insures that all procedures are followed, verified and QA’d as they relate to the outsourcing or treatment devices, acceptance of said devices at the center, and implementation of said devices during patient treatment
  • Participates in the development and/or implementation of new techniques as assigned by Dosimetry manager

Qualifications

Job Requirements

  • 3 years experience as a medical dosimetrist
  • Minimum 1 year proton therapy experience, pencil beam scanning preferred
  • Raystation, CMS Xio, Mosaiq, Mim experience preferred

Competencies

  • Cooperation/Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Flexibility/Managing Change
  • Organization/Attention to Detail/Time Usage

Education/Degree

  • Bachelors degree preferred, specifically in Radiation Therapy, Math, or Physics.
  • Must be a graduate of a Medical Dosimetry school or a certified radiation therapist with 2 or more years on the job training as a Medical Dosimetrist.
  • Board certified preferred, and if not, must be board eligible. If not certified, certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the MDCB is required within 2 years of becoming a Medical Dosimetrist at our facility.

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Nurse Manager - Hematology

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14838

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 Nurse Manager is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the services and daily operations of their department/clinics. The manager oversees the administrative functions including daily operations, develop and oversee budget, human resources management, and quality assurance activities for the Hematology and Hematologic Malignancy clinics.


This management 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) to assure the provision of high quality, patient and family-centered care in an environment that facilitates the conduct of clinical research. Work situations range from clinical to managerial and require independent decision-making, analysis, policy and program development, problem and issue resolution and leadership skills.

Responsibilities

  • With medical staff leaders, is responsible for the organizational, management, operational and administrative activities of the clinics
  • Provides for Registered Nurse and assistive personnel supervision at the appropriate depth and scope for the patient/population needs
  • Functions as a clinical role model for staff nurses by staying current on clinical practice issues
  • Assures a safe environment for clinical staff to care for patients, including provision of appropriate patient care equipment and assuring compliance with procedures
  • Ensure department is staffed appropriately and supervise staff, including hiring, performance evaluations, ensuring training and development, handling disciplinary action, layoff and termination issues
  • Provides teaching, coaching and consultation on clinical issues for professional nursing staff
  • Encourages innovative approaches to patient care in collaboration with clinic management team
  • Support and implements specific customer service, financial goals & objectives and quality initiatives consistent with SCCA’s strategic plan and goals
  • Prepares and monitors the operating budget. Analyzes financial impact of internal changes and implements clinically sound cost-efficiencies
  • Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing customer complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License
  • Progressively responsible administrative experience for 5 or more years
  • 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
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities


Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in healthcare or business or an equivalent in combination of education and experience
  • Oncology experience
  • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management
  • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology

Nursing Practice & Development Program Manager

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15358

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.

 

Together, SCCA and UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offer unrivaled cancer care to people living in north Seattle and beyond. SCCA Medical Oncology and SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center serve adults who need outpatient oncology and hematology treatment. Every day, top UW Medicine cancer specialists deliver SCCA's targeted, breakthrough therapies in the medical center's warm, caring environment. It’s a partnership that brings the region’s leading medical oncologists closer to home for our patients.


The incumbent works under the direction of Director, Clinical Operations, Community Practices and in partnership with Director, Clinical/Nursing Research, Education and Practice at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to build, coordinate and manage a program of clinical nursing development for SCCA community practice sites. This role is responsible for identifying key needs, components, and objectives of a comprehensive clinical nursing development program for community practices, creating the infrastructure to support and deliver desired objectives and achieve positive outcomes.

 

This role works closely and in collaboration with SCCA Lake Union, and community hospital partners and other key stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops, and evaluates innovative individual and/or population-based models of care to achieve targeted nursing-sensitive patient outcomes at community sites
  • Develops and manages professional practice coordinators who consult with staff regarding assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Serves as a role model and provides information and resources to cultivate staff skills and enhance nursing practice
  • Serves as a leader, consultant and change agent in advancing the practice of nursing across community sites
  • Leads and evaluates quality improvement, risk management and safe practice initiatives and reports process and outcomes to upper level management
  • Contributes clinical expertise and nursing perspectives to decision-making processes through committees, project development and work groups that align with the organization’s mission, goals and values
  • Develops collaborative inter-professional relationships with community hospitals and resources and draws on these relationships to enhance clinical care and achieve positive outcomes
  • Interprets the multiple dimensions of nursing care that require system-level resources and provides leadership to ensure the system obtains needed resources
  • Advances the practice of nursing through innovative evidence-based professional practice guidelines, standards and organizational policies
  • Serves as the liaison regarding clinical practice and quality improvement between the community sites and the enterprise at large. Works in collaboration and in partnership with the Director of Nursing Education and Research to ensure standardization across all sites
  • Expands the practice of nursing through ongoing generation and acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills to maintain expert clinical practice and associated best-practice outcomes. Leads evidence-based practice and research initiatives at the community sites.
  • Fosters collegial relations with APRNs in other hospitals or agencies. Participates in professional organization activities that promote both the nursing profession as well as the profession's relationship with consumers
  • Develops programs that support the cultivation, dissemination and integration of local, national and international trends and best practices for academic and community cancer programs at each community site

Qualifications

Required:

  • MSN
  • Equivalent of 10 years of experience in health care
  • Experience in Clinical Oncology care practice, research and education
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage competing demands
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with cross-functional team members, hospital partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated confidence as an engaging and effective public speaker

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in related field (i.e. Education)
  • Understanding of adult learning concepts
  • Background in staff professional/personal growth and development

Nursing Supervisor, BMT Clinic

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17524

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.

Responsibilities

This registered nurse supervisory position collaborates with the Nurse Manager and the Transplant Professionl Practice Coordinators. The primary role of this position is to support the Nurse Manager in the continuous daily operation and oversight of the Transplant 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. Responsibilities include:

  • Independently responsible for the direct supervision of transplant nurses. This includes hiring, training, discipline, termination and performance evaluations.
  • Makes operational and procedural decision with input from the Transplant 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 Transplant Clinic nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager
  • Supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements in the Transplant Clinic
  • 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

Minimum qualifications:

  • BSN or BA/BS in related field
  • Current, active Washington State Registered Nursing license
  • Minimum 3-5 years as a RN depending on the clinical specialty and 2 years of previous leadership experience
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Bone Marrow Transplant or Hematology Experience
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities
  • 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 qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing or related field
  • Active specialty certification at the basis (RN) or advanced (APN) level with an SCCA-recognized certification
  • Pediatric experience
  • Outpatient experience
  • OCN or BMTCN certifications
  • Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills
  • Supervisory experience

Nursing Supervisor, Hematology and Heme/Onc

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17365

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.

 

The supervisor collaborates with the clinic nurse manager and nursing professional practice coordinators to assure the provision of high-quality, evidence-based patient and family-centered care by supervising nursing staff and supporting nursing practice. The primary role of this position is to support the Nurse Manager in the continuous daily operation and oversight of the Heme/Onc Clinic. This position provides direct patient care in addition to program development and supervisory responsibilities. In this role, the nursing supervisor will be able to perform all responsibilities of Heme/Onc Clinic RN (CNC) role and is able to clinically manage a patient case load when coverage is indicated.

Responsibilities

The Heme/Onc Nursing Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day operations, quality assurance and setting the standards for the nursing care of hematology, oncology, and benign hematology patients during their longitudinal care at the SCCA. The supervisor conducts audits of Heme/Onc Clinic nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager and supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements in the Heme/Onc clinic. In collaboration with SCCA’s quality department, the supervisor assists the nurse manager in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net.

 

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.

 

Supervision

  • Directly supervises the CNCs and PPCs
  • Functions as a resource to CNCs for difficult or unusual cases
  • Fosters teamwork within the program
  • Performs all aspects of personnel management, including interviewing, hiring, performance evaluations, and compensation review
  • Monitors staff attendance and time off schedules
  • Regularly supports/conducts staff meetings with Nurse Manager and PPCs
  • Assists staff in prioritizing workloads
  • Supports the development and oversight of orientation and training plan for new employees.
  • Fosters development of continuing education materials and processes
  • Provides feedback to Nurse Manager regarding staff performance and program issues
  • Serves and participates on SCCA work teams and committees as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • BSN or BA/BS in related field
  • Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • 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
  • Active specialty certification at the basis (RN) or advanced (APN) level with an SCCA-recognized certification
  • Supervisory experience
  • OCN certification
  • Outpatient experience

Patient Account Representative

SCCA Finance Division
Category: Accounting and Finance
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14824

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.


Under general supervision, the Patient Account Representative is responsible for the handling of incoming calls and inquires related to patient accounts, responding to written correspondence, contacting patients and responsible parties to assist with the resolution of outstanding patient account balance. In addition, a variety of tasks relating to claims processing; contacts patients and responsible parties to resolve patient account balances ; investigates account status and initiates the collection process.

Responsibilities

  • Answers calls arriving through call system in a timely and professional manner
  • Identifies problem accounts with payors; investigates and corrects errors, follows-up on missing account information, and resolves past-due accounts
  • Contacts responsible party to resolve outstanding patient account balances
  • Establishes requested payment plans and monitors adherence to plans by responsible party
  • Utilizes hospital billing system, payor websites and system interfaces to manage accounts in a timely and effective manner
  • Sends correspondence to patient
  • Provides resources and information to patients and callers
  • Initiates applications for Financial Assistance as requested by patients
  • Directs accounts to outside collection agencies using establish procedure when appropriate
  • Contacts appropriate SCCA Departments to obtain necessary information to manage accounts
  • Prepares reports to identify and resolve accounts receivable and referral problems
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of one year customer service experience in a business setting
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in person, on the telephone and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong listening skills
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and good judgment when resolving patient complaints/issues
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability to make basic numerical calculations
  • Ability to follow established processes and procedures
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and pay attention to details
  • Ability to interpret accounts and related documentation
  • Ability to troubleshoot and thoroughly review account information


Preferred:

  • Healthcare experience
  • Customer service skills

Patient Care Coordinator I

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17552

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 Patient Care Coordinator is a member of a dynamic team focused on coordinating all aspects of patient care. The role provides continuity of care by ensuring a smooth transition between care setting and by developing a trusted relationship with patients to identify and assist with each patient’s individual needs that may arise related to the care they receive.

 

SHIFT: Monday through Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Triage calls from referring physicians, patients, family members, and others wishing to access care at SCCA
  • Requests medical records from referring physicians and outside institutions, reviews them for content and completeness, and organizes them into designated categories for clinician review
  • Schedules and coordinates patients’ appointments
  • Collects and enters patient demographic and insurance information and enter into registration databases
  • Assists with the financial clearance process as necessary
  • Receives and responds to patient feedback
  • Responds to other patient requests as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demand
  • 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, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems and meet patient needs
  • 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


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a patient care setting
  • Experience with Epic or other scheduling and registration software is highly desirable  

Patient Care Coordinator I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17519

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.

 

Together, SCCA and UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offer unrivaled cancer care to people living in north Seattle and beyond. SCCA Medical Oncology and SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center serve adults who need outpatient oncology and hematology treatment. Every day, top UW Medicine cancer specialists deliver SCCA's targeted, breakthrough therapies in the medical center's warm, caring environment. It’s a partnership that brings the region’s leading medical oncologists closer to home for our patients.


The Patient Care Coordinator I is a member of a dynamic team focused on coordinating all aspects of patient care. The role provides continuity of care by ensuring a smooth transition between care settings and by developing a trusted relationship with patients to identify and assist with each patient’s individual needs that may arise related to the care they receive.

Responsibilities

  • Triage calls from referring physicians, patients, family members, and others wishing to access care at SCCA
  • Requests medical records from referring physicians and outside institutions, reviews them for content and completeness, and organizes them into designated categories for clinician review
  • Schedules and coordinates patients’ appointments
  • Check-in patients for multiple appointments
  • Collects and enters patient demographic and insurance information and enter into registration databases
  • Assists with the financial clearance process as necessary
  • Assists with clerical needs of the clinic
  • Receives and responds to patient feedback
  • Responds to other patient requests as appropriate
  • Distributes work to the Program Assistant II and/or Patient Care Coordinator Assistant as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demand
  • 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, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems and meet patient needs
  • 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


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a patient care setting
  • Experience with Epic or other scheduling and registration software

Patient Care Coordinator I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Administrative Support
Poulsbo, WA, US
Job ID: 17613

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 Patient Care Coordinator I is a member of a dynamic team focused on coordinating all aspects of patient care. The role provides continuity of care by ensuring a smooth transition between care settings and by developing a trusted relationship with patients to identify and assist with each patient’s individual needs that may arise related to the care they receive.

Responsibilities

  • Triage calls from referring physicians, patients, family members, and others wishing to access care at SCCA
  • Requests medical records from referring physicians and outside institutions, reviews them for content and completeness, and organizes them into designated categories for clinician review
  • Schedules and coordinates patients’ appointments
  • Collects and enters patient demographic and insurance information and enter into registration databases
  • Assists with the financial clearance process as necessary
  • Receives and responds to patient feedback
  • Responds to other patient requests as appropriate
  • Distributes work to the Program Assistant II and/or Patient Care Coordinator Assistant as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demand
  • 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, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems and meet patient needs
  • 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


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a patient care setting
  • Experience with Epic or other scheduling and registration software

Patient Service Representative - Specimen Collection

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17658

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 Patient Services Representative is the primary point of contact for patients, families, and caregivers when arriving in a department. They facilitate the patient check in process and provide patient and family centered customer service.

Responsibilities

 

  • Greets and screens patients arriving for appointments and checks them in using an automated scheduling system
  • Assembles and distributes appropriate paperwork to patients, families, caregivers and clinical staff
  • Triage questions and concerns from callers and forward to appropriate staff or department as needed
  • Performs general clerical duties including, processing mail, taking inventory and ordering office supplies
  • May schedule patient appointments as ordered by clinician
  • May be responsible for the facilitation of patient flow
  • Verifies demographic, clinical and financial information with patient as required

Qualifications

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum six months of experience in customer service environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Effectively organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Can use a mouse, navigate computer programs and use email in a professional setting
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Patient Services Representative

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17568

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 Patient Services Representative is the primary point of contact for patients, families, and caregivers when arriving in a department. They facilitate the patient check in process and provide patient and family centered customer service.

Responsibilities

  • Greets and screens patients arriving for appointments and checks them in using an automated scheduling system
  • Assembles and distributes appropriate paperwork to patients, families, caregivers and clinical staff
  • Triage questions and concerns from callers and forward to appropriate staff or department as needed
  • Performs general clerical duties including, processing mail, taking inventory and ordering office supplies
  • May schedule patient appointments as ordered by clinician
  • May be responsible for the facilitation of patient flow
  • Verifies demographic, clinical and financial information with patient as required

Qualifications

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least six months of experience in a customer service environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Effectively organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Can use a mouse, navigate computer programs and use email in a professional setting
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant/Immunotherapy Fellow

Clinical Research Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 73967

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology Oncology are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Research Associate/Acting Instructor level. This is a full-time, 12-month service period, annual appointment. The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch.

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 selected individual for the advertised position is expected to participate in a year-long fellowship program with the goal of becoming an expert in bone marrow transplantation and Immunotherapy. This position will rotate through outpatient Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) services (autologous and allogeneic BMT, IMTX, Long Term Follow Up) and inpatient services initially as a primary care provider with increasing levels of independent patient care responsibility over the course of the year. Approximately 75% of the year will be devoted to clinical activities with the remaining time available for the opportunity to participate in clinically focused research projects, which will be determined based on identification of mentors and projects. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Anticipated start date would be July 1, 2020.

Pharmacy Billing Coordinator

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
US-WA-Bellevue
Job ID: 15184

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.

 

Working under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Billing Coordinator (PBC) ensures that all authorizations/certifications for drug therapy are completed in accordance with payer criteria and policy, in a timely manner, and prior to therapy initiation. The PBC will work on behalf of the patient to optimize access to all available funding sources, including patient and copay assistance programs.

Responsibilities

 

  • Determine benefit limits and secure insurance approvals for specialty and high cost medications
  • Travel to SCCA community sites
  • Work closely with care team to communicate any coverage issues
  • Evaluate patterns in denied claims taking corrective action and educating staff as needed
  • Liaison with Patient Financial Services
  • Serve as a resource to patients and staff regarding insurance and drug coverage questions
  • Provide patient assistance program information and education to providers, patients and medical center staff

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • High School Diploma
  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
  • WA state Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
  • Completing and submitting prior authorization forms and patient assistance applications
  • Reprocessing denied or rejected third party claims
  • Review and correct discrepancies identified in daily, weekly and monthly billing reports
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and complex environment


Preferred:

  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-10 and other medical terminology
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Pharmacy Billing Specialist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17388

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.


Working under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Billing Specialist interacts with patients and health care providers to perform a variety of specialized billing tasks. This position will serve as backup for pharmacy technicians as needed for patient care, and be responsible for other duties as assigned.

 

Expected Start Date:  July 1st

Responsibilities

  • Interacting with third party payers to identify and correct ambulatory patient billing issues
  • Entering prescription orders into pharmacy system, including billing prescriptions appropriately and accurately
  • Evaluate patterns in denied claims taking corrective action and educating staff as needed
  • Prepare SCCA Check Requests to address patient billing error refunds
  • Liaison with Patient Financial Services
  • Serve as a resource to patients and staff regarding billing questions
  • Provide patient assistance program information and education to providers, patients and medical center staff
  • Work closely with the clinical care team in obtaining medication for qualified patients
  • Clearance of specialty and high cost medications
  • Prepare prescriptions for mail order program

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
  • Washington state Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication.
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
  • Completing and submitting prior authorization forms and patient assistance applications
  • Reprocessing denied or rejected third party claims
  • Review and correct discrepancies identified in daily, weekly and monthly billing reports

Preferred:

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred
  • Ability to operate a Point of Sale system

Pharmacy Technician I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
Kirkland, WA, US
Job ID: 17549

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.


Together, EvergreenHealth and SCCA offer unrivaled care at Halvorson Cancer Center at EvergreenHealth. We provide care that harnesses the powerful science and devoted collaboration through SCCA’s union of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. It’s a partnership that gives patients at EvergreenHealth’s Halvorson Cancer Center access to the best providers, innovative treatments, and one-of-a-kind clinical trials. At Halvorson Cancer Center, SCCA provides medical oncology and hematology care.

Responsibilities

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.

  • 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

Pharmacy Technician I - Bellevue

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Allied Health
US-WA-Bellevue
Job ID: 17407

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 is excited that we will be operating a new Medical Oncology location at Overlake Medical Center in mid-2020.  With this collaborative effort, SCCA will provide medical oncology and infusion services to complement radiation and surgical oncology services provided by Overlake.  In support of this, SCCA is offering this position for employment beginning July 1, 2020, which coincides with the opening of SCCA at Overlake Medical Center.  This is an excellent opportunity to use your oncology experience to play a role in the successful launch of this partnership.

 

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
  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned
  • Follow organizational and departmental policy and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 1 year of relevant experience
  • 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

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17586

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle. Its interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Its Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, which is home to more than 70 faculty members, was established to facilitate and enhance the Hutch's efforts in infectious disease prevention and vaccine development. Careers Start Here.

 

The Newell and McElrath Labs in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to support their joint work role to work on analysis of human cellular adaptive immune responses in the context of responses to vaccines and infectious disease.


The Newell Lab was originally established in 2012 at the Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore and then moved to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in August 2018 (publication list here.)

 

The McElrath Lab supports the many projects of Dr. Julie McElrath at the Fred Hutch since 1998. A leader in assay development, the Laboratory continues to improve and explore alternative methods, including systems biology approaches, multiparameter phenotyping and functional characterization of leukocyte subsets, host and viral genomics, as well as multiplex transcriptional, cytokine, and proteomic profiling.

Responsibilities

We seek outstanding Postdoctoral fellows that are interested in diverse aspects of Vaccinology and Immunology, This would involve high dimensional profiling and adaptive receptor analysis of B and T cell responses and would involved the study of COVID-19, HIV and/or tuberculosis infection and vaccination. Our goal would be to understand the basis for the development of protective B and T cell responses to better understand how to formulate more or test the efficacy of the corresponding vaccines. This role would work closely with both labs to take advantage of synergistic technological expertise. This project would involve both lab work as well as heavy computational component and we will likely involved additional collaborators for both aspects.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ph.D. (in Microbiology, Immunology, or protein-design are preferred)
  • Strong background in immunology, with emphasis on T and B cell immunity, is important
  • Ability to work independently within a very collaborative environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills
  • Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience

 

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests and career goals
  • Names and contact information of at least three referees

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13095

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. Careers Start Here.

 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position with Dr. Li Hsu the Biostatistics Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the development and dissemination of statistical methodology, software development, and application to large-scale genetic epidemiological studies. Specific areas of interest include multiclass regression model, nonparametric modeling and methods, multiple hypothesis testing, machine learning, and genome-wide risk modeling. The fellow will have real-hand data analysis experience by participating in large collaborative studies, in which rich data on tumor genomics, germline genetics and environmental risk factors have been collected.

 

The position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits. The environment at Fred Hutch is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on innovative and collaborative work. The Center is housed in a lovely campus next to Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a convenient shuttle from the University of Washington.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or computational biology with strong skills in applied statistical methods development and computation. Knowledge of genetics and genomics is desired. The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

 

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a CV, a short statement of research interests, and contact information of three referees

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Genomics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13622

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 laboratories of Dr. Gavin Ha and Dr. Peter Nelson have a joint postdoctoral research position open in the Computational Biology Program of the Public Health Sciences and Human Biology Divisions. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in developing and implementing innovative computational and analytical approaches to study the genetics and epigenetics of prostate cancer. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis of cancer genomes, computational methods development, and translating computational techniques into the clinic are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary with great benefits.

 

Dr. Nelson is one of the world’s leading experts in prostate cancer research. He is the Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at Fred Hutch and Principal Investigator of the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE. Dr. Ha is a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator, V Foundation Scholar, and holds an NCI Transition Career Development Award. His laboratory develops computational approaches to study cancer genomes from tumors and liquid biopsies, such as circulating tumor DNA. See the lab websites for more information: https://research.fhcrc.org/peternelson/en.html and https://gavinhalab.org/.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on transformative and leading-edge research problems in prostate cancer research:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor evolution, cell plasticity, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and chromatin organization.
  • Development of novel computational algorithms for long-range (linked-reads or long-reads) whole genome sequencing of tumors.
  • Development of novel approaches to detect and analyze circulating tumor DNA from cancer patients.
  • Analysis of tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity using single-cell RNA sequencing.
  • For examples of recent studies, see PMID:29909985, PMID:29109393, PMID:25060187, PMID:29017058

 

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, machine learning to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome, and transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD or MD (or equivalent) with training in one of these disciplines:

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

 

Applicants should have some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments, have strong communication/organization skills and is detail-oriented
  • Highly motivated individual who think independently but also enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with cancer genome data analysis is considered a strong asset
  • A background in cancer biology (especially in prostate) is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • Experience with high performance computing environments and cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated publication track record
     

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • a several paragraph statement of research interests
  • CV
  • names and email addresses of three references
  • two representative publications or preprints (if available)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17615

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 Barry laboratory, within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program, is looking for a talented post-doctoral fellow with extensive expertise in the realm of tumor immunology. The Barry lab focuses on understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and can be manipulated to treat cancer. Our studies utilize human immunology, murine models of cancer, state-of-the-art imaging techniques, RNA sequencing techniques, and immunological techniques to explore the role of the innate immune system in controlling immune responses to cancer. We focus our research on understanding how the innate immune system, specifically dendritic and natural killer cells, shape immune responses to cancer and patient responses to common immunotherapies (see Barry et al., 2018 PMID: 29942093).

Responsibilities

The candidate will spearhead a project with the following goals:

  • to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating natural killer and dendritic cell abundance in the tumor microenvironment in human and mouse tumors
  • To develop and undertake broad immune profiling studies of human tumors to interrogate the innate immune response to cancer and its’ role in regulating responses to immunotherapy

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in the life sciences with a focus on immunology or tumor immunology is required. A strong publication record as well as eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are required. The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and profile immune cells and to gauge their function. A candidate with experience in live cell imaging, human immunology, and experience working in murine tumor or metastasis models is strongly desired.

 

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows, graduate students, and staff in the lab.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14205

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.


A postdoctoral research position in epidemiology with focus on cancer prevention and survivorship in ethnically diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in Epidemiology and related subject areas to cancer prevention and survivorship. Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel, interdisciplinary research questions related to identifying strategies to improve cancer survivorship and cancer outcomes using lifestyle behavioral interventions (nutrition, physical activity, energy balance) and observational study designs. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at Fred Hutch and Director of Integrative Medicine at the SCCA.

 

Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle intervention and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations. The candidate will be responsible for data analysis and manuscript preparation on two ongoing National Cancer Institute R01-funded studies, in addition to participating in other new and ongoing studies.  The Mi Vida Saludable study is an ongoing 2x2 factorial designed trial testing the separate and synergistic effects of in-person and eHealth diet and physical activity interventions on behavioral outcomes in Latina breast cancer survivors.  The Pathways Heart Study is an ongoing observational study examining predictors of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients within a large integrated health system.  Responsibilities will include analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, presenting at research conferences, implementing research protocols, and contributing to grant writing.  Studies will include single institution and multi-site trials, including local and national clinical trials consortia, as well as observational cohorts.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required with background in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a closely related field
  • Experience using SAS and R is required, additional experience using Stata is preferred
  • Experience analyzing data related to cancer survivorship and/or cancer outcomes is preferred
  • Experience with analyzing data generated by eHealth interventions and/or physical activity measurement devices is preferred
  • Experience and skill with the visual and graphical representation of data is preferred
  • The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunotherapy

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12846

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 post-doctoral research fellow will work on independent and collaborative projects in Dr. Chapuis laboratory developing adoptive T cell immunotherapy for viral driven malignancies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will employ strategies for cloning T cell receptors (TCRs) and genetic modification of human T cells with TCRs specific for antigens expressed by malignancies. In vitro studies using human T cells and in vivo murine models will be used to develop and test novel T cell therapies. The research fellow will perform correlative studies to evaluate the transfer, persistence and function of antigen-specific T cells in human clinical trials of adoptive T cell immunotherapy.

 

The Program in Immunology is a leader in the development and clinical application of adoptive immunotherapy using genetically modified T cells and is committed to the advancement of this approach. The post-doctoral research fellow may also participate in the laboratory evaluation of ongoing clinical trials involving engineering of peripheral blood stem cell grafts for improved allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation outcomes, and in the development of future immunotherapy strategies. This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Study the function of human T cells
  • Molecular bench work with PCR, cloning, and vector design
  • Single cell RNA sequencing
  • Biostatistics and some basic programing skills
  • Cell Culture, cell sorting, flow cytometry, intracellular staining, and transfections
  • Validation through functional and killing assays.

Qualifications

  • MD and/or a PhD in a biological science with a diverse knowledge of immunology
  • Dynamic and driven – engaging and encouraging in team environments
  • Willingness to write and apply for funding opportunities and abstracts
  • A strong research background
  • Proficient in molecular biology and cellular immunology technique and knowhow
  • Virology knowledge will assist in the AIM of this position
  • Flow cytometry and cell signaling based assays
  • Experience in analysis of TCR signaling pathways and in lentiviral modification of T cells will be an advantage


To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated and driven to establish a career as a future independent investigator, will need to be able to work independently and play well with others.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Mathematical Biology

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15202

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Fabian Cardozo-Ojeda and Dr. Josh Schiffer (see Schiffer Group Webpage) to develop mathematical models that focus on optimizing treatment curative strategies for HIV including but not limited to therapeutic vaccination, latency reversal agents, neutralizing antibody delivery, CAR T cells and antiproliferative agents. The successful candidate will also be able to work on projects developing mathematical models for virus dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 and simulating potential treatment for COVID-19.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will collaborate with laboratory-based virologists, immunologists, oncologists, and clinical investigators from VIDD, to generate datasets appropriate for model testing and validation. The successful applicant will interact with Fred Hutch-based faculty outside of VIDD, plus members of the University of Washington faculty in the Division of Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases.

Qualifications

Suitable applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics, computational biology, evolutionary biology or other fields with strong quantitative training. Strong programming skills in C/C++, Matlab and/or R and previous experience with differential equation-based models are required. Basic knowledge in control theory is a plus.

 

Please include a cover letter with your application, describing your research accomplishments as well as detailing your interest and suitability for this position.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Methods for Cancer Biomarkers

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13833

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 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available in Dr. Yingye Zheng’s group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will develop and apply novel statistical methods for biomarker development and outcome prediction. The Fellow will engage in methodological research in longitudinal and time-to-event data analysis as well as statistical learning for electronic medical data. The Fellow will also have opportunities to participate both in prospective cohort study with longitudinal markers and medical studies using electronic medical records for outcome evaluation and developing cutting-edge statistical methods to address new challenges in these data.

 

The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired
  • Knowledge and experiences in survival and longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, missing data analysis and machine learning are preferred
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Molecular and Genetic Cancer Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15232

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 seeking applications from strong candidates for a new postdoctoral fellowship position in Cancer Epidemiology at the Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) as part of the T32 training grant. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Ulrike Peters and Polly Newcomb, as well as other Fred Hutch faculty as secondary mentors on multiple NIH funded large-scale molecular epidemiological studies for cancer risk and survival. These projects include discovery of novel gene-environment interactions, integrative tumor analyses, and risk prediction modeling, among others. Through international collaborative efforts, we have developed large-scale molecular and genetic data in over 150,000 participants of increasing racial and ethnic diversity, including genome-wide genetic data, large-scale targeted tumor sequencing (including microbiome data), and harmonized detailed epidemiological, lifestyle and clinical data. Furthermore, the Fred Hutch is home of numerous large studies, such as the Women’s Health Initiative.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work on a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research teams to perform cutting edge analyses, implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional genetic information, and publish research results as first author. Opportunities also exist for grant writing, study management, and contributing to other manuscripts as co-author. The Fred Hutch provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment and the fellow will be able to take full advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered through the center. Please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position, and remote work could be possible.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to work in a highly collaborative fast paced environment. Expertise in analyses of molecular and genetic data and computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional genotype data is desirable. 

 

Please attach a cover letter, a 1-2 page summary describing your research interests, and the contact information for three professional references. Please also note that due to funding requirements, a qualified candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Protein Therapeutics for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17449

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (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, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.

 

The Walter Laboratory in the Clinical Research Division is recruiting an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow to work as part of a team investigating new treatments for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) primarily focused on improving existing, and developing novel, antibody-based immunotherapies, and rendering them safer for clinical application. Current projects include preclinical drug development/testing (in part with academic and industry partners), studies on mechanisms of action and resistance of antibody-based therapeutics and identification of strategies to overcome these limitations, and development of approaches to protect normal tissues from the toxicities of AML-targeted therapies (e.g. via use of genome editing). We anticipate this position will commence July/August 2020.

Responsibilities

The newly hired fellow will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior laboratory personnel and will be involved in the following techniques/duties:

  • Generation of recombinant antibodies and other protein therapeutics via transient and permanent expression systems
  • Conduct of immunization strategies to raise new antibodies
  • Generation of engineered/gene-edited human leukemia cells
  • Tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and patient-derived primary human cells
  • Antibody drug conjugate (ADC) cytotoxicity, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, T-cell and NK-cell cytotoxicity assays
  • Flow cytometry-based immunophenotyping, FACS isolation of mammalian cells
  • Purification, cloning, and manipulation of RNA, cDNA and genomic DNA
  • PCR and RT-PCR, including quantitative assays using qPCR
  • Lentiviral vector modification, lentiviral particle preps and viral transduction
  • Protein gels, immunoprecipitation, western blotting, immunofluorescence microscopy
  • General laboratory duties and maintenance of laboratory equipment

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • A recent PhD in a relevant field of biology such as immunology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, pathology, bioinformatics, or genome sciences
  • Ability to drive an individual project but also be highly collaborative with academic and industrial partners
  • Ability to work independently and with scientific rigor
  • Interest in academic career and applying for independent funding support
     

To be successful in this position, the postdoctoral research fellow must be organized, clear and concise in their communication, enthusiastic, a team player, and have a desire to establish a career as a future independent investigator. Fellowship opportunities are available through several philanthropic and government organizations; fellow will have administrative support for the application process.

 

Applicants must include:

  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position, research interests and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Public Health Sciences

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17459

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 Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead research within the Coordinating Center for the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) consortium. This multi-institutional, NCI-funded consortium aims to better understand how to improve the cancer screening process (recruitment, screening, diagnosis, referral for treatment) for cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening in diverse community healthcare settings. The PROSPR Coordinating Center leads:

  1. multilevel analyses across multiple cancer types,
  2. development of common measures of health system-level factors that impact screening processes, and
  3. development of measures of screening process quality.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Lead or co-lead papers across multiple cancer types related to multilevel factors, quality metrics, and social determinants of health that impact screening
  • Propose new research directions for PROSPR working groups
  • Promote communication and collaboration across PROSPR working groups
  • Collaborate with PROSPR investigators on data interpretation and data harmonization efforts

 

Opportunities

  • Propose new ideas for cancer screening-related papers and ancillary studies across multiple cancer types and diverse healthcare settings
  • Conduct data analyses across multiple cancer types with the potential to lead resulting manuscripts
  • Broaden network of collaborators across institutions, the National Cancer Institute, and various disciplines (e.g., organizational psychology, health services, behavioral sciences)

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in a public health related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a background in at least one of the following areas: health services research, epidemiology, cancer screening, organizational theory, multilevel research, quality metrics. Candidates should be able to work independently and collaborate with large, diverse teams.

Candidates should submit a CV and cover letter detailing interest in the position.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Brain Tumor Dormancy/Metastasis

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17426

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.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2 ), directed by Dr. Cyrus Ghajar, is looking for a talented post-doctoral fellow interesting in studying the cellular and molecular basis of disseminated breast tumor cell dormancy in the brain.

Responsibilities

The LSM2 focuses on understanding the biology underlying disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy (see Ghajar et al., Nature Cell Biology 2013; Ghajar, Nature Reviews Cancer 2015; Carlson et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019). The candidate will spearhead a project with the following goals:

  1. to characterize the cellular and molecular microenvironment of dormant DTCs in different regions of the brain;
  2. to identify and thoroughly characterize signaling triggered by the brain microenvironment that effects DTC quiescence; and
  3. to determine how/why these controls go awry to facilitate metastatic progression in only specific brain regions.

The ideal candidate will be interested and able to develop their own research strategy to understand DTC- resident brain cell interactions by utilizing an array of innovative models and sophisticated techniques we have developed or adopted in the lab. These include three-dimensional cell culture models, multiple murine models of brain metastasis, intravital imaging approaches and proteomics.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a related field (neuroscience, developmental biology, cell biology, or tumor biology) is required. A strong publication record and eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are also required. The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and profile brain cells. A candidate with an extensive background in neuroscience and experience in live cell imaging, implementing spatial transcriptomic strategies, developing quantitative image analysis approaches, and working with murine models is strongly desired.

 

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows and graduate students in the lab.

 

Please include a targeted cover letter for full consideration of your application.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Genetic Cancer Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17399

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. The goal of its Public Health Sciences Division, which is home to the nation’s oldest program devoted to cancer prevention research, is to identify strategies that would ultimately reduce the incidence of and mortality from cancer and other diseases. Careers Start Here.

 

A postdoctoral research position in molecular and genetic cancer epidemiology is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Fred Hutch provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment. We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background molecular and genetic cancer epidemiology or related subject areas. This could include, but is not limited to, training in epidemiology, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, cancer genomics, or a closely related field. Please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position, and remote work could be possible.

 

The postdoctoral fellow/research associate will work in a highly collaborative team led by Dr. Ulrike Peters on analyzing large-scale, cutting-edge molecular epidemiological data for colorectal cancer. These include targeted tumor sequencing of 300 genes and candidate oncogenic microbiota in 7,000 well-characterized colorectal cancer cases, including somatic point mutations, copy number alterations, microsatellite instability, and microbial pathogens. Additionally, data include tumor immune characterization in colorectal cancer cases. Furthermore, genome-wide germline genetic data and harmonized environmental/lifestyle risk factor for up to 150,000 colorectal cancer cases and controls. Our team also aims to evaluate the impact of racial and ethnic diversity on colorectal cancer utilizing genetic and molecular epidemiological data.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral candidate will primarily work on integrative tumor analyses, as well as immune-related somatic and germline characteristics associated with colorectal tumors and survival outcomes. The successful applicant will work on multidisciplinary research teams to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional genetic information, and publish research results. The incumbent will be expected to work independently to complete data analysis. In addition, they will participate in the presentation of research, as well as in the writing of publications to disseminate the analyses.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.  The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Expertise in computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional data is desirable, as is a thorough knowledge of high dimensional data resources (such as ENCODE and ROADMAP) for functional annotation. 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Hematologic Malignancy

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15328

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (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, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.

 

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Lee at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Lee lab has a longstanding interest in understanding how defects in RNA processing and chromatin regulation drive hematologic malignancies, and how to devise mechanism-based strategies to therapeutically target these pathways in cancer (PMIDs: 30107174, 27135740, 27603132, 31334570.) Fred Hutch also offers a great research environment including state-of-the-art Shared Resources and Core Facilities and a robust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to provide advanced training for future scientific leaders.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for project design, execution, management and data analysis relating to RNA processing/chromatin regulation in stem cell biology and blood cancers. Projects will use a variety of experimental and computational approaches including in vitro and in vivo models (genetically engineered murine models (GEMMs) and patient derived xenografts (PDXs)), transcriptomic, epigenomic and proteomic analyses, molecular assays and functional genomics approaches. The fellow will work directly with the PI, members of the laboratory and external collaborators. The fellow will be expected to acquire a thorough understanding of the scientific literature, present in internal and external meetings, and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications

  • A recent PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field
  • Strong background in RNA biology, chromatin biology, cancer genetics, and/or computational biology is highly desirable
  • Some experience in stem cell biology, immunology, and/or developmental biology
  • Experience in flow cytometry, cell culture and murine models
  • Research publications from graduate work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Please apply online and include a CV, cover letter with a brief description of past research experience and future goals, and contact information for three references.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biostatistics and HIV prevention

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17582

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.

 

Dr. Fei Gao is seeking a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. 

Responsibilities

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with strong training in biostatistics or statistics.  The postdoctoral fellow-research associate will work directly with Dr. Fei Gao, and will conduct research on statistical methods for treatment efficacy evaluation for active-controlled HIV prevention trials. The work will consist of methodological development, statistical programming and simulation, and application of methods for data analysis.  The products of the research will be academic presentations and peer-reviewed publications led by the post-doctoral fellow.  

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics, or equivalent degree is required.  Candidates must have a strong methodology background and excellent communication skills (verbal written and presentation). Previous experience with clinical trials, survival analysis, or causal inference is preferred.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Protein Synthesis Control in Bladder Cancer

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17589

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (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, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.

 

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Hsieh Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The core focus of the Hsieh Lab is to interrogate the mechanisms by which post-transcriptional gene regulation governs cancer cell behavior at a molecular, cellular, and organismal level (Hsieh et al. Nature 2012, Schuster and Hsieh Trends in Cancer 2019, Winters et al. JCI Insight 2019, and Liu et al. Science Translational Medicine 2019).

Responsibilities

For this position, the applicant will utilize murine genetics, whole transcriptome ribosome profiling, functional genomics, RNA labeling/sequencing techniques, various cellular and molecular assays, and a one-of-a-kind biorepository of primary and metastatic human bladder cancer samples to understand how the translation apparatus promotes cancer phenotypes.

 

Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping their trainees achieve their career goals. In addition, both the Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee and the Office of Scientific Career Development offer diverse mentoring and career development opportunities.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a recent PhD and/or MD, a record of productive research, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

 

Preferred qualifications:

A strong background in mouse work, high throughput methods, RNA biology, and/or computational biology are highly desirable.

 

To apply for this position, please provide the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your research interest
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology of Small Cell Lung Cancer

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17590

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 Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the MacPherson lab, which is focused on the biology of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We apply functional screens and analyses of genetically engineered mouse (GEM) and patient derived xenograft (PDX) models towards understanding genes mutated in SCLC and basis of response towards conventional and novel therapies. Our lab works closely with thoracic oncologist collaborators at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to access patient samples and to help translate basic findings (e.g. see Augert et al, 2019, Science Signaling “Targeting NOTCH Activation in Small Cell Lung Cancer Through LSD1 Inhibition”). Some of these directions are supported by an NIH Lung Cancer SPORE award that promotes translational lung cancer research.  We are also interested in understanding basic mechanisms underlying SCLC tumor suppressor and oncogene function (e.g., see Augert et al, Cancer Cell 2020, “MAX Functions as a Tumor Suppressor and Rewires Metabolism in Small Cell Lung Cancer” and Jia et al, 2018, Cancer Discovery “Crebbp Loss Drives Small Cell Lung Cancer and Increases Sensitivity to HDAC Inhibition”.) We are increasingly performing functional screens in vivo and in tissue culture cells applied to cells to understand genes important for SCLC and to identify new druggable vulnerabilities.  The specific project will be developed by both the candidate and Dr. MacPherson based on areas of shared interests.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD in Biology or related fields
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to design and execute experiments, interpret data and present results
  • A record of publication in peer reviewed journals

Please include a cover letter detailing your research interest and suitability for this position and names and contact information of at least two references with your application. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Comprehensive Discovery of HIV Latency Factors

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17484

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 Emerman lab was awarded an Avant-Garde Award from NIDA to study HIV latency. We have developed a novel screening technology called HIV-CRISPR technology to comprehensively discover the pathways of HIV latency maintenance and establishment.  This postdoctoral position will further explore HIV latency by developing new variations of these CRISPR screens and by validating and further exploring mechanisms of the hits.   Preference for new PhD with expertise in one of the following areas: chromatin biology, transcription factors, primary T cell culture, or models of HIV latency. Expectation is to develop an independent project within the context of the grant. The responsibilities include those expected at a PhD level, including leading the technical aspects of the study, contributing intellectually to the overall study design, interpreting data, presenting the findings at meetings and writing manuscripts.

 

We are are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with an interactive collaborative team of scientists investigating the mechanisms of HIV-1 latency using CRISPR screens and validation in primary cell models of HIV latency.  The applicant should be well organized, pay close attention to detail, be reliable and motivated to participate in multiple levels of lab activity.

Responsibilities

The fellow will perform standard routine and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research specific to HIV latency and CRISPR screens. Major duties include:

  • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, potentially including, but not limited to molecular biology, viral infections and assays, DNA sequencing, PCR amplification, RT-PCR amplification, TC culture, BLS2/3 work, including making virus stocks and performing viral infection
  • CRISPR/Cas9 screening and editing, and analysis of results
  • Conduct experiments with primary T cells
  • Recover, compile and verify accuracy of research data
  • Operate analytical instruments
  • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
  • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
  • Interpret and report on experimental results
  • Present data at local and national meetings
  • Prepare manuscripts describing the data and their meaning to the field

Qualifications

Educational or Special Training Qualifications

  • BA/BS required in a scientific field
  • Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in Biomedical Sciences and basic techniques in molecular biology
  • Ability to think critically and design and interpret experiments is essential, as are strong communication skills

Experience Requirements

  • Experience with molecular biology and biochemical methods
  • A strong interest in research in the area of HIV biology and HIV latency, infectious diseases and global health
  • Evidence of productivity appropriate to a postdoctoral fellow as measured by publications and presentations, abstracts and posters at conferences
  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform experiments without day-to-day supervision will be required after training
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to participate in multiple projects in collaboration with different lab members and collaborations with outside labs

Please include a cover letter with your application, describing your research accomplishments as well as detailing your interest and suitability for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Disease Modeling

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17527

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 Schiffer Group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow to work on mathematical modeling of viral diseases. Particular emphasis will be on SARS Co-V-2 as well as other respiratory viruses.


The successful applicant will work with Dr. Joshua T. Schiffer to develop mathematical models that focus on optimizing treatment of viral infections, and in particular curative strategies for HIV and COVID-19. The candidate will also collaborate with laboratory-based virologists, immunologists, oncologists, and clinical investigators from VIDD, to generate datasets appropriate for model testing and validation. The successful applicant will interact with Fred Hutch based faculty outside of VIDD, plus members of the University of Washington faculty in the Division of Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases.

Qualifications

Suitable applicants should have a PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics, computational biology, evolutionary biology or other fields with strong quantitative training. Strong programming skills in C/C++, Matlab and/or R and previous experience with differential equation-based models are required. Basic knowledge in control theory is a plus.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tumor Microenvironment

FH Human Biology Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14943

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (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, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

The Gujral Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the tumor microenvironment. Our lab combines approaches from molecular genetics with cell and systems biology to study the interactions between tumor cells and host cells in the tumor microenvironment.


Although progress has been made in the past several decades in understanding and developing treatments for cancer, there is still a huge unmet need for effective treatment to stop metastasis which accounts for 90% of deaths due to cancer. A major focus of our lab is to study how cancer cells and immune cells influence the growth and functions of each other in advanced stage solid tumors by integrating recently developed proteomics and computational methods with specific cellular system (Gujral et al., PNAS, 2014Gujral et al., Cell, 2014.) In our lab, we leverage different data-driven approaches (e.g. Protein arrays, transcriptomic profiling, high throughput live cell imaging, screening tools) to inform the work of focused biology which utilizes conventional tools including transgenic murine models, molecular and biochemical approaches. The goal is to be able to study cell system as a whole and at microscopic levels in order to find solutions for cancer and other diseases.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have:

  • A recent PhD in a relevant field
  • Knowledge and experience in cancer biology, biochemistry, and immunology
  • Track record of productive research, with at least one first-author publication
  • Experience with in vivo cancer models is preferred

Please include a cover letter with your application, describing your past research accomplishments as well as your interest and suitability for this position.

Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Medical Assistant/Surgical Technologist

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17562

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 Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Medical Assistant/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 medical assistant/surgical technologist position.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and performs as a medical assistant/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/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 their own behavior and communications with others
    • handling confidential information appropriately
    • providing clear and relevant information to the appropriate person
  • 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
  • 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

Required:

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State’s conduct and standards of practice
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration (can obtain at time of hire) in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • 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


Preferred:

  • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program
  • At least 1 year of experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience

Program Assistant IV - Temporary

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17543

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 Program Assistant IV works as an integral part of the team providing adminsitrative support to Hematology, Women's Center, Head Neck and Lung, GU/Renal Mel, GI and Sarcoma departments. The ideal candidate has the ability to maintain workplace relationships and maintain regular attendance.

Responsibilities

  • Float coverage for vacations and absences in various roles
  • Coverage for Inpatient Coordinator, facilitating inpatient care with the University of Washington
  • Creates and monitors admit encounters and insurance authorization requests in Epic
  • Triage phone calls and email requests from providers, staff, and patients
  • Monitoring and processing incoming and outgoing PHI
  • Various report tracking and auditing
  • Requesting of medical records and information as directed
  • Maintaining relationships with clinical staff and patients
  • Maintaining organization of personal desk and clinical office
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities
  • Under general supervision, ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with patients, families, staff and providers

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher education
  • Demonstrated customer service skills

Program/Department Coordinator II

SCCA Strategy Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17453

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 Standard Practice Committee Coordinator serves as primary support person for the Fred Hutch Standard Practice Committee for development and implementation of HCT related patient care guidelines and orders. The incumbent acts as liaison between SPC and other stakeholders such as Research Implementation Office and Clinical Information Systems at SCCA.


This position performs wide variety of activities in support of the SPC under the general direction of the SPC Medical Chairperson and the BMT Service Line Manager. The coordinator serves as a resource and consultant for protocol-specific order creation for RIO and protocol specific order alignment with approved BMT practices for BMT Service Line.

Responsibilities

 

BMT Standard Practice Committee responsibilities

  • SPC meeting planning under direct guidance from SPC Medical Chairperson
    • Schedule weekly meetings with SPC Medical Chairperson; prepare agenda and documents for review and discussion
    • Discuss and prioritize new topics; assign SPC meeting dates
    • Adjust meetings’ schedules due to new priorities or carried over items
    • Discuss and identify items needed in SPC packets for scheduled topics
    • Process and finalize documents for items to go out to Design Validation for build or move to PROD, or for guideline posting in Clinical FYI
  • SPC meeting preparation, facilitation and follow up
    • Finalize documents considered ready for SPC review
    • Prepare SPC meetings agendas
      • Contact and correspond with content experts and committee members for input on new guidelines or revision to existing guidelines
      • Determine associated items for documentation packet identified by SPC Medical Chairperson
      • Identify and prepare most current versions of documents for committee review
      • Correspond with guest content experts to arrange presentations
    • Prepare SPC meeting documentation packet
      • Assemble all documents in a packet and scan to make one .pdf document
      • Post complete documentation packet on the SPC Workspace
      • Prepare and distribute documentation packets to SPC committee members
    • In-Meeting facilitation, setting up; taking notes
    • Post-meeting documentation processing
      • Follow up on proposed revisions with content experts, as necessary
      • Prepare final documents from review packet for presenting to SPC Medical Chairperson for approval
      • Document meeting decisions in electronic Standard Practice Guidelines
      • Create and distribute SPC change memos to announce changes in Standard Practice Guidelines and pre-printed orders
  • Serve as a resource for BMT T-COT and Regulatory staff for current information/explanation on BMT guidelines, ordering, etc.

Database and Files Management

  • Manage Standard Practice Manual documents, including tracking items for periodic review
  • Post Standard Practice Guidelines to Clinical FYI
    • Identify guidelines approved by SPC and prepare for posting
    • Update Standard Practice Guideline database
    • Archive outdating BMT Standard practice Guideline document files
  • Identify Standard BMT Paper Order files requiring assessment for revision due to changes in Standard Practice
    • Coordinate Standard BMT Paper order file revisions as necessary with SPC review
    • Identify Standard BMT Paper orders files approved by SPC and prepare for posting
    • Update BMT Program Standard BMT Paper Order folders and database, as necessary
    • Archive outdating Standard BMT Paper order document files
  • Coordinate Standard Treatment Plans (STP) modification and renewal process
    • Maintain database for tracking modification and renewals
    • Send renewal notice to Lead Physician
    • Prepare revised STP files for review at Standard Practice meetings
    • Identify BMT STP document files approved by SPC and prepare for posting
    • Liaison with Fred Hutch Protocol Office for posting of approved, updated files
    • Update BMT STP document file folders and database
    • Archive outdating STP document files
    • Update and maintain summary sheet files for each STP
  • Conduct SOSA Standard BMT CPOE PowerPlans Downtime Folder assessments and follow up as necessary with SPC Chairperson for committee reviews of New PROD download files
  • Assess published ORCA Change Control Summary, and follow up as necessary with SPC Chairperson for committee reviews of revised files
  • Maintain BMT SPC Workspace on SCCA Intranet
  • Serve as J-Drive administrator for HSCT J Drive folders
  • Serve as contact for coordination with Fred Hutch IT staff to maintain BMT resources on Clinical FYI


SPC/RIO responsibilities

  • Conduct initial and consequent reviews of Protocols and Order Packets
    • Assess new clinical trials protocols for items discrepant with Standard BMT Practice
    • Provide comments and suggestions to achieve successful implementation and operations of BMT trials protocols
    • Participate in Protocol Implementation email reviews and meetings
  • Serve as consultant to Principle Investigators and research personnel to advise on preparing drafts of new protocol-specific orders
  • Maintain paper order Title-file name cross reference on Clinical FYI
  • Organize and facilitate Combined RIO-CIS-SLM meetings
    • Schedule meetings and prepare agendas
    • Lead discussions on protocol alignments and SPC-related CIS activities
  • Coordinate and execute Protocol Specific Paper Order Alignment projects, as necessary
    • Work with Medical content experts, RIO and Principal Investigators/Research staff to maintain alignment between research and standard Paper orders
    • Identify and assess protocol-specific Paper orders for revision and process/prepare revisions for approval by PI/Study Staff
    • Obtain and document approval of PI for proposed changes
    • Prepare and post approved documents and update BMT Program Paper Order folders and database, as necessary, for protocol-specific changes
    • Archive outdating protocol-specific Paper order documents
    • Coordinate with RIO for protocol-specific Paper order announcement for alignment project changes
    • For CPOE PowerPlans: Coordinate with CIS for Protocol specific CPOE PowerPlan alignment projects, including tracking CPOE PowerPlan alignment to completion and announcement

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to take initiative and use sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology may be required for certain roles
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility 
  • Advanced ability in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as the situation requires
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phones, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to facilitate and present in meetings
  • Ability to navigate team and organizational dynamics
  • Ability to prepare, monitor, and interpret budgets including analysis of variances

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and complex medical administrative experience)
  • 3 years of experience working in health care field
  • 2 years of complex administrative experience
  • Experience/familiarity with Quality Assurance standards
  • Experience in technical writing
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience in Oncology
  • Basic experience with electronic file sharing

Project Coordinator I, Digital Behavioral Health

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17594

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. Careers Start Here.

 

About the Department 
Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large NIH grants totaling over $18 million USD, the Group’s research program focuses on developing technology interventions for health behavior change, rigorously testing them in randomized trials, and then disseminating them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the core behavioral approaches the Group is testing is a form of therapy called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

Responsibilities

With direct supervision from the team’s project manager, Brie Sullivan, the project coordinator will apply special skills and knowledge in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying out moderately complex research assignments, to support projects that use rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. The position opening comes at an exciting time of expansion for the HABIT Group, as we broaden the technology platforms for delivering intervention and include a focus now on weight loss interventions. The Project Coordinator will closely collaborate with Ms. Sullivan, Dr. Bricker, and the HABIT Group team. This is an opportunity to conduct research administration and support of remote digital and telehealth behavioral science interventions to help people quit smoking and lose weight.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects are completed according to project/study timelines.
  • Assist in the development of project/study policies and procedures. Administer policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
  • Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  • Monitor and respond to participant queries by email and phone.
  • Assist in online recruitment activities and conduct enrollment screening.
  • Conduct remote verification of smoking cessation using video calls.
  • Research, place orders for, and mail study supplies.
  • Track study data and compile data reports.
  • Attend and write minutes with the ongoing in-person meetings with the project team.
  • Maintain proper study records.
  • Produce special and recurring reports.
  • Maintain curriculum vitae, travel arrangements, and appointment scheduling for Dr. Bricker.
  • Editing and formatting scientific papers and research presentations.
  • Perform other administrative, research, and operational responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • Minimum of one year post-master's or three years post-bachelor's project coordination experience in a research or clinical setting.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and EndNote.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with technical document editing, including strong skills in grammar and syntax.
  • A genuine passion for smoking cessation and weight loss behavioral interventions and/or public health issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate with an interdisciplinary scientific team.

Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager

SCCA Quality Division
Category: Quality
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15299

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.


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Quality and Patient Safety, the Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager investigates patient safety events, facilitates improvement projects and oversees ongoing analysis to ensure sustainability of action items and reduce risk of patient harm. The Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager builds and maintains strong relationships with Senior Leadership, Operations Stakeholders, Clinical Risk and Quality Teams to supports clinical excellence and patient outcomes.


This position will work in a collaborative manner across the SCCA’s ambulatory clinics and inpatient hospital to support patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. The incumbent is a team player who works well with minimal supervision to coordinate, implement and manage tasks as assigned. Excellent communication skills are required for work with operations leadership and front-line staff to help support and project manage quality improvement initiatives. Flexibility is required to adapt and manage shifting priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting event reviews for safety events as assigned which includes Root Cause Analysis, Apparent Cause Analysis and process reviews to determine appropriate corrective actions  
  • Auditing of action plans for all root cause analysis and apparent cause analysis to ensure sustainability of action items
  • Triaging reported events that reach the patient by facilitating appropriate clinical reviews and assisting in the determination of safety event classification as needed
  • Partnering with assigned clinical service areas to present event reporting trends, conduct analysis, answer safety related questions and socialize various safety information eg. Just Culture case studies, safety tools of the month
  • Assuring integrity of data in safety reporting system for example adjusting harm scores based on case law
  • Project management for various bodies of work, assigned based on regulatory gaps/requirements or system level opportunities
  • Data oversight for specific metrics on Quality, Safety, Value Dashboard which includes ensuring data integrity, analysis of trends and corrective action planning as required
  • Committee leadership and participation in various quality committees as needed
  • Project management and facilitation of quality improvement initiatives using IHI Model for Improvement and Lean tools
  • Assisting in the preparation and presentation of quality and patient safety information to a variety of audiences and committees

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Three years clinical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care field
  • Licensed Registered RN in the State of Washington
  • 1-2 years of current knowledge and experience in healthcare quality and/or patient safety


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health care field
  • Clinical experience in oncology and/or experience in an academic setting
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Certified Professional Patient Safety (CPPS)

 

Please include a cover letter with your application

Radiation Therapist I

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Poulsbo, WA, US
Job ID: 17506

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 Radiation Therapist I, under the supervision of the Radiation Oncology Manager/Chief Therapist and at the instruction of the department physicians, provides Radiation Therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Provides radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment.  Delivers a planned course of radiation therapy.
  • Evaluates the daily condition of patients undergoing treatment and recognizes the need for emotional and psychological support to patients
  • Refer patients to departmental staff and other health care professionals
  • Reinforce radiation oncologists’ recommendations regarding general activities, diet, prevention and treatment of reactions to radiation therapy
  • Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment
  • Assist radiation oncologists in patient positioning, radiation treatment field localization and simulation procedures using CT scanners, simulator, computers and other equipment
  • Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors
  • Perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment
  • Instructs radiation therapy students and/or new staff accordingly to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Radiation Therapy
  • Registry eligible and registered within 1 year of employment in Radiation Therapy and Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist License
  • 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:

  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Registered Nurse - BMT/IMTX Transition - 0.71 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17544

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 is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides transition and discharge teaching/planning for patients along the continuum of care. Care planning includes assessment, evaluation and integration of care with a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on continuity of care throughout the system. The nurse also interfaces with home infusion / homecare agencies and SNFS.

  • Able to provide Transition Planning services at the UW Medical Center and the SCCA Clinic
  • Participate in assessment and evaluations of patient/family care throughout transitions.
  • Participate in the nursing coordination for individual patient/families transitioning to various areas of care.
  • Coordinate patient care plans with home infusion agencies, home care agencies and skilled facilities.
  • Document assessments, interventions, plan in the Medical Record after each patient encounter.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient/family care throughout transition.
  • Teach classes for patients and families both on a 1-on-1 basis and in a classroom setting.
  • Function as liaison with insurance company case managers throughout treatment process including providing outpatient utilization review updates as needed.
  • Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
  • Act as Clinic ambassador to Inpatient Units, infusion companies, and referring offices when appropriate.
  • Facilitates as smooth a transition as realistically possible.
  • Support a patient and family centered philosophy
  • Listen to concerns of patient /families and/ caregivers in an objective manner.
  • Review complicated discharges with Transition Supervisor to develop an overall plan and promote a consistent message.
  • Informs Transition Supervisor of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.
  • Discuss discharges briefly at beginning of each day with other Transition RN’s and assume appropriate workloads.
  • Follows report guidelines for transition.
  • Serves as a resource regarding transition to all team members caring for patients.
  • Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own assignment to assist with patient care needs within the Transition Team.
  • Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.
  • Follows and implements policies and standards of the Transition Program.
  • Participates in continuing education programs.
  • Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.
  • Participates in professional organizations.

 

A successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years


Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 2 years of nursing experience, 3 years of experience in Bone Marrow Transplant, Immunotherapy or oncology strongly preferred
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, ORCA, etc)
  • Experience in following areas:
    • Health Insurance Industry
    • Home health care
    • Discharge planning
    • Patient/family education
    • Ambulatory care

Registered Nurse - Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic - 0.95 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17593

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!


Immunotherapy is one of the greatest clinical care advancements of our time. We’ve known that ever since the pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation began more than 40 years ago. Right now, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is changing the way cancer is prevented, treated and cured. Our doctors and nurses are leaders in this revolutionary field. Here, we offer a broader range of immunotherapy options for cancer patients.


The promise of immunotherapy is boosting survival rates for patients with leukemia and other cancers. Our patients have access to a greater number of investigational immunotherapy treatments — using T cells, monoclonal antibodies and gene therapy—in clinical trials that are available at SCCA.


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

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice
  • Administers supportive medications, hydration, chemotherapy, blood and cellular products to patients undergoing immunotherapy treatments
  • Functions as a resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic
  • Maintains knowledge of immunotherapy clinical research protocols
  • Potential to train to function in Charge RN role
  • Participates in continuous process improvement activities for the department
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing Degree  
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (required within 6 months of hire)

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience
  • OCN or BMTCN Certification
  • ACLS and/or PALS

Registered Nurse - Breast Oncology - 1.0 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17581

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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 (RN) provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to breast health surgical patients, and has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. This position has responsibility for the education of patients and family, and acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.

 

Care Coordination

  • High level understanding of oncology illnesses, perioperative education support, nursing procedures and treatment modalities.
  • Ability to assess baseline and ongoing physical, emotional and social needs assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis, an ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone.
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment.
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
  • Uses effective problem-solving skills in complex situations. Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations.

 

Documentation:

  • Documents initial and ongoing assessment accurately per assessment policy.
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered.

 

Patient and Family Education:

  • Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family.

 

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 (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response


Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience
  • Surgical experience

Registered Nurse - Clinical Trials Unit - 0.9 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17496

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

  • Perform nursing assessment prior to each infusion, review relevant lab results, pain assessment and other symptoms
  • Assure the safety of patients by following all procedures related to verification of orders and products when administering chemotherapy and blood products
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the potentially hazardous nature of many of the agents administered and uses correct precautions when handling them
  • Follow all procedures regarding safe disposal of any materials used in the administration of chemotherapy or other toxic agents and blood products
  • Communicate patient symptoms including complaints presented upon arrival to the case manager or team nurse
  • Request consultation from social work, dietitian or pastoral care staff when patient's situation indicates
  • Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current WA 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
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (required within 6 months of hire)

 

Preferred:

  • OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
  • ACLS and/or PALS
  • 2 years of previous RN Oncology experience

Registered Nurse - Infusion - 0.95 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17546

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 essential responsibilities are as follows:

  • Perform nursing assessment prior to each infusion, review relevant lab results, pain assessment and other symptoms
  • Assure the safety of patients by following all procedures related to verification of orders and products when administering chemotherapy and blood products
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the potentially hazardous nature of many of the agents administered and uses correct precautions when handling them
  • Follow all procedures regarding safe disposal of any materials used in the administration of chemotherapy or other toxic agents and blood products
  • Communicate patient symptoms including complaints presented upon arrival to the case manager or team nurse
  • Request consultation from social work, dietitian or pastoral care staff when patient's situation indicates
  • Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current WA 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
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (required within 6 months of hire)

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
  • ACLS and/or PALS
  • 2 years of previous RN Oncology experience

Registered Nurse - Issaquah

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Issaquah, WA, US
Job ID: 17437

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 a per diem position based at SCCA Issaquah. The position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care. Demonstrates a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit.
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation 

Qualifications

  • Nursing Degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred)
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response

Registered Nurse - Issaquah - 0.5 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Issaquah, WA, US
Job ID: 17510

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.


The Registered Nurse is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, infusion, implementation, and evaluation. This position is based in Issaquah.

Responsibilities

The position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care. The nurse demonstrates a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit.
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work
  • Knows research resources and how to access
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation

Qualifications

  • Nursing Degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred)
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response

 

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

Registered Nurse - Kirkland - 0.75 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Kirkland, WA, US
Job ID: 17571

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES


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.


Together, EvergreenHealth and SCCA offer unrivaled care at Halvorson Cancer Center at EvergreenHealth. We provide care that harnesses the powerful science and devoted collaboration through SCCA’s union of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. It’s a partnership that gives patients at EvergreenHealth’s Halvorson Cancer Center access to the best providers, innovative treatments, and one-of-a-kind clinical trials. At Halvorson Cancer Center, SCCA provides medical oncology and hematology care.


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

This position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medications.

 

Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients.  Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients.  Has responsibility for the education of patients and family.  Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal an written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation 

Qualifications

  • Nursing degree required. Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.
  • Current Washington State Registered Nursing License
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Current ONS Chemo Bio Provider Card
  • OCN certification, current or within three years of hire
  • Two years of oncology nursing experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication

Registered Nurse - Kirkland - Per-Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Kirkland, WA, US
Job ID: 17572

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES


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.


Together, EvergreenHealth and SCCA offer unrivaled care at Halvorson Cancer Center at EvergreenHealth. We provide care that harnesses the powerful science and devoted collaboration through SCCA’s union of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. It’s a partnership that gives patients at EvergreenHealth’s Halvorson Cancer Center access to the best providers, innovative treatments, and one-of-a-kind clinical trials. At Halvorson Cancer Center, SCCA provides medical oncology and hematology care.


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

Responsibilities

This position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medications.

 

Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients.  Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients.  Has responsibility for the education of patients and family.  Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.

 

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal an written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation 

Qualifications

  • Nursing degree required. Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred
  • Current Washington State Registered Nursing License
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Current ONS ChemoBio Provider card
  • OCN certification, current or within three years of hire
  • Two years of oncology nursing experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication

Registered Nurse - Kirkland - Per-Diem

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Kirkland, WA, US
Job ID: 17570

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!


Together, EvergreenHealth and SCCA offer unrivaled care at Halvorson Cancer Center at EvergreenHealth. We provide care that harnesses the powerful science and devoted collaboration through SCCA’s union of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. It’s a partnership that gives patients at EvergreenHealth’s Halvorson Cancer Center access to the best providers, innovative treatments, and one-of-a-kind clinical trials. At Halvorson Cancer Center, SCCA provides medical oncology and hematology care.


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

Responsibilities

This position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medications.


Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients. Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. Has responsibility for the education of patients and family. Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal an written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation

Qualifications

  • Nursing degree required. Bachelors of Science, Nursing preferred.
  • Current Washington State Registered Nursing License
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • OCN certification, current or within three years of hire
  • Two years of oncology nursing experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication

Registered Nurse - North Seattle - 1.0 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17619

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

 

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.

 

Together, SCCA and UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offer unrivaled cancer care to people living in north Seattle and beyond. SCCA Medical Oncology and SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center serve adults who need outpatient oncology and hematology treatment. Every day, top UW Medicine cancer specialists deliver SCCA's targeted, breakthrough therapies in the medical center's warm, caring environment. It’s a partnership that brings the region’s leading medical oncologists closer to home for our patients.

 

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 is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience

Registered Nurse - Poulsbo - 1.0 FTE

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Poulsbo, WA, US
Job ID: 17614

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 is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. In this position, a Registered Nurse will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary setting supporting Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology patients in clinical care management and coordination. This challenging opportunity will be embedded within an integrated community clinic based program. Responsibilities include:

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
  • Supports infusion team in blood draws, starting hydrations and other nursing tasks as assigned
  • On treatment visit symptom management

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response


Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience

Registered Nurse - RN Resource Team - Full/Part Time

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13354

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.  This position will include a pay differential.
 

Benefits include:

  • Resource team differential
  • 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 is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Resource Team RN serves as a nurse who is deployable to one or more interdisciplinary care teams.

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 2 years of nursing experience
  • 1+ years nursing experience in Oncology

Registered Nurse Resident

SCCA Clinical Operations Division
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17577

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.

Responsibilities

This position is designed for the new graduate nurse who demonstrates commitment to the vision and mission of SCCA and to the care of cancer patients and their families. In addition, selects ambulatory oncology nursing as their primary clinical nursing practice. The resident nurse will work closely with a trained preceptor and master skills necessary to provide safe and accurate patient care which include, but not limited to, assessment, treatment administration and evaluation of patient response to treatment. Clinical practice as well as patient/caregiver education will be paramount to this role.

 

Primary focus during the residency program is to learn about the nursing care of oncology, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant patients. Training will encompass the understanding of the various oncology diagnosis and treatments plan/protocols, competency in chemotherapy, blood products and other prescribed supportive treatments administration, and evaluation of patient's response to treatment. In addition, in depth understanding of patient and family psych-social needs and the various stages of grief and death and dying will be provided.

  • Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of oncology, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant patients; this assessment includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of pain, distress and other symptoms.
  • Ability to operate, or learn to operate, unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies.
  • Develop breadth of ability to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.
  • Provide care adapted to individual patient needs based on SCCA policies/procedures and guidelines, under direct observation of preceptors until competency achieved.
  • Participate in patient care, consult and collaborate with physicians and other healthcare team members, and implement clinical practice according to institutional standards.
  • Engage in formal offerings and educational activities during residency that support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the clinical area in which training is occurring. (i.e. infusion suites, transplant clinics, other clinical care delivery sites within the main campus ambulatory clinic and community sites).
  • Demonstrate steady progress throughout the residency program and meet milestones and competencies as designed per orientation plan.
  • Submit weekly self-reflections and participate in the learning discussions.
  • Maintain open communication with supervisor and preceptors regarding challenges or concerns during the residency program.

Qualifications

  • Nursing degree from an accredited school (Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing 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
  • Knowledge of human growth and development to modify services to the age and development stage of the patient and awareness of the physical emotional spiritual and social domains of care delivery
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
  • Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support certification
  • Experience in Oncology, bone marrow transplant during student practicum preferred

Regulatory/Quality Project Manager

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17573

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 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Most recently,
the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the HVTN to utilize their experience and expertise to address the pressing need for vaccines and antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mission of CoVPN is to conduct Phase 3 Efficacy Trials to prevent infection and COVID-19 disease. CoVPN will work to develop and conduct studies to ensure rapid and thorough evaluation of United States government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 disease.


Job Summary

The Regulatory/Quality Project Manager position will support the HVTN/CoVPN’s Leadership Operations Center (LOC) for Quality & Regulatory Affairs, as needed, by managing the operations of projects or studies. The incumbent works under the direction of the HVTN/CoVPN Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs. Special skills and knowledge are applied in managing research and administrative activities, such as developing policies, procedures, and methods for project/study implementation, as well as carrying-out complex clinical trials operations and research assignments.

Responsibilities

Perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Set goals and timetables for proactively tracking sites’ target dates for regulatory and ethics body submissions and approvals and completion of Protocol Activation items in order to prevent delays in study start at sites
  • Trouble-shoot potential delays in Protocol Activation items by working with sites and other members of the LOC, Statistical Data Management Center, and Laboratory Center, and outside collaborators, as needed
  • Support the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs in project management tasks related to the Quality Management System and Trial Master Files
  • Support the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs in logistical planning for African regulatory/ethics engagement activities
  • Manage onboarding new sites to get them set up in HVTN/CoVPN’s regulatory tools, systems, and processes
  • Coordinate translation and distribution of safety-related documents to sites
  • Coordinate the regulatory aspects of specimen management, including tracking specimen destruction triggers and completing tasks associated with auxiliary studies
  • Work with protocol team leadership at DAIDS and DAIDS contractors to register clinical trials to NIH’s clinicaltrials.gov website
  • Compile Clinical Study Reports and facilitate applicable internal reviews
  • Manage submissions to the single IRB
  • Provide administrative support for external audits, ensuring professional and timely delivery of essential documents to auditors
  • Document operating procedures using SOPs, WPGs, and checklists so others may fill in if needed
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA/BS in related field
  • 3-5 years of post bachelor’s related project/study management experience in a research setting. Other relevant work experience may substitute.
  • Sharp critical thinking skills
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain confidentiality are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in a dynamic environment
  • High level knowledge of Microsoft applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook


Preferred:

  • MA/MS in a related field
  • 3 years of post-masters related project/study management experience in a research setting.
  • Experience in Lean methodologies highly desired
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Blueworks, and SmartSheet

Research Administration Manager I

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17580

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 Research Administration Manager I (RAM I) will be responsible for the successful pre- and post-award management of grants and contracts of the sponsored research portfolio of the Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology (BBE) Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). They prepare, negotiate, administer, and maintain grant budgets in accordance with the proposal or application guidelines, statement of work, or Notice of Award. They ensure compliance with all sponsor rules and regulations. They ensure the accuracy of project budgets and contracts, reconcile expenditures throughout project life-cycle, and track progress of awards from pre-award to project closeout.

Responsibilities

This role closely interacts with program principal investigators (PI), faculty and staff, and collaborators within and outside of the Fred Hutch. The RAM I establishes and maintains professional relationships with award sponsors and regulatory agencies. They also advise PIs and the BBE Program Operations Director (POD) on relevant matters, develop effective solutions to research administration issues, and provide input to broader program and division planning as needed. The RAM I supervises the team of Research Administrators and is responsible for their performance management, professional development, and handling any HR actions related to the team. They also participate in program, divisional or institutional improvement projects and problem resolution related to research administration. This position reports to the BBE POD.

 

This position works independently in developing goals for the BBE Research Administration team and determines how to accomplish those goals. The incumbent must be comfortable managing in a matrixed organization receiving work direction from PIs and BBE leadership.

 

Research Administration:

  • Support BBE faculty (and trainees, as applicable), performing all pre-and post-award activities per NIH or other sponsoring institutions including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; developing budgets for assigned grants, contracts or other funding requests; coordinate preparation of appropriate forms for grants/contracts and agreements and ensure all applications are fully compliant with institutional, federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
  • Manage assigned subcontract administration awarded by BBE faculty.
  • Manage assigned BBE faculty award programs, trainee support programs, emerging opportunity award programs, and pilot project programs including pre- and post-award administration, managing the application process.
  • Interface with faculty to develop, negotiate, and manage highly complex sponsored budgets, working to anticipate new project support needs and budget accordingly and ensure budgets are amended to reflect revisions to related statements of work.
  • Provide ongoing cost analysis for studies to ensure sponsored projects are adequately funded; provide budget information to internal partners for negotiation of budget revisions with sponsors.
  • Track all projects in startup, developing plans with parallel workstreams and clear timelines, communicating between stakeholders, and holding accountable the team members whose input is required.
  • Ensure project invoices are submitted and sponsor payments are received in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate project audits and close-outs.

 

Research Administration Team Leadership:

  • Track the BBE grant portfolio (i.e. active and pending awards) and provide summaries to BBE program leadership as requested.
  • Oversee all grant application activities and award funding compliance, resolving all escalated issues to ensure successful submissions.
  • Oversee all submissions to Institution Review Office (IRO) and other regulatory committees; resolve all escalated issues.
  • Develop short and long term goals, procures necessary resources and determines courses of action to accomplish goals for the research administration function.
  • Supervise BBE Research Administration staff to include hiring, performance evaluation, professional development, handling disciplinary action, layoff and termination issues.
  • Work with Center and VIDD Admin to continuously identify operational issues and areas of improvement to ensure optimum conduct of research studies.
  • Participate in divisional or institutional improvement projects and problem resolution related to research administration.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum education requirement
  • Minimum of five years experience in pre-award and post-award research administration or grants and contracts management, ideally managing Federal or State sponsored awards in a complex, multi-faceted portfolio
  • At least three years of experience managing direct reports and conducting performance appraisals
  • Experience with business development and industry sponsored contracts
  • Experience with regulatory agencies and reviewing IRB and IACUC administrative documents
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements affecting sponsored research, and ability to apply this knowledge to their portfolio and share with the Research Administration team
  • Ability to navigate complex internal systems and departments while exercising sound judgement and discretion
  • Proficient with complex budget development and use of financial reporting tools
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple and competing demands
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff in a variety of roles
  • Intermediate skills in Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Outlook
  • Advanced skills in Excel including familiarity with pivot tables and look up tables
  • The ability to work independently, soliciting direction or assistance from the Program Operations Director as required
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a diverse team with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • A cover letter is required for this position

 

Preferred:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration
  • Seven years of progressive experience in research administration or grants and contracts administration
  • Experience with contract negotiation and vendor management
  • Experience working in a research organization, a university/medical school setting, or other complex non-profit organization

Research Administration Manager II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17583

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 Senior Operations Director, the Research Administration Manager II, an essential part of the Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program and of the Clinical Research Division (CRD) Administrative team, will work under the direction of the Program Head. Investigators within the Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Program conduct research using large and small vertebrate animals and infectious agents, as well as clinical trials requiring GMP, FDA and IND compliance. Responsibilities of the Research Administration Manager II will include management and oversight for program finance and administration, grants and contracts, and regulatory compliance, as well as compliance with Center policies and procedures. The Manager also plays an important role in staff recruitment, training and performance management.

Responsibilities

  • Manage grants, contracts and research agreements awarded by a variety of funders including federal agencies, private foundations and commercial enterprises
  • Ensure compliance with sponsor-specific reporting requirements, including tracking deadlines for progress reports, quarterly/annual financial reports and project closeouts
  • Establish and monitor budgets and spending, ensuring compliance with regulations/guidelines
  • Proactively communicating about issues or concerns that may impact successful completion of the research
  • Preparing regular, relevant and timely reports for PIs and the CRD regarding spending, staffing, and future projections
  • Monitoring program employees’ effort and salary allocation; assisting PIs with monthly effort reporting
  • Coordinating the preparation of new and renewal grant applications, reviewing application guidelines, communicating requirements to the PIs, and facilitating submission together with relevant departments in Fred Hutch administration
  • Serving as a liaison with administrative departments within Fred Hutch and at collaborating institutions, including the University of Washington
  • Partnering with the University of Washington and other organizations on collaborative proposals, reporting, and budget management
  • Assisting Human Resources by providing documents for annual merit & performance evaluations, employee on- and off-boarding and international work visas when required
  • Preparing administrative documents and ensuring regulations are followed for Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, and Hazardous Materials research
  • Assisting laboratory personnel as needed with purchasing, shared resources access, and training requirements
  • Performing other administrative tasks needed to ensure an efficient and orderly research operation

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, or related field
  • Five years in pre-award and post-award grant and contract management
  • Experience with industry sponsored contracts
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements affecting sponsored research, and ability to apply this knowledge
  • At least three years of management experience with direct reports and conducting performance appraisals
  • Effective and professional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to specific audiences
  • Ability to navigate complex internal systems and departments while exercising sound judgement and discretion
  • Proficient with complex budget development and use of reporting tools
  • Proficient in fiscal and budgetary management
  • Advanced skills in Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Outlook
  • Advanced skills in Excel including familiarity with pivot tables
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently while exercising skill and informed professional judgment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with personnel in a variety of roles

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • Seven years of progressive experience in administration and grant and contraction administration
  • The ability to work independently, soliciting direction or assistance from the Program Head as required
  • Experience with contract negotiation
  • Experience reviewing IRB and IACUC administrative documents
  • Experience working in a research organization, a university/medical school setting, or other complex non-profit organization

Research Administrator II - Infectious Disease Sciences Program

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17621

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 is a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Administrator II position to support two faculty members and their research groups related to general administrative support, fiscal operations and regulatory administration in the Infectious Disease Sciences Program. The incumbent works independently in performing responsibilities. Judgment is used daily in interpreting policy, representing the faculty member, interacting with Center staff and outside organizations, and working with highly sensitive or confidential information.

Responsibilities

Administrative Support:

  • Provide direct support to the faculty members; coordinate research operations, prepare background information in preparation for faculty’s professional commitments and meetings; maintain supervisor’s calendar and establish priorities; coordinate arrangements for meetings at destination; screen, prioritize, and distribute mail.
  • Responsible for independently drafting/recording minutes; compose and/or type letters, acknowledgements, notifications, confidential and sensitive materials, Internet searches, etc.
  • Manage and update content on faculty members’ web and lab pages
  • Arrange conference and meeting schedules, travel agendas, compensation for travel, and activities as required by the Faculty member(s)
  • Manage seminar series and related events/special projects for faculty members as required
  • Coordinate and edit revisions to book chapters, manuscripts, articles, reports and teaching materials of a highly technical nature. Coordinate documentation preparation with publication deadlines, grant deadlines, collaboration efforts and other projects.
  • Maintain reference database and filing system for faculty member(s) including, but not limited to: professional CV’s and Biosketches, Other Support Information, Manuscripts, Endnote and other documentation. Ensure that all information is up to date, as needed.
  • Develop a working knowledge of key faculty and staff within the various Seattle Cancer Care Alliance / Fred Hutch / University of Washington departments and divisions to facilitate effective and independent communication and administration. This may require attending various staff meetings within the program.


Budget/Fiscal Support:

  • Partner with IDS finance to resolve identified budget and expense issues
  • Identify and discern discrepancies with expenses, find solutions and escalate as needed
  • Reconciliation of PIs budgets/expenses on sponsored and non-sponsored research projects
  • Work closely with IDS finance team for research and clinical trials budgets
  • Develop, monitor, track and project seminar series budgets
  • Reconcile PIs and associated staffs’ pro-cards monthly


Funding Source Administration:

  • Assist in grant preparation process, producing accompanying reports and non-technical sections, and assembling proposal, reviewing for accuracy and completion prior to submission with IDS Finance team.
  • Track progress and milestones on research projects.

 

Regulatory Support:

  • In consultation with PI(s) and IRB Team, prepare or review portions of applications as necessary.
  • Manage renewal timelines and ensure completion of regulatory documents in a timely manner in coordination with the IRB Team
  • Track progress and milestones on research projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English or the humanities preferred, or degree in scientific field directly related to department/program. Minimum of three years progressively complex administrative experience. Additional experience may substitute for educational requirement.
  • Must be proficient working on Mac platform as both faculty members work from this platform and previous experience working on the related programs, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Endnote, SharePoint and Adobe software.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time (planning and prioritization), strong editing and writing skills, and excellent communication skills with outstanding attention to detail. Must have skill at solving problems that involves excellent judgment and capability of independent thinking.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is highly desirable
  • Experience with grant preparation and/or Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects) applications is highly desirable

Research Administrator III-IV

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15146

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. Careers Start Here.

 

The Research Administrator III-IV proactively provides compliant and effective funding, budget and regulatory administration and general administrative support for one or several Principal Investigators and their labs/departments

 

The Research Administrator III-IV collaborates with Principal Investigator(s) and interfaces with other departments as needed to provide research administration and to contribute to strategic planning as it relates to their work portfolio. The Research Administrator III-IV may work in an autonomous manner to complete non-scientific grant content, tasks, and to advise PI(s) on relevant matters.

Responsibilities

Budget/Fiscal Support

  • Participate and support strategic planning activities of the PI such as providing relevant fiscal information
  • Develop, monitor, track and project complex multi variable budgets
  • Develop, run and analyze reports to identify issues and escalate as needed
  • Develop custom report formats to share information with the team/department
  • Partner with finance to resolve identified budget and expense issues
  • Identify and discern discrepancies with expenses, find solutions and escalate as needed
  • Work closely with fiscal research administrator for clinical trials to support industry trials

 

Funding Source Administration

  • Lead the grant submission process by conducting key tasks such as: creation and communication of timelines to appropriate stakeholders, completion of nontechnical and assigned technical/non-scientific portions of submission, and oversight of institutional signoff
  • Perform key post award activities such as:  Interpreting the notice of award, flagging unique aspects or budget adjustments and monitoring and adjusting the teams’ commitments across the portfolio of projects based on awards

 

Regulatory Support

  • In consultation with PI(s), prepare non-scientific portions of regulatory applications/submissions; prepare portions of applications as necessary.
  • Manage renewal timelines and ensure completion of regulatory documents in a timely manner
  • Identify necessary regulatory components of submissions, confirm that required items are in place, resolve issues (escalating as appropriate)
  •  Determine impact of and develop implementation plans in response to applicable regulatory changes and/or revisions to Center policies and procedures
  • May serve as a central point of contact to answer questions, escalating issues as needed

 

Administrative Support

  • Complete or delegate key administrative tasks such as travel coordination, editing CVs and publications, and purchasing and maintenance of supplies and equipment
  • Identifying administrative issues for discussion with leadership
  • Assist with the development of lower level staff
  • May coach and develop lower level staff
  • May manage projects including occasional event planning and management
  • Leadership
  • May act as a divisional resource and assist with training for lower level staff

 

Clinical Trials Addendum

  • Create, negotiate, and manage budget based on protocol (Core)
  • Set up and pay bills to third parties (Core)
  • Partner with external organizations to get pricing
  • Create payment invoices for sponsors
  • Set up Clinical Trials Agreements (CTAs)
  • Ensure regulatory documents are in place (CT)
  • Responsible for Clinical Trials Billing including the creation of payment invoices.
  • Tracking and Auditing of procedures to ensure compliance (CT)
  • Set up and maintain study document tracking systems (CT)
  • Amend budget through the life of a study (Core)
  • Attend study implementation meetings as needed (CT)
  • Manage multi-site components (sub awards) (Core)

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, or related field or equivalent experience
    • RA III level requirement- 3+ years in pre and post award grant and contract management
    • RA IV level requirement- 5+ years in pre and post award grant and contract management
  • Industry contracts experience required
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements affecting sponsored research, and ability to apply this knowledge
  • Effective and professional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to specific audiences
  • Ability to navigate complex internal systems and departments while exercising sound judgement and discretion
  • Proficient with complex budget development and use of reporting tools (ability to reconcile, manage, report budget information, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of accounting terminology
  • Intermediate skills in Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Outlook
  • Intermediate skills in Excel including familiarity with pivot tables
  • Ability to edit SharePoint sites or basic web page Knowledge/prior experience with Enterprise Software Systems
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines such as IRB, IACUC, MUA
  • Basic knowledge of accounting terminology
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently while exercising skill and informed professional judgment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a diverse team

Preferred:

  • Experience with National Institute of Health (NIH) awards
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Industry sponsored clinical trials experience
  • International funding experience

Research Administrator IV

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17559

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), 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.

 

Fred Hutch Global Oncology (GO), a Cross-Divisional program overseen by the Director’s Office at Fred Hutch, has a mission to reduce the global burden of cancers, especially in low and middle-income countries, through the advancement of research and the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies.  A cornerstone of the program is a decade-long alliance with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that advances research, capacity building, and cancer care in Uganda. 

 

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), one of five scientific divisions at Fred Hutch, addresses the growing need for treatment and prevention strategies for infectious diseases worldwide. VIDD is comprised of three research programs—Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (BBE), Immunology & Vaccine Development (IVD), and Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS).

 

OVERVIEW

 

This Research Administrator IV position is based in Seattle and is a part of a broader team with members both in Seattle and Uganda. This position will report to the Director of Program Operations in VIDD and the Finance and Administrative Manager in GO. The incumbent will collaborate and is integrated into VIDD and GO. The incumbent will work with other GO staff based in Seattle to contribute to the program’s strategic objectives in an international research setting and is also expected to be integrated into the VIDD financial, regulatory and administrative and operations teams. The Research Administrator IV will principally manage all aspects of international and domestic sponsored, non-sponsored and philanthropic funding for the assigned faculty portfolio. Additionally, the position supports faculty by managing their research portfolios, planning for and ensuring compliant and effective funding, budget support of assigned Principal Investigators and their research groups. The Research Administrator IV works autonomously and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in operating within the framework of programmatic policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

GO International Financial Operations (50%)


Pre/Post Award Grant Support

  • Works closely with faculty to prepare all budget and related financial/administrative documents pertaining to the GO component (on and off-site) for all applicable grant applications and progress reports.
    • Liaise with Ugandan colleagues for pertinent information regarding their respective sections, i.e. lab director, clinical trials director, and clinical project managers.
  • Consult and provide financial approval for GO staff coverage on sponsored awards (on and off-site) on PI studies and coordinate with relevant HR staff, advising of funds, to hire or retain personnel to implement research projects. Advise faculty on relevant grant financial/budgetary issues and develop effective solutions.

Research and Finance Operations

  • Participate as part of the broad finance team, regularly liaising with international colleagues.
  • Manage GO’s international industry sponsored clinical research and philanthropic funding sources.
    • Takes the lead in preparing budgets and all other related financial/administrative documents, enters in Hutch Grants, and prepares any required reporting.
    • Works directly with industry sponsor contacts and Fred Hutch Clinical Research Services or philanthropic sponsor contacts and Fred Hutch Philanthropy regarding agreements, required reporting materials, invoicing, or to resolve any related questions or issues
  • Regular and timely budget-to-actual reporting of international industry sponsored clinical research and philanthropic funding sources. Maintain current projection worksheets and create new ones, as needed, and update on a monthly and ad hoc basis. Prepare cost transfers, as needed.
  • Proactively partner with clinical project managers, in Uganda or other international settings, to ensure effective financial administration of all GO studies.
  • Review and approve procurement requests, FMS requisitions, and OnBase invoices for all GO studies. Coordinate with division research administrators, as applicable.
  • Prepare ad hoc budget copy requests for all GO studies and revising them, as needed (e.g. regular requests for copies of salary redacted budgets for clinical project managers or truncated budget requests for various Ugandan regulatory offices).
  • Liaise with appropriate regulatory staff in Seattle to track status of regulatory approvals and subsequent financial regulatory forms for all GO studies.
  • Review effort monthly for all GO staff on sponsored awards (on and off-site) for GO Finance Manager approval.
  • Serve as a resource for international collaborator’s grants administration office.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

VIDD (50%)


Pre/Post Award Grant Administration

  • Support GO/VIDD faculty (and trainees, as applicable), performing all pre-and post-award activities per NIH or other sponsoring institutions including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; developing budgets for assigned grants, contracts or other funding requests; coordinate preparation of appropriate forms for grants/contracts and agreements and ensure all applications are fully compliant with institutional, federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
  • Manage assigned subcontract administration awarded by GO/VIDD faculty.
  • Manage assigned GO/VIDD faculty award programs, trainee support programs, emerging opportunity award programs, and pilot project programs including pre- and post-award administration, managing the application process.

 
Budget/Fiscal Support

  • Develop, monitor, track and project budgets for a complex portfolio of projects with multi-variable aspects (multi-site, sub awards etc.
  • Develop, run and analyze reports to identify issues and develop recommendation.
  • Develop customized report formats to share information with broad audiences across the organization.
  • Independently determine proper placement for expenses and correct errors to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare budget projections, reconcile expenditures, and monitor the payroll changes.

Funding Source Administration

  • Provide strategic guidance in consultation with IDS and IVD Programs on grant submissions and post award activity by conducting tasks such as:
    • Working with faculty and program leadership to develop strategies for responses/requests.
    • Securing the necessary signatures for grant and contract applications through Program/VIDD, and tracking approval process to ensure appropriate documentation.
    • Consulting with funding agencies and/or respective Center departments to resolve problems on processes, procedures and/or expenditures.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with credentials in business, finance, or public administration preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with grants/contracts and building, overseeing, and managing budgets, federal funding preferred.
  • Strong financial management skills including but not limited to budgeting and forecasting.
  • Self-motivated with strong analytical skills and extreme attention to detail, able to exercise independent judgement and make appropriate decisions.
  • Strong computer skills - ability to develop and perform complex calculations in Microsoft Excel and proficiency with a variety of software packages including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, SharePoint, Adobe Pro, WebEx and Skype.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to understand complex problems, to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology. Previous experience working across different cultures is preferable.
  • Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, using strong organizational and time management skills and to communicate status of projects to key persons/decision makers on a proactive basis.
  • Work and sustain attention with distractions and/or interruptions and work effectively under stressful circumstances, such as tight deadlines. Position requires flexible work hours to regularly connect with our international partners and to meet deadlines/deliverables.
  • Position may require occasional travel to Uganda or other international locations (less than 10% of the time).

Key Skills:

  • Experience working with international research.
  • Experience working with clinical trials.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This includes the ability to perform multiple duties received from multiple sources and/or situations requiring speed.
  • Experience working with international partners across time zones.

Research Project Manager III- Women's Health Initiative

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15246

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 the Women’s Health Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutch, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis. Data and biospecimens are available to researchers with approved ancillary studies with outside funding. The WHI CCC serves as a subcontractor to the ancillary studies to coordinate the CCC-related operations, including but not limited to study team management, biospecimen processing and shipping, consenting when needed and return of results to the CCC.


Position summary

The WHI CCC is seeking a Research Project Manager III to manage the biospecimen and data operations components of WHI ancillary studies and supervise a staff member. The position will be responsible for CCC operational management of ancillary studies upon receipt of applications and through active and completion stages for funded studies. The person in this role will additionally be the lead for a portion of the ancillary studies. CCC operations are multifaceted including interacting with dynamic interdisciplinary teams both within the CCC and outside the CCC such as CCC scientists, statisticians, administrators, and staff from data operations, database and outcomes. Extending beyond the CCC, interactions will include the ancillary study PI, testing lab, WHI’s offsite biorepository, Fred Hutch specimen processing labs, WHI Laboratory Working Group and WHI Ancillary Studies Committee. The position is within the Publications/Presentations and Ancillary Studies Committees Support (PASC) Unit at the WHI CCC and reports to the unit manager.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee CCC ancillary study operations regarding data operations and biospecimens
  • Collaborate in partnership with CCC ancillary study administrative project coordinators
  • Supervise a data operations manager level 1, which includes mentoring, guiding, assigning ancillary studies, meeting together as needed and conducting an annual performance appraisal
  • Perform preliminary technical review of studies in the pre-funding stage
  • Serve as the main WHI ancillary study and biospecimen resource, answering questions from the WHI Help Desk, WHI-CCC staff and WHI leadership
  • Serve as liaison to operational staff at WHI’s offsite biorepository and the Fred Hutch specimen processing labs
  • Maintain organization of ancillary study documentation in the WHI shared drive, study tracking database, and/or the website (www.whi.org)
  • Participate in the monthly PASC Unit meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Facilitate the quarterly Lab Working Group calls
  • Lead twice monthly ancillary studies check-in meetings with the PASC ancillary studies team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • 3 years of research project management experience or transferable project management experience in a related field
  • Lab background or past experience communicating with labs
  • Familiarity with research grant proposals
  • Organizational skills including critical thinking, ability to work independently and with a team, being proactive, self-motivated and being a good listener
  • Written and oral communication skills with varied audiences (review committees, study PI, administration, statisticians, database, processing labs, and testing labs)
  • Computer skills with high proficiency in a variety of software packages, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • BA or BS in a biological science or related field

 

Preferred qualifications

  • MPH or MS
  • Familiarity with:
    • medical/laboratory terminology
    • research study designs
    • basic research components including biomarkers, genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, methylation and epigenetics
    • databases
    • cardiovascular diseases and cancer
  • Experience working with remote study-related staff and investigators, relying primarily on phone, email, or internet communication for part of duties

Research Technician I

FH Administration Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15213

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 Research Technician position is in a service laboratory within the Specimen Processing lab, a Fred Hutch Shared Resources Core Facility. The laboratory provides cell banking services to researchers at the Hutch and around the world.

Responsibilities

The technician will be responsible for the processing of human blood samples, including isolation, purification, and cryopreservation of lymphocytes and the transformation, expansion, and cryopreservation of B-lymphoblastoid cell lines. Candidates should be familiar with the use of molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA typing.

 

Responsibilities will also include the performance of quality control procedures for tissue culture and DNA, the recording of data and maintenance of a laboratory database, and participation in the prioritization of laboratory activities.

 

The position may involve work on some weekends and/or evenings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological field is required
  • At lease one year experience in a biotechnology type lab is required
  • At least 3-6 months of tissue culture experience is required
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, and DNA quantification and purification is required
  • Motivation and willingness to work with blood samples and a large number of cultured cell lines
  • Organizational skills and the ability to take detailed and accurate laboratory notes are essential
  • Ability to multi-task with precise attention to detail is especially critical
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a highly-dynamic environment where priorities can shift without advance warning
  • Experience with clinical sample processing is required
  • Experience using computer application software, including MS Excel and PowerPoint is required
  • The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • Flexibility regarding the work schedule

Research Technician I

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17605

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 research opportunity is with the McElrath laboratory, HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and Coronavirus Prevention Network (CoVPN). Our lab is recruiting a research technician to primarily perform assays to characterize antiviral T and B-cell responses. The incumbent will be expected to perform complex research assays, utilizing flow cytometry to evaluate vaccine-induced cellular immune responses in vaccine recipients participating in clinical trials of investigational vaccines for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis (MTB), and Ebola. They will be responsible for performing and coordinating the assays with other technicians and analyzing the data. They will interpret and report on experimental results and assist with data presentation. They will assist in writing laboratory SOPs, reports, and other documentation. They will report to a project manager and work closely with a technical team.


The HVTN’s mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses through to testing vaccine efficacy. The HVTN laboratory is responsible for conducting laboratory-based studies to evaluate the immunogenicity of investigational vaccines.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work
  • Work well as team-member, participate in positive communication, and foster an environment that allows all laboratory staff to work well together
  • Independently perform flow cytometry, FACS sorting, and other experimental assays, such as MSD, ELISpot and ELISAs
  • Perform flow cytometry (intracellular cytokine staining and FACS sorting), ELISPOT and MSD/Luminex/ELISAs for characterization and monitoring of T and B cell responses
  • Proactively prepare reagents for experiments and for general lab use
  • Troubleshoot and optimize experimental methods, results and analysis
  • Maintain accurate documentation for experiments and quality control for the laboratory
  • Carry out maintenance, trouble-shooting and QC of laboratory equipment
  • Review the literature to stay informed on the HIV vaccine field or immunological assays
  • May perform data analysis, interpretation, and statistical analyses
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in immunology or biological science and preferably 2 years of laboratory experience.
  • Motivation, adaptability and ability to be a strong team player are essential, as is a keen interest in the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 & HIV vaccine field.
  • Specific experience with flow cytometry, immunology, cellular assays, and tissue culture are preferred.
  • The candidate must be someone with great attention to details, well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.
  • Experience in a GLP or GCLP setting or clinical experience, with strong documentation skills is also desirable.
  • Applicants must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents (e.g., bloodborne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 & HIV-1) and also be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends per work schedule.
  • Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience.

Research Technician I

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15192

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.

 

You are invited to apply for a position at the Shou Lab in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch. We are interested in using experimental biology to quantitatively examine “cooperation,” because cooperation can be found virtually everywhere: between different cell types (e.g. our body), different individuals (e.g. ant colonies), or different species (e.g. flower-pollinator symbiosis). How can cooperation survive the invasion of cheaters that take but not give? How does cooperation evolve? We plan to study cooperation initially using an engineered system in which two complementary types of yeast cells can only survive when both types are present.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform a project related to evolution.  The incumbent will also be responsible for making common reagents for the lab and participating in daily activities and duties of the lab.  Finally, the incumbent will aid in the completion of other ongoing projects in the lab as needed.  The incumbent will have opportunities to present substantial research results at conferences and gain authorship in research articles.

 

The lab will start its move to University College London at the end of 2020 or early 2021. The incumbent will need to help with the move to London and work for one or more years in London.

 

This position is ideal for some one who wants to gain more research experience before going to graduate school and wants to explore the exciting cities of Seattle and London.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required and at least one year of laboratory experience. Strong quantitative skills including basic (high school) mathematics knowledge are required as is the ability to learn new things and to be highly organized. Comfort with computer programming and the ability to quantitatively analyze datasets independently is a big plus.

 

Applicants must submit a cover letter (stating why you are interested in the position and your educational/career goals), resume, at least one reference letter from your primary research adviser and the contact information for two other professional references.

Research Technician I-II

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17643

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 Newell Lab is a highly collaborative group within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The lab focuses on the application and development of novel approaches for studying antigen-specific T cells in the context of cancer and infectious diseases. In addition to leveraging expertise in the use of highly-multiplexed peptide-MHC tetramer staining in conjunction with mass cytometry to deeply profile antigen-specific T cells, novel single cell sequencing and computational approaches are being used that allow for improved examination of T cell phenotypes, function, antigen specificity, as well as T cell receptor repertoire. Although the lab focuses mostly on studying the roles of T cells in human health and disease, mouse tumor systems are also employed. A major goal of lab is to identify useful biomarkers of clinical outcomes that take advantage of modern experimental and computational approaches with particular focus on human infectious diseases (most recently including studies of adaptive responses in the context of COVID-19) and cancer.

 

Our Lab is seeking an outstanding technician to work on developing and implementing cutting edge analysis to investigate the roles of T cells in various models of cancer and infectious disease.

Responsibilities

  • Learning nuances of implementation of mass cytometry for the analysis of relevant cellular samples
  • Application of highly multiplexed peptide-MHC multimer analysis using mass cytometry
  • Lab management and organization
  • Initiate and carry out scientific projects, under the supervision of Evan Newell

Qualifications

  • BA/BA in a qualified field
    • Research Techn I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
    • Research Techn II minimum qualifications- Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
  • Experience with flow cytometry (mass cytometry experience not required)
  • Good organization skills
  • An ability to learn new techniques and troubleshoot assays
  • Good team player, independent, self-driven with good interpersonal skills
  • Computer programming or bioinformatics skills would be very advantageous
  • Experience with protein expression and purification would also be advantageous
  • Several years of research lab experience is preferred

Research Technician I-II

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17585

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 research opportunity is with the McElrath laboratory and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). Our lab is recruiting an experienced research technician to perform assays to characterize T and B cell responses induced by vaccination. The incumbent will be expected to lead and perform complex research assays, utilizing flow cytometry to evaluate vaccine-induced cellular immune responses in vaccine recipients participating in clinical trials of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 & HIV or other infectious disease, such as malaria or TB, investigational vaccines. They will be responsible for performing and coordinating the assays with a technical team, and collecting and analyzing the data. They will interpret and report on experimental results and assist with data presentation. They will assist in writing laboratory SOPs, reports, and other documentation. The technician will report to a staff scientist and work closely with a technical team.


The HVTN’s mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses through to testing vaccine efficacy. The HVTN laboratory is responsible for conducting laboratory-based studies to evaluate the immunogenicity of investigational vaccines.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work
  • Work well as team-member, participate in positive communication, and foster an environment that allows all laboratory staff to work well together
  • Independently, lead and perform immunological, flow cytometry, FACS sorting, and other experimental assays
  • Troubleshoot and optimize experimental methods, results and analysis
  • Lead, train or coordinate other technicians, or team members on laboratory techniques and assays
  • Review the literature to stay informed on the HIV vaccine field or immunological assays
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
  • Maintain accurate documentation for experiments and quality control for the laboratory
  • Supervise and carry out maintenance, and trouble-shooting and QC of laboratory equipment
  • May perform data analysis, interpretation, and statistical analyses
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • This is an intermediate level position requiring a BA/BS degree in biology, immunology or related field and 1-2 or more years of applicable research laboratory experience or a combination of experience and advanced education.
    • Research Techn I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.  Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.

    • Research Techn II minimum qualifications- Intermediate level position requires a BA/BS and 2+ years experience working in a laboratory. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is required.

  • Experience with flow cytometry, COVID, HIV/AIDS, immunology, and/or cellular assays are strongly desired.
  • Motivation, adaptability and ability to be a strong team player are essential, as is a keen interest in the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 & HIV vaccine field.
  • The candidate must be someone with great attention to details, well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments. Experience in a GLP or GCLP setting or clinical experience, with strong documentation skills is also desirable.
  • Applicants must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents (e.g., bloodborne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 & HIV-1) and also be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience.

Research Technician I-II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17538

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 Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies the biology of blood and marrow stem cells and develops novel stem cell gene therapies as well as genome editing technologies is recruiting a research technician I/II with a focus on bench research. This position will support research activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Performing sterile tissue culture techniques for viral vector production and gene transfer experiments in primary cells such as hematopoietic stem cells and T lymphocytes
  • Titration of viral vectors by transducing cell lines and flow cytometry analysis
  • Measuring infectious titers of vectors using Q-PCR
  • Assisting with development of novel gene transfer vectors
  • Creating plasmid constructs using molecular biology techniques, including bacterial plasmid preps, PCR, and cloning
  • Maintaining detailed laboratory records
  • Performing other tasks supporting experiments guided by PI and staff scientist

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge
    • Research Techn I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.  Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.

    • Research Techn II minimum qualifications- Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.

  • Laboratory experience with cell cultures and/or molecular biological techniques is required
  • Self-motivated candidates with excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and those who work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred qualifications:

  • At least two years of laboratory experience is preferred but candidates with less experience will be considered
  • Experience with cell culture techniques and viral vector production is desirable

Research Technician II

FH Clinical Research Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14745

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 Stem Cell and Gene Therapy (SCGT) program is recruiting a Research Technician II with a focus on bench research. Duties may include processing and analysis of primary blood and tissue samples for flow cytometry, PCR, sterile cell culture work with cell lines and primary cells, ELISA assays.

 

The position involves additional responsibilities, such as culture/analysis of cells infected with HIV and related viruses. The candidate should be motivated to participate in sample processing and analysis from preclinical modeling experiments. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills. The candidate must also be comfortable working with potentially infectious material and biosafety level 2+ techniques.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred, in biological science with at least two years of laboratory experience
  • Candidates with excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral) plus an ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
  • To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated, possess a high level of initiative and attention to details
  • They must also be capable of working independently on multiple projects in a team environment
  • Experience with cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR is strongly desired
  • Previous experience with blood and tissues samples processing and ELISA is desired, but not required
  • Knowledge or experience maintaining and ordering materials is preferred in addition to excellent record keeping skills
  • The ideal candidate would be familiar with computer programs including Microsoft Office, FlowJo, Graphpad Prism, and/or similar products

Research Technician II-III, Genomics of Mouse Gene Regulation

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14888

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.

 

Our laboratory focuses on how gene regulation, chromatin structure, and nuclear organization are linked, with a special emphasis on changes that occur with differentiation.  This is a part-time position where effort is negotiable depending on the candidates’ skills and needs. The person in this position will be the lead on a collaborative project to define all cis-acting regulatory sequences on a genome-wide basis. The focus of this work is the isolation of defined populations of hematopoietic cells at defined stages of development and differentiation with the goal of subjecting them to a variety of molecular analyses. Samples will be obtained from wildtype and mutant mice, at baseline, and while recovering from stress.  The candidate will prepare samples for analysis by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  This work will require managing a mouse colony as well as isolating and analyzing mouse tissues.

Responsibilities

The research technician will work under the direct supervision by the principal investigators and be working with outside collaborators. This individual will be the sole Fred Hutch person doing bench work on this project and will need to work semi-independently and be adept at balancing responsibilities. To be successful in this laboratory the technician will need to work fairly autonomously and take the lead on trouble-shooting.  Excellent communication, documentation and organization skills are essential.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields as well as two or five years of professional experience are required for the research technician II and III levels, respectively.
  • Hands on mouse handling experience.
  • The ability to master new techniques with limited supervision.
  • Basic media and reagent preparation.
  • The successful candidate must be highly motivated, reliable and take projects from conception to conclusion while working with intermittent supervision. 
  • Good organizational, time-management and documentation skills.

Preferred:

  • Comfort, and being facile with flow cytometry, including optimizing antibody staining and data analysis. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

  • Comfort with basic mouse husbandry, genotyping and isolation of organs. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

  • Tissue culture experience.

Research Technician II-III, Stress Response and Prevention

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17596

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 research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in an established laboratory in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Kensler Laboratory for Stress Response and Prevention focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of the NRF2 stress response pathway, cross-talk with other regulatory networks and targeting the pathway with nutriceuticals and drugs in pre-clinical models and clinical trials.

 

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by conducting cell culture experiments, working with murine models, operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; and preparing charts, graphs and both written and visual summaries.

Responsibilities

This position will work under the Principal Investigator and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties:

 

  1. Manage a murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters, as well as dosing in chronic cancer and diabetes prevention studies.
  2. Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work. This will involve two- and three-dimensional cell culture, live cell imaging, immunofluorescent staining, tissue sectioning, plasmid preparation, cloning, retro- and lenti-virus production, and immunoblotting.
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
  3. Perform and modify documented protocols and assays.
  4. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
  5. Interpret and report experimental results.
  6. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  7. Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  8. Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  9. Maintain compliance with institutional standards (EH&S and IACUC).
  10. Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
  11. Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
  12. Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
  13. Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
  14. Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  15. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Research Technician II - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least two years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.

 

Research Technician III - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least five years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.

 

Experience with murine models, cell culture and molecular biology techniques are required. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, have a demonstrated strong attention to detail, and a willingness to conduct new techniques.

Research Technician III-IV, Molecular Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15206

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 Brent lab is seeking a Research Technician IV. In this position, you will contribute to understanding how cell signaling systems carry information and the causes and consequences of non-genetic phenotypic variation in signal and response. Specifically, you will lead work on design and construction of "controllers", complex artificial systems allowing chemically tunable variation-suppressed expression of genes in mammalian cells induced by different small molecules.

 

You will also be involved in/ help alpha test our efforts to develop Augmented Reality (AR) methods to aid biological research. That work applies original engineering approaches and custom-built hardware/ software devices to increase the performance and add new capabilities to contemporary AR devices. Our approach has combined "analytical" approaches to computer vision and object sensing, as well as complementary application of trained deep neural networks (NNs) to provide the same functions and guidance. The work benefits from 25+ years of experience by PI and Current Protocols founders in providing procedural guidance.

 

Like the controller project, the explicit aim of this AR work is to assist experimentation. If these projects are successful, your work will have contributed to accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, and democratizing access to biomedical methods worldwide.

Responsibilities

For this position, we are hoping to find an extraordinary and dedicated individual. The lab is a multidisciplinary environment and offers a number of intellectual growth paths by which scientists willing to engage can continue to develop scientifically. This position will support research activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Generation of variation-suppressed expression constructs to control genes in mammalian cells
  • Generation and testing of large numbers of intermediate constructs carrying out subfunctions, en route to assembly and testing of the best expression controllers
  • Facility with contemporary DNA assembly methods including in vitro assembly and relevant construction methodologies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Use of software to plan DNA constructions and ability to quickly use lab and other image cytometric software to quantify gene expression in single mammalian cells
  • Use of flow cytometry and flow cytometric methods
  • Updating of standard molecular cell biology/genetic techniques, including retroviral and lentiviral gene transduction, CRISPR, and next generation sequencing analysis, as methods change, based on input from other scientists and literature
  • Engagement with rapidly developing AR and ancillary technologies to aid research projects, willingness to participate in developmental work that will enable others to benefit from this new medium, and possible help with translation to AR representations
  • Aid conventional training, supervision, and evaluation of laboratory staff and students
  • Development and updating of laboratory procedures, draft of reports and manuscripts, and presentation of data at lab meetings and scientific conferences
  • Collaboration with PI for the submission of research grants and the submission of progress reports to identify funding and manage projects and research studies

Qualifications

Required:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology or related areas
  • At least four years of professional experience in a related area, or equivalent combination of education/experience, and a strong background in molecular biology, DNA work, mammalian cell culture, and demonstrated facility with contemporary DNA assembly methods


Preferred:

  • Previous experience with rigorous genetics in a prokaryotic system, or in the model systems S. cerevisiae, C. elegans, or D. melanogaster
  • At least 8 years of relevant research experience with some combination of genetics, molecular biology, single cell assays, DNA/genomic based analytical methods, and cell culture

Please apply by submitting a CV or resume, a cover letter describing your past research experiences and future goals as well as contact information for three references.

SAS Statistical Programmer III

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13941

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 Statistical Programmer III.

 

With guidance, the Senior Statistical Programmer provides statistical programming expertise within SCHARP by coordinating with statisticians to write efficient, re-usable, and easily maintainable code that access, analyze and report data descriptives and analyses. The incumbent primarily uses SAS; additional statistical and analytical software programs are used as needed. Core to the role is 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. The Senior Statistical Programmer shows independence in management of workload and production of quality output, as well as technical expertise that contributes to the programmatic infrastructure of the Statistical Programming group.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include a subset of the following, based on network(s) supported:

  • Gather and document requirements for developing or modifying existing programs and systems
  • Define and edit mock tables, listings and figures (TLFs) and analysis dataset specifications
  • Generate, document, and maintain analysis datasets
  • Create ad hoc, standard and study-specific reports (e.g. SMC, DSMB, SMB); may perform cross-study reporting
  • Test and de-bug programs and maintain version control on production programs and scripts
  • Design and develop new work instructions (WIs) and updates to existing
  • May coordinate efforts to standardize WIs or processes across studies
  • Develop and maintain automation of routine analysis data and reporting tasks
  • Contribute to good programming practices, and cross-group programming initiatives and code libraries
  • Work with clinical programmers, labs, statisticians, and other statistical programmers to resolve data quality, processing, and analysis issues
  • Contribute to mentoring and training of junior Statistical Programmers and may supervise as needed

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • At least four years of experience as a SAS programmer on PC/Unix platform; Preferred experience programming in support of clinical trials, statistical programming in a clinical research setting or other health research programming support
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a matrix management environment as a member of several project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
  • Knowledge of and experience with clinical trials research data
  • Knowledge of and experience with biostatistics or statistical analyses in a clinical trials setting
  • Advanced SAS programming skills
  • Strong reporting and SAS macro development abilities
  • Knowledge of SAS (including graphics experience) and other programming languages
  • Ability to use Perl or other scripting languages for text manipulation and automated job control

 

Preferred

  • Graduate degree in computer science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • Knowledge of CDISC standards (SDTM and ADaM)
  • Experience using version control tools

Senior Fellow, Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15208

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 Hill Group in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Senior Fellow to conduct research on infections in immunocompromised patients. Dr. Hill and his research team are conducting multiple epidemiologic and translational studies of strategies to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections after CAR-T cell therapy, hematopoietic cell transplantation, and other immunosuppressive treatments.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will include leading independent and collaborative studies from start to finish, including study planning, obtaining regulatory approval, collecting and generating data, assisting with statistical analyses, and publication of results. In addition to investigator-initiated research, applicants with an M.D. may provide infectious disease consultation for cancer patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance outpatient Transplant ID Clinic under the supervision of an attending ID physician. Additional opportunities include training in the conduct of industry-sponsored clinical trials and other opportunities to build research skills.     

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with an M.D. or equivalent degree who have completed an accredited Infectious Diseases training program. Candidates should be highly motivated and capable of working independently in a team environment with strong writing, verbal communication, and problem-solving skills. Candidates with prior research training and a publication record are preferred.

Senior Statistical Programmer

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13027

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 Senior Statistical Programmer. Under minimal supervisions, the Senior Statistical Programmer provides statistical programming expertise within SCHARP by coordinating with statisticians to write efficient, reusable, and easily maintainable code that access, analyze and report data descriptives and analyses. The incumbent primarily uses SAS and R; additional statistical and analytical software programs are used as needed. Core to the role is 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. The Senior Statistical Programmer works on complex assignments, shows independence in management of workload and production of quality output, as well as technical expertise that contributes to the programmatic infrastructure of the Statistical Programming group. The Senior Statistical Programmer may also mentor and/or supervise a junior statistical programmer.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:

  • Gather and document requirements for developing or modifying existing programs and systems
  • Define and edit mock tables, listings and figures (TLFs) and analysis dataset specifications
  • Generate, document, and maintain analysis datasets
  • Create ad hoc, standard and study-specific reports (e.g. SMC, DSMB, SMB); may perform cross-study reporting
  • Test and de-bug programs and maintain version control on production programs and scripts
  • Design and develop new work instructions (WIs) and updates to existing WIs.
  • May coordinate efforts to standardize WIs or processes across studies
  • Develop and maintain automation of routine analysis data and reporting tasks
  • Contribute to mentoring and training of junior Statistical Programmers as needed

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • At least five years of experience in SAS or R programming, with additional experience in other programming languages including a scripting language
  • At least two years of experience in support of clinical trials, in a clinical research setting or other health research setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a matrix management environment as a member of several project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
  • Knowledge of and experience with clinical trials research data
  • Knowledge of and experience with biostatistics or statistical analyses in a clinical trials setting
  • Knowledge of R (graphics experience) and other programming languages
  • Strong SAS reporting and macro development abilities
  • Advanced SAS programming skills
  • Ability to use Perl or other scripting languages for text manipulation and automated job control

Preferred

  • Graduate degree in computer science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • 5+ years of statistical programming in a clinical research setting.
  • Knowledge of CDISC standardization practices
  • Knowledge of laboratory data

Software Development Engineer

FH Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13236

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 m