Cancer Prevention Job Openings

Research Project Manager I

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 25178


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


This position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at Fred Hutch and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine. 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 Research Project Manager 1 will be responsible for managing the daily operations of Greenlee Team research projects and research staff. This individual will be responsible for the planning and implementation of controlled randomized trials that focus on weight management, diet and physical activity among cancer survivors. Our research interventions use a combination of behavioral strategies, including but not limited to online education classes, electronic health communications and physical activity trackers.


Research project management:

  • Develop protocols and procedures for all studies, including but not limited to, recruitment documents, informed consents, data collection forms, and IRB documents..
  • Set project goals and timetables, ensuring that all research activities are completed.
  • Track study progress and prepare reports for PI and Co-Investigators as requested.
  • Address and resolve problems which occur, soliciting assistance and informing the Principal Investigator as required.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with teams across Fred Hutch/UW and outside institutions.
  • Perform consenting of participants and other participant-facing tasks as needed.

Staff management:

  • Supervise staff including hiring, training, performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary action, terminations, and layoffs.
  • Coordinate and schedule the activities of research staff to meet project milestones.
  • Coordinate with shared resources for staffing as needed.

Data management and analysis:

  • Oversee participant tracking systems (e.g., REDCap, Excel, Outlook calendar) for daily study activities, including recruitment, screening/enrollment, and data collection.
  • Work closely with the study team to ensure completion of data collection and appropriate tracking of the study. Act as backup for data collection if needed.
  • Assist with submission of study results, articles, and manuscripts for publication, writing portions of manuscripts as required.

Budget and grant management:

  • Develop and monitor project budget in coordination with Greenlee Project Manager, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant guidelines and budgets.
  • Coordinate grant application and renewal processes, writing portions of grants/contracts as required.

Other duties:

  • Serve as project liaison, representing the project to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations. Give presentations as necessary.



  • Minimum three years post master’s or five years post bachelor’s related research study coordination experience.
  • Exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail and service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills with stakeholders at all levels of organization
  • Experience with IRB/Human Subjects Research and developing IRB materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Able and willing to participate in research activities during evenings and weekends, as needed



  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of REDCap
  • Experience with Fred Hutch IRB systems
  • Experience with staff supervision
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

This a salaried position is from $70,817 to $106,225 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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