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Analytic Dev/QC Assc III

FH Shared Resources
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20043

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


 

This position is responsible for Quality Control (QC) cGMP testing activities in support of Human Gene Therapy Phase I/II clinical trials.  


This position will primarily focus on performing transfer, qualification, and validation of analytical test methods using FDA and ICH guidelines. In addition, the position will perform testing as needed in support of the Cell Processing and Biologics Production facilities (CPF and BPF). Cross-training on multiple assays will be required for this position as well as in laboratory quality systems.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and participate in analytical method transfer/qualification/validation activities
  • Participate in commissioning of laboratory instrumentation
  • Perform cGMP in-process, lot release, and stability testing of raw materials, intermediates, drug substance, drug product, and human gene therapy products
  • Review assays performed by peers
  • Perform deviation and out of specification (OOS) investigations
  • Write SOPs and test methods
  • Perform general laboratory activities in accordance to SOPs and laboratory quality systems

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in a life sciences field
  • Minimum of 4 years (2 years for Graduate Degree) work experience, preferably with a background in biologics and/or cell therapy
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance documents/information for Analytical Procedures and Method Validation
  • Experience with ELISA, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and HPLC methods
  • Good written and oral communication. Good presentation skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, proactive and self-motivated
  • Possess strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to analyze data, assess/evaluate trends and make recommendations for improvement
  • Experience with typical Quality Systems (ex. Document Control, Deviations, CAPA, Change Control, etc.)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements for Phase I/II clinical trials
  • Familiarity with Chemistry. Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) information for Investigational New Drug Applications
  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Experience with microbial-based assays
  • Knowledge of aseptic and cell culture techniques   

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statementdescribing 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.

Animal Equipment Preparer

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21478

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Animal Equipment Preparer processes the facilities’ soiled animal housing equipment and prepare for use.  Focus will be on gaining skills.  The incumbent works following established procedures in performing daily responsibilities. The Equipment Preparer  position reports directly to the Supervisor -Husbandry Systems Operations. This position is under close supervision with no responsibility for supervision others.  Incumbent is expected to acquire skills and knowledge to perform more advanced work through training. Uses limited discretion and judgement in carrying out tasks.  

 

The Equipment Preparer processes soiled animal housing equipment and prepares clean equipment for use; performs general custodial care for areas within the facility; and may assist with inventory assessment checks for equipment supplies.

Responsibilities

Housing Equipment Preparation: Learn and become proficient in preparing items for the equipment washers, including removal of soiled bedding, sorting of items into similar batches, soaking designated items and scrubbing items that are especially soiled. Be proficient at preparing orders of freshly prepared animal caging and rodent drinking water for the animal technicians. 

 

Equipment Operations: Learn and become proficient at ensuring that clean equipment has been processed correctly and shows no sign of residual waste material or other types of contamination. Be proficient at notifying the Supervisor of any malfunctioning machinery or damaged equipment. Be proficient in operation of equipment washers, autoclaves and automatic water filling systems including preparing the acidification solution for the water filing stations under supervision.  

 

Sanitation Operations: Learn and become proficient in performing housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, and equipment washing in animal housing areas and surrounding premises. Learn and become proficient in appropriate sanitation procedures and collection of materials for quality testing. 

 

Research Support:  Learn and become proficient at preparing and providing special equipment orders.  

 

Know appropriate regulatory and safety regulations surrounding biomedical research. 

 

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record
     

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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

Animal Equipment Preparer

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21480

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Animal Equipment Preparer processes the facilities’ soiled animal housing equipment and prepare for use.  Focus will be on gaining skills.  The incumbent works following established procedures in performing daily responsibilities. The Equipment Preparer  position reports directly to the Supervisor -Husbandry Systems Operations. This position is under close supervision with no responsibility for supervision others.  Incumbent is expected to acquire skills and knowledge to perform more advanced work through training. Uses limited discretion and judgement in carrying out tasks.  

 

The Equipment Preparer processes soiled animal housing equipment and prepares clean equipment for use; performs general custodial care for areas within the facility; and may assist with inventory assessment checks for equipment supplies.

Responsibilities

Housing Equipment Preparation: Learn and become proficient in preparing items for the equipment washers, including removal of soiled bedding, sorting of items into similar batches, soaking designated items and scrubbing items that are especially soiled. Be proficient at preparing orders of freshly prepared animal caging and rodent drinking water for the animal technicians. 

 

Equipment Operations: Learn and become proficient at ensuring that clean equipment has been processed correctly and shows no sign of residual waste material or other types of contamination. Be proficient at notifying the Supervisor of any malfunctioning machinery or damaged equipment. Be proficient in operation of equipment washers, autoclaves and automatic water filling systems including preparing the acidification solution for the water filing stations under supervision.  

 

Sanitation Operations: Learn and become proficient in performing housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, and equipment washing in animal housing areas and surrounding premises. Learn and become proficient in appropriate sanitation procedures and collection of materials for quality testing. 

 

Research Support:  Learn and become proficient at preparing and providing special equipment orders.  

 

Know appropriate regulatory and safety regulations surrounding biomedical research. 

 

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record
     

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Animal Equipment Preparer

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20208

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Animal Equipment Preparer I-II processes soiled animal housing equipment and prepares clean equipment for use; performs general custodial care for areas within the facility; and may assist with inventory assessment checks for equipment supplies.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare items for the equipment washers, including removal of soiled bedding, sorting of items into similar batches, soaking designated items and scrubbing items that are especially soiled.
  • Preform housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping and garbage removal.
  • Learn all PPE policies and procedures throughout the small animal vivarium
  • Mix and use cleaning solutions appropriately.
  • Operate equipment washers, automatic water bottle filling systems and autoclaves.
  • Learn to perform environmental control tests to insure proper function.
  • Learn to maintain records of test results as indicated by supervisory personnel
  • Ensure that clean equipment has been processed correctly and shows no sign of residual waste material or other types of contamination. Become proficient at notifying the Lead of any damaged equipment.
  • Participate in material management inventory control, notifying supervisory staff of items that need to be ordered.
  • May participate in the transportation of items between the facilities.
  • Attend and participate in assigned training classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Animal Technician III

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21219

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, 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. Join us and make a difference!

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Animal Technician III performs specialized skilled animal husbandry functions. Perform tasks in support of specialized programs, projects, or administrative duties requiring an advance level of technical and/or mechanical skill and knowledge. The Technician III position is overseen by the Animal Technician Lead and is a direct report to the Animal Technician Manager. This position is under supervision with no responsibility for supervision others.  Incumbent is expected to acquire skills and knowledge to perform more advanced work through training. Uses discretion and judgement in carrying out tasks.  

 

 The Animal Technician III is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with a minimal number of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.

Responsibilities

  • Mastery at providing care for all small animal species on a daily basis in accordance with standard operating procedures and evaluation of animals’ general health, report abnormalities to veterinary staff.
  • May assist in training new and lower-level technicians.
  • Husbandry Operations: Become proficient at packing/ unpacking of animals for transport, injection, and collection procedures. 
  • Administrative Operations:  Become proficient in assigned administrative procedures in support of animal facility management and operations, including software functions, data collection, record keeping.
  • Maintenance and Sanitation Operations: Become proficient at routine equipment maintenance, collection of environmental samples for sanitization efficacy.
  • Researcher Support: Become proficient at colony management, colony record keeping, and sample collection. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintenance of valid Washington State Driver's Licence and good driving record
  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Certification with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) within 6 months   

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Animal Technician Lead

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21485

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Animal Technician Lead works under the Animal Technician Manager following established procedures in performing daily responsibilities.  Responsibilities include ensuring animals are provided appropriate husbandry and housing, training and development of Animal Technicians, and regulatory compliance.  This is an advance level position for individuals with prior experience in laboratory animal care operations.  This position is under supervision with no responsibility for the supervision of others.  

 

Essential Role Classification: 

 The Animal Technician Lead is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with a minimal number of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.  

Responsibilities

  • Mastery of providing animal care and husbandry for all care areas on a daily basis in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
  • Personnel and training: Train Animal Technicians in husbandry and operational procedures.  Document training and performance level.  Adjust technician assignments as needed.   
  • Administrative Operations:  Be proficient and provide oversight for in assigned administrative procedures in support of animal facility management and operations, including software functions, data collection, record keeping.  Participate in inventory management and supply requisition. 
  • Maintenance and Sanitation Operations: Be proficient at and provide oversight for routine equipment maintenance, collection of environmental samples for sanitization efficacy.  Independently submit facility work orders.   
  • Regulatory and Compliance support: Assures that the facility operates in accordance with USDA regulations, NIH policies, and AAALACi standards. Participates in preparations of facilities for IACUC and AAALAC site visits. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree or higher in biology or similar
  • Preferred experience with rodents and/or USDA covered species at animal technician III level or equivalent
  • Science and animal husbandry background
  • Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Data Coordinator II

FH Shared Resources
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21352

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.


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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

Responsibilities

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.  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 required; an associate’s degree in lieu of a bachelor’s degree is acceptable
  • 1-2 years' experience in clinical research required
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with databases; EDC experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills essential
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, 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 anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Data Scientist II

FH Shared Resources
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21312

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

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

 

The Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center (IIRC) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Master’s or PhD-level Data Scientist II to work in the Fred Hutch Innovation Lab to develop workflows and data analysis pipelines, from novel genomics technologies developed in-house to collaboration with select industry partners. The Data Scientist will collaborate with laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists in two ways:

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

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

Responsibilities

The Data Scientist reports to the Fred Hutch Innovation Lab’s director and is responsible for managing and setting scientific priorities across projects in the lab, as well as developing and optimizing computational pipelines to enable the integration and management of large and complex data sets generated in the Innovation Lab.

  • Test and potentially develop open-source software for reproducible research
  • Interpret results from computational and statistical analysis
  • Assist with study design and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical trials
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings
  • Co-author manuscripts for publication

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MS/PhD level in data science discipline or BA/BS with a proven record of completed data science coursework and research experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with faculty-level researchers throughout the institution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in scientific discipline or data science
  • Experience in high-dimensional data, particularly at the single-cell level (e.g. scRNA-seq)
  • Experience in immunology

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Director, Genomics

FH Shared Resources
Category: Staff Scientist
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21220

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Director of the Genomics Shared Resource is a team leader who possesses a broad-based knowledge of genomics technologies and applications.  This person works under the guidance of the Senior Director of Molecular and Cellular Scientific Resources to assist in setting the direction, overall operation, and administration of the shared resource. In addition to operational responsibilities, other activities include providing technical development efforts to advance genomics research support to the Fred Hutch research community.

Responsibilities

Assist senior director in defining and implementing strategic objectives, overall performance standards, generating operational budgets, and other guidelines for lab operations. In addition, this role will be classified as a staff scientist and will require hands-on work at the bench and with implementing new technologies.


Primary Job Duties

  • Oversee the Genomics Manager responsible for day-to-day operations of a genomics-based technology laboratory. Respond to needs of staff to maintain productive workflow and positive morale. 
  • Support core manager in mentoring staff and implement corrective action when performance issues arise.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external researcher groups.
  • Provide consulting to user-base and guide them on employing best practices.
  • Develop new assays and technologies that can be leveraged to provide services or meet the needs of researchers.
  • Collaborate with partner in Bioinformatics (Associate Director) to ensure a seamless integration of data generation and analysis and coordination of operations and finance of the core.  
  • Partner with Hutch Data Core and HutchBASE teams to develop and maintain a forward-looking strategy to ensure the Resource maintains a strong standing at Fred Hutch that meets the needs of its user base.
  • Responsible for revenue and expense management of the core. Work with the senior director and SR administrative team on financial management, including providing revenue and expense projections to aid in financial forecasting, billing, supporting collections, and other financial needs.
  • Document and perform yearly performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of protocols and technologies used in the lab.
  • Provide input to senior director by researching products and protocols to improve lab performance and/or efficiencies.
  • Provide documentation for research proposals, scientific publications, and Fred Hutch communications.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirements include a PhD in a scientific discipline, with at least 10 years of professional genomics laboratory experience.
  • A working knowledge of financial planning and core lab operations is also desired.
  • The candidate must possess extensive experience with using genomics technologies, as well as possess laboratory skills in molecular biology and biochemistry.  
  • Working knowledge of single cell and spatial transcriptomics assays are a plus.
  • In addition, the candidate must possess the ability to work independently and have experience troubleshooting complicated technologies.
  • The ideal candidate will also have a strong track record of mentoring and supporting technical staff, can provide appropriate feedback and corrective action, and can motivate others to perform at a high-level.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Director, TPP Operations Manufacturing

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Category: Manufacturing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21454

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

Working under the direction of the Sr. Administrative Director of Therapeutic Products Program (TPP) Operations, the Director of TPP Ops Manufacturing will define the overall strategy of the core MFG group, with oversight of both the Biologics and Cell Processing Facilities (BPF and CPF).  These diverse teams are responsible for the manufacture of cGMP clinical products for both internal and external clients.  The TPP MFG Director will provide direct technical and managerial leadership to the MFG groups. The responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure the successful and time-sensitive GMP manufacture and release of clinical products, promoting a culture of quality and compliance, and achieving continuous improvement. The position will involve managing manufacturing operations and the supervision of approximately 25 manufacturing staff. The successful applicant will interact on a daily basis with clinical trial sponsors, QA/QC, Process Development, Process Engineering, research scientists, product management, and members of Fred Hutch faculty and administration.

 

The BPF performs development and cGMP manufacturing production utilizing technologies ranging from small-scale fermentation to mid-scale (130L) mammalian cell culture, protein purification and fill finish operations. The manufactured products include, but are not limited to, monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, viral vectors, and plasmids.

 

The CPF performs development and cGMP manufacturing production activities for cell therapy clinical trials involving the selection, genetic modification, and ex-vivo expansion of stem cells, T-cells, and B-cells.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership for the MFG departments including hiring of manufacturing staff and providing mentorship and staff development
  • Foster a culture of excellence in building high performing teams
  • Ensure all staff maintain appropriate completion of required training
  • As a member of the TPP Leadership Team, contribute to strategic planning in the development of TPP goals and objectives, and work with the other directors in providing leadership to the department
  • Lead the improvement and implementation of all cGMP procedures and policies related to manufacturing operations
  • Ensure effective and efficient completion of compliance deliverables, such as deviation initiation, investigation, CAPA development and CAPA closure
  • Representing manufacturing in participation and response to audits and inspections
  • Ensure planning and utilization of plant capacity meets the needs for the expected deliverables. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of manufacturing methods, costs and results
  • Use of strong communication and teamwork skills to build high performing teams
  • Demonstrate outstanding technical acumen, operational understanding and cGMP compliance for clinical products
  • Ensure the design, implementation and effectiveness of operations systems and processes that facilitate safe, accurate and timely product delivery
  • As owner of the production facilities, utilities and equipment, ensure appropriate maintenance and operation
  • Provide oversight to the GMP Materials Control function
  • Ensure appropriate manufacturing execution readiness preparations, to set teams up for success
  • Deliver results by meeting production schedules, improving process outputs, and improving operational efficiency and compliance.  Maintain a high level of quality and safety standards

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related Science field. Adequate experience in lieu of degree is acceptable
  • Hands on leader with minimum of 10 years supervisory experience and 7-10 years’ experience in leading and driving biologics and/or cell therapy manufacturing is required
  • Strong understanding of aseptic techniques, cell culture/cell expansion processing
  • Has a thorough understanding of cGMP requirements for clinical manufacturing, adept in the utilization of GMP systems
  • Experience as a manufacturing production facility owner
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in personnel management
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and project management skills
  • Ability to lead deviation response and root cause investigations, familiarity of FMEA methodology
  • Strong capability in guiding complex projects to effective and timely completion
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Writes and presents effectively
  • Strong customer service skills to interface effectively with internal and external clients
  • Ability to evaluate technical data and efficiently collaborate on, review and approve documents
  • Must be able to wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear surgical masks and all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Evening and/or weekend work may occasionally be required based on project need

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An MS or PhD degree in Immunology or related field
  • Experience with cell therapy processing operations and equipment
  • Experience running multi-product clinical biologics manufacturing operations

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Intern, Research - Comparative Medicine

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Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21313

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The internship will provide an opportunity for a student to appreciate the role of the Comparative Medicine program in supporting and caring for laboratory animals in biomedical research. The internship is primarily targeted to students in the life sciences or biotechnology programs in college or university. Specifically, the student will work with technicians and veterinarians in a state of the art research facility to gain hands-on experience with laboratory animal handling, husbandry, and breeding, and use databases and spreadsheets to track data and information. The student will become versed in regulatory oversight and ethics associated with laboratory animal research and care.

Responsibilities

  • Biology, husbandry and basic veterinary care of common laboratory animal species.
  • Animal handling and sample collection.
  • Rodent breeding strategies and maintenance.
  • Non-invasive imaging techniques.
  • Colony health management.
  • Data and information management.
  • Regulatory oversight and ethics.
  • Occupational safety.

Qualifications

  • Must have high school degree or GED.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Good communication skills and interest in learning.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to be flexible and working hours.
  • Application must have excellent computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent work ethic are required.
  • Cover letter is required with the application.
  • If selected as one of the finalist, two recommendation letters from your professors are required.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

Program Administrator, Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Program

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Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21324

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 


 

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) is a multi-disciplinary research institute whose mission is to reduce the human and economic burden of cancer. HICOR faculty conduct research in comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, quality of care, health care delivery, health outcomes, and health policy, with an eye toward supporting public and private decision making to maximize health value under resource constraints.

 

HICOR is looking for a Program Administrator who will work in partnership with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine Population Health Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Program.

 

Led by Dr. Rachel Issaka, the CRC Screening Program aims to decrease CRC-related mortality and racial/ethnic and low-income outcomes disparities across UW Medicine through early detection. The Program Administrator for Colorectal Cancer Screening will work in close partnership with UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health to provide management for the successful operations of CRC screening and early detection initiatives.

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the Program Administrator works independently in managing the program, soliciting direction or assistance from the Principal Investigator as required. Duties include but are not limited to implementation of the CRC screening program including mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach, management of the program’s operations and finance, evaluation of program’s performance, advocating for the program’s services and aligning activities with UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health.

 

The Program Administrator will also participate in strategic planning for the program and work directly with the Program Director/Principal Investigator. This position requires independence and innovation as well as analytical skill, clear oral and written communication, and high professional standards. The Program Administrator may also provide project support to research projects related to improving CRC outcomes, including developing project ideas, assisting with grant applications, providing regulatory support and other project-related duties as required.

 

The Program Administrator may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator(s) and UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health team to develop and implement effective protocols for CRC screening program initiatives, including identifying the eligible population, data collection, data entry, data transfer, and ensuring quality control throughout
  • In conjunction with the Principal Investigator(s), direct and oversee program activities and set program goals
  • Ensure that the program complies with established regulations such as IRB regulations, grant and contract regulations, and Center/UW Medicine policies and procedures
  • Develop and monitor program budget, ensuring the appropriate allocation of funds in all studies or projects according to grant/contract requirements
  • Serve as a program liaison, outreach to UW Medicine medical directors and primary care providers to advocate for the program’s services and provide updates as appropriate
  • Monitor program resources such as space, equipment, and personnel, ensuring that current program resource needs are met and future program resource needs are anticipated
  • Prepare, present, and submit progress reports on project’s performance to all levels within UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, including executives
  • Develop and implement program administrative policies, ensuring consistency in operating procedures across studies or projects
  • Contribute to data analysis and manuscripts resulting from the program’s findings
  • Work with the research team to develop appropriate interventions for identified disparities or barriers to CRC screening. Provide support on research projects related to improving CRC outcomes.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Principal Investigator(s) on program operation, soliciting direction or assistance as required
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Requires BA/BS in related field
  • Minimum of 4+ years of related program or project management experience
  • Prior experience implementing new administrative systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex activities in a research and/or healthcare setting
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and a results-oriented approach to solving problems
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate the quality, accuracy and reliability of qualitative and quantitative information
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen carefully, think strategically, ask critical questions diplomatically and use discretion with the ability to develop and deliver communications to individuals at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate several complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform technical writing and work independently
  • Expert skill with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, and other relevant software; experience or training to independently manage computer-based data and coordinate projects
     

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Experience working in academic health systems
  • Experience with or working knowledge of CRC screening programs
  • Experience in qualitative evaluation and research methods
  • Demonstrated skill in research administration
  • Fluency with written and spoken Spanish, Chinese, Amharic or other common languages in Seattle, WA


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 


Application instructions:

Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for this opportunity.


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.

QA Asscociate III

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Category: Quality
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21101

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Fred Hutch Therapeutics 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 Quality Assurance Associate III is responsible for creating, developing, monitoring, and managing quality systems that support receipt, processing, testing and release for products manufactured by Therapeutic Products Program (TPP). A person in this position works on complex problems requiring data analysis and the ability to perform an in-depth evaluation of regulations and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results. Tasks are typically carried out with no instruction on routine work and may provide guidance to other junior personnel. The Quality Assurance Associate III has additional responsibilities in leading project efforts and management of quality systems.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support the GMP cell therapy and biologics manufacturing operations as the responsible person for Quality systems
  • Oversee self-auditing program to assure continual compliance with FACT standards and clinical regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that the change management process related to manufacturing and analytical methods are evaluated and implemented to meet GMP and internal standards
  • Manage the supplier/vendor qualification process in support of GMP activities
  • Manage the Deviation/CAPA process to insure issues are identified and appropriate corrective and preventative measures have been designed and completed in a timely manner
  • Provide QA support for validations including reviewing protocols and reports
  • Provide support in review of specification and test methods
  • Oversee routine quality management review and KPI assessments
  • Oversee compliance to the training program requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree required in a scientific discipline including pharmaceutical, biologics, or related field and 5-8 years of cellular or biological manufacturing experience including quality assurance responsibilities or an equal combination of education and working experience
  • Working knowledge of cGMP regulation
  • Detail oriented team player with effective organization and execution skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills with demonstrated ability to work as an individual contributor and in a dynamic team environment
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods
  • Must be able to don and wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Quality Assurance Associate III

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Category: Quality
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21398

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Fred Hutch Therapeutics 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 Quality Assurance Associate III is responsible for creating, developing, monitoring, and managing quality systems that support receipt, processing, testing and release for products manufactured by Therapeutic Products Program (TPP). A person in this position works on complex problems requiring data analysis and the ability to perform an in-depth evaluation of regulations and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results. Tasks are typically carried out with no instruction on routine work and may provide guidance to other junior personnel. The Quality Assurance Associate III has additional responsibilities in leading project efforts and management of quality systems.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the cGMP cell therapy and biologics manufacturing operations as the responsible person for Quality systems
  • Performs the batch record reviews, product release and associated deviation records. Perform the review and investigation on the deviation records to meet the quality compliance requirements.
  • Provide Quality Assurance oversight throughout the end-to-end production operations assuring current GMP compliance requirements
  • Supports self-auditing program to assure continual compliance with FACT standards and clinical regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that the change management related to manufacturing methods are evaluated and implemented to meet GMP requirements and internal standards
  • Review and approve procedures, master batch records, and other QA controlled documentation, and associated document change requests.
  • Partner with functional areas to resolve product quality impacting investigations and own CAPA related to area of responsibility.
  • Manage the Deviation/CAPA process to ensure issues are identified and appropriate corrective and preventative measures have been designed and completed in a timely manner
  • Provide QA support for validations including reviewing protocols and reports
  • Participate and support internal and external audits
  • Provide support in review of specification and test methods
  • Embody lean principles and methods while fostering a continuous improvement mindset

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree required in a scientific discipline including pharmaceutical, biologics, or related field and 5-8 years of cellular or biological manufacturing experience including quality assurance responsibilities or an equal combination of education and working experience
  • Working knowledge of cGMP regulation
  • Detail oriented team player with effective organization and execution skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills with demonstrated ability to work as an individual contributor and in a dynamic team environment
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods
  • Must be able to don and wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Research Technician I

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Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20999

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

A Research Technician I perform routine laboratory tasks, including maintaining stocks, maintaining laboratory records, and performing experimental procedures. This is considered an entry level position for individuals with little or no prior experience in laboratory procedures. Focus will be on gaining skills.

Responsibilities

The individual reports to the Specimen Processing Lead or Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of laboratory service.  Special knowledge and expertise are used in performing the technical aspects of the job Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS is required. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
  • Take responsibility for the proper receipt, processing, and data entry of all specimens. (40%)

  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, or cell lines. (10%)

  • Proficient in processing, extraction, hazardous material shipping and PK processing within the lab. (15%)

  • Maintain laboratory records including performing data entry in the HutchBase LIMS system. (20%)

  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment. (5%)

  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies. (5%)

  • Perform other duties as required. (5%)

  • Able to work Saturday and evenings if required, for on call purposes.

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, 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.

Research Technician I-II

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Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21199

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The goal of the Translational Research Model Services (TRMS) core is to provide access to immune deficient murine and specialized technical services for preclinical studies by investigators. The TRMS core maintains production colonies of immune compromised mice, and conducts a full range of xenografting, monitoring, imaging and tissue sampling services. The TRMS core is seeking a Research Technician I-II.

Responsibilities

Main responsibilities of the Research Technician will include murine husbandry and colony maintenance, including monitoring health and breeding status, weaning pups, maintaining electronic breeding records, and transferring for projects. Additionally, the Research Technician performs various technical services, such as injections, blood draws, and tissue harvests. The Research Technician will also assist in maintaining a core database, billing and other administrative duties.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in scientific field
  • A minimum of one year of experience handling mice.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Be well organized, maintain good records, and display excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two or more years of experience handling mice
  • Experience with technical procedures, such as injections and blood draws
  • AALAS certification at ALAT level or higher

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Software Development Engineer II - Data Visualization

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Category: Information Technology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21023

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

Human survival has always hinged on the ability to translate visual signals into patterns, trends, and correlations. In the age of big data, this aptitude has proven effective at turning data into life-saving discoveries. As a member of the Fred Hutchinson / Brotman Baty Center for Data Visualization, you will work alongside scientists, software engineers, and biostatisticians to develop cutting-edge web and cloud solutions.

 

Your team will be primarily focused on three deliverables: 1) Web-based data atlases that currently enable the interactive exploration of over 7TB of research and reference data. 2) Web-based data portal that enables researchers to execute and evaluate bioinformatics pipelines. 3) Development of cloud-based bioinformatics analysis pipelines. Moreover, you will contribute to the cloud platform that underpins all of these services.

 

As a member of a small team working at the intersection of science, statistics, and software your success and job satisfaction will depend upon 1) Your ability to collaborate with researchers and members of the genomics and bioinformatics cores. 2) Desire to learn and apply new skills in a rapidly evolving field. 3) Ability to both execute and fail fast. To learn more about our team visit viz.fredhutch.org.

 

This is a mid-level position that works under some supervision, works on complex projects requiring appropriate knowledge and skills.

Responsibilities

Designs and develops software applications for new products or product enhancements where no optimal software solutions exists. Develops code to meet requirements and specifications of application. Performs testing, troubleshooting and debugging of application throughout the development process.

  • Follow software development best practices to design and develop software features to meet end user specifications
  • Lead development of small to mid-sized projects
  • Participate in code and design reviews
  • Estimate software development tasks and participate in creating development and implementation schedules for features and applications
  • Test & debug new and modified software
  • Create application architecture and design for small to mid-sized projects
  • Provide tier 3 support of software, troubleshoot user problems
  • Create and maintain technical documentation
  • Collaborate with and provide documentation for end users
  • May be responsible for providing on-call support
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of directly related experience
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced knowledge in visualization libraries, D3, Vega, etc.
  • Solid understanding of web development and workflow engines
  • Well versed in JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks (React/Angular)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest or background in scientific research
  • Some knowledge in full stack development
  • Github, AWS, and WebGL

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

TPP Process Development Director

FH Shared Resources
Category: Manufacturing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21079

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The TPP Process Development (PD) group supports cell processing and manufacturing activities for early-stage cell therapy clinical trials, and performs technology advancement and development around selection, transduction, and ex-vivo expansion parameters of stem cells, T-cells, and B-cells.  PD works closely with internal Fred Hutch investigators and external collaborators to establish production processes for early phase clinical trials. Long term objectives are to develop efficient, cost-effective, and scalable processes so that these lifesaving therapies can be brought to patients in need.

 

The Process Development Director will provide technical and managerial leadership to the TPP Process Development group as well as serve as a technical and scientific resource for the entire TPP organization.  The position will ensure that development activities are well aligned with manufacturing needs, experiments are appropriately designed, and that results are effectively communicated to key stakeholders.  The successful applicant will interact on a daily basis with clinical trial sponsors, Process Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Management, QA/QC, research scientists, and senior Fred Hutch faculty and administration. 

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical expertise for the PD department in the design and analysis of experiments and in presenting resultant data to groups inside and outside of the department in a succinct, well-organized and coherent manner.
  • Ensure the appropriate management and maintenance of the PD laboratory facility and its equipment.
  • Provide senior leadership for the PD department including hiring and management of staff and providing mentorship and staff development
  • As a member of the TPP Leadership team, contribute to strategic planning in the development of TPP goals and objectives, and work with the other directors in providing leadership to the department.
  • Partner with investigators in the development of processes that will meet their clinical requirements and address constraints associated with larger-scale manufacturing.
  • Coordinate with Product Management and project sponsors to define the scope of development projects, including cost estimates and timelines.
  • Partner with GMP Process Engineering and manufacturing staff to ensure appropriate transfer of needed processes and analytical information for successful clinical material production
  • Use strong communication and teamwork skills to build relationships with all stakeholders (e.g., faculty, research staff, GMP manufacturing, QA/QC etc.)
  • Provide input to the department annual operating budgets
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and champion their successful implementation.
  • Publication of novel process improvements, meeting abstracts and/or talks, as appropriate.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in immunology, bioengineering, cellular biology, or related field
  • One or more years of GMP or GMP-related (e.g., process transfer, MFG audit response) experience
  • 7+ years of research experience in immunology, cell biology or related field that would support process development role
  • Experience as a personnel manager who has led/developed high performing teams.
  • Experience with design of experiment (DOE) fundamentals and resultant data analysis (e.g. JMP)
  • Experience with primary cells (e.g., T cells, B cells, stem cells, etc) and their isolation from primary sources, such as tissue and apheresis.
  • Familiarity with cell culture media development and optimization of cell culture processes and operating conditions
  • Familiarity with cell processing equipment such as Miltenyi CliniMACs or Prodigy, LOVO, cell counters, etc.
  • Knowledge of analytical methods to characterize processes including cell-based assays, flow cytometry, and proteomic/genomic methods.
  • Familiar with the resolution of issues associated with process scale-up and transfer into a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Ability to perform short- and long-term project planning in terms of the generation of scope of work documents and project plans, resource demands, timelines, and budget forecasting
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work under various timeline pressures, and drive tasks to completion
  • Strong collaboration, team-building, communication and organizational skills required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years' experience in process development and supporting GMP cell culture based manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate will have experience in cell therapy applications with T-cells and stem cells; however, recognizing that this is a nascent field the candidate may have transferable skills from other biologics fields
  • Strong expertise in CAR-T cell therapy development and optimization
  • Experience working with adherent and suspension cell cultures in various flask, GRex and bioreactor systems (fed-batch/perfusion; fixed/disposable)
  • Experience with single use bioreactor systems and associated in-process analytical equipment.
  • Analytics method development and transfer.
  • Knowledge of retroviral or lentiviral vectors and transductions processes/systems.
  • Experience with cell culture associated unit operations such as tangential flow filtration for cell harvest/concentration, centrifugation, and cryopreservation/thaw recovery.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

Transporter Technician

FH Shared Resources
Category: Labor/Skilled Trade
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19587

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.

 

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 employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 


 

The Comparative Medicine Transporter Technician position assumes responsibility for transporting materials, people, and animals between various local locations as well as completing small and large animal husbandry duties, custodial care, supply distribution, and inventory duties for the department. This position is under supervision of the Animal Facility Managers. Knowledge of and adherence to department procedures and animal handling guidelines are essential.

 

The Transporter Technician is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Drive animals, personnel, equipment and supplies to and from Fred Hutch locations to other local locations (e.g. vivariums, storage, airport or other local facilities) to maximize operational efficiencies and effective use of care days. Maintain an understanding of differing destination site requirements and regulations.
  • Promote interdepartmental communication and collaboration to ensure timely and accurate movement of animals between locations. Learn and develop familiarity with electronic communication systems used to schedule transport.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with facility management and research staff to identify animals for transport. Help prepare animals for transport including but not limited to removal/return to appropriate cages and/or holding racks.
  • Ensure paperwork accompanying animals on transport is complete and compliant with internal and external transport requirements.
  • Coordinate vehicle availability and maintenance needs.
  • Assist as necessary in transport and receipt of animals from external vendor sources.
  • Learn to and become proficient in Personnel Protective Equipment policies and procedures throughout the animal facilities
  • Maintain an understanding of effective and safe animal handling and disease management principles. Demonstrate safe and appropriate animal handling.
  • Learn to and become proficient in effectively communicating with research staff through verbal, written, or electronic means. 

 

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES

  • Provide care for all small animal species in accordance with standard operating procedures, providing feed and fresh water to animals and changing animal housing when necessary.
  • Learn to evaluate animals’ general health, report abnormalities to the small animal veterinary technicians or veterinarian for veterinary evaluation. Learn to perform preventive animal health care duties and administer treatments as prescribed.
  • Provide care for canines in accordance with standard operating procedures including cleaning and sanitizing canine enclosures, feeding animals (standardized and prescribed diets), assuring that animals have fresh water at all times, transferring animals to clean caging, performing complete housekeeping duties in animal housing areas and surrounding premises, performing laundry cleaning services, and bathing, and socializing of the canines.
  • Preform housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, and equipment washing in animal housing areas and surrounding premises.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal identification, veterinary treatments, animal census, facility housekeeping, and room parameters (e.g. daily temperature high and low).
  • Learn to and become proficient in appropriately mixing and use of all cleaning solutions according to established SOPs and/or manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Learn to and become proficient in material management inventory control, notifying the supervisor or designated technicians of items that need to be ordered.
  • Attend and participate in assigned training classes, and become familiar with, and learn to utilize web based DVMax and eSirius systems for record keeping and other uses.
  • Work on call, weekend, evening, or holiday shifts as needed or as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions that are presented in English
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching, and remain standing for long periods of time
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including scrubs, disposable coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, ear plugs / muffs, face mask, and eye protection
  • Science and animal husbandry background including prior experience or education in animal care preferred

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.

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