• HVTN Clinical Trials Physician/Protocol Team Leader

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Staff Scientist
  • Overview

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


    The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy.


    The Clinical Trials Physician/Protocol Team Leader plays a key role in providing scientific and clinical oversight and project management for the development and implementation of HIV vaccine and monoclonal antibody trials.  The position is located within the Clinical Development Unit, Core Operations Center of the NIH-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network.  The Clinical Trials Physician is responsible for managing teams of professional staff, with the goals of developing and implementing trials of HIV vaccine and monoclonal antibody candidates through an international network of Clinical Research Sites (CRSs).


    • Manage multidisciplinary teams organized around the development and implementation of HIV vaccine and monoclonal antibody protocols.
    • In collaboration with Network Principal Investigators, provide scientific review and input into concept and protocol development.
    • Manage timelines for protocol development and implementation, to assure timely start dates for clinical trials.
    • Represent the Network in interactions with Principal Investigators, vaccine developers, and other vaccine research and public health organizations.
    • Contribute to a core capacity for review and summary of scientific literature and analysis related to key issues for trial design.
    • Provide consultation and training on clinical and scientific topics to Network and CRS staff.
    • As needed, participate in teams that support the development and ongoing operations of HVTN CRSs in the US and abroad.
    • Participate in the review of safety data from all phases of HIV vaccine and monoclonal antibody clinical trials; this includes providing clinical input into the design of clinical monitoring plans and serving as medical monitor for clinical trials.
    • Minimal domestic and international travel is available, depending on candidate preferences
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and training:

    • A physician (M.D. or equivalent degree) is strongly preferred.
    • Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in clinical trials and to those applicants with graduate training in public health or a research field.
    • Board certification in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, preventive medicine, or infectious disease is desirable.

     The ideal candidate should:

    • be highly organized
    • have exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • have experience managing multidisciplinary teams
    • be able to handle challenging workloads and multiple concurrent projects
    • be proficient with standard business productivity software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, and database applicants

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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