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Quality Associate

Quality Associate

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services

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


The Clinical Research Support Quality Program strives to ensure clinical research at the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium is conducted according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The CRS Quality Program Manager is seeking a highly motivated and detailed-oriented Quality Associate to support Quality Program operations and oversight by capturing research compliance metrics, assisting with quality improvement initiatives, and coordinating Data and Safety Monitoring Committee reviews.


  • Reviews monitoring reports and captures research compliance data in the Quality Program database
  • Extracts data from the Quality Program database for scheduled and ad hoc reports for Consortium leadership, Investigators, and research staff
  • Assists with the development of project and program procedures
  • Coordinates institutional Data and Safety Monitoring Committee meetings in accordance with the Cancer Consortium Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP). Duties of meeting coordination include:
    • Collect and organize materials for review
    • Attend the meeting and take minutes
    • Generate detailed minutes for distribution to study team(s) and members
    • Assist in coordination of ad hoc meetings and PI to Chair communications
  • Coordinates other committee reviews as needed
  • Performs other responsibilities as required


Minimum qualifications

  • Minimum 3+ years working in clinical research in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or academic clinical research setting required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing clinical research
  • Familiarity with clinical research monitoring processes and reports
  • Strong organization, planning and coordination skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and effectively over the phone and in writing. 
  • Solid interpersonal skills including the ability to remain calm, professional, diplomatic, and positive. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Access, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace


Preferred qualifications

  • Clinical research related certification preferred
  • Experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator a plus.
  • Recording and preparing meeting minutes
  • Project coordination
  • Designing CRFs and tools for the management of clinical research
  • Independent self-starter able to execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple ongoing projects/tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships across a large organization

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