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HANC Project Manager

HANC Project Manager

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Project Management

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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 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 mission of the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) is to support the science and operations of the NIH-funded global HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks by increasing efficiency and resource sharing through cross-network coordination of critical activities. HANC provides a framework for collaboration and improved communication among network staff, DAIDS staff, research site staff, and the many partners and research groups engaged in the NIH research agenda.


The HANC Project Manager reports directly to the HANC Director and is responsible for managing all HANC Cross-Network Coordination-related activities including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing. The incumbent also supervises the HANC Project Coordinator dedicated to Cross-Network Coordination-related activities. 


Perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  1. Manage the Cross-Network Laboratory Coordination activities of the Laboratory Focus Group, the ACTG/IMPAACT Lab Technology Committee (LTC), and assist the DAIDS external quality assurance (QA) programs, including the virology, Immunology, pharmacology and tuberculosis QA programs, as well as additional ad hoc working groups as necessary. Conduct regularly scheduled meetings and ensure all projects are completed according to project time-lines.
  2. Manage the Cross-Network Coordination-related meetings and activities of the Communications Working Group, the Data Management Center Working Group, the Evaluation Working Group, and the Site Coordinators Working Group as well as additional ad hoc working groups as necessary. Conduct regularly scheduled meetings and ensure all projects are completed according to project time-lines.
  3. Identify linkages between Cross-Network Coordination-related working groups and facilitate opportunities for collaboration in order to mutually benefit each party’s goals and objectives. Track potential impacts to working group activities in response to changes in funding, regulatory, and industry landscapes.
  4. Supervise the HANC Project Coordinator dedicated to Cross-Network Coordination-related activities. Delegate appropriate ongoing activities and responsibilities to the HANC Project Coordinator and supervise day-to-day performance. Review and approve time reports. Meet regularly with the HANC Project Coordinator to discuss ongoing activities and responsibilities, provide mentorship, and review performance. Conduct annual evaluations of the HANC Project Coordinator.
  5. Represent HANC and all Cross-Network Coordination-related working groups to relevant collaborator institutions, organizations, and individuals.
  6. Serve as liaison between HANC and OCSO/OPRCO leadership. Assist OCSO/OPCRO in managing the meetings and activities of ad hoc working groups as well as the development, dissemination, and implementation of new policies and procedures relevant to the NIH HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks.
  7. Participate in the regular meetings and calls of other groups related to Cross-Network Coordination including OCSO/HANC Leadership, OPCRO/HANC Leadership, DAIDS Clinical Research Management System Collaborators, VIDD IT, etc.
  8. Maintain the HANC public website and SharePoint collaborator portal. Collaborate with Fred Hutch SharePoint Team to develop, design, and implement improved sites, ensure consistent functionality of current features, and address technical issues as needed.
  9. Provide and regularly update an on line, collaborative workspace for working group members. Use this virtual workspace to store documents, SOPs, work plans, etc. relevant to working group activities. Assess user behavior and update workspace functionality to meet emerging user needs on an ongoing basis.
  10. Design, generate, and manage tracking processes for working group projects and resource libraries including the HANC Lab Database, the VQA Ordering System and associated resources, LTC Work Load Tracking, the Lab Certificate Library, etc.
  11. Provide technical support, including training and consultation, for working group members and HANC staff. Develop proficiency with multiple software tools (ex. Microsoft Office, Visio, Trello, Basecamp, etc.) and deploy the relevant tools in support of both internal and external collaborators as necessary.
  12. Employ systems and strategies to identify and disseminate updates and changes to policies, procedures, regulations, best practices, etc. relevant to Cross-Network Coordination and HANC collaborators. Relevant subject areas include ICH GCP, FDA/EMA regulations, HHS/NIH/DAIDS policies, recent publications, fiscal administration best practices, etc. 
  13. Participate in annual meetings of the NIH HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks. Use these meetings to build relationships, enhance collaboration with HANC partners, identify network activities relevant to areas of coordination, and highlight HANC working group activities.
  14. Participate in scientific conferences, meetings, and other events related to Cross-Network Coordination and HIV clinical research. Use these events to build relationships, enhance collaboration with HANC partners, and identify new partners and opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration.
  15. Participate in trainings, seminars/webinars, and other professional development opportunities to increase subject area knowledge of HIV clinical research, major network protocols, and project management tools and strategies.
  16. Manage special activities and events, such as webinars, face-to-face working group meetings, and workshops.
  17. Manage the onboarding of new HANC staff members, specifically the HANC Project Coordinator dedicated to Cross-Network Coordination-related activities.
  18. Participate in the development, review, revision, and distribution of cross-network materials, including HANC collaborator surveys as well as other questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials.
  19. Participate in the development of HANC-authored manuscripts, work plans, and progress reports including regular progress reporting of all Cross-Network Coordination-related activities and projects.
  20. Manage additional complex projects as requested.



  • Master's Degree in a public health, education, communications, community development or the behavioral sciences, or equivalent, and a minimum of three years' experience in project management.
  • Additional experience in training and the development of HIV or communications programs and materials, and/or community advocacy is desirable. Experience must reflect intermediate level of knowledge, skills and materials development.
  • Skills necessary will include: organizational skills, word processing/computer skills and strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time and work productively while on travel.
  • Recognition of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection and clinical trials research in the U.S. and developing countries.
  • Ability to relate to and coordinate with multidisciplinary and culturally diverse research, technical and management staff.

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