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The Program Assistant provides administrative support for an institutional collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and New Mexico State Unviersity, as well as the Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). The incumbent works under the supervision of the program’s Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator to complete routine administrative tasks in addition to special assignments as-needed.
The Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (PACR) is a U54 award that supports several cancer research projects and training and outreach cores. The Program Assistant will contribute to the development, distribution, and collection of research materials among study participants and trainees, data entry and quality control, special event coordination, and support communication among faculty, staff, and trainees.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students representing institutions nationwide who are interested in biomedical research. The Program Assistant will support nationwide program recruitment, track and disseminate acceptance status, coordinate travel logistics among non-local interns, assemble and mail welcome packets, disseminate an Annual Training Program Follow-up survey as well as a pre- and post-survey, coordinate group social activities, and support all curricular events.
BA/BS in a related field of study. Minimum of three years experience in program specialty or a related field. Must have a reliable car and be available to work some evenings and weekends.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team, highly dependable, excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, proficiency with general office skills (i.e. experience in an IBM PC environment; proficient with MS Word, Excel, and ACCESS, filing, phone etiquette), and written and verbal communication skills.