• Intern, Research

    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • 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 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 Seattle VTU, led by Principal Investigator, Julie McElrath, is a clinical trial center focused on vaccine research for infectious diseases including HIV and Malaria. We conduct phase I, II, and III clinical trials designed to test the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other investigational products.  Located on Capitol Hill, the VTU is a joint research program between the FHCRC and the University of Washington. Since 1987, the Seattle VTU has worked with local community members who are interested in participating in vaccine clinical trials and has provided infectious disease education to the local community.  As a clinical trial unit, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of local volunteers, immunization and clinical monitoring of the clinical trial participants, and manages follow-up care for trial participants.


    The purpose of these internships are to support the research while gaining hands-on experience in basic clinical trial skills including understanding of the clinical trial process, collection of data, reporting of data, etc..  These internships may be paid. Some Universities/Colleges will apply credit for the work – please check with your individual institutions for their requirements.  Work schedules will be for 32-40 hours/per week and require a minimum of an 8-week commitment.


    Specific Responsibilities:


    An intern will be trained in a range of skills, depending on the project chosen.  Internship duties are likely include many of the following:


    • Clinical data entry and data review including review of clinical and lab charts
    • Clinical data programming using Red Cap
    • Data analysis and quality control
    • General clinic support including clerical tasks, answering phones, filing, etc. and database management


    • Interns may come from a variety of educational levels, however completion of at least 1 year of a bachelor’s degree program in the sciences is preferred
    • Good communication skills and an interest in learning
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Good numeracy, literacy and organizational skills
    • Willingness to be flexible in working hours, including working some evenings and weekends if required.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    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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