• Project Manager II

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Executive and Management
  • 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.


    About the Department


    The Comprehensive Center for the Advancement of Scientific Strategies (led by Dr. Mark Thornquist and in conjunction with the Early Detection Research Network’s Data Management and Coordinating Center led by Dr. Ziding Feng, Dr. Mark Thornquist and Dr. Margaret Pepe) is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our mission is to promote scientific excellence in research aimed at eliminating cancer and other diseases of public health importance by providing state-of-the-art study coordination, communication and statistical analysis services to scientific investigators.


    General Description


    With direct supervision from the COMPASS Co-Director, Jackie Dahlgren and cooperation with Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC), The National Cancer Institute (NCI),  The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) and the Early Detection Initiative for Pancreatic Cancer (EDI) nationwide operations team the Project Manager at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), the Project Manager will apply special skills and knowledge in managing research and administrative activities and in carrying-out complex research assignments for the New Onset Diabetes Study (NOD), the Early Detection Initiative for pancreatic cancer (EDI) and other COMPASS projects when deemed necessary. The manager will supervise a program assistant who will perform collaborative administrative duties appropriately delegated by the manager.  The manager will work collaboratively with the various COMPASS departments.  The manager will work directly with Investigators, staff and collaborators.




    • Collaborate with both the internal and external team members consisting of computer programmers, statisticians, scientists, study coordinators, and other stakeholders
    • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close the study cohort.
    • Develop and monitor project/study budget, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines and requirements.
    • Set project goals and timelines, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed.
    • Develop, interpret, and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
    • Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
    • Monitor and respond to staff and other stakeholders queries.
    • Track study data and compile reports.
    • Attend project meetings (in-person on and off site, webinars and conference calls) and manage follow-up activities as needed.
    • Travel within the US with overnight stay to study sites, meetings, etc.
    • Maintain proper study records.
    • Produce special and recurring reports.
    • Perform other responsibilities as required.



    • BA/BS in related field required or equivalent experience, years in the field.
    • Minimum of three to five years project/study management experience in a research or clinical setting.
    • Software project management experience, and/or experience working with software programmers, developers, and designers preferred.
    • Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills.
    • A genuine passion for cancer research and/or public health issues.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaborate with an interdisciplinary scientific team.
    • Strong supervisory and budgeting experience.

    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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