• Project Coordinator I

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Project 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.

    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has a 100% FTE Project Coordinator I position available through the Cancer Prevention Department. Specifically, this position is under the direction of Dr. Polly Newcomb within the Division of Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutch.  Dr. Newcomb is a leading epidemiologist in the fields of cancer genetics, etiology, screening, and survival.  Her research program investigates the causes, treatments, and outcomes of colon cancer using large, population-based studies, clinical trials, and collaboration with local medical centers.  Most recently, she has focused on germline and genetics of colorectal neoplasms in sporadic and familial disease in relation to risk and clinical outcomes.


    Please submit a cover letter with your application describing your interest in this position and a brief summary of your relevant skills and experience.


    The applicant will work under the direction of the Project Manager and Principal Investigator.  The Project Coordinator’s duties allow participation along the entire research continuum, from proposal submission to dissemination of results.

    • Coordinate grant applications and renewal processes, ensuring that materials are compiled and submitted in accordance with grant requirements and that all deadlines are met
    • Coordinate research and administrative activities, specifically related to collection and abstraction of medical records, IRB, paper/analysis proposals, and meeting minutes/agendas
    • Assist in the development of study policies and procedures
    • Serve as project liaison, representing the study to other departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations
    • Oversee research databases and work with programmers in developing and upgrading databases to ensure maximum effectiveness
    • Track study data and compile data reports, generating datasets for sharing, including upload to dbGaP or other public access databases
    • Conduct data harmonization and data quality control procedures
    • Assist in the analysis of study data
    • Conduct literature searches, seeking and recording information relevant and helpful to the project
    • Draft PowerPoint slides or other presentations
    • Coordinate the submission of study results, articles, and manuscripts for publication, ensuring that all materials are compiled, formatted and submitted in accordance with requirements and that deadlines are met
    • Perform other responsibilities as required



    • BA/BS in related field (public health, biology, etc.)
    • Minimum of one year post-master's or three years post-bachelor's project coordination experience in a research setting
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    • MA/MS in related field
    • Experience using statistical and reference software, performing statistical analyses, and scientific writing
    • EndNote experience preferred

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