• Exercise Specialist

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • 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.


    Under the direction of the Exercise Research Center (ERC) manager, responsible for implementing exercise intervention protocols for study participants in accord with client study protocols. Within established study protocols, will design safe and effective individual exercise programs as prescribed by the client study intervention, based upon human performance testing. Will supervise exercise sessions in accordance with American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Will also assist with graded exercise testing and other exercise measurements. The incumbent works under general supervision. Uses judgment in performing routine responsibilities within the framework of program/study protocol, policies and procedures.


    NOTE: This is a part-time, benefitted position, with regularly scheduled 20 hours per week. Desired schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from roughly 3:00p-7:00p, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00a-12:00p. 


    • Supervise exercise training sessions for study participants, in accordance with ACSM guidelines.
    • Collect research data from study participants and transfer data to study database in a timely and efficient manner, according to study protocol.
    • Design safe and effective individual exercise prescriptions, monitor and document progression of study participants within parameters of standardized study protocol.
    • Deliver and track exercise education sessions for study participants.
    • Monitor and track adherence to study exercise goals and report the same to client study coordinator.
    • Maintain accurate records of exercise sessions and report to the ERC manager for accurate billing to study clients.
    • Maintain regular telephone or email contact with study participants to encourage compliance to study goals. Report participant adherence issues to Study Coordinator and Intervention team.
    • Communicate with ERC manager regarding issues pertaining to exercise testing, exercise sessions, and participant compliance and data management.
    • Assist with screening and VO2 max/submax testing as needed.
    • Assist with indirect calorimetry testing as needed.
    • Responsible for keeping a clean and sanitary environment; includes wiping down exercise machines, laundering towels, and tidying locker rooms.



    • Minimum of Bachelors degree in exercise science or physical education.
    • Minimum of 2 years experience performing exercise prescription and testing with adults
    • Current certification in CPR and AED required (ACLS preferred)
    • Must exhibit dependability and willingness to work as part of a team
    • Excellent interpersonal and strong organizational skills.
    • Willingness to work varied hours in the afternoon and early evenings, 6-12 hours per week.


    • Experience working with adults with cancer and other disease 
    • ACSM or ACE certification preferred
    • Familiarity with intervention studies

    NOTE: This is a part-time, benefitted position, with regularly scheduled 20 hours per week. Desired schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from roughly 3:00p-7:00p, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00a-12:00p. 

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    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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