• NCTN Protocol Specialist (Clinical Research Coord II)

    Job ID
    Regular 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 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 department of Clinical Research Support (CRS) is the central clinical trials office for the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Cancer Consortium. CRS is responsible for the oversight and daily management of the NCI’s National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) Program.


    The NCTN Protocol Specialist is responsible for oversight and coordination of NCI, Industry, and Institution-Sponsored clinical trials. This position serves as a representative of the CRS department and the Study Support Services team, interacting on a regular basis with Cancer Consortium personnel and outside organizations. This position requires the ability to work on multiple studies with multiple disease modalities with numerous different groups of individuals. This position reports directly to the Clinical Trial Operations Manager in Clinical Research Support (CRS).



    • Coordinate the daily operations of assigned research studies; ensuring studies in their portfolio are in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines, institutional policies and sponsor guidelines.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned studies as well as liaison between the Cancer Consortium and the study sponsor.
    • Collaborate with disease-specific clinical research teams to ensure all research related clinical procedures and other study specific activities are completed per protocol.
    • Review study participant medical records to confirm eligibility.
    • Perform study participant registration per sponsor guidelines.
    • Generate and maintain participant tracking tools; communicate status to research staff and management.
    • Maintain appropriate source documentation and complete accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner.
    • Conduct internal quality data assurance monitoring with management and other CRS Study Support Services team members.
    • Performs other relevant tasks as assigned.


    Experience and Abilities

    • 3+ years coordinating clinical research, preferably oncology trials.
    • Reviewing and abstracting data from electronic medical records (EMRs).
    • Working in clinic setting preferred.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree, minimum
    • Interest in a collaborative environment in oncology trials and a passion for research
    • Clinical research-related certification preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines that govern clinical research
    • Excellent time-management skills

    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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