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.
Fred Hutch Integrated Research Centers (IRC) are designed to accelerate discovery by promoting cross-disciplinary and cross-divisional collaboration in research areas where there is great potential for the Hutch to have transformative impact. The centers are complementary to the Hutch’s scientific divisions, leveraging existing expertise and resources while helping to enable growth in highly competitive, high-priority areas.
Fred Hutch created the Immunotherapy IRC (IIRC) in April 2016, followed by the Pathogen-Associated Malignancies (PAM IRC) in 2017 and the Translational Data Science IRC (TDS IRC) in early 2019. Each IRC has a faculty member who serves as the Scientific Director. The Center provides administrative support to the IRCs through a single administrative structure that is led by the Associate Vice President of Interdisciplinary Scientific Administration.
Main areas of focus of an IRC include building capacity to support science, recruiting new and current faculty and scientific staff to the designated research area, and developing and implementing programs to increase collaboration across the IRC and between an IRC and the Hutch’s scientific divisions and other IRCs. The IRC Administrative Coordinator will support communications, events, grant competitions and other administrative functions needed for the IRCs. The Administrator Coordinator reports to the IRC Project Manager.
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