• Program Manager

    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 Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP's Programming Unit is seeking a Program Manager who reports to the Senior Manager of Programming and provides program management of technical and strategical operations of the programming Unit. The individual will be a self-starter, highly engaged, own challenges and opportunities from end-to-end by bringing structure and efficiency to processes and projects in the programming group. The individual will collaborate directly with stakeholders internal and external to SCHARP, fostering communication and partnerships to provide programming solutions. The Programming Unit Program Manager executes the report/project/process plans, proactively mitigates the risks, and manages report/data intake portfolio from inception to production launch and post production support.


    In this role, the individual will be working cross-functionally to align goals between network partners and programming teams, focusing on the larger business and technology picture which includes stakeholders experience, programmers know-how, process improvements, programming opportunities and/or problems to be solved.


    The Programming Unit Program Manager will be in charge of defining and delivering technical, data-driven reports/solutions/projects by building a bridge between a large network of technical and non-technical stakeholders in the organization with the Programming team. Program Manager understands the operational workflows, clinical areas of concern, security, privacy, regulatory compliance before proposing and assessing solution. They will be responsible for effective communication strategies, technical requirements management, priority management, resource and schedule management, test and release management.


    Responsibilities may include:

    • Building and maintaining strong working relationships by serving as a primary SCHARP operational liaison across all stakeholder groups (ADs, Regulatory Affairs, Safety, CTMs, CDMs, Programmers) to better understand the business goals, needs, requirements and then translating them into detailed technical requirements.
    • Lead the team of Report Analytics by working with cross-functional team leadership to establish goals and milestones that align with team requirements, raise risks and dependencies, and drive towards cross-team collaborative solutions.
    • Understand the strategic vision for both Senior Manager and other functional  managers and use this information to create a technical/programming roadmap and corresponding project scopes.
    • Define requirements and source opportunities for improvement, gather stakeholders to refine solutions in both programming and process and shepherd implementation and instrumentation to deliver and measure the output.
    • Subject matter expert for all aspect of data reporting operations, understanding the end-to-end flow of data – from capture and storage to reporting schema and end-user dashboards.
    • Recognizing and tracking dependencies, identifying roadblocks and helping clear them, communicating status and aligning across teams from inception to release, and helping find creative solutions to provide core value.
    • Able to establish goals and set clear expectations, prioritize activities, and follow through to completion. Also, identify, track and actively manage dependencies, working closely with the Network Portfolio Managers on any cross-team dependencies to anticipate, track and mitigate program and project-related issues and risks.
    • Managing day-to-day communication and coordination of cross-functional teams including technical/non-technical, clinical, and other executive stakeholders ensuring clarity, focus and high-quality. 
    • Locate and define process improvement opportunities - to drive standardization efforts and solve for root cause issues with a focus on increasing organization transparency and efficiency.
    • Identify, understand and map source data systems (EDC RAVE) to the data warehouse/mart models (Delphi) and then transform data into actionable reports.
    • Develop processes/procedures for capturing, implementing and maintaining business rules and metadata. Also, processes for platform optimization of performance, quality, and business continuity.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
    • 4 years of experience as a business analyst or related experience (e.g. data analytics)
    • 3+ years of Business Intelligence knowledge and delivery experience and understanding of BI technology stack (SQL Server, Tableau, Power BI, Business Objects, etc.)
    • 3+ years Experience with SAS, R and RDBMS technologies
    • Strong analytics knowledge
    • Knowledge of principles for effective visual display of quantitative data
    • Experience in programming, system, and/or database documentation and validation
    • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to synthesize complex elements into crisp and robust requirements for audiences of variable technical levels
    • Ability to dive deep into data, existing processes, people and systems in order to invent, simplify, and improve inefficient or unnecessarily complex processes
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively the programming issues with non-technical staff in a matrix management environment
    • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while managing multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
    • Strong interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills necessary to build effective working relationships and positively influence decision making



    • Master’s degree in Business, or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical trials and reporting
    • Knowledge of relational databases and database management experience
    • Knowledge of and experience in programming for scientific research
    • Previous clinical trials and analysis experience

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