• Project Manager I (part-time)

    Job ID
    Regular Part-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 and largest 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. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.


    The project manager position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, a member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Program at the SCCA. Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle modifications (diet, physical activity, weight management) and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations.


    Dr. Greenlee is seeking a part-time (50% FTE) project manager to oversee the Greenlee Studies budget portfolio and coordinate administrative tasks for specific Greenlee Studies projects.  Budget portfolio management includes grant pre- and post-award management and overall budget tracking and reporting.  Administrative projects include developing and tracking work agreements and contracts across multiple internal and external departments and institutions.  This position will work independently in performing operational responsibilities, and be comfortable as part of an interactive and interdisciplinary team. Strong skills in multi-tasking, communication, organization, attention to detail and interpersonal relationships are critical to this position. Collaboration and cooperation are essential to functioning within this rapidly growing team that values a positive and interdisciplinary culture. The project manager will work with administrative and support staff across multiple local institutions, including Fred Hutch, SCCA and the University of Washington (UW), as well as with collaborators at outside institutions and national organizations. 


    • Manage operational and personnel day-to-day responsibilities; including development of personnel and project processes and procedures and team development activities
    • Oversee financial operations of Dr. Greenlee’s research portfolio, which includes Center funds, grant funds, and other resources
    • Develop budgets for new, continuing, and renewal grants and contracts utilizing established policies and independent judgment
    • Develop, interpret, and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications
    • Assist with pre-award administration; reviewing sponsor’s program guidelines for eligibility, preparing grant application documents, and communicating with collaborators, vendors and consultants
    • Assist with post-award administration; managing sponsored account budgets, reviewing budget utilization on a regular basis and comparing actual expenses against final budget plan
    • Develop and manage specimen and lab transfers and contracts
    • Develop and manage independent contract agreements
    • Administering Institutional Review Office (IRO) submissions; developing IRB applications, continuing review reports, research modifications, and consent forms
    • Serve as program liaison with key constituents in other administrative departments and scientific divisions; foster strong collaboration and understanding of department capabilities and strategic priorities
    • Work with research team to define and document project scope, goals and deliverables that support organizational goals in collaboration with stakeholders and senior management; develop full-scale project plan, timeline and associated communication document using appropriate tools; identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths
    • Assist with hiring, conducting performance evaluations, managing monthly time reporting and vacation request approvals
    • Coordinate timely completion and submission of HR documents and monthly expense reimbursement and credit card reconciliation approvals


    Education and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably a master’s degree in public health or health services
    • Experience with grants management
    • Experience on project or program management, especially on community outreach and health education.
    • Skilled at working with minimal supervision on high-profile projects
    • Flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
    • Exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail and service orientation
    • Excellent communication skills with stakeholders at all levels of organization
    • Experience with staff supervision
    • Ability to work effectively on complex projects
    • Interest in developing processes and procedures
    • Commitment to work collaboratively and effectively with all constituent groups
    • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and tools; proficient in Microsoft Office applications


    Required Characteristics

    • Team-oriented
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Positive attitude and sense of humor
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and complex environment
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Highest standards of professionalism
    • Creative problem solving
    • Punctuality
    • Service-orientation

    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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