• Research Administrator II (Grants and Contracts)

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
  • 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 Research Administrator II is responsible for designing, developing, evaluating and interpreting financial information systems and budget/fiscal policies and procedures for faculty and management in Infectious Disease Sciences Program related to federal grant and contract management. The incumbent will perform complex technical fiscal analysis and financial reporting including planning and interpreting policies and regulations.

    Under general direction, this position performs a variety of complex operating, capital budget or fiscal administrative support functions such as analyzing and developing budgets for grants, contracts, state funds, and program funds; assisting in the development of financial/fiscal policies; identifying project expenditure/revenue patterns; preparing analyses in support of program plans and budget requests; evaluating financial alternatives and recommending appropriate action; establishing and maintaining comprehensive fiscal record keeping systems; and recommending or implementing changes to fiscal information systems.


    Budget/Fiscal Support

    • Develop, modify, and maintain multiple record keeping and reporting systems for varied and complex sources of funding; develop procedures for implementation, execution, control and review/audit of fiscal operations
    • Develop, recommend, and/or establish expenditure forecasting for self-sustaining accounts; forecast fiscal needs/commitments; analyze policies and project fiscal impact
    • Prepare budget projections, reconcile expenditures, and monitor the payroll changes.
    • Analyze, modify and recommend improvements in subsidiary and general fiscal record keeping systems; apply knowledge of accounts and program relationships, data flow, audit trails and internal controls to design and implement financial data systems
    • Select, develop, implement and/or modify manual or automated fiscal reporting/tracking processes to address specific unit needs

    Funding Source Administration

    • Work closely with Principal Investigators to develop budgets for grants, contracts, or other funding requests; prepare appropriate forms for contracts and agreements as needed.
    • Coordinate and review all applications submitted for grant and contract funding.
    • Secure the necessary signatures for grant and contract applications, and tracks approval process from beginning to submission to ensure that all the necessary permissions are documented prior to the grant/contract deadline.
    • Consult with funding agencies to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for deviation from authorized procedures or expenditures; advise and assist organization's staff regarding budgetary policies and procedures, account status
    • Anticipate, coordinates and plans for all competing and non-competing reports/submissions. 

    Regulatory Support

    • Manage renewal timelines and ensure completion of regulatory documents in conjunction with IRB team for competing and non-competing reports/submissions.
    • Identify necessary regulatory components of submissions, confirm with IRB team that required items are in place and escalate issues as needed.
    • Determine impact of and develop implementation plans with IRB team in response to applicable regulatory changes and/or revisions to Center policies and procedures
    • May serve as a central point of contact to answer questions, escalating issues as needed.

    Administrative Support

    • Complete or delegate key administrative tasks such as travel coordination, editing CVs and publications, purchasing and maintenance of supplies and equipment
    • Identify administrative issues for discussion with leadership
    • Assist with the development of lower level staff
    • May manage projects including occasional event planning and management
    • May assist in the training and development of team members


    • May act as a resource for lower level staff

    Clinical Trials Addendum

    • Manage budget based on protocol (Core)
    • Set up and pay bills to third parties (Core)
    • Ensure regulatory documents are in place (CT)
    • Responsible for Clinical Trials Billing including the creation of payment invoices.  
    • Tracking and Auditing of procedures to ensure compliance (CT)
    • Amend budget through the life of a study (Core)
    • Attend study implementation meetings as needed (CT)
    • Manage multi-site components (sub-awards) (Core)


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Public Administration, or related field
    • At least 2 years of work experience building, overseeing, and managing budgets
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computer skills—MS Word, Access, Adobe Acrobat and advanced knowledge of Excel required.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced fiscal management environment
    • Ability to adjust work-hours to meet grant deadlines, as needed
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually
    • Ability to problem-solve and process information quickly with a high attention to detail
    • Previous work experience in grants and contracts field is preferred

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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