• Project Coordinator, Epidemiology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Administrative Support
  • 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.

    This position coordinates research and administrative activities in support of various Epidemiology Program studies. The position involves many diverse tasks, including participant recruitment activities, participant consenting, specimen procurement, monitoring and tracking study progress, mailing approach letters, carrying-out moderately complex research assignments, and assisting in study implementation.


    The coordinator works under the direction of the Study Manager and/or Principal Investigator, referring project/study issues on and/or soliciting guidance as necessary. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying-out moderately complex research assignments. The incumbent may coordinate the work of other study staff. They work independently with health care providers, study participants, and other personnel within and outside of the Epidemiology Program, and is responsible for organizing study logistics and study materials. The coordinator may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

    • Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects are completed according to study timelines and in accordance with protocol, IRB, grant, and Center specifications.
    • Oversee biospecimen collection, tracking, management, and dispatch of samples.
    • Assist in the development of research materials, which will include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and administrative materials.
    • Serve as department/study liaison, provide information to Center staff and outside organizations, and represent the department/study at various meetings or events as required.
    • Carry-out routine and moderately complex research assignments in support of research studies.
    • Consent and track participants, administer phone interviews and follow-up as needed, send out questionnaires, review and track questionnaire responses, perform and oversee data entry.
    • Travel locally to collect and transport specimens to Fred Hutch from other study sites, including on some evenings for high-priority specimens (comp time will be provided).
    • May coordinate the work of study staff, including training and orientation and assigning, checking, and evaluating work.
    • Gather information and prepare special and recurring reports.
    • Perform other responsibilities as required.


    • BA/BS in related field required.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must have excellent organizational skills, be able to handle multiple tasks, and work independently.
    • The candidate needs to communicate and interact well with study participants, health care personnel, and research staff.
    • Must be comfortable with MS Office software.

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    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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