• Lab Data Coordinator

    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 is seeking a Lab Data Coordinator. The Lab Data Coordinator (LDC) monitors the collection and processing of and performs routine data entry and quality control of laboratory specimen and assay data pipelines at the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP). The LDC will work within a network/study/research protocol team to support the policies and goals of each project assigned study or project. The incumbent will develop and maintain successful working relationships with protocol their teams and specific research sites to ensure and maintain data integrity and quality.


    The Lab Data Coordinator will be part of a team of data coordinators and data managers who work closely with programmers to oversee all SCHARP laboratory data pipelines. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Lab Data Management leadership and the mentorship of the Sr. Lab Data Coordinators and lab data managers. They will refer all non-routine decisions for the management of data to study/protocol leads and/or departmental leadership. Responsibilities may include:

    • Attend study team meetings and conference calls and with guidance, serve as a LDM representative
    • Serve as a liaison between SCHARP study teams and external collaborators to establish and monitor specimen data pipelines and assay data from clinical trials and associated specimen repositories
    • Oversee and distribute standardized specimen data discrepancy reports
    • Work with external labs, SCHARP lab programmers and clinical data managers to investigate and resolve data discrepancies and troubleshoot issues as needed
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements and collaborate to develop and implement solutions
    • Work with SCHARP lab data managers, specialists and programmers to develop specifications / requirements for lab data management processing and quality control systems
    • Act as a liaison between the SCHARP lab data management unit and clinical research sites or external labs; and with supervision represent LDM on SCHARP study teams and in internal and external meetings.
    • Help maintain lab, assay and specimen metadata
    • Respond to and resolves quality control queries from labs
    • Provide operational support to labs for tools that SCHARP maintains and operates, including Atlas and custom SCHARP tools
    • With supervision, develop Data Transfer Plans (DTPs) and other documentation associated with specimen and assay data transfers
    • Escalate issues to the Lab Data Management leadership as needed
    • Adhere to quality assurance procedures, standard operating procedures, and work practice guidelines and support documentation of these efforts


    • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, or equivalent
    • Minimum 2 years of clinical or lab data management experience
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
    • Must be flexible, work well in a team environment, and be capable of meeting tight deadlines
    • Must be organized and detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills

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