Project Coordinator I-II, Public Health Sciences

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Research Administration & Faculty Affairs


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The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the program’s Principal Investigator and Project Manager to assist with coordination of research and administrative activities in support of a project or study, developing policies, procedures, research instruments and administrative materials, carrying-out complex research assignments and assisting in study implementation. These projects will focus on health communication interventions to promote healthy behaviors among minority and immigrant populations. Position offers benefits and potential for advancement over time.


The Project Coordinator reports to the Program Manager or Principal Investigator, works with some independence, and is expected to use judgment in performing duties within the framework of department/study policies and procedures. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities, developing research and administrative materials, and in carrying-out complex research assignments. Responsibilities include administrative and research support related to the recruitment, enrollment, and interview of participants for behavioral intervention studies as well as in the dissemination of study findings. Additionally, the Project Coordinator will have the capacity to assist with writing grant/contract applications and scholarly manuscripts. May supervise project/study staff.



  1. Coordinate all research-related activities including development of research documents, oversee of research implementation, staff supervision, communication with multiple community and research organizations.
  2. Maintain organization of project-specific data and documents, including recruitment data, intervention materials, and other documents.
  3. Coordinate communication and meetings with community organizations and research groups at the local and/or national levels.
  4. Develop research materials which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials. Develop, review, edit, and revise administrative materials.
  5. Carry-out complex research assignments in support of project/study, requiring advanced related education and/or experience.
  6. Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  7. Attend committee meetings, monitor activities to ensure objectives have been met within designated time frame, and coordinate follow-up activities.
  8. Coordinate grant/contract application and renewal process, writing portions of grants/contracts as required.
  9. Track study progress and prepare reports.


Project Coordinator I - Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Public Health or related field and minimum of two years of project coordination experience in a research setting required.


Project Coordinator II - MPH/MS in Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Public Health or related field or Bachelor's degree and minimum of three years of project coordination experience in a research setting required.


Experience working with underserved communities preferred. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. Must be flexible to work occasionally late afternoons and/or weekends, available to travel regionally, and have a reliable transportation.


Necessary skills include: able to work independently and as part of a team, strict attention to detail, strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), proficiency with general computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, ACCESS is a plus).

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