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About the Women’s Health Initiative
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutch, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis. Data and biospecimens are available to researchers with approved ancillary studies with outside funding. The WHI CCC serves as a subcontractor to the ancillary studies to coordinate the CCC-related operations, including but not limited to study team management, biospecimen processing and shipping, consenting when needed and return of results to the CCC.
The WHI CCC seeks a Research Project Manager II to conduct CCC operational components of WHI ancillary studies (AS). This starts with research proposal review and continues throughout the active award and data return phases.
This person will serve as a biospecimen knowledge resource for the CCC and for the larger WHI program. The person in this position must be facile with interactions among a wide range of individuals with diverse training including laboratory scientists and technicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, administrators, and staff from data operations, database and outcomes. Familiarity with routine laboratory quality assurance (QA) approaches is critical as is the ability to analyze and interpret the resultant QA data. This person will work closely with CCC staff in the Publications/Presentations and Ancillary Studies Committees Support (PASC) Unit and report to the PASC unit manager.
Preferred qualifications in addition to minimum qualifications