NCTN Protocol Specialist

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services


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.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The department of Clinical Research Support (CRS) is the central clinical trials office for the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Cancer Consortium.


The NCTN Protocol Specialist (Clinical Research Coordinator) is responsible for oversight and coordination of NCI, Industry and Institution-Sponsored clinical trials. The position serves as a representative of the CRS department and the Study Support Services team, interacting on a regular basis with Cancer Consortium personnel and outside organizations. The incumbent will report directly to the NCTN Clinical Trials Manager in Clinical Research Support.


  • Coordinate the daily operations of assigned research studies; ensuring studies in their portfolio are in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines, institutional policies and sponsor guidelines
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned studies as well as liaison between the Cancer Consortium and the study sponsor
  • Collaborate with disease-specific clinical research teams to ensure all research related clinical procedures and other study specific activities are completed per protocol
  • Review medical records to confirm eligibility
  • Perform study participant registration per sponsor guidelines
  • Generate and maintain participant tracking tools; communicate status to research staff and management
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation and complete data entry into case report forms in a timely and accurate manner
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of experience in a clinical research setting, preferably in oncology
  • Reviewing and abstracting data from medical records
  • Clinical research-related certification preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills

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 HR Operations at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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