Project Manager II, Cancer Research Studies

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Project Management


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.



We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to provide administrative and managerial support to Dr. Ulrike (Riki) Peters for large, complex, and collaborative research projects. Supported by NCI-funding, we are studying the impact of genetic variants across the genome, as well as interactions of genetic variants with lifestyle and environmental risk factors. We are also conducting large-scale studies to analyze molecular and genetic characteristics of colorectal tumors and their microenvironment in relation to host genomes, lifestyle and environmental risk factors, and survival. 


The candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the study operations, including using independent judgment in:

  • Ensuring that research is implemented in a timely manner, including developing and applying study protocols, working with the team to prioritize staff workload, ensuring study-wide communication, and managing program and study affairs
  • Coordinating biospecimen for research projects, including sample tracking, shipment, and processing
  • Supervising staff, including hiring, training, performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary action, terminations, and layoffs. These staff include a project coordinator, a programmer/bioinformatician, and statistical research analysts
  • Overseeing multiple budgets, including projecting spending, allocating resources to support research, long-term planning for personnel costs, and preparing budgets and budget justifications for new grant applications
  • Working with the project coordinator to ensure that all required Institutional Review Board, study-specific approvals, paper proposals, and funding agency reports are completed, produced, and distributed accurately in a timely manner
  • Supporting grant applications, including development of grant administrative documents, such as enrollment tables or data sharing plans, as well as close coordination with grants administrators
  • Attending and helping prepare for annual investigator meetings
  • Coordinating space and equipment planning and utilization, evaluating current project needs, and anticipating and planning for future needs


  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least five years’ project coordination experience post-graduation is required, preferably in a research setting. A Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for two years of experience.
  • Experience with budgeting is required
  • Experience with grants and contracts, data coordination and personnel supervision preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as this work will be done within a collaborative consortia setting
  • Excellent organizational skills, the capacity to multi-task, and ability to work on multi-center/multi-disciplinary teams are essential


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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