IRB Analyst

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


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 with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest 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 Institutional Review Board (IRB) Analyst is an advocate for the protection, rights, and dignity of people who are part of research studies at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Critical results for this position include:

  1. Comprehensive analysis of research studies for compliance with regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies.
  2. Efficient review, processing support, and documentation for all submissions.
  3. Respectful, collaborative relationship with all stakeholders.


  1. Comprehensive analysis of research studies for compliance with regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies
  • Analyze submissions for completeness and compliance, using screening forms, historical records, and other resources.
  • Gather additional data as necessary from researchers, study staff, and others.
  • Advise researchers of submission problems and suggest solutions.
  • Advise and provide input to IRB Chairs and other stakeholders regarding regulations, rules and intent, and compliance options.
  1. Efficient review, processing support, and documentation for all submissions
  • Develop agendas for, attend, and provide input at monthly and emergency IRB meetings.
  • Compose and internally route result letters that relay committee requests to investigators.
  • Perform reviews of study documents for completeness and consistency across study documents.
  • Serve as back-up to Senior IRB Analyst by composing minutes for Full Review agendas (as needed).
  1. Respectful, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
  • Respond to IRB related questions and concerns initiated by stakeholders.
  • Serve as liaison between the Institutional Review Office (IRO) and research study staff by exchanging information as part of the day-to-day processing of submissions.
  • Share information with colleagues for group and individual learning within the IRO.
  • Provide advice and support to the IRB Chairs and stakeholders.



Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; and either two years Institutional Review/Human Subjects experience OR four years Fred Hutch experience in administrative support to research projects/grants; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations applying to IRBs, including 21 CFR 50 and 56, and 45 CFR 46
  • Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in word processing and previous experience with MS Office programs (MS Word, Access, Excel) required
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds with accommodations as needed


Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience as an IRB Analyst
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

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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