Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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 Research Assistant will conduct participant-centered research and administrative activities in support of the Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit (VTU), performing clinical tasks, supporting the conduct of research participant visits and sample collection, carrying out moderately complex research assignments, and assisting in study implementation.
The VTU Research Assistant will work under the direction of the VTU Operations Manager, with project-specific supervision by protocol-specific study coordinators. Project and study-specific issues will be referred to the supervisor for support and and/or guidance as necessary. The position will involve work in multiple clinic locations, including at Fred Hutch’s main campus in South Lake Union and at Cabrini Medical Tower on First Hill. The position will require willingness to work with COVID-19 and HIV prevention modalities (vaccines, immunoprophylaxis, etc) as well as working in settings where individuals with active COVID-19 infection are seen for study visits.
A cover letter expressing your interest in this role is required for the application
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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.