Lab Data Manager I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Clinical Research Support Services


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 to 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 Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Lab Data Manager I.


The Lab Data Manager oversees the setup and the ongoing operational activities around the transfer and processing of data from external laboratories to the Lab Data Management (LDM) department in the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP). The Lab Data Manager ensures that the timelines and expectations around data transfer and reporting are met and that standard operating procedures for lab data management are followed.


The Lab Data Manager will work independently and in a team environment and is expected to communicate effectively with internal staff and external collaborators with the goal of maintaining the integrity of assay and specimen data and improving the LDM team.

  • Act as a representative to SCHARP study teams to ensure accurate CRF design for specimen collection and timely processing of study assay results.
  • Act as a liaison between labs and statisticians and liaise/educate statisticians on the background of the assay methodology.
  • Manage and perform specimen data and assay data quality check (QC) processes and pipelines.
  • Distribute specimen data and assay data discrepancy reports.
  • Develop and manage special reports to track and monitor network wide trends of information.
  • Manage inbound data transfer pipelines from external laboratories into SCHARP.
  • Develop specifications for Lab Data Programming.
  • Work closely with the Programming department to ensure the format, quality control and data reporting for specimen and assay data pipelines are implemented according to specifications. Lead user acceptance testing of pipeline implementation.
  • Liaise with external laboratories to investigate and resolve data and reporting discrepancies and to standardize incoming data formats.
  • Develop Data Transfer Plans, Data Management Plans and other documentation associated with specimen and assay data transfers, data handling decisions and other procedures as indicated in LDM.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Coordinate and help disseminate data transfers to external partners.
  • Update work in appropriate task trackers to ensure operational transparency.
  • Support the Research Project Manager in the intake of requests for work, updates on work status and managing task tracking to provide operational transparency.
  • Adhere to and contribute to quality assurance procedures, standard operating procedures, work instructions and work practice guidelines.
  • Participate in and/or lead strategic projects that support development or improvement of processes described above.
  • Assist in training lab data coordinators.
  • Escalate issues to LDM management as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical or lab data management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex collaborations.
  • Must be flexible, and capable of meeting tight deadlines.
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience translating business requirements in technical requirements.
  • Experience creating specifications for programming teams.
  • Proven ability to work in databases and understand concepts of data format, key fields and variables and how quality checks and transformations change input data to output data.


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.

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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