Research Project Manager I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Clinical Research Support Services


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Research Project Manager I/II manages the research operations and personnel for the Hill Research Group under Dr. Joshua Hill in the Infectious Disease Sciences Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division.  The position develops policies, procedures, research instruments, methods and oversight for projects/study implementation within the research team at the Fred Hutch, and across the consortium research partners. Carries-out complex research responsibilities.



The position reports to Dr. Joshua Hill, Assistant Professor, and independently manages all aspects of his studies/project operations and staff. Clinical research and management skills and knowledge are applied in managing project/study operations, in developing methods and materials, and in carrying-out complex research responsibilities as it relates to Dr. Hill’s research.  Independent judgment is used in interpreting and applying project/study protocols and in supervising staff.


Perform some or all of the following responsibilities: 

  • Set project goals and timetables, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed.
  • Coordinate and oversee the activities of research staff, including Clinical Research Coordinators and Clinical Trial Assistants/Program Assistants.
  • Supervise staff including hiring, training, performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary action, terminations, and layoffs.
  • Develop, interpret, and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
  • Develop, review, edit, and revise research materials which may include regulatory documents, data collection instruments, and protocols.
  • Carry-out complex research responsibilities in support of project/study, requiring advanced related education and/or experience.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in the design of project/study methods such as study subject selection and retention, data collection, sample collection and processing, database management, and sample biorepository management.
  • Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations. Give presentations as necessary.
  • Plan and attend committee meetings, monitor activities to ensure objectives have been met within designated time frame, and coordinate follow-up activities.
  • Coordinate grant/contract application and renewal process, writing portions of grants/contracts as required.     
  • Develop and monitor project/study budget in collaboration with the grants and contracts team, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines and requirements.
  • Coordinate space and equipment planning and utilization, evaluating current project/study needs, overseeing the acquisition of space and equipment, anticipating and planing for future needs.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required.


Research Project Manager I:



  • BA/BS in related field required. 
  • Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related project/study management experience in a research setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience. 
  • Grant and contract experience.


  • MA/MS desired. 
  • Prior experience as a research/study coordinator with experience conducting and managing clinical trials highly desired.


Research Project Manager II:



  • BA/BS in related field required.  
  • Minimum of five years post-master's or seven years post-bachelors related project/study management experience in a research setting. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience. 
  • Grant and contract experience.


  • MA/MS desired. 
  • Prior experience as a research/study coordinator with experience conducting and managing clinical trials highly desired.


This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination 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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