Clinical Research Coordinator I (Hourly)

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 Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with conducting behavioral science research studies, including those using surveys and qualitative interviewing techniques. All of these studies will be based in the Shen research lab, which focuses on palliative care, end-of-life care, and working with patients with advanced illness. Research study tasks will be performed in person and remotely (telephone and video conferencing). Responsibilities will include preparation of research materials; recruiting and interviewing (surveys and semi-structured qualitative interviews) patients, caregivers, and experts/providers; audio-recording interviews; data entry and database creation and management; qualitative coding of interviews. The hired research coordinator will also assist with preparation of progress reports, presentations, grant applications, Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials, and some assistance with Dr. Shen’s scheduling and coordination of study activities/oversight. Because some research studies are conducted with Spanish-speaking Latino cancer patients and/or caregivers, having fluency in Spanish and English is desired but not required.



  • Identifying, contacting, screening, enrolling, and tracking patient, caregiver, and expert/provider study participants.
  • Conducting remote (telephone and videoconferencing) and face-to-face interviews; preparing and sending mailed informed consents and surveys.
  • Conducting literature reviews and gaining expert familiarity with protocols that will be used as templates.
  • Database creation, management, and data entry.
  • Qualitative coding and thematic analysis.
  • Additional research tasks as needed (e.g., photocopying, typing/reformatting, internet and library searches, creating spreadsheets, manuscript editing and preparation, and mailing research-related materials).
  • Assisting with Dr. Shen’s calendar and scheduling needs to support study activities.



Required Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. minimum
  • One or more years of experience in research and/or academic medical settings.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Previous experience in health communication, psychology, psychotherapy, cancer survivorship, public health, social science or biomedical research.
  • Two or more years in behavioral research or a related field.
  • Previous experience in qualitative interviewing.
  • Statistical and database management experience.
  • Proficiency in SPSS.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to establish rapport with participants.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess strong critical thinking skills, complex problem-solving skills, and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a diverse team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to evidence-based intervention protocol.
  • Display the ability to make decisions and complete tasks independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.


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.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $24.96 to $35.53 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). 


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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