CRS Research Assistant

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Administrative Support


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.


We are actively expanding our central teams to support Principal Investigators (PIs) and research study teams who are focused on mission-critical trials programs.


The Research Assistant works under the direction of the Clinical Research Coordinator or Research Manager and focuses on ensuring the smooth completion of logistical aspects of a clinical trial.  This is a high-growth/high-impact opportunity for someone looking to enter the exciting field of clinical trial management as it provides exposure to complex and innovative Oncology trials in a clinical setting. A great fit for anyone considering a career in health and life sciences.


This position will be onsite at our South Lake Union campus M-F 8am-5pm. 


  • Support basic administrative and protocol driven tasks as needed for the study (i.e., meeting management, ordering of supplies).
  • Perform key protocol driven tasks as requested such as:
    • preparing and routing lab kits,
    • administering participant questionnaires,
    • creation of participant study charts, and
    • collection of participant receipts/travel reimbursement.
  • Collaborate with clinic staff, PIs, and other study team members on trial activities.
  • May serve as a point of contact for pre-visit activities.
  • Prepare snapshots of medical records for data abstraction.
  • Perform various coordination activities including routing documents for signature, obtaining outside medical records, printing of medical histories, and double-checking visit check lists for accuracy.
  • Track data sources, gather, and enter data into required systems.
  • Abstract data and enter into sponsor provided platform, and/or internal systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with databases.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills both in-person and on telephone calls.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills, ability to handle time sensitive deadlines and quickly pivot when unexpected events or changes present themselves. 
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail mindset.
  • Onsite work is required for participant visits.


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in clinical research.

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 $22.64 to $32.23 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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