Project Coordinator I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration & Faculty Affairs


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 Office of Translational Research (OTR) creates environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery and translate it into cures and research advances which significantly improve patient outcomes and quality of life. We do this by focusing on three key areas: 

  1. Building seamless infrastructure to optimize and speed translational research
  2. Strengthening tumor-specific translational research programs, and 
  3. Strengthening partnerships between translational research institutions.


This will be a hybrid position at our South Lake Union campus. 


This role supports Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) and Specimen & Data Acquisition Network (SAN) programs within the Office of Translational Research (OTR) in implementation of programmatic strategy and infrastructure development. This position will carry out work to build relationships with clinical and research faculty across STTR programs and SAN partners, support program development and improve operational capability of translational research teams. In addition, this role provides project management support for a variety of program-specific and cross institutional projects.


Scope of Responsibilities 

This position will manage a variety of moderately complex projects and assignments under supervision with some latitude for independent judgement and decision making.


Job Responsibilities 

  • Support implementation of STTR and SAN-related cross-institutional operations and strategy. This may include, but is not limited to, administration support and facilitating the development of project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract, and Fred Hutch specifications.
  • Represent STTR/SAN programs to other departments, individuals, and outside organizations.
  • Provide support for complex projects in varied environments with frequently competing deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Manage various channels of communication with researchers relating to programs, education, and outreach activities
  • Event coordination for translational research meetings, advisory board meetings, community events and retreats, including event logistics, agenda development, and advertising across member institutions
  • Provide support with funding opportunities including application design, soliciting applications, managing competitive peer review process, and requesting progress reports of funded proposals.
  • Maintain OTR templates and reference documents to ensure compliance with all current guidelines/best practice
  • Collect and summarize programmatic metrics tracking grants, publications, clinical trials, and accomplishments. Create SWOT analyses to support development of ongoing program-specific strategy.
  • Oversee interns and student workers by structuring their workload, developing internship goals and managing their progress.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required


Minimum Qualifications 

  • BA/BS in related field required
  • Minimum of one-year post-master's or three years post-bachelor's related project/study management experience in a research setting
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects from inception through closure 
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Strong communications skills
  • Solid integrity


Preferred Qualifications 

  • MA/MS desired
  • Ability to take initiative and use sound and independent judgment in carrying out responsibilities and managing shifting priorities
  • Knowledge of clinical and research terminology
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think critically, work independently, and act as a team member
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


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 $29.42 to $44.11 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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