Clinical Research Assistant

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 NCTN Clinical Research Assistant performs general administrative and specimen coordination duties to assist the Clinical Research Support Study Support Services team in day-to-day management of oncology clinical trials in the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) program. The position assists with preparing, filing, and maintaining documentation, as well as supporting all specimen and supply logistics. The position will report to the NCTN Protocol Specialist III/Team Lead in CRS. 


This position will be onsite at our South Lake Union campus. 


  • Prepare study materials for patient visits including lab kits and visit schedules
  • Organization of patient charts for research coordinators
  • Assistance with documentation management and audit readiness activities
  • Request lab and pathology services for patient specimens
  • Pick up and deliver research specimens and related supplies at varying locations across the Fred Hutch/SCCA/UWMC campus
  • Maintain specimen supply, shipping supply, and chart supply inventories
  • Assist the NCTN Program Manager with administrative duties
  • Assist the NCTN Clinical Trials Manager with team-related tasks as needed


Experience and Abilities

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2 years in a medical or clinical research setting 
  • Experience with medical terminology
  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects with multiple concurrent deadlines
  • Task-oriented and thrives on a team
  • Experience in customer service settings


Knowledge and Skills

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in standard office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, etc.)
  • Has a desire to receive mentoring in clinical research skill sets and career development, especially in the area of NCI research programs

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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