CSRN Project Director Staff Scientist/Sr. Staff Scientist

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Staff Scientist


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 National Cancer Institute (NCI) is establishing a new Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN). The CSRN will conduct rigorous, multi-center cancer screening trials and related studies with large and diverse populations in a variety of health care settings, with the goal of reducing cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Cancer screening provides a unique opportunity to diagnose cancers and pre-cancerous lesions before symptoms develop. New and emerging technologies, including Multi-Cancer Detection assays (MCDs), are rapidly coming forward for commercial availability but well-conceived randomized controlled trials to evaluate them are lacking. As an initial effort, the CSRN will develop a feasibility study, called a Vanguard study, to inform the design of future large-scale clinical trials to assess a variety of cancer screening modalities.


The network is comprised of Accrual, Enrollment, and Screening Site (ACCESS) Hubs; a Statistics and Data Management Center (SDMC); and a Coordinating and Communication Center (CCC). (See RFA-CA-23-022: NCI Cancer Screening Research Network: Coordinating and Communication Center and RFA-CA-23-021: NCI Cancer Screening Research Network: Statistics and Data Management Center)


We are seeking a Project Director for the newly funded CCC and SDMC activities. This role will be classified as a staff scientist. Level and salary are commensurate with experience.


The CCC and SDMC are co-located in the Public Health Sciences Division (PHS) at Fred Hutch under two separate grants.  The CCC will coordinate study operations, develop and implement communication activities, and provide trial infrastructure, including management of meetings and maintaining protocol and network guideline-related information. The SDMC will lead the statistical design, data management, analysis, and reporting for the CSRN. The Project Director will oversee and coordinate the activities of both groups.


The CSRN Project Director will provide day-to-day scientific and operational leadership for the CCC and the SDMC and facilitate collaborations with all other program investigators and staff.


Primary duties are: 

  • Work with CCC and SDMC MPIs to oversee and coordinate the scientific staff of the CSRN at Fred Hutch. Provide guidance and mentorship as needed.
  • Provide administrative and budget oversight for the CCC and SDMC.
  • Develop and implement management systems for internal communications and coordination, and for overseeing communications with ACCESS hubs staff, and for routine reporting.
  • Oversee development of data management systems and reporting
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships and information sharing between the CCC, SDMC and the NCI, clinical sites, external stakeholders, and advisory committees.
  • Work with internal and external partners to define project goals, resources, timelines, and priorities; allocate and monitor effort and progress; redistribute or negotiate addition of resources as required; and ensure deliverables are completed within projected timelines.



  • PhD in public health related field or MD with research experience.
  • Three years of experience in managing multisite human research studies in the private or public sector.


  • Experience or expertise in cancer screening, early detection, or prevention trials
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to think creatively.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to identify problems and troubleshoot solutions with limited direction.
  • Knowledge of the complexities of early detection.

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 annual base salary range for this position is from $100,800 to $222,000, and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Relocation offered for those who qualify.  

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 Human Resources at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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