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Quality Assistant

Quality Assistant

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services

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Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The Quality Assistant will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of protocol review meetings. The incumbent works independently under the limited direction of the Study Implementation Manager using judgment and discretion in interpreting and implementing department and Center policies and procedures within existing framework. 


May perform some or all of the following responsibilities:


Coordinate the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meetings, a standing peer review of new, modifying, or low accruing cancer-related clinical research protocols.

  1. Duties of SRC meeting coordination include:
    • Schedule agenda items
    • Electronically format and distribute meeting materials
    • Attend the meeting and take minutesGenerate detailed result letters based on meeting minutes

Provide back-up support for second CRS Protocol Operations Analyst during absences.

  1. Back-up for the following meetings:
    • Second Scientific Review Committee
    • Data Safety Monitoring Committee
    • Compliance Sub-Committee

Coordinate institutional Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings, independent review meetings conducted under the Cancer Consortium Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP)

  1. Duties of DSMB meeting coordination include:
  • Attend the meeting and take minutes
  • Generate detailed minutes for distribution to study team(s)
  • Assist in coordination of ad hoc meetings and PI to Chair communications

Coordinate other committee reviews as needed; perform other responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Experience with minute taking and/or technical writing skills strongly preferred. Six years of progressively complex administrative experience. Must be organized, detail oriented and have experience in project coordination. Must be able to professionally triage and troubleshoot study review questions while using independent judgment. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, and IBM Blueworks Live.