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About the Womens Health Initiative
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutch, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis. Data and biospecimens are available to researchers with approved ancillary studies with outside funding. The WHI CCC serves as a subcontractor to the ancillary studies to coordinate the CCC-related operations, including but not limited to study team management, biospecimen processing and shipping, consenting when needed and return of results to the CCC.
The WHI CCC is seeking a Research Project Manager III to manage the biospecimen and data operations components of WHI ancillary studies and supervise a staff member. The position will be responsible for CCC operational management of ancillary studies upon receipt of applications and through active and completion stages for funded studies. The person in this role will additionally be the lead for a portion of the ancillary studies. CCC operations are multifaceted including interacting with dynamic interdisciplinary teams both within the CCC and outside the CCC such as CCC scientists, statisticians, administrators, and staff from data operations, database and outcomes. Extending beyond the CCC, interactions will include the ancillary study PI, testing lab, WHIs offsite biorepository, Fred Hutch specimen processing labs, WHI Laboratory Working Group and WHI Ancillary Studies Committee. The position is within the Publications/Presentations and Ancillary Studies Committees Support (PASC) Unit at the WHI CCC and reports to the unit manager.
Oversee CCC ancillary study operations regarding data operations and biospecimens
Collaborate in partnership with CCC ancillary study administrative project coordinators
Supervise a data operations manager level 1, which includes mentoring, guiding, assigning ancillary studies, meeting together as needed and conducting an annual performance appraisal
Perform preliminary technical review of studies in the pre-funding stage
Serve as the main WHI ancillary study and biospecimen resource, answering questions from the WHI Help Desk, WHI-CCC staff and WHI leadership
Serve as liaison to operational staff at WHIs offsite biorepository and the Fred Hutch specimen processing labs
Maintain organization of ancillary study documentation in the WHI shared drive, study tracking database, and/or the website (www.whi.org)
Participate in the monthly PASC Unit meetings and other meetings as needed
Facilitate the quarterly Lab Working Group calls
Lead twice monthly ancillary studies check-in meetings with the PASC ancillary studies team
Perform other duties as assigned
3 years of research project management experience ortransferable project management experience in a related field
Lab background or past experience communicating with labs
Familiarity with research grant proposals
Organizational skills including critical thinking, ability to work independently and with a team, being proactive, self-motivated and being a good listener
Written and oral communication skills with varied audiences (review committees, study PI, administration, statisticians, database, processing labs, and testing labs)
Computer skills with high proficiency in a variety of software packages, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
BA or BS in a biological science or related field
MPH or MS
research study designs
basic research components including biomarkers, genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, methylation and epigenetics
cardiovascular diseases and cancer
Experience working with remote study-related staff and investigators, relying primarily on phone, email, or internet communication for part of duties
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.