Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant I/II assists in recruiting and monitoring participants for a variety of research studies and clinical trials focused on infectious diseases in individuals with cancer. This position will support an Assistant Professor and Research Project Manager in the Infectious Disease Sciences Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division.
For the Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant II position this works with some independence and is expected to use judgment in carrying-out duties under the direction of the Research Project Manager (supervisor) and Principal Investigator. The incumbent will perform functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the laboratory and to clinical research.
This position will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Research Project Manager. The incumbent will perform functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the ongoing clinical research protocols, including but not limited to:
Assist the clinical research study coordinator in study-related tasks
Perform review of medical charts using the electronic medical record (ORCA/MINDscape) and enter data in REDCap, Microsoft Access, Excel or other study-related databases
Maintain study and specimen tracking sheets
Assemble study kits
Assist with processing and biobanking of biologic specimens and associated record keeping
Assist with retrieving and transporting biologic specimens from the UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's hospital, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
May perform other duties as assigned
Additional responsibilities at the Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant II level:
Develop and maintain tools for study implementation including study participant questionnaires, educational materials, consent forms, SOPs or other documents as required
Perform data entry for CRFs and review data prior to entering to ensure its credibility
Contact patients via phone and/or email for study related procedures
Act as a liaison between regulatory, budget, and administrative staff to facilitate studies
Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant I:
High school graduation or GED
Minimum of one-year experience in a related field
Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant II:
Must have a BA/BS or equivalent level of work experience with some experience in clinical research and health-care
Minimum of two-years experience in a related field
Must be knowledgeable with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and Access) and REDCap and have the willingness to learn new software programs as necessary
Demonstrate a professional, positive attitude when working with patients
Be familiar with transplant terminology and medications
Highly motivated and independent
General Qualifications for either level position:
Must be competent working with Office Suite, particularly with Excel. It is expected that the incumbent will be familiar with extracting data from a database and with data filtering.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Attention-to-detail is required for the position
Preferred Qualifications for Clinical Trial Assistant/Program Assistant I:
Previous experience working in a health-care setting and with patient charts and biologic specimens
In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions. Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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.
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 [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.