International Research Project Manager

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Cures Start Here.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, Fred Hutch's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.

Careers Start Here.
Global Oncology, a program of the Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has a mission to reduce the global burden of cancers, especially in low and middle-income countries, through the advancement of research and the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies. A cornerstone of the program is a decade-long alliance with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that advances research, capacity building, and cancer care.

The Casper Research Group, within the Global Oncology program, is recruiting for an International Research Project Manager to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the efficient and effective execution of international research and training activities focusing on infection-related cancers. Infections cause up to one-fifth of cancers worldwide. The Casper Research Group is seeking new approaches to reduce the burden of infection-related cancers in both low- and high-resource settings through clinical and translational research aimed at preventing the acquisition of new infections which cause cancer, treating infections after acquisition but before the development of cancer, and discovering new strategies to better treat cancers caused by infectious agents. Through a mixed portfolio of more than $7 million in grants, contracts and philanthropic support, the Casper Research Group works with an outstanding team of individuals in Seattle and sub-Saharan Africa.

The International Research Project Manager's responsibilities include: management of timelines and deliverables for clinical and translational research projects, epidemiologic and operational research studies, all conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and Seattle; assistance with research protocol development, implementation, adherence, monitoring and close-out; management of the relationships between research and training team members in sub-Saharan Africa and Seattle; tracking of key project deliverable and milestones for grants and Research Group activities; oversight of ongoing efficiency and effectiveness exercises and process improvements to meet or exceed grant deliverables; assistance with the review, compilation and dissemination of findings from research and training activities.

The International Research Project Manager will be responsible for tracking day-to-day operations related to research and training activities in both domestic and international research settings. This individual will provide overall technical and administrative management to the PI and study staff in Uganda, Kenya and Seattle. Up to 25% travel may be required.

Clinical and Translational Research Operations
- Liaise with key research staff in Seattle and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Develop, interpret and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
- Develop, review, edit and revise research materials which may include case report forms, data abstraction forms, data management plans, quality management plans, and study-specific procedures materials.
- Carry-out complex research responsibilities in support of project/study, requiring related education and/or experience.
- Assist the PI in the design of project/study methods such as study subject selection and retention, data collection and database management.

Analysis and Dissemination of Research Findings
- Assist in the compilation and coordination of study data
- Coordinate the submission of study results, articles, and manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings, writing portions of abstracts, articles, and / or manuscripts as required.

Training and Capacity-Building
- Coordinate training activities for domestic and international trainees in accordance with goals of training grants, with a focus on monitoring and achieving training milestones.

Administrative Management
- Supervise staff including hiring, training and performance evaluations, and handle disciplinary actions including terminations and layoffs.
- Serve as project/study liaison, interacting with other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
- Coordinate grant/contract application and renewal process, writing portions of grants/contracts as required.
- Develop and monitor project/study budget, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines and requirements.
- Serve as the Project Manager for the HIV-Associated Malignancy Core of the University of Washington / Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research

Performs other responsibilities as required.

- BA/BS in related field required.
- Project/study management experience in an international research setting strongly desired.
- Excellent written and verbal communication competencies with outstanding interpersonal skills and advanced organizational abilities with the proficiency to juggle multiple complex tasks.
- Ability to work independently.
- Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience.
- Experience in the design, analysis, coordination, and /or implementation of biomedical research projects.

- MPH or similar Master's degree desired.
- Experience supporting NIH-funded training grants.
- Grant and contract experience desired.
- Sense of humor.
- Work experience in a low-middle income country (LMIC).

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