Project Coordinator I-II, Computational Biology Program

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

Cures 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.

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Project Coordinator works independently in performing daily responsibilities, referring issues on as necessary. The position requires an ability to work cooperatively within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment, and communicate effectively with scientific and administrative staff.

This position will work closely with various principal investigators and program staff to provide research & administrative support. Support includes pre and post-award grant and contract coordination, budget monitoring, ensuring human subjects approval, and coordinating work and communication among investigators and staff.

- Grant and contract coordination for Computational Biology (CB) Program faculty. Coordinate pre and post- award activities including facilitating the grant application process, preparing budgets, writing/editing portions of text as needed, preparing and submitting progress reports, budget monitoring and close-out of grants to ensure compliance with Center/Sponsor guidelines.
- Stay apprised of Center and funding agency announcements, rules, and changes that may impact the way in which grants are requested and administered.
- Work with Program Manager to monitor budgets for grants, contracts, subcontracts, subprojects, etc. Track spending to ensure that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with Sponsor/Center guidelines and regulations.
- Participate in the preparation of recurring reports and analysis for program planning.
- Ensure Human Subjects/IR compliance for all grants, contracts & subcontracts, working with program staff to prepare application and renewal documentation and working with the IRO to keep updated on current policy.
- Coordinate collaboration between participating institutions (including managing subcontracts, tracking invoices, IRB assurances, MTAs, etc.).
- Participate in complex, multi-site projects as needed. Assist in developing protocols, creating research tools and tracking progress against timelines.
- Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
- Attend OSR, IRB and PHS Project Administrator meetings to remain up-to-date on Division and Center policies.
- Participate in HR actions such as hiring, on-boarding, and off-boarding.
- Assist with time and effort reporting process and perform related data entry.
- Work with program staff to maintain updated CVs, Biographical Sketches and Other Support documents as necessary.
- Perform other responsibilities as required.

- A minimum of 1 year post-master's, or 3 years post-bachelor's project coordination experience, preferably within a research or academic setting.
- A minimum of 3 years of complex administrative experience.
- Financial management and grant and contract experience.
- Proficiency with MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.

- MA/MS desired.

Key Skills and Abilities:
- Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to manage multiple, complex and competing activities, have great attention to detail, troubleshoot and be able to work with all levels of an organization.
- Independence, initiative, a commitment to high quality work as well as the ability to work both in independent and collaborative environments are required.

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