Project Coordinator I/II - HICOR

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.

HICOR is a research institute at Fred Hutch dedicated to reducing the human and economic burden of cancer for patients, families and society. We develop and apply innovative scientific methods in health economics, clinical and public health research, and data science to enhance value in cancer care and improve outcomes for patients.HICOR's mission is to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment services in ways that reduce the economic and human burden of cancer.

HICOR is seeking a full-time Project/Data coordinator to coordinate a portfolio of research projects that involve the use and linkage of large healthcare datasets including cancer registries, healthcare claims databases, clinical, and self-reported data. This position will involve developing and maintaining data use agreements, policies, procedures, research instruments and administrative materials, carrying out complex research assignments, and assisting in study implementation. The ideal candidate is analytical, detail-oriented with strong computer skills and experience and has an interest working with healthcare databases and large datasets in a dynamic research setting.

*A Cover letter detaling your interest in the position is STRONGLY preferred*

Under general supervision the incumbent works independently in performing daily responsibilities, referring project/study issues to Project Director and Investigators as necessary. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities, developing research and administrative materials, and in carrying out complex research assignments. Multi-tasking, communication, and organizational skills are critical to this position.

Perform some or all of the following responsibilities:
- Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects and tasks are completed according to project/study timelines.
- Draft study timelines and project implementation plans.
- Liase with external partners and Fred Hutch legal counsel to execute and administer data use agreements; monitor active agreements to ensure compliance. Serve as reference resource to Faculty, other staff members and other organizations with questions about data collection or protocol procedures and requirements.
- Coordinate the use of online or other research data collection systems, including Survey Monkey, RedCap, and others.
- Prepare complex applications to request data from federal and state government agencies, and from collaborating academic institutions and other organiztions.
- Develop and administer policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications. Insure that policies and procedures are in accordance with all IRBs represented in the project.
- Prepare and submit IRB applications relating to the use of large datasets; manage approved IR files to ensure that all data use instances are compliant.
- Work with Investigators to develop research materials which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials. Develop, review, edit, and revise administrative materials.
- Carry out complex research assignments in support of project/study, requiring advanced related education and/or experience.
- Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
- Attend committee meetings, monitor activities to ensure objectives have been met within designated time frame, and coordinate follow-up activities.
- Work with financial staff to coordinate grant/contract application and renewal processes, writing portions of grants/contracts as required.
- Track study progress and and prepare reports for Principal Investigator, affiliated institutions, and funding agencies.
- Assist in the analysis of project/study data.
- Coordinate the submission of study results, articles, and manuscripts for publication, writing portions of articles/manuscripts as required.
- Manage project/study database(s) and work with programmers in developing and upgrading database to ensure maximum effectiveness.
- Monitor project/study budget in conjunction with financial staff, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines and regulations.
- Produce special and recurring reports.
- Performs other responsibilities as required.

*A Cover letter detaling your interest in the position is STRONGLY preferred*

- BA/BS in related field required.
- Minimum of three years post-bachelor's project coordination experience in a research setting.
- Demonstrated experience with data-focused projects.
- Extensive experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint important, familiarity with EndNote a plus.
- Meticulous, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities required.
- Must have ability to work independently and take initiative in a dynamic environment. Must exhibit excellent dependability and flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.

- Masters Degree in Public Health or other related field.
- Familiarity with NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program, SEER-Medicare data.
- Knowledge of healthcare claims data is a plus.

If interested, please apply online at

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