Project Manager I

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

The Project Manager (PM) will manage the day-to-day operation of a project or projects. They will develop policies, procedures, and methods for project implementation and evaluation to ensure congruence and coordination with grant-specific scopes of work.

The incumbent reports to the Principal Investigator (PI). They will have primary responsibility for one or more projects and limited areas of responsibility on others as needed. Independent judgment is used in the interpretation and implementation of project protocols, in the post-award management of budgets, and staff supervision. The PM will evaluate study progress, troubleshoot diverse issues, and take corrective action as required. They will guidance from the PI as desired and/or required.

This position is funded via sponsored projects (i.e., grants). Hence, emphasis is not only on oversight of current projects but on participating in the development of new proposals. PM will be a general resource to the PI.

- Facilitate the identification and implementation of project goals and timelines, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed as per the identified scope of work.
- Develop, interpret, administer, and monitor project/study policies and procedures to ensure compliance with grant protocols, IRB requirements, grants and contracts necessities, and other center specifications.
- Oversee the development, review, editing, and/or revision of research materials which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials.
- Work with the identified Fiscal Specialist on grant submissions, pre-award budget development, and post-award budget monitoring to ensure that all financial allocations and expenditures are congruent with funding source and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Office of Sponsored Research requirements
- Prepare monthly budget reports projecting anticipated expenditures, carry forward and no cost extension requests.
- Facilitate the preparation of annual progress reports for all relevant requestors, e.g., the NCI or the Colon Cancer Family Registry.
- Coordinate grant application and renewal processes with the PI, Fiscal Specialist, and Newcomb Studies Administrative Assistant, writing portions of grants as required.
- Serve as study liaison, representing the project to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations. Participate in working groups or committees as required or requested. Give presentations as necessary.

- Contact study participants as needed to respond to questions, concerns, or requests for information not otherwise available from other project staff.
- Supervise staff including hiring, training, evaluating performance, and handling disciplinary action, terminations, and layoffs.
- Organize and facilitate project staff meetings, preparing and distributing minutes and agendas and other meeting materials as needed.
- Coordinate space and equipment planning and utilization which includes evaluating current project/study needs, overseeing the acquisition of space and equipment, anticipating and planning for future needs.
- Serve as an active consultant on a wide variety of issues identified by the PI.
- Performs other responsibilities as required.

- A BA or BS in related field is required. An MPH, MA. or MS is desired.
- The incumbent will have a minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelors project management experience.
- This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience are a must.

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