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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.
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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world's largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy.
The Project Manager I will coordinate and independently manage projects and administrative activities in support of clinical and scientific development, clinical trials and special projects, including developing, implementing, improving and maintaining policies, procedures, and tools to facilitate the work of the HVTN Clinical and Scientific Development Units. Judgment is used daily in interpreting policy, representing the Units, and interacting with staff in the Network and outside organizations.
The Clinical Development Unit leads multi-stakeholder, global protocol teams through HIV vaccine and monoclonal antibody clinical trial development, implementation, and dissemination of results; provides clinical and safety monitoring of trials; leads cross-protocol initiatives and facilitates coordination across Network clinical trials; and provides expertise and conducts research in social and behavioral science. The Scientific Development Unit conducts vaccine product landscape analyses, communicates scientific findings, and facilitates scientific dialogue to generate new scientific studies; and manages clinical trial programs and protocol development.
1. Support HVTN Clinical and Scientific Development committees and teams, including coordinating with NIH Division of AIDS (DAIDS) colleagues, clinical research site investigators, and other collaborators globally; coordinating with HVTN Core Operations Center, Statistical and Data Management Center, Laboratory, and other colleagues locally; facilitating meetings and conference calls; and identifying and resolving outstanding issues and action items.
2. Facilitate communication and collaboration on clinical trials, scientific initiatives and data, and complex scientific and clinical cross-protocol issues involving multiple internal and external Network stakeholders.
3. Facilitate information tracking and information sharing among internal and external stakeholders, including soliciting and collating information; creating complex reports, presentations, and other visual aids; developing and maintaining SharePoint and other web content; and distributing information responsively with appropriate parties.
4. Develop and maintain training documents and facilitate orientation of new employees in the Clinical and Scientific Development Units.
5. Facilitate and support the development of protocol and cross-protocol guidance and training documents.
6. Develop, actively monitor, and maintain tools to support clinical and safety monitoring.
7. Track progress and facilitate timely completion of multiple projects.
8. Direct special projects for the Clinical and Scientific Development Units.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
• BA/BS in related field required. MA/MS preferred. Other relevant work experience may substitute.
• Minimum of three or more years of related project management experience in a clinical research setting.
• Biological science and clinical trials experience preferred.
• Experience working in a global network with off-site collaborators preferred.
• Excellent communication skills and scientific vocabulary; capable of effective verbal and written communication with clinical research staff, health professionals, clinical investigators, community partners, and other Network stakeholders.
• Organizational skills, close attention to detail, and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
• Must have demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in a dynamic environment.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Knowledge of SharePoint and of database tracking and project applications such as Project Manager and Visio is preferred.
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