Project Manager II

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.
The Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) ( within Fred Hutch works to eliminate or minimize the worldwide impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD, The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) provides statistical collaboration to infectious disease researchers around the world and conducts a complementary program of statistical methodology, and mathematical modeling research. SCHARP also collects, manages, and analyzes data from clinical trials and epidemiological studies dedicated to the elimination of infectious disease as a threat to human health.

SCHARP is seeking a Project Manager II for planning, resource coordination, scheduling, budgeting, and execution of various projects in support of the data management and data analytics units supporting clinical research.

- Reports to the Manager of Project Management Office (PMO).
- Employs PMBOK to manage multiple projects of varying sizes as assigned.
- Applies experience and knowledge in support of operational and technology goals.
- Works with project sponsors, business analysts and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, risks, organization, and approach.
- Responsible for creation and management of project artifacts including charters, change management plans, communication plans, work breakdown structures, schedules, risk, issue, and decision logs.
- Works with resource managers to obtain resources.
- Provides leadership and direction to the project team, in alignment with SCHARP SDLC where applicable.
- Builds and maintains strong working relationships with team members, project sponsors and peers.
- Provide status reporting to the project management steering committee, project sponsors, team, and stakeholders.
- Manages scope, schedule, and budget changes according to defined change control procedures.
- Serves as project liaison, representing the project to other departments, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations as applicable.
- Performs other responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in related field (PMP Certification in combination with experience acceptable in lieu of degree)
- A minimum of 4 years project management experience with operational and/or technical projects
- Experience managing multiple projects from inception through closure utilizing project management methodology
- Demonstrated excellent human relations, facilitation and influencing skills to deal effectively with all levels of employees and management
- Ability to quickly synthesize complex issues to move project forward
- Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications:
- PMP or equivalent degree/certification
- Experience managing projects for scientific research, life sciences, research data management or data analytics organizations
- Experience with both IT and Non-IT projects 

To apply for this position, please CLICK HERE

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.