Project Manager (PMO) I - Public Health Sciences

Organization
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 with minimal side effects. 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 Tobacco and Health Behavior Science Research Group is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our research includes a focus on testing innovative behavioral interventions to change unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking). Our group is now conducting several clinical trials to test a form of therapy, called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, to help people quit smoking.

- With direct supervision from the PI, the project manager will apply special skills and knowledge in managing research and administrative activities and in carrying-out complex research assignments.
- Overseeing the work of and collaborating with both the internal and external team members consisting of computer programmers, survey data collectors, statisticians, - therapists, psychology thesis students, collaborating scientists, and external project managers.
- Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing each clinical trial.
- Develop and monitor project/study budget, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines and requirements.
- Set project goals and timelines, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed.
- Develop, interpret, and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
- Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
- Monitor and respond to participant queries.
- Track study data and compile reports.
- Attend project meetings and write minutes for the project team, managing follow-up activities as needed.
- Maintain proper study records.
- Produce special and recurring reports.
- Perform other responsibilities as required.
- BA/BS in related field required.
- Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's project/study management experience in a research or clinical setting.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A genuine passion for smoking cessation behavioral interventions and/or public health issues;
- Ability to work both independently and collaborate with an interdisciplinary scientific team.
- Strong supervisory and budgeting experience.

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