Project Mgr II/III

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

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

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 provided to patients in ways that reduce the economic and human burden of cancer.

The Regional Collaborations Project Manager will work closely with the HICOR Directors and senior program staff to oversee all aspects of a portfolio of cancer care delivery research and oncology performance reporting projects conducted through a regional network of cancer care delivery systems. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of program goals in relation to the overall HICOR mission and strategy. This position is responsible for planning and developing content for community-based scientific seminars and stakeholder engagement conferences.

- Serve as liaison with external stakeholders and collaborators, including executive level project sponsors. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with key program players. Seek and develop positive and effective relationships with partner organizations and collaborators.
- Coordinate design and implementation of multiple cancer care delivery research projects. Define project requirements, scope of work, staffing requirements, organization, and approach. Respond to dynamic nature of regional collaborations program, adjusting project priorities as the program evolves.
- Develop project plans, milestones and overall timelines, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed on time and within budget.
- Develop tools to effectively communicate status to program leadership. Identify, communicate, and problem-solve roadblocks or other issues. Identify and bring to the attention of project leadership any barriers to and/or opportunities for progress.
- Assist the Principal Investigator and project team in the design of project/study methods such as study subject recruitment, selection and retention, data collection, and database management.
- Recruit, train and supervise and mentor junior staff. Supervise staff including hiring, training, performance evaluation and management, and management of personnel changes.
- Serve as project/program liaison and point person for external and internal communications, representing the project to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals, institutional partners and collaborators, outside organizations, patients, scientists, and sponsors.
- Ensure compliance with relevant ethics and confidentiality regulations including human subjects issues and data use agreements.
- Organize and facilitate regular status meetings with project team, preparing and distributing minutes, agendas, and other materials as needed.
- Develop scientific correspondence, substantive reports, project summaries, and other documents for a variety of constituents and purposes (sponsors, scientists, potential partners, and others).
- Coordinate the submission of study results, articles, and manuscripts for publication, writing portions of articles/manuscripts as required.
- Oversee all administrative, compliance and regulatory aspects of research projects.

BA/BS in related field required. MA/MS desired. Minimum of five years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's progressively responsible research management experience. Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience. Proactive management style; including ability to work independently and confidently with senior scientists. Professional written and oral communication and presentation skills to convey complex situations in a clear, concise manner. Demonstrated ability to engage substantively in scientific projects.


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