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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Project Manager III

  • 1.  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Project Manager III

    Posted 11-04-2021 07:54


    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 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.


    At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


    With direct supervision from the COMPASS Co-Director, and interacting with the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), the Project Manager III will apply their extensive knowledge base in the field of pancreatic cancer and diabetes to manage the day-to-day operations for two distinct studies 1) the New Onset Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Study (NOD) and 2) the Early Detection Initiative for Pancreatic Cancer (EDI). This position will spend approximately 60% effort on NOD and 40% effort on EDI. The Project Manager III will supervise a program assistant who will perform collaborative administrative duties, appropriately delegated by the manager. The Project Manager will also work collaboratively with others within the COMPASS group. The manager will work directly with internal and external Investigators, staff, and stakeholders.


    • Collaborate with both the internal and external team members consisting of computer programmers, statisticians, scientists, study coordinators, and other stakeholders
    • Assume oversight of coordination center activities for two established studies to include planning, monitoring goals of the projects, and working in close collaborations with NOD and EDI studies.
    • Work closely with the COMPASS Fiscal Manager, COMPASS Director and Co-Director on project budgets, 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 on track through completed.
    • Develop, interpret, and administer project policies and procedures according to protocol(s), Institutional Review Board (IRB), grant or contract specifications and Fred Hutch specifications.
    • Serve as project liaison, representing the project(s) to other Fred Hutch departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
    • Monitor and respond to staff and other stakeholders' queries. Track study data and compile reports.
    • Attend project meetings (in-person on and off site, webinars, and conference calls) and manage follow-up activities as needed.
    • Travel within the US with overnight stay to study sites, meetings, etc.
    • Maintain proper study records.
    • Produce special and recurring reports.
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • BA/BS in related field required.
    • Minimum of four years post-master's or seven years post-bachelor's project/study management experience in a research or clinical setting.
    • Minimum two years' experience managing others.
    • Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills. To include the ability to prepare presentations using PowerPoint or other presentation tools. Comfortable speaking/presenting to large groups of people.
    • Willing to travel post-pandemic


    • Knowledge of pancreatic diseases and diabetes highly desirable.
      Knowledge of IRB study requirements.
    • Software project management experience, and/or experience working with software programmers.


    Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
    As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


    A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

    Please apply: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Project Manager III in Seattle, Washington | Careers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (

    James Martinez
    Recruiting Programs Coordinator
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center