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Sponsored Research Officer I at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  • 1.  Sponsored Research Officer I at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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    Posted 03-07-2022 10:52
    Edited by Cassy Wass 05-03-2022 11:19

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


    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. 


    This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely. 

    Responsibilities


    The Sponsored Research Officer I, Subawards
    , Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under the general direction of the Senior Sponsored Research Officer (Team Lead), Subawards provides comprehensive central support for non-accounting post award functions and services related to the administration of sponsored projects at Fred Hutch. As a part of the Outgoing Subaward Team, the Sponsored Research Officer I, provides and maintains a high level of service to and partnership with the Fred Hutch research community. The incumbent may serve on a team with specific focus areas, including outgoing subawards and subcontracts under Fred Hutch prime. 

    • On behalf of Fred Hutch, with minimal oversight, and within delegated authorities, exercise independent signature authority for subawards, including drafting, issuing, negotiating and executing subawards, determining the need for legal review and coordinating institutional policy exceptions
    • With minimal oversight, drafts and negotiates research contracts and agreements of varying complexities, coordinates administration of sponsored projects and subrecipient monitoring and reporting obligations under Fred Hutch prime agreements. Ensures that negotiations of award terms, and the terms of subawards to other entities, protect the interests of the Hutch, its faculty and staff while balancing those interests with the needs of the sponsors and subrecipients
    • Serve as an expert for interpreting, explaining and applying Fred Hutch and sponsor policies, as well as applicable regulations related to research administration issues
    • Provide sponsored project central support to Fred Hutch Researchers and Research Administrators for post-award administrative matters involving subawards
    • Assist in resolving pre- and post-award issues related to sponsored projects
    • Act as primary liaison with extramural sponsors and regulatory oversight agencies as necessary, including review and endorsement of official institutional correspondence to external sponsors and collaborating institutions
    • Serve as an expert campus resource regarding subaward administration and for interpreting and applying external research regulations and policies, guidelines and procedures related to the administration, management and oversight of sponsored projects and research administration
    • Advise Fred Hutch personnel and leadership of critical and/or sensitive issues related to sponsored projects administration
    • Represent OSR at institution-wide meetings and teleconferences, and attend professional meetings and conferences of research administration societies and associations, as applicable
    • Special projects as assigned


    Qualifications


    Required

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • 1+ years of progressively responsible duties related to sponsored research, grants management or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
    • Demonstrated ability to function successfully as an effective part of a collaborative team environment in a complex organization
    • Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to write and format professional correspondence and reports
    • Demonstrated computer skills such as word processing, use and development of spreadsheets and database use

    Preferred

    • A bachelor's degree in a related field, experience with sponsored research, grants management or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
    • Ability to quickly analyze complex information using logic and reasoning to define problems, formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications

     

    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 anti-racism 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


    To apply for this position, please visit our website: Sponsored Research Officer I - Subawards


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    James Martinez
    Recruiting Programs Coordinator
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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