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This position coordinates research and administrative activities in support of various Epidemiology Program studies. The position involves many diverse tasks, including participant recruitment activities, participant consenting, specimen procurement, monitoring and tracking study progress, mailing approach letters, carrying-out moderately complex research assignments, and assisting in study implementation.
The coordinator works under the direction of the Study Manager and/or Principal Investigator, referring project/study issues on and/or soliciting guidance as necessary. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying-out moderately complex research assignments. The incumbent may coordinate the work of other study staff. They work independently with health care providers, study participants, and other personnel within and outside of the Epidemiology Program, and is responsible for organizing study logistics and study materials. The coordinator may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:
Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects are completed according to study timelines and in accordance with protocol, IRB, grant, and Center specifications.
Oversee biospecimen collection, tracking, management, and dispatch of samples.
Assist in the development of research materials, which will include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and administrative materials.
Serve as department/study liaison, provide information to Center staff and outside organizations, and represent the department/study at various meetings or events as required.
Carry-out routine and moderately complex research assignments in support of research studies.
Consent and track participants, administer phone interviews and follow-up as needed, send out questionnaires, review and track questionnaire responses, perform and oversee data entry.
Travel locally to collect and transport specimens to Fred Hutch from other study sites, including on some evenings for high-priority specimens (comp time will be provided).
May coordinate the work of study staff, including training and orientation and assigning, checking, and evaluating work.
Gather information and prepare special and recurring reports.
Perform other responsibilities as required.
BA/BS in related field required.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have excellent organizational skills, be able to handle multiple tasks, and work independently.
The candidate needs to communicate and interact well with study participants, health care personnel, and research staff.
Must be comfortable with MS Office software.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.