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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.
Collaborative Data Services (CDS) provides scientific support to researchers at the Fred Hutch. We are currently seeking a part-time English-Spanish Translator who will be responsible for translating a variety of materials including but not limited to study documents and recordings of interviews and focus groups. The incumbent follows strict regulatory guidelines in accomplishing work assignments. Non-routine decisions are referred to the supervisor. The position reports to the CDS Project Manager.
This is an hourly position with assignments that can vary from 5-10 hours per project and are dependent upon client requests. The tasks for this position can be completed from home and after business hours. This would need to be determined based on the clients needs and timelines.
Please note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic most work can be completed from home.
The Translator speaks and writes Spanish professionally (native-level fluency preferred). We require them to be certified by DSHS, American Translators Association (ATA) OR have obtained a university degree in Language Translation or Applied Linguistics; AND Have a minimum of 3 years verifiable experience providing document translations. Must be able to work independently and with a team. Some independent judgment is used in carrying out responsibilities within established guidelines. Responsibilities include:
Translating study documents from English to Spanish (forward and back translation)
Transcribing recorded phone interviews and focus groups from English to Spanish (forward and back translation)
Performing sight translation when needed
Understanding the study clients target demographic and be able to render a full adaptation of the translated material
Collaborating with translation team to coordinate translation assignments for projects and regulatory deadlines
Who You Are
You are flexible, a quick learner, and can adapt to new situations with ease
You possess the ability to communicate professionally and accurately in Spanish (oral and written)
You are able and comfortable with translating and adapting research study documents that contain technical research/medical information; for example: research study protocols, informed consent, & participant questionnaires
You are able to work both independently and with a team from home, if necessary
Can provide expert and proficient translation in English and Spanish
Be certified by DSHS, American Translators Association (ATA) OR have obtained a university degree in Language Translation or Applied Linguistics
Have a minimum of 3 years verifiable experience providing document translations
Experience using Spanish in a professional business setting is a plus
Understanding of regional variations of Spanish is a plus
Knowledge of medical and research terminology in Spanish is a plus
Comfortable learning new software and using Microsoft applications
Ability to multitask
Excellent time management skills
Are highly organized and able to document information
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.