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Research Project Manager I in Seattle, Washington | Careers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA 98101
Full-time, Part-time

Job ID 18986
Type Regular Full-Time
Company Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location US-WA-Seattle
Category Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


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.

The Gottardo lab is looking for a Research Project Manager for Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center (VISC) operations.

Led by Dr. Raphael Gottardo, the VISC partners with world-class research programs to tackle global public health initiatives in infectious disease. The VISC operates within two global research networks: the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) and the Global Health Vaccine Accelerator Platforms (GH-VAP). The VISC has additional dedication to open science exemplified by their DataSpace web application.

The CAVD is an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to designing a variety of novel HIV vaccine candidates and advancing the most promising candidates to clinical trials. The GH-VAP supports laboratory and clinical research to accelerate vaccine discovery and translation related to non-HIV infectious diseases, including COVID-19, TB, and malaria.

The project manager will work with the Associate Director of VISC Operations to develop a roadmap to bring each project to completion. The incumbent will oversee a diverse portfolio of projects that include pre-clinical and clinical trials. The project manager, with input from the Associate Director of VISC Operations, will coordinate activities among staff including faculty, statisticians, programmers, and data coordinators. They will also maintain collaborative relationships with external stakeholders.

  • Work with teams composed of researchers, statisticians, and other project managers to define project requirements, scope of work, staffing requirements, organization, and approach.
  • Develop project milestones and timelines
  • Track project milestones and deliverables. Ensure team and stakeholders are informed of project status and issues.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Intake and prioritize incoming requests
  • Organize and facilitate regular status meetings with project team, preparing and distributing minutes, agendas, and other materials as needed
  • Aid in preparation of progress report, proposals, and presentations
  • Aid in planning annual Scientific Advisory Board meeting
  • Aid in budget monitoring
  • Occasional domestic and/or international travel required



  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related experience
  • Experience in clinical trial or regulated research settings. Experience with managing immunology, infectious disease, virology research projects, and/or data management experience, preferably in a laboratory/research setting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office software and familiar with data management practices
  • Experience in facilitating and building consensus in an interdisciplinary team environment. Able to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of collaborators
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently using strong organizational, project and time management skills.


  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Specific training or certification in project management best practices desirable
  • Familiarity with project management software and tools desirable
  • Experience in grant or proposal writing desirable

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 (see application details) or by calling (see application details).
Posting ID: 620933947Posted: 2021-06-17Job Title: Research Project Manager