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 and largest 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.This individual will manage and coordinate activities related to the recruitment and assessment of patients with late stage cancer and their spouses/ partners in the context of a multi-site study titled Couple Communication in Cancer. The study is led by Principal Investigators Shelby Langer (Arizona State University) and Laura Porter (Duke University), with subcontracts to Fred Hutch and the University of Washington. Couples will be recruited from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Duke Cancer Institute (217 couples per site).Interface with Principal Investigators and personnel at Duke University to ensure parallel processes across sites.Interface with investigators and the Seattle-based clinical research coordinators to monitor and refine recruitment strategies as necessary.Approach and consent couples coping with late stage breast cancer (approximately 70).Approach and consent couples coping with late stage colon or rectal cancer (approximately 130).Connect with pertinent FHCRC-based marketing and minority affairs departments to discuss recruitment strategies and ensure attainment of minority enrollment goals; troubleshoot as necessary.Set up and maintain behavioral laboratory, including necessary audio- and video-recording equipment.Conduct baseline laboratory sessions (approximately 200); this entails scheduling the sessions, greeting couples, administering baseline questionnaires via REDCap, recording couple conversations, and training participants on how to access the smartphone application and complete ecological momentary assessments over the following two weeks.Troubleshoot issues with the smartphone application; monitor data collection and provide descriptive statistics to team.Aggregate audio- and video-tape data across sites; prepare for observational coding.Manage ecological momentary assessment data using SPSS, per consultation with ASU-based statistician.Prepare audiotape data for analysis of fundamental frequency.Coordinate and run multi-site team meetings.Draft IRB modifications .Assist in preparation of annual report to funding agency; gather pertinent information from all sites.Review and confirm scoring syntax for all questionnaire-based measures.Conduct literature review and create table providing normative data for all measures, if available.Ensure that participant incentives are paid in a timely fashion.Monitor participant retention and discuss/ troubleshoot with team as needed.Participate as a co-author in the preparation of abstracts, presentations and manuscripts.Participate in data interpretation and planning for next-step intervention trial(s); provide input based on face-to-face interaction with couples.Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in the sciences, applied health field, information technology, or business.Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related project/study management experience in health-related research. administration (laboratory, clinical, or prevention).Experience as a research project coordinator or manager.Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience.Quality assurance experience.Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel to support tasks listed above.Preferred Qualifications: Background in Psychology or other social science.Master's degree in social or biological science.Experience approaching and consenting clinical samples.Experience working with individuals undergoing cancer treatment or cancer survivors (or persons coping with other chronic illnesses).Experience managing observational studies or clinical trials.Experience using REDCapAbility to work independently as well as within a team, and to take initiative.Systems thinking and organizational skills, i.e., project coordination.Experience using SPSS.Key Skills and abilities: Ability to work independently as well as within a team, and to take initiative.Systems thinking and organizational skills, i.e., project coordination.
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.