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.The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Program is part of an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTN's mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses to testing vaccine efficacy. The Laboratory Program is responsible for carrying out the scientific agenda of the HVTN in determining by laboratory based studies which vaccine regimens should be advanced for efficacy trials and show promise for licensure. This effort includes leading a number of working groups, committees, specimen repository oversight, assay performance and quality assurance.Provides administrative support to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Laboratory Operations Group in day-to-day operations. Assists Associate Director in developing policies and procedures. Administers appointments for the Associate Director of Labortoary Operations and other members of the group as necessary. Implements and administers policies and procedures. Carries-out moderately complex special assignments or projects.The incumbent works with minimal supervision and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying-out responsibilities within the framework of the department/study policies and procedures and is expected to keep abreast of changes in regulations, protocols, laws, and procedures related to work responsibilities. May coordinate the work of other staff.Cooridinate conference calls & meetings the the HVTN lab operations group. Reserve conference rooms, take notes during meetings and facilitate the distribution of the meeting minutes. Prepare and distribute reports and other documents.Assist in the development & distribution of department/study materials. Assist with the preparation and publication of laboratory-related manuals. Coordinate updates of published manuals. Prepare and distribute minutes for meetings and conference calls.Provide administrative assistance, including appointment management, to the Associate Director of Laboratory Operations.Carry-out moderately complex special assignments or projects.Make accurate and complete postings to department/study records and maintain filing and record keeping system in accordance with policies and procedures.Perform administrative or complex clerical responsibilities as required.Coordinate administrative details for other lab-related meetings and workshops.May assist with the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.Perform other responsibilities as assigned.BA/BS in a related field of study.Minimum of three years experience in a related field.Special skills and required background to be determined by each department/study where job exists.Skills necessary generally will include: organizational skills, word processing/computer skills and strong written and oral communication skills.
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.