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\u2019s 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\u2019s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women\u2019s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) takes an innovative approach to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, treatment and therapy while stemming the high costs of cancer care. HICOR\u2019s diverse portfolio includes federally and privately funded research projects investigating a variety of aspects of the cancer experience in the community, including patterns of screening, treatment, and treatment decision making, with particular interest in health care economics and outcomes. HICOR also has experience in designing and performing cost-effectiveness analyses of drugs, devices, and interventions, with an eye towards supporting public and private decision making to maximize health value under resource constraints.
About the Value in Cancer Care Initiative
Since its inception in 2014, HICOR has been developing a community engagement program called the Value in Cancer Care (VCC) Initiative. The VCC Initiative engages a regional network of patient and stakeholder partners in a range of activities, including 1) identifying shared priorities for improving cancer care, 2) characterizing community performance relative to shared priorities through the generation of performance metrics, and 3) engaging the community in designing and implementing community-based Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) experiments that test interventions aimed at improving performance for all providers in the network. The network is comprised of 30+ patient partners and 75 stakeholder partners representing the majority of oncology practices, as well as public and private health insurers in Washington State. The network serves as a valuable and unique resource for generating pilot data and testing promising interventions that could benefit the community in partnership with commercial and industry collaborators.
The Research and Regional Collaborations Manager will work closely with the HICOR Directors and senior program staff to oversee all aspects of the Value in Cancer Care Initiative research portfolio, performance reporting projects, and regional engagement activities within the VCC network of care delivery systems. This position bridges scientific and community engagement arenas, requiring knowledge of cancer care delivery research study design and implementation, as well as knowledge of the clinical and private sector context for CCDR in the community. The ideal candidate is a strong strategic thinker who can engage substantively in the \u201cbig picture\u201d issues of maintaining and growing the VCC Initiative, while also effectively managing daily project and research operations.
The Manager will be responsible for general project management tasks such as timeline development and implementation, progress monitoring, internal and external program communications, and budget monitoring. The Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining comprehensive policies and procedures for carrying out the goals of the VCC Initiative such as management of access to the network for research opportunities, soliciting community feedback for VCC initiatives, and the facilitation of communication between community partners and HICOR/Fred Hutch researchers. This position is responsible for planning and developing content such as research protocols, reports, and community engagement materials for the VCC Initiative\u2019s clinical and patient partner networks.
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.