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 Hutchs 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 nations first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Institutional Review Office (IRO) helps maintain the Fred Hutch human research protection program (HRPP). The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrative Assistant II position is a full-time, permanent position to provide administrative support to the IRB Committees A, B, C, and/or D. This position includes repeated, high-volume, detailed clerical work; word processing (MS Word and Excel); data entry into and querying of Access database; initial screening of new IRB applications, Research Modifications, Continuing Review Reports (CRR), and Closures; posting of supporting materials (i.e., protocol, consent, Investigational Brochure [IB]) to electronic IRB review system (eReview), as appropriate; and special tasks as necessary to support the staff and functions of the Institutional Review Office (IRO). This position demands 1) the ability to work independently yet as part of a team; 2) a service orientation both within Fred Hutch and in terms of the larger research community; and 3) commitment to meeting regulatory requirements and carefully documenting the processes for doing so. The IRO is a fast-paced setting with high demands balanced by a collegial atmosphere and wide opportunities for learning.
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.