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The Project Coordinator, Center for Accelerated Translation in Pancreas Cancer (CATPAC) is responsible for day-to-day coordination of clinical and preclinical studies under the direction of the PI and the Hingorani Translational Research Program Manager. This part-time position represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated individual with a passion for research to work and learn in a dynamic scientific environment while addressing important problems relevant for the successful treatment of cancer.
The Project Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the operations of our pancreas cancer biorepository program and other pancreas cancer research team studies. This will involve implementing study processes, assisting with protocol development, coordinating collections and shipments, assuring adherence to regulatory guidelines and maintaining study records. This position will define and implement best practices for data and materials management and will also conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in team projects.
Maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the CATPAC pancreas biorepository and ensure program compliance with SOPs
Coordinate operations of the biorepository project and assist with resource planning
Prepare study templates and documentation for collection and distribution of specimens; ensure regulatory compliance
Manage priorities for a team of data coordinators responsible for consent, collection and day-to-day collection activities
Manage specimen distribution process; pickup at UW Medical Center and courier samples to their destinations and/or coordinate pickup and distribution with the assistance of on-call staff
Manage protocol modifications and annual reporting requirements
As needed, review medical records to ascertain study eligibility and consent study subjects to biorepository protocol
May attend clinic visits when appropriate to provide education about study requirements
Coordinate and ensure quality of clinical data abstraction
Identify and communicate procedural problems
Create and maintain project web sites
Regularly communicate status to team
Manage project databases and tracking tools; maintain knowledge of database definitions and usage and work with programmers to modify as needed
Monitor project/study expenses and prepare financial reports
Serve as a point of contact for protocol procedures, data and specimen collection requirements and other study related operations
Support multiple projects in varied environments with frequently competing deadlines and changing priorities
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelors degree, preferably in a biological field
Minimum of three years of experience in a clinical or laboratory research setting
Experience managing projects from inception through closure
Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to grasp details of situation quickly and volunteer and facilitate solutions
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent critical thinking with ability to synthesize a large amount of information and anticipate needs
Demonstrated ability to quickly and independently learn new technologies
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and data management tools
Must be flexible and quickly adapt to changing priorities
Ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure
Occasional nights and/or weekends will be required
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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.