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 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.
This position works independently in performing responsibilities on projects and related activities and under the overall supervision of the Research Administrative Manager for the Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program. Responsibilities can be complex and specialized or confidential in nature. Judgment is used daily in interpreting policy, representing the department or program head, interacting with Center staff and outside organizations, and working with highly sensitive or confidential information.
Perform administrative duties to include office organization, records maintenance and coordination of functions with various individuals and organizations
Represent the department or program head to various individuals and organizations. Attend meetings and conferences in department or program head's absence as necessary
Participate in the preparation of grants and budgets working directly with divisional and Center administration to ensure proper formatting and timely submission
Gather and compile data for contract and grant proposals, and reports of complex nature
Develop, with the department head, grant and budget proposals
Monitor grants, contracts and budgets to document expenditures and verify proper accountability
Purchase equipment and supplies for the program, obtain bids as required and perform inventory control duties; work with purchasing department as required
Arranges conference and meeting schedules, travel agendas and requirements and activities as required by the program head; performs clerical duties to include preparation of correspondence, manuscripts, etc. and has responsibility for office operation
Function as a primary contact person for the department
Assist in supervision of staff
Verify and approve, on behalf of superiors, a variety of budget expenditures
Process Time and Effort payroll information for the department staff
Word process correspondence, and technical material (i.e. reports, manuscripts) for the department
Establish procedures and interpret and apply administrative policies to the work unit
Ensure that policies are established within the office to protect sensitive or confidential information
Perform projects specific to the department
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum of five years progressively complex administrative experience. Additional experience may substitute for educational requirement
Strong computer and word processing skills
Proficiency with a variety of software packages
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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.