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The Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) program housed within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at Fred Hutch is seeking a an Executive Assistant to support the Gottardo Lab and the Translational Data Science (TDS) IRC. This position willProvide administrative support for the day-to-day activities of the Principal Investigator (PI) including but not limited to calendaring, communication, and travel. This person will work independently and is expected to take initiative and exercise sound judgment to prioritize and accomplish multiple responsibilities within a challenging and high demand work environment. This role demands a strong sense of urgency and the ability to work independently on assignments and demonstrate sound judgment. The right candidate will have a strong bias for action and the ability to think proactively and strategically. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with senior professionals inside and outside the company is imperative.
This position reports to the Admin Manager of the Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology Program within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. The positions primary responsibility is to support the PI (Gottardo Lab and TDS IRC) and other administrative tasks.
Proactively work with the PI to understand points of flexibility, level of importance, and required attendance to navigate competing priorities and commitments in calendaring, both internal and external to Fred Hutch. Manage a very complex and ever-evolving calendar. Assist in keeping to the days schedule through ongoing communication and notification.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of all materials, including mail and email, and the logistics of administrative flow for the PIs growing lab
Triage phone, mail and e-mail correspondence daily. Serve as the point of contact for a diverse set of stakeholders and collaborators.
Work with the travel agency to make arrangements for travel, including flights, hotel, rental cars, and registration fees
Collect receipts, identify budget sourcing, prepare, and reconcile travel expenses and credit card statements
Assist with recruiting, onboarding, and offboarding activities with support from the Administrative Manager and HR
Coordinate space availability and set-up workstations for new employees, rotating graduate students and visitor
Coordinate meetings including conference rooms, meals, A/V equipment, invitations, and preparation of meeting materials
Attend regular program meetings, prepare and distribute agendas, and take and distribute meeting minutes
Format and coordinate scientific manuscript preparation with author and co-authors; arrange for submission to journals for publication
Maintain PIs CV, biosketch and list of publications in EndNote. Track PMCID publication numbers as needed.
Prepare and provide required documents for grants and contracts proposal submissions
Purchase supplies, process shipping, and other duties as needed while utilizing and facilitating good communication and working relationships with existing support services within Fred Hutch
Participate in divisional or institutional improvement projects and problem resolution related to administration
Carry out special assignments and perform other responsibilities as assigned
Minimum of 5 years office and administrative experience
Have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to switch gears at a moments notice
Make smart and timely decisions; understand when to take ownership of a decision and when to involve other parties
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments at any given time while maintaining commitment to deadlines
Able to professionally triage and troubleshoot while using independent judgement
Highly motivated, organized individual who is able to work effectively with minimal supervision. Must have demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as within a team, to anticipate upcoming tasks, track projects and assignments, and to take initiative, and be flexible with change.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a diverse team with a commitment to equity and inclusion
A successful candidate must have a dynamic personality and the ability to work well with ever changing priorities and needs, sometimes at the last minute. Ability to deliver excellent customer service
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Willing to ask for direction or ask questions if given unclear projects or tasks, be proactive
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Ability to build relationships and work in a team environment
Solid background in planning travel and meeting agendas
Comfortable with enforcing boundaries and making judgment calls with little guidance in regard to protecting the time of the very busy Principle Investigator
Experience scheduling at a senior management and/or executive-level
Experience providing support in an academic or research environment
An excellent sense of humor
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.