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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Program is part of an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTNs mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses to testing vaccine efficacy. The Laboratory Program is responsible for carrying out the scientific agenda of the HVTN in determining by laboratory based studies which vaccine regimens should be advanced for efficacy trials and show promise for licensure. This effort includes leading a number of working groups, committees, specimen repository oversight, assay performance and quality assurance.
The Laboratory Protocol Coordinator III/Supervisor is a senior contributor who will manage a team that coordinates and supports the laboratory operations for HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) protocols (clinical trials). An individual in this role reports to the Director of Laboratory Operations but works with minimal day to day supervision. They will initiate critical tasks and demonstrate strong problem solving skills. The Laboratory Protocol Coordinator III/Supervisor will participate in HVTN conference calls and meetings, prepare written reports and oral presentations, and as necessary, assist with grant applications. They will coordinate with Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP), protocol teams, clinical trial sites and study sponsors on protocol operations, data transfer, analysis and presentations.
Hire, train and supervise Laboratory Protocol/Operations Coordinators
Represent the HVTN Laboratory Program on protocol teams.
Establish immunological assays and corresponding specimen needs for each study.
Lead completion and maintenance of Central Assay Plan for each protocol.
Serve as laboratory protocol liaison to other protocol team members, Center departments, funding agencies, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
Prepare operational plans for specimen collection and processing at the clinical research sites. Create study materials for laboratory-related procedures, including instructions and documents for the clinics and processing laboratories.
Contribute to case report form designs.
Prepare and maintain laboratory study cost estimates.
Participate in HVTN conference calls and meetings. Prepare written reports and oral presentations.
Facilitate communication between stakeholders to solve complex problems.
Troubleshoot operational details of clinical protocols with HVTN clinical and statistical groups.
Provide ongoing consultation on protocol laboratory related issues to protocol teams, network partners, sponsors and internal partners.
Monitor and work with clinical sites, including providing training, to ensure quality specimen collection and handling
Contribute to process improvement projects including but not limited to project working groups, updating template language and developing/updating work practice guidelines
Carry out complex projects. Set project goals and drive timelines to ensure that all activities are completed on time. Ensure clear internal, external and cross-unit collaboration and communication, including identification of milestones, issues & resolutions.
Increased involvement in downstream processes of protocol assay planning/oversight.
Carry out other complex responsibilities in support of the clinical trials and department needs.
PhD preferred, with 1 year experience with expertise in human clinical trials, immunology and/or virology is preferred. Or Master's/Bachelor's degree with 3+ years' experience with expertise in human clinical trials, immunology and/or virology plus 3 years of experience in the role of Laboratory Protocol Coordinator (or equivalent).
Experience in HIV-1 or SIV/macaque models a plus. Excellent written and oral communication is required.
Knowledge of T and B cell immunology and experience with immunological techniques such as flow cytometry is preferred
Personnel management experience preferred
Experience with MS Office.
Strong background in collaborative team leadership, project management and project completion.
Work under minimal supervision, and ability to create and manage project schedules, including tasks, deliverables, milestones and schedules.
Experience with GLPs and GCPs, CLIA and/or other laboratory certifications a plus.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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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.