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The Research Administrator in the Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program of the Clinical Research Division (CRD) Administrative team will work under the direction of the Program Research Manager and Program Director. Investigators within the Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Program conduct preclinical and clinical research on blood stem cell biology and transplantation and gene therapy and genome editing. Responsibilities of the Research Administrator will include management and oversight for program finance and administration, grants and contracts, and regulatory compliance, as well as compliance with Center policies and procedures. The Administrator also plays an important role in staff recruitment, training and performance management. The individual will report to the Research Administration Manager and oversee an Admin Coordinator.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Management of grants, contracts and research agreements awarded by a variety of funders including Federal agencies, private foundations and commercial enterprises
Proactive compliance with sponsor-specific reporting requirements, including tracking deadlines for progress reports, quarterly/annual financial reports and project closeouts
Establishing and monitoring budgets and spending ensuring compliance with regulations/guidelines
Prepare regular, relevant and timely reports for PIs and the CRD regarding spending, staffing, and future projections
Monitor program employees effort and salary allocation, assisting PIs with monthly effort reporting
Coordinate preparation of new grant applications, reviewing application guidelines, communicating requirements to the PIs, and facilitating submission together with relevant departments in FHCRC administration
Serve as a liaison with administrative departments within FHCRC and at collaborating institutions
Partner with University of Washington on collaborative proposals, reporting, and budget management
Assist in providing Human Resources with documents for annual merit & performance evaluations, employee on- and off-boarding and international work visa process
Prepare administrative documents and ensure regulations are followed for Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, and Hazardous Materials research
Assist laboratory personnel as needed with purchasing, shared resources access, and training requirements
Other tasks on an as needed basis
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience can substitute
Three years in pre- and post- award grants and contract management. Five years of pre- and post- award grants management is highly preferred
Research Administrator III minimum requirements: Two years in pre-award and post-award grants and contract management
Research Administrator IV minimum requirements: Three years in pre-award and post-award grants and contract management
Proficient in use of Excel
Proficient in fiscal and budgetary management
Excellent written and oral English language skills and the ability to communicate effectively with personnel from a variety of levels
The ideal candidate will have:
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
The ability to work well in a team with other research administrators
The ability to work independently, soliciting direction or assistance from the Research Administration Manager as required
Experience in preparing and managing grants and contracts
Experience in managing federal and industry sponsored funding
Experience working in a research organization, a university/medical school setting, or other complex non-profit organization
Good working knowledge of Smartsheet
Cover Letter is required with the application
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your 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 Employee Services Center at email@example.com 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.