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Fred Hutch Global Oncology (GO), a Cross-Divisional program overseen by the Research Administration office at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has a mission to reduce the global burden of cancers, especially in low and middle-income countries, through the advancement of research and the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies. A cornerstone of the program is a decade-long alliance with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that advances research, capacity building, and cancer care in Uganda.
Global Oncology is seeking a full-time project coordinator based in Seattle that will work with domestic and international sites to contribute to the programs strategic objectives in an international research setting. The coordinator will work under the general supervision of the GO Operations Manager but works independently in performing daily responsibilities. They will refer project issues to managers and research investigators when necessary. The positions administrative activities will include the coordination and support of multiple leadership and governance committees, coordination and support of annual scientific symposiums and retreats, coordination of the Adult Hematology/ Oncology fellowship, maintenance of the programs online knowledge management site, and the coordination of staff on/off-boarding, travel as well as oversight of the Uganda program project house guest visits and emergency and security procedures. The coordinator will also support the development of annual reports regarding the operations of the clinical care, research, and training facility located in Kampala, Uganda. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities, developing administrative materials and in carrying out complex assignments. Multi-tasking, excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to produce high-quality work within a collaborative team are critical to this position.
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.