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Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Coordination

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

February 3, 2022
Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Coordination

Job ID: 21617

Please apply at: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Coordination in Seattle, Washington | Careers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (


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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here. 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.    

We are actively expanding our central team to support Principal Investigators (PIs) and research study teams who are focused on mission-critical clinical trials programs.  

The Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Coordination is primarily responsible for oversight, administration, training, and optimization of clinical research coordination (CRC) activities for our oncology clinical trials portfolio. The trial portfolios include multi-site investigator-initiated IND trials, industry trials, and single-site investigator-initiated trials. 


Set vision and strategy for building and managing central clinical research coordinator (CRC) staff that are deployed across 10+ research programs.  
Establish operating model to integrate coordinator resources into new and existing study teams; in collaboration with research disease groups, administer research coordination strategies that meet the needs of each program while adhering to institutional standards. 
Define administrative direction and implementation of clinical research coordination functions, best practices, policies and SOPs to meet the needs of multiple disease groups/research programs. 
Manage multiple CRC teams and plan workload management, resources and hiring strategies for expanding program. 
Foster collaboration and clear engagement models between CRC functions, data coordination functions, research nursing functions and clinic operations functions.  
In partnership with Fred Hutch/ CRS Training Program, define onboarding and training for staff at all levels of experience.  
Form and execute plan to staff growing team by developing staff and offering professional growth opportunities. 
Compile and evaluate research resource utilization and allocation. 
Identify Consortium and program improvement opportunities and lead improvement efforts within team, including technology solutions; identify opportunities for expanding solutions to Consortium study teams.  
Make recommendations to leadership and oversee changes in operations as necessary. Develop systems for continuous monitoring. 
Define and report-out program metrics and key performance indicators for institutional and Consortium leadership, and faculty. 
Maintain liaison with all levels of administration, faculty, and outside organizations to coordinate CRC activities, and accomplish program goals. 



Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification or experience 
5 years’ experience of coordinator experience in the conduct of interventional, treatment, and/or FDA-regulated clinical trials, preferably oncology trials 
At least 2 years professional experience managing teams. Strong leadership skills are required to lead clinical resources through periods of growth, change and time pressure. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to:

manage a diverse team, think creatively and globally, project future needs, and be attuned to the day-to-day division operations 
effectively lead individual teams as well as act collaboratively across an organization 

Knowledge of FDA regulations, GCP guidelines, and other applicable federal regulations 
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders 
Experience working with EHR systems 
Experience working with clinical trial management system 
Excellent leadership abilities 
Excellent computer skills including ability to use wide variety of software packages for research data management 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 


Advanced degree preferred 
Demonstrated track record of hiring, training, and mentoring a team of clinical research coordinators 
Clinical research-related certification preferred 

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. 

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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