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CRS Assistant Director, Post Award Financial Management

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

September 27, 2023
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

We are actively expanding our Clinical Research Support (CRS) department to support Principal Investigators (PIs) and research study teams who are focused on mission-critical clinical trials programs. The CRS Assistant Director, Post Award Financial Management is primarily responsible for post award management of Oncology industry-funded clinical trials including sponsor invoicing, tracking of study budget to actuals, and financial management of post start-up amendments through the process of financial impact assessment, billing grid and budget updates.


Establish operating model to provide sponsor invoicing services for industry trials with tightly managed workflows for obtaining information on subject visits, generating sponsor invoicing, tracking sponsor receipts, reviewing vendor invoices, and reconciling receipts and payments with the clinical trial budget to maintain a clear view of trial financial health.

·       Establish operating model to provide financial management services for post start up amendment for industry trials with tightly managed workflows for assessment of amendments for impact to Billing Grid, Budget & Contract, management of amendment submissions through all aspects of the financial management pipeline.

·       Establish feedback loop between post award financial management teams and pre-award budgeting and contracting teams to help ensure learnings are continually being incorporated upstream into pre-award processes.

·       Maintain liaison with key stakeholders including research teams, regulatory teams, CTMS & other central offices to help ensure work is progressing per established process; collaboratively problem solve issues as they arise.

·       Define key performance indicators for areas of oversight and identify data sources for ongoing measurement to inform the CRS strategic plan.


Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification or experience 
7 years of progressively complex experience in administration of finance processes and systems; including 5 years’ experience in research administration and 3 years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated track record of enhancing financial management processes.
Experience working with clinical trial management systems and EHR billing functions.
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
Strong administrative expertise, including project planning, leadership, negotiation, and presentation skills, demonstrated through experience.
Experience working effectively across large organizations.
Experience creating and managing processes and SOPs and implementing process improvement initiatives.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in MS Office Suite
Adept at identifying key stakeholders and discerning when to engage for efficient problem solving.
Demonstrated collaboration, project management, and problem-solving skills including the ability to influence without authority.
Proficient in using enterprise-wide database systems such as PeopleSoft (Oracle), CTMS and REDCap
Experience working in SharePoint, Visio & Data Visualization tools (e.g., Excel or Tableau)

The annual base salary range for this position is from $129,363 to $204,477 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.