Fred Hutch

Research Project Manager III


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.

The Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center (VISC) in the The Vaccines and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of Fred Hutch is looking for a Research Project Manager III.

With direction and input from the VISC Associate Director and in collaboration with other project managers, the VISC Research Project Manager III (also referred to as the ‘Project Manager’) will develop a roadmap to bring each project to completion. The Project Manager will oversee a diverse portfolio of projects that include pre-clinical and clinical trials. The Project Manager will coordinate activities among staff including faculty, statisticians, programmers, lab data managers, and data coordinators.  The Project Manager will also maintain collaborative relationships with other internal as well as external stakeholders.


The VISC Project Manager will coordinate with the Associate Director, faculty statisticians, Data Analytics Unit Manager, and external partners to define project requirements, including project scope of work, staffing requirements, milestones, timelines, and deliverables. The Project Manager will coordinate and track project team activities and milestones and will ensure VISC team members and stakeholders are informed of project status and issues. The Project Manager is expected to establish and maintain strong, positive, and productive relationships among BBE faculty, SCHARP staff, external partners, and stakeholders. Occasional domestic and/or international travel required.


  • Work with teams composed of researchers, statisticians, and other project managers to define project requirements, scope of work, staffing requirements, organization, and approach.
  • Develop project milestones and timelines.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Ensure team and stakeholders are informed of project status and issues.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Intake and prioritize incoming requests.
  • Organize and facilitate regular status meetings with project team, preparing and distributing minutes, agendas, and other materials as needed.
  • Contribute to preparation of progress report, proposals, and presentations.
  • Actively participate in planning annual Scientific Advisory Board meeting.
  • Aid in budget monitoring.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and at least 2 years of relevant experience for PM II and 3-5 years for PM III
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office software and familiar with data management practices
  • Experience in facilitating and building consensus in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Able to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of collaborators
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Able and willing to work independently as well as collaboratively using superb organizational, project, team, and time management skills
  • Capable of managing the unexpected, planning, and keeping track of multiple moving pieces


  • Experience in clinical and/or pre-clinical trial or regulated research settings
  • Experience with managing immunology, infectious disease and/or virology research projects
  • Specific training or certification in project management best practices such as PMP
  • Familiarity with project management software, for example, Smartsheet
  • Experience with data analytics and visualization
  • Experience in grant or proposal writing

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.

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.

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

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