Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutchs global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the worlds leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the worlds deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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 employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
Outcome Research in hematological malignancies can inform the decision-making process for treatment of these malignancies. It involves clinical and population-based studies meant to optimize the benefits of healthcare to the patient and society. This can include testing, developing, and validation methods and tools to predict treatment outcomes; understanding patients experiences, preferences, and values for treatment of cancer; and generating evidence to determine which interventions work best for which types of patients and under what circumstances.
The Principal Investigator (PI) conducts several grant-funded multi-center clinical studies aimed at developing tools and information to guide choices of therapy in vulnerable (older or with numerous medical problems) patients with hematological malignancies and to better evaluate the usefulness of a treatment approach like hematopoietic cell transplantation. We value a team approach to our work, in which each member contributes and shares in the responsibility for our projects.
The purpose of this internship is to provide training to graduate students who would like to pursue a career in clinical research, medicine, public health, epidemiology, and/or social science, and would benefit from exposure to grant preparation and reporting, and management of a clinical research study.
The intern will be trained in a range of skills and techniques, depending on the project assigned.Under the guidance of a mentor, the intern will learn fundamentals of clinical research and will learn or improve the following skills:
Better understanding of the conduct of large, multicenter intervention trials and observational studies.
Preparation and submission of new study protocols.
Preparation and submission of grant proposals.
Interim reporting of project progress to grantors.
Scoring of assessment tools designed to assess comorbidity burden in stem cell transplantation patients.
Verification of research data.
Developing and giving professional presentations.
Contribution in writing results into publications for peer-review journal publications.
Currently enrolled in a graduate program, seeking a degree in basic sciences, medicine, public health, epidemiology, and/or social and behavioral sciences.
Excellent communication and writing skills with an interest in learning.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Good organizational skills.
Understanding of statistical methods and their use.
Willingness to be flexible in working hours, including working some evenings if needed.
A cover letter expressing your interest in working with our research team, specifically.
A curriculum vita.
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.
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.