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Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/23/2021
Expire Date: 09/22/2021
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Publishing, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Writing/Authoring
Job Description


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.


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 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Most recently, the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the HVTN to utilize their experience and expertise to address the pressing need for vaccines and antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mission of CoVPN is to conduct Phase 3 Efficacy Trials to prevent infection and COVID-19 disease. CoVPN will work to develop and conduct studies to ensure rapid and thorough evaluation of United States government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 disease.

The Technical Editor, HVTN and CoVPN will assist in the planning, production, and final editing of highly specialized technical and scientific material including clinical trial protocols, protocol amendments, training materials, clinical study reports, manuscripts, grant applications, posters, website content to ensure that all materials meet established standards of appearance and content. Develop and maintain templates for a variety of documents including clinical trial protocols.


  • Provide final editing of scientific and technical material to improve readability, coherence, accuracy, grammar, and conformity to internal and publishing standards of style.
  • Develop and maintain templates that govern content and format of clinical trial protocols and related documents. Includes tracking changes and rationales for changes, obtaining consensus and approval from various stakeholders, and bringing issues to resolution. Support annual template meetings.
  • Manage the assembly and compilation of content for trial-related FAQs, end-of-study information sheets, and other documents related to clinical trials.
  • Coordinate large document assembly with sections from multiple authors and obtain concurrence from multiple authors on edited material. This includes supporting protocol team meeting Face-to-Face (F2F) technical editing and meeting support.
  • Provide real-time document support and copyediting during document development and review meetings.
  • Organize and lead or facilitate meetings related to document templates, technical editing, and/or software or document tips.
  • Provide other technical, administrative, and coordination support as needed.
  • Generate tables, figures, graphics, and other visuals for reports, publications, presentations, communications, and reference materials.
  • Review professional journals and books to stay abreast of new requirements in technical writing field.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in biological or related health science field required. MA/MS preferred.
  • 5+ years of scientific editing or writing is required.
  • Expert in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe software required; serve as a subject matter expert (super-user) to troubleshoot, mentor, and evaluate solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work smoothly with others and contribute to a group effort toward achieving common goals
  • Organizational skills, close attention to detail, and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with clinical trials and medical writing preferred
  • Knowledge of Tableau and SharePoint is preferred.

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.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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