Scientific Project Manager I

Job ID 2021-38855
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
Jack R MacDonald Building
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Immunity & Immunotherapies
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
Remote Work Percent
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As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


The hire will be responsible for the administration and operations of the HIV Interactions in Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center research project ( and provide a cohesive structure that will communicate, coordinate, and integrate the assigned program activities. The HIVE Center is characterizing at the atomic level the structural and dynamic relationships between interacting macromolecules in the HIV life cycle. The hire will support fiscal and other management and interactions with internal and external scientific partners and with the granting agency (e.g. NIH), and will participate in submission of progress reports. 


This position will be responsible for the weekly administration of the research program including, but not limited to, financial management including managing consortium agreements; coordinating and disseminating information among PI’s, investigators, and staff, their collaborators and other consortium centers; coordinating and documenting meetings and teleconferences of the Scientific Leadership Team, Advisory Committees, Investiagtors of the HIVE Center, helping to organize Center meetings, as well as other other partnerships.  The position will also paticiapte in generating yearly reports and helping with ogranization of the website. May take on other duties to generally advance the project/program goals and objectives. Writing and communication with other investigators is required.


This position also draws upon the hires’ scientific background and expertise to successfully carry the groups’ projects internally that support the overall goals of the department and research laboratory; the hire will support overall planning and implementation of the the laboratories project, including serving as liaison between multiple centers and/or departments. The hire may be require to help generate manuscripts and reports from the groups research effort.


Required Education/Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences e.g. Biology, Medical Sciences, Molecular Biology or related field.

- Minimum 2-3 years progressively responsible leadership in project and/or program management.

- Advanced computer knowledge and experience including proficiency with MS Office, Excel, and other software.

-Writing and excellent communication skills are required.




- Advanced Degree, preferably a MS, MD, or Ph.D., in a related scientific field.

- Three or more years of experience in Scientific Research Project Management.


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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