Administrative & Operations Coordinator, Research, Lab Operations

Job ID 2022-43858
Area of Interest
Admin & Clinical Support
Location Name
1920 Terry
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
SC Therapeutics (SCTx)
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


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 SC Therapeutics (SCTx) at Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) seeks to develop innovative new cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. The Department's long-term mission is to eventually replace cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy with "smart" therapies capable of eliminating cancer with precision, leaving the body unharmed.

Seattle Children’s Employer Highlights:
• Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
• Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
• Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
• Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage


This is an opportunity for an Administrative & Operations Coordinator to join the SCTx Research Operation Team. The Operation Team’s major role is to provide support to the highly dynamic and fast growing Research Labs. Responsibilities for the Administrative & Operations Coordinator position will include purchasing and receiving, equipment and operations management and maintenance, and inventory management, aiding in general laboratory upkeep, and maintaining a constructive laboratory environment. The candidate should have excellent oral, written, and organizational skills, careful attention to detail, highly organized coordination and record keeping, integrity, credibility, and a positive attitude in daily performance. This position will be expected to participate in weekly group meetings and maintain research records according to GLP regulations.



Required Education/Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Minimum of two (2) years college coursework in Business, Healthcare, Human Services or related field.
- Minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible experience supporting professional staff in healthcare or social science field, performing a combination of the following: drafting, editing and developing communications and/or reports, project management/coordination in a team environment, data analysis and data entry.

- Minimum three (3) years experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting.
- Advance proficiency using MS Excel and related data storage and analysis systems.
- Experience with annual budget projections and handling grant, gift, and seed funds.
- Experience managing inventory and negotiating supply and capital equipment pricing.
- Experience purchasing and receiving research related animal diets, controlled drugs, legend drugs, and radioactive material.
- Experience with QA/QC.
- Good Clinical Practices (GCP) certification.
- Hazardous Materials Shipping Certification through the UW Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety or through the Washington State Department of Health Laboratories.


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.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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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