Study Assistant Career Opportunity – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Job Title:    Study Assistant
Organization: Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 6439
About FHCRC:
Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), home of three Nobel laureates, is an
independent, non-profit 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.
About HCRI:
The Uganda
Cancer Institute (UCI)/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance is a collaborative
venture to establish a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility located in
Kampala, Uganda. The aim of this joint effort between the Program in Global
Oncology (PiGO) at the Hutchinson Center, and the Uganda Cancer Institute, is
the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies for
ameliorating the high burden of infection-related cancers. Clinicians and
scientists work together to enhance patient access to care, diagnosis, and
research-based treatment. The UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance seeks to
develop effective prevention and treatment strategies for infection-associated
cancers to benefit the millions of people in Uganda, the United States, and
worldwide who suffer from these malignancies. The Program in Global Oncology is
additionally planning expansion into several countries worldwide, with the goal
of conducting high-quality research and capacity-building on an international
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Adhere to study protocol, Standard Operating
Procedures, and Study Specific Procedures at all times.
Support in the recruitment of participants by
guiding participants to the research clinic when necessary
The incumbent will support study coordination
activities by helping to track participant visit schedules and calling
participants for visit reminders
Responsible for preparing study documents including
participant binders as necessary; arranging for photocopies as necessary.
The job holder will lend a hand to the study
coordinator in data control activities including data quality control of Informed
Consent Form and Case Report Forms if applicable and requested
Support study document organization including filing
of results and requisition forms in respective binders
Safely transport study samples in a timely manner to
respective laboratories
Assist with specimen management and ensure clear
labeling and documentation of specimens
Assess requirements of consumables on a quarterly
basis and initiate procurement process when needed to replenish.
Assist with obtaining lab results from designated
Support study coordinator with transport
reimbursement duties when necessary (ie: prepare receipts, help reconcile
Assist in maintaining proper inventory stock and
records for stationary, office supplies, and study supplies to facilitate efficient
stock control and smooth study operations.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Study
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in humanities or equivalent.
Significant experience working in research setting
involving human subjects.
Keen interest in clinical research.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the web
link below.

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