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Human Nutrition Lab Manager - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Location: Seattle , WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11857
Posted: October 3, 2017


Cures Start Here. 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, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, 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. Careers Start Here.

The Human Nutrition Lab Manager manages administrative operational and nutrition science activities in the Human Nutrition Lab (HNL) in support of Prevention Center (PC) client research study projects or programs. 

Under supervision of the Prevention Center Director(s) and in concert with the Prevention Center Administrative Manager, the resource manager is responsible for the operations, client services and financial management of the Prevention Center Human Nutrition Lab. Establish protocols for the HNL, develop operating procedures and train staff on each of the client feeding research study interventions. 


  • Conduct intake interviews with prospective clients of the HNL to provide assistance in the preparation of grant applications or review protocols, and provide cost estimates for feeding study services.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures related to HNL operations and administration. Develop protocol specific procedures necessary for each research client intervention to include:
    • Development of study diets, menus, meal production, organization materials, and production flow.
    • Implementation of the study plan; diet design, menu content, nutritional components to be evaluated, assuring the plan meets the scientific goals of the client.
    • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of feeding studies in HNL including staffing, food procurement, inventory, meal packaging, returned meal weight back measurement, daily and weekly production tasks, and meal service as needed.
    • Coordinate and monitor the collection and storage of participant intake, data entry, data QA, participant charts, and study related data and submission of HNL results for publication.
    • Monitor project/program budgets, ensuring all financial allocations and expenditures are in accord with grant/contract guidelines.
  • Maintain open communication with research coordinators and investigators to provide and accept feedback, concerns, and status updates as needed.
  • Supervise HNL staff to include evaluation and review of performance, assessing workload and resource capacity for the hire, layoff transition or termination of staff as may be indicated by client load and service requirements. Plan and conduct regular department meetings to keep staff apprised of developments in Shared Resources or the PC and to review and monitor the client service activities of the HNL. 
  • Contribute to the annual fiscal report and budget process as it relates to the HNL. Oversee monthly study billing and reconciliation of procurement purchases for inventory. Assume ownership of fiscal health of the resource.
  • Serve as resource liaison, representing the HNL in PC management meetings, Oversight Committee and Shared Resource reports and to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations. Ensure daily operations of facility are managed per SOPs, makes accommodations for work outside regular hours of operation.
  • Maintain open communication with PC Administrative Manager to assure the coordination of resource services and representation of the HNL activities in all Prevention Center reporting.
  • Track and maintain HNL equipment and facility cleanliness, functionality, and general upkeep to remain in good standing with the Seattle King County Health Department.


BA/BS  and Registered Dietitian certification required, MA/MS desired, experienced ProNutra user desired. Must have skills and knowledge in nutrition science and food service management.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience. Three years administrative experience in nutrition OR nutrition research highly desired. Must have demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and manage changing priorities with excellent attention to details.


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