WHI Program Assistant/Undergrad Researcher - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Part-time position, part-time hours per week

CLOSING DATE: June 13, 2022


JOB #: 18728

POSTED: May 13, 2022


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutchinson, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis.


The Program Assistant I works independently and in collaboration with other Outcomes Unit operational staff to assist in accomplishing the study goals described above. The primary responsibilities of the position are supporting outcome collection activities, including medical record requesting, logging participant phone calls, sending study correspondence to participants, and general unit-wide administrative tasks.



  • High school graduation or GED and some undergraduate coursework in related fields required
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and also as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate computer skills with proficiency in a variety of software packages. Word, Excel, database programs, MS Outlook.
  • Detail-orientated; strong organizational skills.
  • Team player and has ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Empathy and excellent listening skills.


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