Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Cellular Therapy Laboratory Coordinator I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

The Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL) at SCCA is responsible for all cell therapy-based procedures occurring at the SCCA. These range from standard cryopreservations to complex processing such as cell selections, enrichments, and depletions.  The laboratory is regulated by the FDA, cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).



The CTL Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for administrative activities that support clinical operations. The position collaborates with other coordinators, department supervisors/manager, technical staff within the CTL and other personnel within and outside SCCA. The nature of this work is challenging and we are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, tenacity, a positive attitude, team work experience and exemplary communication and organizational skills.


Effective cross-functional collaboration with other departments at the SCCA and with external organizations is necessary to the position. This includes being comfortable interacting with medical, research, quality and other administrative staff in multiple departments. While experience specific to this role and environment is desired, many of the key responsibilities can be learned on the job.


  • Respond to incoming phone calls, emails and faxes
  • Communicate daily with providers and nurses regarding cell processing order details and/or timing for Cellular Therapy product delivery to patients.
  • Gather and disseminate information to and from outside entities that interact with CTL, including reporting of clinical results
  • Ensure all incoming physician orders are incorporated into the processing schedule. Identify the resources at SCCA and outside institutions that are able to initiate, complete and/or correct orders
  • Populate daily schedule and post weekly schedule. Initiate real-time updates of daily schedule as current information is received
  • Coordinate specimen transfer to research and clinical staff
  • Data entry for metrics and quality dashboards
  • Monitor cell product microbial culture result reports and make necessary notifications/update reports
  • Scheduling of specialized procedures such as bone marrow harvests
  • Follow, create and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in laboratory improvement projects
  • Communicate and escalate issues appropriately and effectively


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS or relevant experience in a clinical or laboratory setting in either academics or industry
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mature judgment with strong decision-making skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to take appropriate initiative
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate and be accountable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex environment
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent responsibilities with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to navigate through, but not avoid, conflict
  • Ability to deal with complex problems and propose creative solutions


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a biological science
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with clinical information systems, specifically Cerner, EPIC and LabWare
  • Experience with MS SharePoint
  • Familiarity with FDA Good Documentation Practice (GDP)
  • Experience with medical terminology and HIPAA guidelines
  • Experience in handling biological specimens
  • Hematology, oncology and/or immunology knowledge
  • Knowledge of FDA, FACT and CAP regulations

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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