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Swedish Health Services Research Assistant - Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is calling a Research Assistant (1.0 FTE, Days) in the Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Research in Seattle, WA.

The Research Assistant provides support as needed for basic research, clinical research or research administration activities. Job specifics vary depending on the research area to which the individual is assigned. Responsibilities may include tasks related to patient care and the support of patients on clinical trials. Responsibilities are performed in a timely and accurate manner and with exceptional customer service skills. Skills include excellent communication and problem-solving skills that enable efficient research team operations.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support for document preparation that may include some or all of the following: word-processing, photocopying, distributing, tracking information, editing and proofreading

  • Support for supply ordering and inventory of supplies as needed

  • Collect and coordinates information required for staff or investigators which may include some or all of the following: retrieval of information from libraries, medical records or literature searches

  • Specimen processing which may include some or all of the following: receiving, transferring, processing, storing, tracking/monitoring, or packing/shipping. This includes coordination of and acquisition of external pathology slides/blocks/specimens (serum or tissue) and preparation of study specific lab kits for specimen collections

  • Support for financial management that may include: managing invoices, billing, data entry, forms completion, and any other tasks identified as needed

  • Assist in resolving billing issues for patients as instructed

  • Possibly reconcile charge tickets against patient schedules


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Six (6) months prior experience

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Additional coursework in science or healthcare, or enrolled in scientific/healthcare course of study

About the Swedish Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI)

SCRI supports and administers research activities throughout the six Swedish campus locations. SCRI is one of the leading clinical trial sites in the western United States, and at any given time, there are more than 600 research studies being conducted by Swedish-affiliated clinicians and other investigators. In addition to participating in major federally funded programs Swedish physicians are involved in research studies of new treatment approaches for everything from Coronary-Artery disease to Cancer to Multiple Sclerosis. To support this work, Swedish employs numerous research staff including coordinators, scientists, and research nurses. Below are a few highlights of our research.

Through our centralized oversight mechanism we support the core research functions of study coordination, financial oversight, risk management, federal grant administration (pre- and post-award),contract negotiation, feasibility and ethics review, clinical trial tracking and billing integration, regulatory compliance, investigator development and training.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details — https://caregiver.ehr.com

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Arnold Bldg (WA181) 1221 Madison Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 322641