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


The Swedish Cancer Institute is looking for a Research Assistant (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at Swedish Research in Seattle, WA.

Entry-level position to provide 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 coordinate 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. May reconcile charge tickets against patient schedules.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school education or GED

  • 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 First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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: 287480