Job: Exercise Specialist

Job Title

Exercise Specialist

Job Category

Exercise Specialist


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington 98109

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Job Description and Requirements

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchâs pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nationâs first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womenâs Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Under the direction of the Exercise Research Center (ERC) manager, responsible for implementing exercise intervention protocols for study participants in accord with client study protocols. Within established study protocols, will design safe and effective individual exercise programs as prescribed by the client study intervention, based upon human performance testing. Will supervise exercise sessions in accordance with American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Will also assist with graded exercise testing and other exercise measurements. The incumbent works under general supervision. Uses judgment in performing routine responsibilities within the framework of program/study protocol, policies and procedures.

NOTE: This is a part-time, benefitted position, with regularly scheduled 20 hours per week. Desired schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from roughly 3:00p-7:00p, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00a-12:00p.

Supervise exercise training sessions for study participants, in accordance with ACSM guidelines.
Collect research data from study participants and transfer data to study database in a timely and efficient manner, according to study protocol.
Design safe and effective individual exercise prescriptions, monitor and document progression of study participants within parameters of standardized study protocol.
Deliver and track exercise education sessions for study participants.
Monitor and track adherence to study exercise goals and report the same to client study coordinator.
Maintain accurate records of exercise sessions and report to the ERC manager for accurate billing to study clients.
Maintain regular telephone or email contact with study participants to encourage compliance to study goals. Report participant adherence issues to Study Coordinator and Intervention team.
Communicate with ERC manager regarding issues pertaining to exercise testing, exercise sessions, and participant compliance and data management.
Assist with screening and VO2 max/submax testing as needed.
Assist with indirect calorimetry testing as needed.
Responsible for keeping a clean and sanitary environment; includes wiping down exercise machines, laundering towels, and tidying locker rooms.

Minimum of Bachelors degree in exercise science or physical education.
Minimum of 2 years experience performing exercise prescription and testing with adults
Current certification in CPR and AED required (ACLS preferred)
Must exhibit dependability and willingness to work as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal and strong organizational skills.
Willingness to work varied hours in the afternoon and early evenings, 6-12 hours per week.

Experience working with adults with cancer and other disease
ACSM or ACE certification preferred
Familiarity with intervention studies

Employment Type

Part Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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[posted Oct 9, 2018]

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