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Biostatistician II-III

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17964

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


 

The Biostatistics Program within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Division of Public Health Sciences is seeking a Statistical Research Associate (SRA). The SRA provides statistical support to research studies in a variety of contexts focused on novel cancer biomarker evaluations - see the Comprehensive Center for Advancement of Scientific Strategies (COMPASS) webpage for more information. The SRA works closely with and under the direction of lead statisticians and other scientists (including clinicians and basic scientists) on the analysis, interpretation and reporting of results.

 

The expectation for this position is that the SRA works 5 weekdays during normal business hours.

Responsibilities

  • Create analytic data sets, analytic programs, and reports of results
  • Ensure data consistency, reconcile anomalies, and follow good data management practices
  • Contribute to the development of statistical analysis plans
  • Assist in developing and executing quality monitoring for ongoing data collection
  • Support research studies through sample selection, interim and final analyses, and preparation of results for publication
  • Review or confirm statistical considerations in protocols (sample size/power/blinding)
  • Participate in team calls and meetings
  • Document and archive datasets and analytic programs

Qualifications

  • Experience required for SRA II:
    • minimum 1 year of related experience
  • Experience required for SRA III:
    • minimum 3 years of related experience
  • Master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics required.
  • Strong programming skills, including proficiency with R and/or SAS and/or Stata statistical software required. Proficiency with R greatly preferred.
  • Careful data manipulation practices and high attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Able to acquire new skills and areas of knowledge independently
  • Work well individually and as a team with a diverse group of researchers across disciplines
  • Familiarity with modern regression techniques, such as lasso and random forest, highly desired.
  • Previous experience in public health or clinical research preferred.
     

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Digital Content Editor

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20918

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

We seek a media-savvy, health-and-food focused part-time (up to 10 hours per week) Digital Content Editor to join the Cook for Your Life at Fred Hutch team, in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cook for Your Life is a free online resource that strives to teach healthy cooking and eating to people affected by cancer. For every stage of the cancer journey – prevention, survivorship, in-treatment symptom management – Cook for Your Life turns science-based nutrition guidelines and recommendations into easy, tasty recipes while also offering more cooking tips and nutrition advice. In order to reach a broad global audience, the website is published in English and Spanish. Multiple research studies are testing the impact of the digital content on improving nutrition in cancer survivors and their families. This position is part of the research team led by Dr. Heather Greenlee.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Liza Schattenkerk, the Digital Content Editor will help drive the digital media strategy and editorial program forward by creating, editing and managing smart and engaging mixed-media content. Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing blog articles and newsletters
  • Writing, editing and reviewing recipes and other culinary content
  • Reviewing and editing social media content
  • Ideating and contributing on culinary and nutrition video projects
  • Partnering with team to develop and execute campaigns to support brand initiatives
  • Potentially contributing to the content of website-related research projects and studies
  • Other content marketing duties, as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (BA) in communications, marketing, English or related field
  • Minimum of one years’ experience in a professional writing or editing role
  • Food writing experience preferred, a love of food and cooking a must
  • An understanding of digital strategy, trends, and tools
  • Exceptional writing skills, including grammar and spelling
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A passion for transforming lives and mission driven work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Spanish language skills (verbal, reading, writing)

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Intern - Cook for Your Life

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20495

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

Cook For Your Life is the only free, science-based, and bilingual cooking resource for the cancer community. Founded by in 2012 by a three-time cancer survivor, and acquired by Fred Hutch in 2019, this newly redesigned online resource is now a dynamic platform which incorporates features to improve user experience while enabling new scientific possibilities for better understanding how diet and behavior changes can impact cancer prevention and survivorship.

 

By participating in an internship at Fred Hutch, you will:

  • Be afforded an educational experience during which you will work on meaningful assignments
  • Be provided structure via orientation and ongoing mentorship with a Fred Hutch mentor
  • Receive professional training to prepare you for future job opportunities

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, the Marketing Intern will learn the inner workings of managing a world class health-focused cooking platform. The duties of the intern will be performed virtually.

 

Intern duties may include:

  • Creating, refining and marketing culinary and health content on site and external channels (newsletters, social media, etc.) to maximize its usefulness and user engagement
  • Conducting audience and content research using social media and Google Analytics
  • Optimizing copy and landing pages for search engine optimization

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a college student with experience and interest in communications and marketing, public health or healthcare, or culinary arts.
  • Bilingual abilities in Spanish are a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Reliable internet connection and access

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

Intern - Research Assistant

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20128

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 


 

This is for two unpaid Research Assistant intern positions. 

 

Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will contribute to tasks throughout the entire research process, including preparing study materials for implementation, assisting with data entry and analyses, and performing other varied support functions related to research activities.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and compiling documents and databases necessary for participant recruitment, consenting, and data tracking.
  • Contribute to quantitative and qualitative data entry and analysis of research projects. This will include preparing data for computer input, verifying the accuracy of research data, and generating summary data.  
  • Opportunity to contribute to preparation and dissemination of study findings available.
  • Deliver general research support functions, including note-taking during meetings, transcribing and proofreading research documents (e.g. audiotape transcription, dictation for journal reviews, research budget justifications), performing background literature reviews.
  • The Research Assistant will also attend appropriate training sessions and group meetings.

Qualifications

  • Ideal intern is a senior-level undergraduate student pursuing a social science degree, including psychology, sociology, or public health. Exact degree is flexible. A high school degree is required. This internship is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in research, public health, or social sciences.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish highly desired, but not required
  • Experience working with ATLAS.ti or SPSS is highly desirable, but not required.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20905

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

Responsibilities

A postdoctoral research position in large data analysis with focus on developing polygenic risk scores and multi-omics analyses in ethnically and racially diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The Fred Hutch provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.

 

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in large data analysis, for example, in epidemiology, computer science, statistical genetics, population genetics, biostatistics, or related subject areas. This could include, but is not limited to, training in quantitative genetics, bioinformatics with training in quantitative science, statistical genetics, or a closely related field (please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position). The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Drs. Charles Kooperberg and Ulrike Peters on analyzing very large-scale genetic data sets (up to 3M participants) to develop polygenic risk scores as well as sizable data sets for gene expression/RNA sequencing, methylation, and metabolomic data from ethnically and racially diverse participants as well as the dissemination of the findings and public health application. Participants from these studies are from large cohort studies as well as Biobanks with detailed electronic health record data as part of the Population Architecture using Genetics and Epidemiology (PAGE) consortium and collaborating studies.  We will be covering a broad set of phenotypes, including but not limited to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes, blood traits, anthropometric traits, and intermediate biomarkers, such as lipids, glucose, insulin or inflammatory markers. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team supported by an advanced data management and computational infrastructure to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results.  The incumbent will have numerous opportunities to publish first author papers and present at national meetings. 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science or a related field is required. 
  • The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Expertise in computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional data is desirable.
  • Knowledge of high dimensional data resources (such as GTEx or ENCODE) is a plus.

 

To apply for this position, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page summary describing your research interests, and the contact information for three professional references.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20734

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. James Alvarez in the Translational Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Alvarez lab’s research is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular basis of tumor recurrence, with a special emphasis on the biological properties of residual tumors and drug-tolerant persister cells (see Fox et al., Nature Metabolism 2020; Mabe et al., Cell Reports 2020; Walens et al., Nature Communications 2020; and Walens et al. eLife 2019). Our ultimate goal is to develop strategies aimed at specifically killing residual/persister cells in order to prevent cancer recurrence and improve patient survival.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to studying residual disease and uncovering mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to studying residual disease and uncovering mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer.

  • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field related to biomedical research (e.g. molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or cancer biology).
  • Have extensive experience in standard laboratory techniques in these fields.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively is required.
  • Experience with 3D-culture methods (e.g. patient-derived organoids) and the analysis of genomic data is a plus but is not required.
  • The successful candidate will also have excellent communication and organizational skills and be a good lab citizen and colleague.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience along a CV and names of 3 references.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bricker Studies

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18965

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 



The Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large R01-level NIH grants from the NCI and NIDDK ($25 million USD cumulative total to date), the Group’s research mission is to develop and rigorously test behavioral interventions for tobacco cessation and weight loss health and disseminate them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, chatbots, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the behavioral approaches the Group has been testing is called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). The HABIT Group is committed to increasing the diversity of future scientists passionate about research devoted to scaling behavioral principles for public health impact.

Responsibilities

Under the mentorship of Dr. Bricker, a Full Professor, and one of the HABIT Group’s Staff Scientists, Dr. Margarita Santiago-Torres, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will lead and co-author multiple scientific research papers and conduct original research that is part of the ongoing research from any one of our three current NIH R01 Phase III clinical trials. Regarding scientific research papers, the Fellow will be mentored in writing papers and presenting results at scientific national and international conferences. The Fellow will have access to existing data from large, randomized NIH R01 Phase III trials on tobacco cessation conducted by the HABIT Group. Existing data will include the recently published iCanQuit study (JAMA IM, 2020) of a smartphone application proven efficacious for smoking cessation. The Fellow with receive full support from the HABIT Group’s biostatistician as well as training in clinical trial design, analyses of outcomes and mechanisms of action. The HABIT Group’s administrators will provide support for manuscript preparation and submission.

 

Regarding conduct of original research, the Fellow will be mentored in proposing a 2 to 3 year NIH Diversity Supplement grant (NCI or NIDDK) for a research project that will be an integral part of the ongoing research of one of our three current R01 Phase III clinical trials. A Diversity Supplement grant will contribute significantly to the health research career development of the Fellow. The Group’s three NIH R01 Phase III current trials focus on testing the efficacy of (1) an artificial intelligence chatbot for cigarette smoking cessation, (2) a smartphone application to help cancer patients stop cigarette smoking, and (3) telephone coach-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for weight loss. The Fellow will receive ongoing mentoring in the Diversity Supplement research project, interact with the Group and collaborators on the selected clinical trial, contribute intellectually to the research, and enhance research skills and knowledge in tobacco cessation, obesity, behavioral science, and delivery of digital interventions.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Write peer reviewed publications from our existing trial data (lead & co-author)
  • Give national and international research presentations
  • Submit an NIH Diversity Supplement for a mentored research project
  • Funded by the NIH Diversity Supplement, conduct a research project that is integral to one of our ongoing NIH funded trials.

Qualifications

To be considered, the successful candidate must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in psychology, behavioral sciences, public health or related field
  • Have a track record in smoking cessation or obesity research
  • Have at least one first-authored publication on the topic of smoking cessation or obesity
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations
  • Provide a diversity statement


Position duration will depend on Diversity Supplement funding. The first year of funding is guaranteed. If the Diversity Supplement is funded, the position will last a total of 2-3 years depending on the duration of the Diversity Supplement research proposed.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21113

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

 

Responsibilities

This postdoctoral research position at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is in genetic epidemiology working directly with Dr. Burcu Darst. Fred Hutch provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment. The successful applicant will have a background in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, public health genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related fields. Please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position. This position will be principally funded by the NIH-funded T32 Training Program “Developing Data Driven Cancer Researchers”.

 

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will engage in genetic investigations, including studies of polygenic risk scores, integrating genetic and metabolomic data to better understand and model disease risk, sequencing studies of rare genetic variants, and understanding genetic contributions to health disparities. The primary focus of our group is prostate cancer, which is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, represents one of the largest health disparities in the US, and has a strong genetic component. We also conduct research in type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Our group has a particularly strong focus performing research in ancestrally diverse populations to ensure that our findings will lead to equitable advances in healthcare, particularly for populations with the highest disease burden. The postdoctoral fellow will have numerous opportunities to publish first author papers and present at national meetings. 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, or a related field
  • Expertise in the analysis of genetic data; experience with other high-dimensional and/or omic datasets is a plus but not required
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • One publication highlighting your work

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.

As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch will be requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Barry Lab

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18421

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


 

The Barry laboratory, within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program, is looking for a talented post-doctoral fellow with extensive expertise in the realm of tumor immunology. The Barry lab focuses on understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and can be manipulated to treat cancer. Our studies utilize human immunology, murine models of cancer, state-of-the-art imaging techniques, RNA sequencing techniques, and immunological techniques to explore the role of the innate immune system in controlling immune responses to cancer. We focus our research on understanding how the innate immune system, specifically dendritic and natural killer cells, shape immune responses to cancer and patient responses to common immunotherapies (see Barry et al., 2018 PMID: 29942093).

Responsibilities

The candidate will spearhead a project with the following goals:

 

  • To define the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating natural killer and dendritic cell abundance in the tumor microenvironment.
  • To develop and undertake broad immune profiling studies of human tumors to interrogate the innate immune response to cancer and its’ role in regulating responses to immunotherapy.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in the field of immunology or tumor immunology is required.
  • A strong publication record as well as eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are required.
  • The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and profile immune cells and to gauge their function. A candidate with experience in live cell imaging, human immunology, and experience working in murine tumor or metastasis models is strongly desired.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows, graduate students, and staff in the lab.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistical Methods - Biomarker Development and Outcome Prediction

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19540

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

Responsibilities

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available in Dr. Yingye Zheng’s group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will develop and apply novel statistical methods for biomarker development and outcome prediction. The Fellow will engage in methodological research in longitudinal and time-to-event data analysis as well as statistical learning for electronic medical data. The Fellow will also have opportunities to participate both in prospective cohort study with longitudinal markers and medical studies using electronic medical records for outcome evaluation and developing cutting-edge statistical methods to address new challenges in these data.

 

Funding is currently available for up to two years.

Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R is required
  • Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired
  • Knowledge and experiences in survival and longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, missing data analysis and machine learning are preferred

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19480

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

We are seeking applications from strong candidates for a new post-doctoral fellowship position in Cancer Epidemiology in the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Drs. Polly Newcomb and Ulrike Peters on multiple NIH funded large-scale molecular epidemiological studies for colorectal cancer risk and survival. These projects include discovery of novel gene-environment interactions, integrative tumor analyses, and risk prediction modeling. Through international collaborative efforts we have developed large-scale molecular and genetic data in over 150,000 participants of increasing racial and ethnic diversity, including genome-wide genetic data, large-scale targeted tumor sequencing (including microbiome data), and harmonized detailed epidemiological, lifestyle and clinical data.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work on a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research team to perform cutting edge analyses, implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional genetic information, and publish research results as first author. Opportunities also exist for grant writing, study management, training of junior trainees, and contributing to other manuscripts as co-author. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment and the fellow will be able to take full advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered through the Center. Please note that this is not a laboratory-based position.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who can work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment. Expertise in analyses of molecular and genetic data and computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional genotype data is desirable. Extensive efforts are made to identity and attempt to recruit underrepresented minority trainees. Of the 25 trainees supported by this training grant over the past 5 years, 7 were underrepresented minorities.

 

Please submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of reference addressed to the Program Director, Polly Newcomb
  • A one-page statement about applicant’s past and current research experience, post-doctoral training interests, and long-term career goals.
  • Briefly describe data analysis experience – models (e.g. regression, logistic regression, survival analysis) and packages (e.g. SAS, STATA, SPSS) along with degrees of experience with each model and package.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Tumor Dormancy & Metabolism

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19044

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 



A laboratory in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program (Public Health Sciences Division) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to study the metabolism of dormant, disseminated tumor cells (DTCs). The candidate would join the Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2), directed by Cyrus Ghajar. The LSM2 focuses on understanding the biology underlying DTC dormancy (see: Carlson et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019; Goddard et al., Nature Cell Biology 2018; Ghajar et al., Nature Cell Biology 2013) and uncovering means to eradicate dormant DTCs. Our overarching goal is to develop therapeutically viable approaches to prevent breast cancer metastasis.  

Responsibilities

The candidate will spearhead a project with the goals of:

  • Measuring the metabolic state of dormant disseminated breast cancer cells across tissues
  • Determining whether DTCs face common or tissue-specific bottlenecks as they colonize distant sites (eg, brain, lung, bone marrow/bone, liver)
  • Understanding, developing, and trialing therapies exploiting potential metabolic vulnerabilities of dormant DTCs with the goal of preventing breast cancer metastasis

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to take advantage of a resource-rich environment to develop an innovative and comprehensive strategy to understand metabolic requirements of DTCs, spanning dormancy, micrometastases, and metastatic colonization. They will be expected to take advantage of unique resources, including human specimens derived from rapid autopsy, immune-competent animal models, and organotypic culture.

 

An interest and passion in developing curative approaches for metastasis is required. A strong publication record and eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are also required. A Ph.D. and demonstrated expertise in metabolism (whether physiologic or pathologic/cancer) is absolutely desired. The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and report on metabolism of a given cell. A candidate with experience in live cell imaging, bioinformatics (e.g., analysis of metabolomic data), and/or experience working in murine tumor or metastasis models is strongly desired.

 

The successful candidate will contribute positively to our lab’s environment. They must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively.

 

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Tumor Dormancy and Immune Targeting

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19043

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

A laboratory in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program (Public Health Sciences Division) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop immunotherapeutic approaches to target disseminated tumor cells (DTCs). The candidate would join the Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2), directed by Cyrus Ghajar. The LSM2 focuses on understanding the biology underlying DTC dormancy (see: Carlson et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019; Goddard et al., Nature Cell Biology 2018; Ghajar et al., Nature Cell Biology 2013) and uncovering means to eradicate dormant DTCs. Our overarching goal is to develop therapeutically viable approaches to prevent breast cancer metastasis.

Responsibilities

The candidate will spearhead a project with the goals of:

  • Determining whether T cell-based immunotherapies can be used to target dormant DTCs
  • Identifying potential DTC-specific antigens/neoantigens from patient specimens
  • Developing and applying “Logic-Gated” approaches to target multiple DTC antigens, in combination, and testing on- and off-tumor activities (see: Lajoie et al, Science 2020).

 

The ideal candidate will be able to take advantage of a resource-rich environment to independently develop a unique and comprehensive research strategy to understand DTC-immune cell interactions, utilizing an array of innovative models and sophisticated techniques we have developed or adopted in the lab. These include organotypic cell culture models, immune-competent murine metastasis models and intravital imaging approaches. 

Qualifications

An interest and passion in developing curative approaches for metastasis is required. A strong publication record and eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are also required. A Ph.D. in the field of immunology or tumor immunology is strongly desired. The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and profile immune cells and to gauge their function. A candidate with experience in live cell imaging, bioinformatics, and/or experience working in murine tumor or metastasis models is strongly desired.


The successful candidate will contribute positively to our lab’s environment. They must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively.

 

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Tumor Dormancy and Therapeutic Resistance

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18481

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

A laboratory in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program (Public Health Sciences Division) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The candidate would join the Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2), directed by Cyrus Ghajar.

 

The LSM2 focuses on understanding the biology underlying disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy (see: Carlson et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019; Ghajar, Nature Reviews Cancer 2015; Ghajar et al., Nature Cell Biology 2013) and uncovering means to eradicate dormant DTCs. Our overarching goal is to develop therapeutically viable approaches to prevent breast cancer metastasis.

 

The broad research area we are interested in exploring is: how the DNA damage response of quiescent cells differs from that of proliferative cells, and the therapeutic implications of these differences.

Responsibilities

The more specific areas the successful candidate will be expected to take on and drive in thoughtful and provocative new directions are:

  • Defining a secretome induced by genotoxic therapy in vascular endothelium, and characterizing the effect of this secretome on associated DTCs.
  • Discovering the molecular origins of this secretome, and the impact of targeting it at its “roots” vs its stem.

The ideal candidate will be interested and able to develop their own research strategy to answer these questions utilizing an array of innovative models and sophisticated approaches that we have developed in the lab, along with those they would contribute to the lab. Formal training in bioinformatics approaches to interrogate transcriptomic and phospho-proteomic data would prove helpful towards this end. The ideal candidate will also be expected to contribute to a creative, collaborative and bustling laboratory environment.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in cell biology or a related field, with extensive wet lab experience is required.
  • A strong publication record and eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are also required.
  • Candidates with expertise in organotypic culture models, imaging, bioinformatics, and/or experience working in murine tumor or metastasis models are preferred.'
  • The successful candidate must have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20593

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


 

Matsen Lab Environment
The environment in the Matsen group is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on collaborative work between postdocs, PhD students, interns, and programmers. 

 

The Center is housed in a lovely campus on Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a slightly longer walk from the University of Washington. The Matsen group is in the newly-remodeled Steam Plant building overlooking the lake. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds, including Latinx, Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern. We have had women, men, gay, and straight, and we welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have had successful high schoolers, postdocs, people who were the first in their family to attend college, and one who had decided that college wasn’t for them. We have had researchers with backgrounds in biology, physics, statistics, math, and computer science.

 

We acknowledge the historical and present barriers for underrepresented groups, and work to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in computational biology. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Please read our expectations of group members. By applying for this position, we expect that you will fulfill these expectations. We enthusiastically solicit feedback on these expectations or requests for clarification.

Responsibilities

During the next few years we expect SARS-CoV-2 to continue its transformation into an endemic virus, as vaccines mitigate but do not eliminate its circulation. In many ways we expect SARS-CoV-2 to become analogous to flu, where yearly vaccinations are designed to be as effective as possible against the most important circulating strains. However, because of the time required to manufacture and then administer the vaccine, we must decide months ahead of time what the most important strains are to include. 

 

The purpose of this position is to develop algorithms to forecast the dominant viral variants given a diverse collection of densely sampled data. In addition to epidemiological data, we will have experimentally-derived estimates of the phenotype of large pools of spike variants, both in terms of their function and their ability to escape antibody-mediated immune pressure. Using machine-learning techniques we will predict the fitness of additional combinations of mutations alongside experimentally inferred phenotypes, and use these predictions as part of our overall system to predict the long-term trajectory of viral variants. This will be a close collaboration with the Bedford and Bloom labs.

 

We are seeking a postdoc to develop predictive algorithms and help bring them into production on nextstrain.org. This includes:

  • Reading relevant literature to understand the current state of the art.
  • Develop new models integrating diverse data types.
  • Developing benchmarks and working together with staff to evaluate algorithms on those benchmarks.
  • Working with the Bedford lab to put a prediction system into production.
  • Collaborating with trainees and staff from three labs.
  • Contributing to writing papers and software testing.
     

This position will be housed in the Matsen lab; see our website for more information about what we do.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or another relevant discipline, and will have a successful track record of independent research.
  • Creative and thoughtful
  • Solid in their mathematics/statistics background
  • A capable computer programmer
  • Familiar with modern Python-based tooling in machine-learning
  • A careful writer and diligent editor
  • Excited to contribute to an important goal

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are interested in this position, please submit the following materials:

  • A CV summarizing your education and work experience so far.
  • The names and email addresses of two references.
  • Two publications featuring your work.
  • A code sample representing code that you are proud of. This doesn’t have to be long or especially fancy, but should be clean and do something non-trivial. Ideally this would be present as a commit to a code repository such as GitHub, but emailed code is fine as well.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Matsen Lab

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19068

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

The position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits for two years, with the ability to extend if things are going well. The environment is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on collaborative work. The Center is housed in a lovely campus on Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a slightly longer walk from the University of Washington. The Matsen group is in the newly-remodeled Steam Plant building overlooking the lake. Powerful computing resources and helpful IT staff await. We have had researchers with backgrounds in biology, physics, statistics, math, and computer science.

 

We acknowledge the historical and present barriers for underrepresented groups, and work to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in computational biology. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 

You can find out more about our group by visiting: 

Responsibilities

Bayesian phylogenetic (evolutionary tree) inference is important for genomic epidemiology and for our understanding of evolution. Trees, along with associated information, are complicated objects of inference, with intertwined discrete (tree structure) and continuous (dates, rates) structure. Random-walk Markov Chain Monte Carlo, implemented in packages such as BEAST (~20,000 citations) and MrBayes (>70,000 citations), is currently the only widely-applied inference technique.

 

We have recently developed a rich means of parameterizing tree distributions with a fixed parameter set. This renders them accessible to more modern inference techniques, such as variational Bayes. We have developed a proof-of-concept application of phylogenetic variational Bayes using modern general-purpose gradient estimators. Our collaborative group also has preliminary integrations with both PyTorch and TensorFlow.

  1. To achieve the promise of variational Bayes phylogenetics, we will develop:
  2. structure learning methods that will infer the discrete aspect of our variational approximation
  3. fitting methods that leverage the special structure of our variational phylogenetic models
  4. a modeling framework that integrates with PyTorch, enabling rich models that leverage covariates such as travel history.

 

This will be a collaborative project with

  • Marc Suchard, a leading statistician especially known for his work in “phylodynamics:” the intersection of phylogenetics, immunology, and epidemiology
  • Mathieu Fourment, who has led the development of fixed-tree variational inference for time-tree models
  • Cheng Zhang (张成), who has led the development of flexible-tree variational inference.

These other groups will focus more on the 3rd aspect, whereas the Fred Hutch group will focus more on the 1st and 2nd aspect.

We are implementing these algorithms in our Python-interface C++17 library.

Qualifications

This position requires a PhD in statistics, computer science, biology, or another relevant field.

 

Essential skills

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience doing methods development for a challenging Bayesian estimation problem
  • Clear ability to perform independent research
  • The ability to work and collaborate with a team

Additional helpful skills
Ideally the candidate would have:

  • Experience with PyTorch or TensorFlow
  • Experience with C++, and with modern C++ idioms
  • Experience with a modern git-based workflow
  • Experience with Docker and continuous integration
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment

Applying
If you are interested in this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Two representative publications
  • A CV summarizing your education and work experience so far
  • The names and email addresses of three references
  • A code sample showing work that you are proud of. This has to be nontrivial, but doesn’t have to be long. Ideally it would be publicly accessible, e.g. on GitHub, but if that’s not possible an emailed attachment is fine too

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Program Assistant I

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20752

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

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 WHI CCC staff to assist in accomplishing the study goals described above. The primary responsibilities of the position are reviewing participant surveys, entering participant address corrections and other study data into the study database, scanning mark-sense forms, assisting in the tissue biorepository (to include phone contacts with healthcare facilities), and general unit-wide administrative tasks.

Responsibilities

May perform all or some of the following responsibilities:

  • Review participant-completed study forms for written comments and attachments.
  • Enter participant address corrections and other study data into the study database.
  • Sort incoming mail.
  • Assist with scanning of study forms.
  • Assist with small mailings to participants.
  • Log incoming phone calls from voicemail.
  • Contact healthcare facilities by phone to inquire about policies for requesting tumor tissue.
  • Assemble and fax documents to request tumor tissue and assist with other repository tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduation or GED + completion of 2 years of post-secondary education in a health research-related field".
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and also as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to balance competing and shifting priorities
  • Demonstrate computer skills with proficiency in a variety of software packages. Word, Excel, database programs, MS Outlook

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with research data management.
  • One year of office experience

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Project Assistant - Colorectal Cancer Research

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21147

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

The Cancer Epidemiology Research Program in the Public Health Sciences Division is seeking a highly motivated Project Assistant to support multiple, complex cancer research studies. The Cancer Epidemiology Program is part of the Fred Hutch’s Division of Public Health Sciences, home of an extensive portfolio of population science research, large specimen and data repositories, a SEER cancer registry, a prevention center designed for intervention research and a multidisciplinary faculty. The Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of a project manager, the Project Assistant will assist in implementing study plans, monitoring progress, and conducting daily operational work to ensure that the overall project goals of each study are met. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, organization skills, and ability to produce high quality work within a collaborative team are critical to this position.

 

The Project Assistant will perform some or all of the job duties listed below:

  • Provide support primarily to a long term follow up study of colorectal cancer and other studies as needed.
  • Contact study participants by phone, email, or in person to discuss participation, arrange biospecimen collections, generate and send letters/materials to participants as well as follow up with participants regarding the completion and return of materials.
  • Extensive data entry into study databases.
  • Locate updated contact information (addresses, new telephone numbers) of participants when needed.
  • Organize and maintain computer files as well as hard copy paper files.
  • Schedule meetings with study teams and collaborators and write and distribute meeting notes.
  • Create, maintain, and follow study specific SOPs. Administer procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant, and Center specifications.
  • Assist with specimen management, including tracking incoming and outgoing specimens, locating and pulling specimens, preparing shipments, and perform inventory.
  • Serve as a study liaison, referring non-routine issues to project manager.
  • Carry out moderately complex special projects and perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS preferred. Relevant experience may substitute for degree.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with a strong command of grammar.
  • Ability to organize and track a multitude of tasks.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook required.
  • Must be able to stoop and bend to retrieve records from files and specimens from freezers.
  • Experience working in an academic or scientific research environment preferred.

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Project Manager II/III - Matsen Research Group

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 21044

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Matsen research group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA develops and applies methods to learn about evolution and immunology from molecular sequence data. This position will involve work at the immune/pathogen interface, including studying pathways of antibody evolution via affinity maturation, and analyzing functional assays such as deep mutational scans. There will be substantial collaborative work understanding the evolution of and the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in a large, funded collaboration including the Baker, Bedford, Bloom, Shendure, and Veesler labs. See our website for more information about what we do.

 

Responsibilities

We are seeking a Research Project Manager with a biological background at the immune/pathogen interface who is interested in moving into the computational sphere. The successful candidate will partner with us for the full life cycle of project development. This includes

  • brainstorming areas where new computational research would be useful

  • reading relevant literature to define our potential contribution

  • writing a project specification with benchmark targets

  • managing the project, including interfacing between computational staff and biologist collaborators

  • contributing to writing papers and software testing.

 

The Research Project Manager will also share some administrative tasks with the PI.

 

Environment

The environment is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on collaborative work between postdocs, PhD students, interns, and programmers.

The Center is housed in a lovely campus on Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a slightly longer walk from the University of Washington. The Matsen group is in the newly remodeled Steam Plant building overlooking the lake. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Please read our expectations of group members. By applying for this position, we expect that you will fulfill these expectations. We enthusiastically solicit feedback on these expectations or requests for clarification.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree required. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge/experience (PhD preferred) in adaptive immunology, protein science, biochemistry, structural biology, or another related field, along with a successful track record of independent research.
  • Minimum of 5 years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related project/study management experience. 

Essential Skills

In addition to the core qualifications, we are looking for someone who is:

  • creative and thoughtful

  • able to synthesize between fields

  • comfortable with project management

  • a careful writer and diligent editor

  • highly organized

  • able to write scripts in Python, R, or shell to perform basic data analysis

  • willing to handle some administrative tasks

  • interested in the group's research, passionate about science, and excited to contribute

Application Instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit the following materials (preferably as one PDF):

  • A CV summarizing your education and work experience so far.

  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.

  • Two publications featuring your work.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.

 

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Project Manager III

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20900

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

With direct supervision from the COMPASS Co-Director, and interacting with the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), the Project Manager III will apply their extensive knowledge base in the field of pancreatic cancer and diabetes to manage the day-to-day operations for two distinct studies 1) the New Onset Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Study (NOD) and 2) the Early Detection Initiative for Pancreatic Cancer (EDI). This position will spend approximately 60% effort on NOD and 40% effort on EDI. The Project Manager III will supervise a program assistant who will perform collaborative administrative duties, appropriately delegated by the manager. The Project Manager will also work collaboratively with others within the COMPASS group. The manager will work directly with internal and external Investigators, staff, and stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with both the internal and external team members consisting of computer programmers, statisticians, scientists, study coordinators, and other stakeholders
  • Assume oversight of coordination center activities for two established studies to include planning, monitoring goals of the projects, and working in close collaborations with NOD and EDI studies.
  • Work closely with the COMPASS Fiscal Manager, COMPASS Director and Co-Director on project budgets, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with
    grant/contract guidelines and requirements.
  • Set project goals and timelines, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are on track through completed.
  • Develop, interpret, and administer project policies and procedures according to protocol(s), Institutional Review Board (IRB), grant or contract specifications and Fred Hutch specifications.
  • Serve as project liaison, representing the project(s) to other Fred Hutch departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  • Monitor and respond to staff and other stakeholders’ queries. Track study data and compile reports.
  • Attend project meetings (in-person on and off site, webinars, and conference calls) and manage follow-up activities as needed.
  • Travel within the US with overnight stay to study sites, meetings, etc.
  • Maintain proper study records.
  • Produce special and recurring reports.
  • This position does not have direct patient interaction.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in related field required.
  • Minimum of four years post-master's or seven years post-bachelor's project/study management experience in a research or clinical setting.
  • Minimum two years’ experience managing others.
  • Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills. To include the ability to prepare presentations using PowerPoint or other presentation tools. Comfortable speaking/presenting to large groups of people.
  • Willing to travel post-pandemic

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of pancreatic diseases and diabetes highly desirable.
    Knowledge of IRB study requirements.
  • Software project management experience, and/or experience working with software programmers.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Administrator II, WHI

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20976

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

STUDY BACKGROUND: 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 Research Administrator II works independently and in collaboration with other Research Administration operational staff to assist with providing compliant and effective funding, budget and regulatory administration, and general administrative support for the WHI Program.

Responsibilities

Budget & Fiscal Support

  • Develop, monitor, and track simple or basic budgets
  • Run standard reports to support budget management
  • Gather and enter receipts and other documentation into relevant systems and tools to support monitoring of expenses against budgets

Funding Source Administration

  • Conduct the administrative aspects of pre and post award activities as directed, such as gathering documents, assisting with completion of content, acquiring signatures and formatting content to adhere to submission guidelines
  • Coordinate the adherence to submission timelines to ensure that deadlines are not missed

Regulatory Support

  • Complete forms and other documentation as directed to ensure compliance
  • Prepare IRB submissions including but not limited to: Initial Application, Modification, Continuing Review, non-compliance, and unanticipated events
  • Ensure that research staff have met the standard training requirements regarding Human Subjects and GCP trainings. Organize annual Human Subjects Trainings with IRO

 

Administrative

  • Travel and meeting coordination and documentation of meeting minutes
  • Manage projects, including event planning and management for in person and virtual meetings and conferences
  • Ability to identify administrative issues for discussion with leadership
  • Editing and tracking content for presentations, CVs, bio sketches, and publications
  • Personnel administration support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Two years of experience in a research and/or non- profit organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite/Adobe
  • Ability to design customized reports
  • Planning/organization of one’s own work
  • Work with different styles of leadership and adjust to their needs
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Teachable/quick learner
  • Flexibility
  • Calm under pressure
  • Basic understanding of how to create budget projections

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic knowledge or experience with the process of funding mechanisms, and related common acronyms
  • Knowledge of grant submission forms and their uses

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Project Bilingual Interviewer I

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18828

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 



Collaborative Data Services (CDS) provides scientific support to researchers at the Fred Hutch. We are currently seeking a Spanish speaking interviewer who will be responsible for collecting data through telephone or in-person interviews with study participants, entering collected data into a data capture system, and assembling mail packets for study recruitment. The incumbent follows strict research guidelines in accomplishing work assignments. Non-routine decisions are referred to the supervisor. The position reports to the CDS Project Manager.


Please note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended in-person interviews.

 

Job summary

The Research Interviewer can speak and write Spanish fluently, have a good eye for detail, and can work independently. They will report to the Project Manager. Some independent judgment is used in carrying out responsibilities within established guidelines.


This is an hourly position to start with up 40 hours per week. Must be available Monday-Friday. Since the position may require translation work, these tasks could be completed remotely after business hours. This would need to be determined based on the clients’ needs and timelines.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research interviews in Spanish adhering to a call script over the phone or video conference – inbound and outbound calls
  • Answer Spanish speaking participant questions according to study protocol and frequently asked questions
  • Schedule in-home visits for Spanish speaking Washington State residents; includes confirmation calls/emails; rescheduling; communicating cancellations to the study team and other situations that could arise
  • Managing Spanish speaking phone message line and email inbox
  • Follow complex data collection instruments to collect and record data according to study protocol
  • Data enter and verify completed data material
  • Transcribing recorded in-person or phone interviews using provided software
  • Perform light clerical duties including electronic file maintenance and mail assembly
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Translating study documents from English to Spanish and vice versa (Forward and Back translation)
  • Transcribing recorded phone interviews from English to Spanish and vice versa (Forward and Back translation)

Qualifications

Who You Are

  • You are flexible, a quick learner, and can adapt to new situations with ease
  • You possess excellent Spanish and English verbal and written communication skills
  • You are comfortable and effective when communicating professionally with diverse groups of people
  • You are a discreet professional when research interview questions are sensitive or personal in nature

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Flexible with respect to office- and home-based work
  • While a BA or MA degree in Spanish, is preferred, we will strongly consider applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, with a High School graduation or the equivalent
  • DSHS translation and interpretation certifications, ATA translation certificate, is a plus but not required
  • Experience performing transcription is a plus but not required
  • Usage of Spanish in a professional business setting is a plus but not required
  • Knowledge and comprehension of regional variations of Spanish is a plus but not required
  • Comfortable learning new software and using Microsoft applications
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions in Spanish and English
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organized, and able to neatly document information


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

Research Project Interviewer I

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20952

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

Collaborative Data Services (CDS) provides scientific support to researchers at the Fred Hutch. We are currently seeking a Research Project Interviewer who will be responsible for collecting data through telephone or in-person interviews with study participants, entering collected data into a data capture system, and on occasion, assembling mail packets for study recruitment. The incumbent follows strict research guidelines in accomplishing work assignments. Non-routine decisions are referred to the supervisor. The position reports to the CDS Project Manager.

 

Please note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended in-person interviews.

 

This is a temporary entry level position. Hours will vary from 25-40 hours per week. Interviewer is required to be available, Monday-Friday – with an occasional Saturday (dependent on project needs).

Responsibilities

  • Conduct quantitative research interviews over the phone or videoconference – inbound and outbound calls.
  • Answer participant questions according to study protocol and frequently asked questions.
  • Scheduling appointments includes confirmation calls/emails; rescheduling; communicating updated information to the study team and other situations that could arise.
  • Managing phone message line or email inbox.
  • Follow complex data collection instruments to collect and record data according to study protocol.
  • Data enter and verify completed data material.
  • Perform light clerical duties including electronic file maintenance and mail assembly.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School graduation or the equivalent. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work independently
  • One year of experience in job involving telephone or in-person contact with the public (such as customer service).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong desire to learn about clinical trials and research a plus.
  • Comfortable speaking to diverse groups.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Comfortable learning new software.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions. 
  • Ability to neatly and accurately document information. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaking would be a plus, but not required.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Technician II

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20735

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


 

Dr. James Alvarez’s laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician II.  Our laboratory seeks to understand the genetic and cellular underpinnings of tumor progression by using genomic, cell biologic, biochemical, and genetic tools to study genetically engineered mouse models and human cancer cells.

 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have excellent organizational skills.  Prior research experience in some area related to biological sciences is required.

 

The applicant will have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to research projects in our lab. The ideal candidate will be able to independently drive a research project with guidance from the PI and work collaboratively as part of a team. We anticipate that these contributions will result in the technician being an author on multiple high-impact publications.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with placing orders and keeping the lab organized
  • Independently executing a research project with guidance from the PI
  • Performing cell culture
  • Conducting biochemical and molecular biology assays, including RT-PCR, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence
  • Working collaboratively with postdocs and graduate students to further research projects

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICTIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences
  • Prior research experience in some area of biological sciences
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cell culture experience
  • Experience performing western blotting and RT-PCR
  • Expertise in immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry
     

To apply, please include a cover letter, CV, and references.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Technician II

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19430

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

A research technician position is immediately available in the Barry laboratory within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Barry lab focuses on understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and can be manipulated to target cancer. Our studies utilize human immunology, murine models of cancer, state-of-the-art imaging techniques, RNA sequencing techniques, and immunological techniques to explore the role of the innate immune system in controlling immune responses to cancer. Our goal is to understand the basic mechanisms regulating the immune response to cancer in order to target these pathways in patients, ultimately leading to increased response rates of current FDA-approved immunotherapy drugs and identification of novel pathways that can be targeted to increase immune responses to cancer.

 

We are looking for an ambitious, highly organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing an independent investigative project while also undertaking standard laboratory work in support of scientific research. In both roles this individual will work with human tumor samples, murine models, conduct cell culture experiments, operate analytical instruments, recover, compile and verify the accuracy of research data, and prepare these data as both written and visual summaries.

Responsibilities

This position will work under the Principal Investigator and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out their job duties. In addition to being responsible for conducting an independent research project the individual will manage the murine colony and day-to-day lab needs.

 

This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an immersive research experience before pursuing graduate and/or medical school.

 

Job Duties 

  • The research technician will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cancer immunology, human immunology, immunotherapy, cell biology, and molecular biology. Specific duties are:
    • Perform documented protocols and assays.
    • Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
    • Perform experiments at the bench level to support independent investigative work. This will involve cell culture, live cell imaging, immunofluorescent staining, processing tissue for single cell analysis, tissue sectioning, plasmid preparation, cloning, retro- and lenti-virus production, and others as necessary.
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
    • Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental results and interpret experimental results.
    • Assist in the publication of results by writing, proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  • The research technician will participate in lab meetings and journal clubs. Specific duties are:
    • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data in one-on-one meetings with the principal investigator, lab meetings, and occasionally larger campus group meetings.
    • Read and discuss scientific articles to inform ideas and directions for research projects in the lab.
  • Other responsibilities include general lab maintenance and other duties as needed. Specific duties are:
    • Manage a murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters, as well as techniques associated with tumor experiments.
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
    • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
    • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
    • Assist and/or lead in the processing of human and murine tissue for imaging, multiparamter flow-cytometric analysis, and RNA sequencing.
    • Perform other laboratory-related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must have an interest in immunology and immunotherapy
  • A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and bench research experience are required
  • Reliability is essential
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must be ambitious, have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction, good organizational skills, the ability to work and think independently, and wants to stay at least two years
  • This position will require daily management and handling of the murine colony and associated standard procedures (appropriate training will be provided)
  • Previous experience in flow cytometry, tumor biology, and/or immunology, as well as a background working with murine models are desired, but not required

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

WHI Staff Scientist - Biostatistician

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Staff Scientist
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20891

Overview

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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking a biostatistician at the staff scientist or senior staff scientist level for a position in the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center (WHI CCC) in the Public Health Sciences Division (PHS).


The WHI is a population-based program established as the signature project of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. One of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind, WHI has had a major impact on women’s health, clinical practice and research methods. The nationwide program is currently in its third extension with secured funding through 2025. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), housed in the Cancer Prevention Program of PHS, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI as well as the traditional coordinating center roles in data collection, management, linkages, analysis and reporting. The breadth of WHI data encompasses most disease areas common in older women as well as mental and physical functioning. The associated biorepository supports a wide range of biomarkers studies on risk, early detection and disease mechanisms. The WHI CCC assists local and outside investigators’ use of this resource in publications and ancillary studies, providing expertise in design and analyses, as well as logistical support.

Responsibilities

Candidate’s primary duties are:

  • hiring (as needed)
  • training and supervising six master’s level statisticians and a statistical assistant for the WHI Analytic Group
  • coordinating group activities with other units in the CCC
  • serving as a statistician on manuscripts and selected ancillary studies.

The primary responsibilities of the group are to analyze data for WHI manuscripts, produce progress and clinical trial monitoring reports, select samples for ancillary studies using the biorepository, provide support to the WHI help desk, and coordinate and provide quality assurance for data files before release to other entities. The candidate will also serve as a statistician on the WHI Publications and Presentations Committee to provide input on WHI data and statistical methods.

 

The ideal candidate will have broad exposure to and expertise in statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, as well as diverse types of data, including failure time, longitudinal, and ‘omics” data, a strong Interest in the chronic disease epidemiology, experience in manuscript and/or grant writing and supervision. The staff scientist position will be under the direction of Dr. Garnet Anderson in the WHI program within the Division of Public Health Sciences.

 

Excellent administrative and research staff support is provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, and excellent medical/dental benefits are included. Please note this is not a tenure track position.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or a related field
  • At least 2 years of post-doctoral experience in related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in manuscript and grant proposal preparation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations
  • Experience supervising highly-skilled staff
  • A long-term interest in a non-tenure track staff position

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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