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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13095

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 and largest 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.

 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position with Dr. Li Hsu the Biostatistics Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the development and dissemination of statistical methodology, software development, and application to large-scale genetic epidemiological studies. Specific areas of interest include multiclass regression model, nonparametric modeling and methods, multiple hypothesis testing, machine learning, and genome-wide risk modeling. The fellow will have real-hand data analysis experience by participating in large collaborative studies, in which rich data on tumor genomics, germline genetics and environmental risk factors have been collected.

 

The position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits. The environment at Fred Hutch is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on innovative and collaborative work. The Center is housed in a lovely campus next to Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a convenient shuttle from the University of Washington.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or computational biology with strong skills in applied statistical methods development and computation. Knowledge of genetics and genomics is desired. The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

 

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a CV, a short statement of research interests, and contact information of three referees

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Genomics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13622

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.

 

The laboratories of Dr. Gavin Ha and Dr. Peter Nelson have a joint postdoctoral research position open in the Computational Biology Program of the Public Health Sciences and Human Biology Divisions. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in developing and implementing innovative computational and analytical approaches to study the genetics and epigenetics of prostate cancer. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis of cancer genomes, computational methods development, and translating computational techniques into the clinic are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary with great benefits.

 

Dr. Nelson is one of the world’s leading experts in prostate cancer research. He is the Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at Fred Hutch and Principal Investigator of the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE. Dr. Ha is a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator, V Foundation Scholar, and holds an NCI Transition Career Development Award. His laboratory develops computational approaches to study cancer genomes from tumors and liquid biopsies, such as circulating tumor DNA. See the lab websites for more information: https://research.fhcrc.org/peternelson/en.html and https://gavinhalab.org/.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on transformative and leading-edge research problems in prostate cancer research:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor evolution, cell plasticity, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and chromatin organization.
  • Development of novel computational algorithms for long-range (linked-reads or long-reads) whole genome sequencing of tumors.
  • Development of novel approaches to detect and analyze circulating tumor DNA from cancer patients.
  • Analysis of tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity using single-cell RNA sequencing.
  • For examples of recent studies, see PMID:29909985, PMID:29109393, PMID:25060187, PMID:29017058

 

Candidates with strong interest and/or expertise in any of these research areas are highly encouraged to apply

  • Cancer genomics, liquid biopsies, tumor evolution/heterogeneity, single-cell transcriptomics
  • Application of statistical modeling, algorithm design, machine learning to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome, and transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD or MD (or equivalent) with training in one of these disciplines:

  • Computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, computer/electrical engineering, physics, or other related fields.

 

Applicants should have some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments, have strong communication/organization skills and is detail-oriented
  • Highly motivated individual who think independently but also enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with cancer genome data analysis is considered a strong asset
  • A background in cancer biology (especially in prostate) is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • Experience with high performance computing environments and cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated publication track record
     

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • a several paragraph statement of research interests
  • CV
  • names and email addresses of three references
  • two representative publications or preprints (if available)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17615

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.


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 in human and mouse tumors
  • 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 life sciences with a focus on 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.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14205

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 and largest 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. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.


A postdoctoral research position in epidemiology with focus on cancer prevention and survivorship in ethnically diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in Epidemiology and related subject areas to cancer prevention and survivorship. Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel, interdisciplinary research questions related to identifying strategies to improve cancer survivorship and cancer outcomes using lifestyle behavioral interventions (nutrition, physical activity, energy balance) and observational study designs. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at Fred Hutch and Director of Integrative Medicine at the SCCA.

 

Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle intervention and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations. The candidate will be responsible for data analysis and manuscript preparation on two ongoing National Cancer Institute R01-funded studies, in addition to participating in other new and ongoing studies.  The Mi Vida Saludable study is an ongoing 2x2 factorial designed trial testing the separate and synergistic effects of in-person and eHealth diet and physical activity interventions on behavioral outcomes in Latina breast cancer survivors.  The Pathways Heart Study is an ongoing observational study examining predictors of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients within a large integrated health system.  Responsibilities will include analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, presenting at research conferences, implementing research protocols, and contributing to grant writing.  Studies will include single institution and multi-site trials, including local and national clinical trials consortia, as well as observational cohorts.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required with background in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a closely related field
  • Experience using SAS and R is required, additional experience using Stata is preferred
  • Experience analyzing data related to cancer survivorship and/or cancer outcomes is preferred
  • Experience with analyzing data generated by eHealth interventions and/or physical activity measurement devices is preferred
  • Experience and skill with the visual and graphical representation of data is preferred
  • The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Methods for Cancer Biomarkers

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13833

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.

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.

 

The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • 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
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Molecular and Genetic Cancer Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15232

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.

 

We are seeking applications from strong candidates for a new postdoctoral fellowship position in Cancer Epidemiology at the Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) as part of the T32 training grant. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Ulrike Peters and Polly Newcomb, as well as other Fred Hutch faculty as secondary mentors on multiple NIH funded large-scale molecular epidemiological studies for cancer risk and survival. These projects include discovery of novel gene-environment interactions, integrative tumor analyses, and risk prediction modeling, among others. 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. Furthermore, the Fred Hutch is home of numerous large studies, such as the Women’s Health Initiative.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work on a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research teams 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, and contributing to other manuscripts as co-author. The Fred Hutch 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, and remote work could be possible.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to work in a highly collaborative 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. 

 

Please attach a cover letter, a 1-2 page summary describing your research interests, and the contact information for three professional references. Please also note that due to funding requirements, a qualified candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Public Health Sciences

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17459

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.


The Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead research within the Coordinating Center for the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) consortium. This multi-institutional, NCI-funded consortium aims to better understand how to improve the cancer screening process (recruitment, screening, diagnosis, referral for treatment) for cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening in diverse community healthcare settings. The PROSPR Coordinating Center leads:

  1. multilevel analyses across multiple cancer types,
  2. development of common measures of health system-level factors that impact screening processes, and
  3. development of measures of screening process quality.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Lead or co-lead papers across multiple cancer types related to multilevel factors, quality metrics, and social determinants of health that impact screening
  • Propose new research directions for PROSPR working groups
  • Promote communication and collaboration across PROSPR working groups
  • Collaborate with PROSPR investigators on data interpretation and data harmonization efforts

 

Opportunities

  • Propose new ideas for cancer screening-related papers and ancillary studies across multiple cancer types and diverse healthcare settings
  • Conduct data analyses across multiple cancer types with the potential to lead resulting manuscripts
  • Broaden network of collaborators across institutions, the National Cancer Institute, and various disciplines (e.g., organizational psychology, health services, behavioral sciences)

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in a public health related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a background in at least one of the following areas: health services research, epidemiology, cancer screening, organizational theory, multilevel research, quality metrics. Candidates should be able to work independently and collaborate with large, diverse teams.

Candidates should submit a CV and cover letter detailing interest in the position.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Brain Tumor Dormancy/Metastasis

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17426

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.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2 ), directed by Dr. Cyrus Ghajar, is looking for a talented post-doctoral fellow interesting in studying the cellular and molecular basis of disseminated breast tumor cell dormancy in the brain.

Responsibilities

The LSM2 focuses on understanding the biology underlying disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy (see Ghajar et al., Nature Cell Biology 2013; Ghajar, Nature Reviews Cancer 2015; Carlson et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019). The candidate will spearhead a project with the following goals:

  1. to characterize the cellular and molecular microenvironment of dormant DTCs in different regions of the brain;
  2. to identify and thoroughly characterize signaling triggered by the brain microenvironment that effects DTC quiescence; and
  3. to determine how/why these controls go awry to facilitate metastatic progression in only specific brain regions.

The ideal candidate will be interested and able to develop their own research strategy to understand DTC- resident brain cell interactions by utilizing an array of innovative models and sophisticated techniques we have developed or adopted in the lab. These include three-dimensional cell culture models, multiple murine models of brain metastasis, intravital imaging approaches and proteomics.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a related field (neuroscience, developmental biology, cell biology, or tumor biology) is required. A strong publication record and eligibility and desire to apply for future fellowships are also required. The candidate must also be experienced in essential techniques to characterize and profile brain cells. A candidate with an extensive background in neuroscience and experience in live cell imaging, implementing spatial transcriptomic strategies, developing quantitative image analysis approaches, and working with murine 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 and graduate students in the lab.

 

Please include a targeted cover letter for full consideration of your application.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Genetic Cancer Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17399

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. The goal of its Public Health Sciences Division, which is home to the nation’s oldest program devoted to cancer prevention research, is to identify strategies that would ultimately reduce the incidence of and mortality from cancer and other diseases. Careers Start Here.

 

A postdoctoral research position in molecular and genetic cancer epidemiology is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 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 molecular and genetic cancer epidemiology or related subject areas. This could include, but is not limited to, training in epidemiology, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, cancer genomics, or a closely related field. Please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position, and remote work could be possible.

 

The postdoctoral fellow/research associate will work in a highly collaborative team led by Dr. Ulrike Peters on analyzing large-scale, cutting-edge molecular epidemiological data for colorectal cancer. These include targeted tumor sequencing of 300 genes and candidate oncogenic microbiota in 7,000 well-characterized colorectal cancer cases, including somatic point mutations, copy number alterations, microsatellite instability, and microbial pathogens. Additionally, data include tumor immune characterization in colorectal cancer cases. Furthermore, genome-wide germline genetic data and harmonized environmental/lifestyle risk factor for up to 150,000 colorectal cancer cases and controls. Our team also aims to evaluate the impact of racial and ethnic diversity on colorectal cancer utilizing genetic and molecular epidemiological data.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral candidate will primarily work on integrative tumor analyses, as well as immune-related somatic and germline characteristics associated with colorectal tumors and survival outcomes. The successful applicant will work on multidisciplinary research teams to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional genetic information, and publish research results. The incumbent will be expected to work independently to complete data analysis. In addition, they will participate in the presentation of research, as well as in the writing of publications to disseminate the analyses.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree 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, as is a thorough knowledge of high dimensional data resources (such as ENCODE and ROADMAP) for functional annotation. 

Project Coordinator I, Digital Behavioral Health

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17594

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 and largest 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.

 

About the Department 
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 NIH grants totaling over $18 million USD, the Group’s research program focuses on developing technology interventions for health behavior change, rigorously testing them in randomized trials, and then disseminating them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the core behavioral approaches the Group is testing is a form of therapy called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

Responsibilities

With direct supervision from the team’s project manager, Brie Sullivan, the project coordinator will apply special skills and knowledge in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying out moderately complex research assignments, to support projects that use rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. The position opening comes at an exciting time of expansion for the HABIT Group, as we broaden the technology platforms for delivering intervention and include a focus now on weight loss interventions. The Project Coordinator will closely collaborate with Ms. Sullivan, Dr. Bricker, and the HABIT Group team. This is an opportunity to conduct research administration and support of remote digital and telehealth behavioral science interventions to help people quit smoking and lose weight.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects are completed according to project/study timelines.
  • Assist in the development of project/study policies and procedures. Administer policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications.
  • Serve as project/study liaison, representing the project/study to other Center departments, funding sources, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
  • Monitor and respond to participant queries by email and phone.
  • Assist in online recruitment activities and conduct enrollment screening.
  • Conduct remote verification of smoking cessation using video calls.
  • Research, place orders for, and mail study supplies.
  • Track study data and compile data reports.
  • Attend and write minutes with the ongoing in-person meetings with the project team.
  • Maintain proper study records.
  • Produce special and recurring reports.
  • Maintain curriculum vitae, travel arrangements, and appointment scheduling for Dr. Bricker.
  • Editing and formatting scientific papers and research presentations.
  • Perform other administrative, research, and operational responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • Minimum of one year post-master's or three years post-bachelor's project coordination experience in a research or clinical setting.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and EndNote.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with technical document editing, including strong skills in grammar and syntax.
  • A genuine passion for smoking cessation and weight loss behavioral interventions and/or public health issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate with an interdisciplinary scientific team.

Research Project Manager III- Women's Health Initiative

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 15246

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.


About the Women’s Health Initiative

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 Hutch, 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. Data and biospecimens are available to researchers with approved ancillary studies with outside funding. The WHI CCC serves as a subcontractor to the ancillary studies to coordinate the CCC-related operations, including but not limited to study team management, biospecimen processing and shipping, consenting when needed and return of results to the CCC.


Position summary

The WHI CCC is seeking a Research Project Manager III to manage the biospecimen and data operations components of WHI ancillary studies and supervise a staff member. The position will be responsible for CCC operational management of ancillary studies upon receipt of applications and through active and completion stages for funded studies. The person in this role will additionally be the lead for a portion of the ancillary studies. CCC operations are multifaceted including interacting with dynamic interdisciplinary teams both within the CCC and outside the CCC such as CCC scientists, statisticians, administrators, and staff from data operations, database and outcomes. Extending beyond the CCC, interactions will include the ancillary study PI, testing lab, WHI’s offsite biorepository, Fred Hutch specimen processing labs, WHI Laboratory Working Group and WHI Ancillary Studies Committee. The position is within the Publications/Presentations and Ancillary Studies Committees Support (PASC) Unit at the WHI CCC and reports to the unit manager.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee CCC ancillary study operations regarding data operations and biospecimens
  • Collaborate in partnership with CCC ancillary study administrative project coordinators
  • Supervise a data operations manager level 1, which includes mentoring, guiding, assigning ancillary studies, meeting together as needed and conducting an annual performance appraisal
  • Perform preliminary technical review of studies in the pre-funding stage
  • Serve as the main WHI ancillary study and biospecimen resource, answering questions from the WHI Help Desk, WHI-CCC staff and WHI leadership
  • Serve as liaison to operational staff at WHI’s offsite biorepository and the Fred Hutch specimen processing labs
  • Maintain organization of ancillary study documentation in the WHI shared drive, study tracking database, and/or the website (www.whi.org)
  • Participate in the monthly PASC Unit meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Facilitate the quarterly Lab Working Group calls
  • Lead twice monthly ancillary studies check-in meetings with the PASC ancillary studies team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • 3 years of research project management experience or transferable project management experience in a related field
  • Lab background or past experience communicating with labs
  • Familiarity with research grant proposals
  • Organizational skills including critical thinking, ability to work independently and with a team, being proactive, self-motivated and being a good listener
  • Written and oral communication skills with varied audiences (review committees, study PI, administration, statisticians, database, processing labs, and testing labs)
  • Computer skills with high proficiency in a variety of software packages, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • BA or BS in a biological science or related field

 

Preferred qualifications

  • MPH or MS
  • Familiarity with:
    • medical/laboratory terminology
    • research study designs
    • basic research components including biomarkers, genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, methylation and epigenetics
    • databases
    • cardiovascular diseases and cancer
  • Experience working with remote study-related staff and investigators, relying primarily on phone, email, or internet communication for part of duties

Research Technician II-III, Stress Response and Prevention

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17596

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.

 

A research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in an established laboratory in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Kensler Laboratory for Stress Response and Prevention focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of the NRF2 stress response pathway, cross-talk with other regulatory networks and targeting the pathway with nutriceuticals and drugs in pre-clinical models and clinical trials.

 

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by conducting cell culture experiments, working with murine models, operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; and preparing charts, graphs and 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 the following job duties:

 

  1. Manage a murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters, as well as dosing in chronic cancer and diabetes prevention studies.
  2. Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work. This will involve two- and three-dimensional cell culture, live cell imaging, immunofluorescent staining, tissue sectioning, plasmid preparation, cloning, retro- and lenti-virus production, and immunoblotting.
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
  3. Perform and modify documented protocols and assays.
  4. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
  5. Interpret and report experimental results.
  6. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  7. Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  8. Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  9. Maintain compliance with institutional standards (EH&S and IACUC).
  10. Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
  11. Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
  12. Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
  13. Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
  14. Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  15. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Research Technician II - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least two years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.

 

Research Technician III - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least five years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.

 

Experience with murine models, cell culture and molecular biology techniques are required. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, have a demonstrated strong attention to detail, and a willingness to conduct new techniques.

Statistical Research Associate II (PASS project)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14737

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.

 

The Biostatistics Program within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Division of Public Health Sciences is recruiting a Statistical Research Associate (SRA). The SRA will engage in collaborative research with areas focused on disease risk prediction and novel biomarker evaluations, and will (obtain and) utilize a working knowledge of cancer active surveillance. The SRA will have opportunities to participate in large collaborative projects. 

 

This position offers some flexibility in hours with the expectation that the SRA works a minimum of 4 weekdays on-campus during normal business hours.

Responsibilities

  • Work with PhD statisticians and other scientists (including clinicians and basic scientists) in the analysis, interpretation and reporting of results
  • Develop analytic data sets, develop data quality assurance plans, conduct statistical analyses, and document data sets and analytic programs
  • Monitor on-going studies and write detailed statistical analysis, plan and perform interim and final analysis
  • Provide statistical consultation

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics and at least 1 year of related experience
  • Strong programming skills, including using SAS and R package
  • Proficiency in statistical computing and in the development of statistical programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work well individually and as a team with a diverse group of investigators and researchers across disciplines

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