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Administrative Manager

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14594

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 Administrative Manager will provide senior level administrative management support to the Senior Vice President (SVP) & Director of the Public Health Sciences (PHS) Division and report to the division’s Senior Operations Director. They will independently perform administrative and secretarial duties of a complex, specialized, or confidential nature, using judgment to interpret Fred Hutch policy, represent the SVP, and interact with Hutch staff and outside organizations. This role oversees the management of and coordination of this leader’s extensive calendar activities, travel management, expense reimbursement, publishing and development activities. This role requires an ability to direct and manage multiple priorities, quickly analyze situations and make sound decisions using effective time management skills, good business acumen and administrative judgment. Strong writing ability, creativity and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. This position must have a highly effective level of communication within the program, Division leadership, and be able to anticipate and remain flexible in the face of change.

Responsibilities

Administrative Management

  • Provide senior level administrative management support of executive’s daily calendar via Microsoft Outlook. This responsibility requires interacting with high levels of confidentiality, discretion and professionalism while interacting within multiple levels of researchers and executives at institutions, governmental agencies, industry-related organizations, as well as their respective administrative teams located within the United States and internationally. Use critical judgment to determine meeting priorities. Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • With travel & finance teams, arrange domestic and international travel planning and schedules, including flight, local transportation, accommodations, meeting agendas, travel receipts, etc. Arrange travel for both the SVP as well as division visitors, candidates, program faculty, etc. Maintain travel itineraries and records. Track and maintain all records/receipts and follow policies and procedures required for Federal and State and institutional guidelines. Manage expense reimbursement process for multiple expense products (charge cards, check requests, etc.) for travel schedule to ensure that all expenses are appropriately charged and reimbursed to applicable cost centers, grants, etc., as well as personal reimbursements.
  • Manage the daily flow of written correspondence in/out of the executive’s office. This includes but is not limited to, drafting, reviewing, editing, managing revision process of a variety of correspondence and reports on behalf of the executive and can include all types of communications from letters of support/recognition for faculty, emails, reports, etc. Responsible for accuracy, formatting and appearance of final documents.
  • Manage, coordinate and staff, as requested, high-level meetings for the SVP and Associate Division Directors. Responsible for developing/compiling the agenda, arranging speakers, coordinating technical support, room requirements, and catering.
  • Arrange conference and meeting schedules, agendas, and other activities as required by the SVP and division administration.
  • Perform general administrative duties, including (but not limited to) preparation of correspondence for letters of recommendation, grant support, etc. Organize and reprioritize tasks, maintain records, and coordinate functions with various individuals and organizations.
  • Maintain and coordinate the SVP’s professional documents including (but not limited to) augmented CV, biosketch, professional memberships, etc.
  • Ensure the protection of sensitive or confidential information.

 

Administrative Coordination

  • Carry out special projects for the SVP and division administration
  • Work as a key team member of the PHS Administration team assisting the team with various projects
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of progressively complex administrative experience are required for this position
  • Demonstrated experience related to management and handling of highly confidential information and ensuring that information is maintained in a confidential manner
  • Demonstrated experience and philosophy relative to working in a collaborative environment, serving the needs of the senior executive and working with key division staff
  • Strong and thoughtful communications, both oral and written
  • Experience working with all levels of faculty and staff, within the context of a research environment
  • Demonstrated professionalism to ensure that all people are always treated with dignity and respect
  • Exceptional computer and word processing skills, proficiency with a variety of software packages (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint (or other presentation software), EndNote, Excel, and Access) required
  • Experience using SharePoint and Adobe software is highly desired
  • Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • The ability to work a varied schedule with flexible hours as needed

Please submit a cover letter with your resume and application in order to be considered for this position.

Bioinformatics Analyst

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13621

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 Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Analyst position in the laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha and the Computational Biology Program is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying the genetics and epigenetics of cancer using computational approaches. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and cancer research are encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities

The Ha lab is establishing a research program that uses new DNA sequencing technologies to study cancer genomes. The lab is also focused on research involving liquid biopsies, such as cell-free DNA, and developing new computational approaches to leverage these data for genome discovery and cancer burden monitoring. The research interests/projects in the Ha lab include:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor progression/evolution, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and 3D structure, mutational signatures
  • Development of novel computational algorithms for long-range (linked-reads or long-reads) whole genome sequencing of tumors
  • Development and analysis of sensitive approaches to detect tumor-derived DNA in cell-free DNA from patient blood plasma
  • Analysis of tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity using single-cell RNA sequencing
  • The lab works with collaborators to validate results using functional experiments
  • For examples of recent studies, see PMID:29909985, PMID:29109393, PMID:25060187

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, artificial intelligence to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome or transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines:

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

Applicants should have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments or cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • A background in cancer biology is considered a strong asset.

Submission of a targeted cover letter is strongly recommended.

Data Scientist I-III, Spatial Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13745

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 Innovation Laboratory (iLab) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Masters- or PhD-level data scientist. The iLab is a new collaborative initiative of the Immunotherapy and Translational Data Science Integrated Research Centers (IIRC and TDS_IRC) with a mission to advance the introduction and development of new immuno-oncology research technologies. The iLab will spur in-house development and early adoption of novel techniques, including advanced single cell RNA spatial sequencing, T- and B-cell receptor sequencing, and other DNA/RNA-based technologies. The data scientist will work closely with lab personnel and immunotherapy researchers to develop data analysis methods for new technologies.


Over the past three years, Fred Hutch has launched three Integrated Research Centers (IRCs) to increase collaborative research across the Center and stimulate transformative cancer discovery. The IIRC, led by Dr. Stanley Riddell, and the TDS_IRC, led by Dr. Raphael Gottardo, have joined together and created the iLab to speed adoption of novel technologies, particularly those that generate large datasets of high utility to immunotherapy. The successful candidate will be embedded in the iLab, but will also have close ties to the Gottardo Lab and the TDS_IRC. The iLab will initially be housed in the Bielas Lab. Working closely with Drs. Bielas and Gottardo, the successful candidate will function with a high degree of independence as they manage daily activities. We see the integration of computational work within the iLab as an integral part of its success, providing computational innovation.


As a Fred Hutch strategic initiative, we value inclusion and a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to inform our work. We believe in supporting each other through mentorship and providing resources for professional development. Given these values, we strive to make our recruitment and promotion processes fair and transparent. Therefore, we strongly encourage all individuals with an interest in the position to apply. To learn more about the IRCs: Immunotherapy ; Translational Data Science


We are seeking a Masters- or PhD-level data scientist to work with the iLab to develop workflows and data analysis pipelines, from novel genomics technologies developed in-house to collaboration with select industry partners. The data scientist may also support some projects more broadly, creating workflows and analyses that also include data sets generated outside of the iLab, clinical data, and other translation data sources. The ideal candidate will support large collaborative projects in a wide range of problems in oncology research and serve as a consultant/link between the iLab, laboratory and clinical scientists. The incumbent will collaborate with laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists in two ways:

  • As member of the iLab, creating novel workflows and data analysis pipelines for novel technologies being tested and developed in the laboratory.
  • As a contributing member on teams using novel technologies in the iLab, creating and using computational tools for analyzing clinical and pre-clinical samples.

Through these multi-disciplinary collaborations, the data scientist will support and expand opportunities to apply novel tools and technologies to innovative pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Responsibilities

  • Consult with Fred Hutch researchers collaborating with iLab to solve their data science problems
  • Manage and set scientific priorities across projects
  • Develop and optimize computational pipelines to enable the integration and management of large and complex data sets generated in the iLab
  • Test and potentially develop open-source software for reproducible research
  • Interpret results from computational and statistical analysis
  • Assist with study design and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical trials
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings
  • Co-author manuscripts for publication

Qualifications

Data Scientist I - Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 2+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Data Scientist II - Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred) in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 5+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Data Scientist III - Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred) in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 8+ years of hands-on data science experience

 

Minimum qualifications (all levels):

  • Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data
  • Excellent programming skills (Python, R, C/C++, Java) including best software development practices (e.g. design, unit tests, documentation, code review)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in high-dimensional data, particularly with NGS and single-cell NGS (e.g. scRNA-seq)
  • Experience in cloud computing (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience in immunology

Fred Hutch/Bayer Postdoc Fellowship for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14683

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 Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare, is seeking applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in health economics and outcomes research. HICOR is located within Fred Hutch’s Public Health Sciences Division, and is built on the vision of reducing the human and economic burden of cancer for patients, families and society. The HICOR team works to develop and apply innovative scientific methods in health economics, clinical and public health research and data science to enhance value in cancer care and improve outcomes for patients.

 

The interdisciplinary research portfolio includes studies in cost-effectiveness alongside clinical trials, cancer care delivery research, pragmatic clinical trials, financial toxicity and economic burden, methods for comparative- and cost-effectiveness research, and cancer informatics. Bayer HealthCare is among the world’s foremost innovators in the field of pharmaceutical and medical products, and they research, develop, manufacture and market products to improve the health of people.

 

The successful candidate will spend twelve months on-site at Fred Hutch in Seattle, Washington followed by twelve months on-site at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc, located in Whippany, New Jersey.

Responsibilities

We are offering the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to fully participate in the scientific aspects of this portfolio, including research proposal development, data analysis and reporting, manuscript preparation, and participation in national scientific meetings. The first year of the fellowship is conducted at Fred Hutch in Seattle. The objective of the first year is to provide the fellow with the training and experience necessary for conducting pharmacoeconomic research. They will be assigned pharmaceutical economics and general health policy, and taught methods of economic assessment, health services research design, and statistical analyses.

 

During the first few months of the program, the fellow will choose an individual academic advisor to work with them to design an individualized program to meet their goals. They will meet with their advisor on a regular basis to review progress, discuss work, review and assign current research articles. In addition, they will participate in a research seminar designed to provide them with experience in evaluation, critiquing, preparing, and presenting scholarly research during each quarter of the first year, and will be expected to present a report on their independent research once during the first year.

 

The fellow will be required to participate in at least one ongoing research project with a member of the faculty and are encouraged to develop, under the supervision of the faculty mentor, at least one research proposal on a Bayer compound to be submitted to Bayer for approval. Research proposals shall be implemented while fellows are at Fred Hutch but may continue into the second year of the program. Research will be managed by the fellow under the supervision of Fred Hutch faculty and Bayer researchers.

 

During the second year of training the fellow will be part of Bayer’s US Health Economics and Outcome Research team and will conduct an approved pharmacoeconomic study in the therapeutic area of oncology. This part of the program is designed to allow fellows to learn about the role of pharmacoeconomic research in the drug development and evaluation process within the industry setting. The research may be on an existing or experimental oncology product, a therapeutic class of oncology drugs, or an oncology disease state of interest to Bayer.

 

In addition to completing their individual research project(s), the fellow will participate in ongoing pharmacoeconomic evaluations or other projects assigned by their Bayer preceptor. They will have the opportunity to interact with departments involved in clinical research, commercial development, and regulatory affairs at Bayer to learn how economic analyses are used by the pharmaceutical industry, and will also learn how Bayer uses clinical, epidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic data to support the utilization of its products. The fellow will be expected to present the results of any individual research projects to Fred Hutch faculty, graduate students, and other post-doctoral fellows as well as to their colleagues at Bayer.

Qualifications

Eligible candidates will have a medical degree and/or doctoral level degree in economics, health economics, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology or related subjects. For those holding the MD or PharmD degree, completion of a clinical residency or equivalent experience is encouraged.

 

Candidates should submit an application consisting of curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Please be advised: Employment-based visa requirements exclude F-1, H-1B and E-3 applicants from participating in this fellowship.

Lab Aide

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14685

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 looking for a dynamic, bright, highly organized, and highly motivated individual to perform routine lab work, including media preparation, glassware rinsing, equipment maintenance, and laboratory organization in the Bielas laboratory. The Bielas lab is located within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program and pursues a broad-based methodological approach to elucidate the fundamental and clinical implications of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA mutations in the pathogenesis of cancer and age-related disease. This part-time position

Responsibilities

  • Prepare media and reagents, including stock solutions
  • Rinse and prepare glassware for cleaning. Deliver glassware to storage areas
  • Collect waste and deliver to on-site autoclave facility
  • Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment as specified by manufacturers
  • Assist in cleaning and organizing laboratory areas
  • Maintain laboratory supply levels; request replacements as needed
  • Maintain a catalog of laboratory reagents and cell stocks
  • Back up data generated on laboratory equipment to local servers
  • May assist with experiments and set-up
  • Perform clerical duties as required
  • A commitment of at least one year is expected

Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent required with interest in the sciences
  • The ideal candidate will be well organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated
  • Some lab experience and scientific field of study with college-level chemistry and biology courses preferred
  • This position requires 10 hours per week

Manager, Community Health Education

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Allied Health
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14708

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 Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium (the Consortium) is seeking a leader and team player for the role of Community Health Education (CHE) Manager. The CHE Manager will oversee outreach and engagement work in support of the OCOE strategic plan. This role will report to the OCOE Program Administrator.


The Manager, Community Health Education will facilitate partnerships among Consortium researchers, OCOE staff, and external organizations on collaborative projects related to health equity in the Consortium’s 13-county catchment area. The CHE Manager will manage 4 Community Health Educators (CHEs), supporting and supervising them as they conduct outreach, education, and research with communities that are disproportionately represented in cancer incidence and mortality, including American Indian/Alaskan Native, African Americans/Black, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx, those living in rural areas, those with low socio-economic status, uninsured/underinsured, and other disenfranchised individuals.

Responsibilities

The CHE Manager will work independently in performing daily responsibilities of supervising, coordinating, and overseeing the 4 CHEs in the OCOE. Special skills and knowledge are applied in directing the CHEs to cover the entire catchment area and ensure that the community voice is heard and brought to the OCOE on a regular and continuing basis.

 

Annually, the CHE Manager will oversee the implementation of a catchment area needs assessment that will provide information to the Community Action Coalition about the state of cancer incidence and mortality in the catchment area. They will prepare an annual summary report of the needs assessment. Activities include preparing, facilitating and coordinating individuals and groups to support the OCOE in its outreach to the catchment area. The CHE Manager will be responsible for writing reports to the community, the Internal Advisory Committee, the Consortium, and to the National Institutes of Health.


The CHE Manager will perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee four CHEs
  • Develop materials and products based on principles and methods of health education and promotion
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills with established strong writing of health communications, media materials, and presentations
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications
  • Develop curriculum and training materials with CHEs and community members
  • Practice community-based participatory research in community engagement and interaction; coordinate with community organizations
  • Collaborate with other Consortium entities, such as University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance programs
  • Oversee the development of public health interventions consistent with the OCOE strategic plan and annual action plans produced by the OCOE Team in partnership with the Community Action Coalition
  • Coordinate the activities of multiple stakeholders as they implement the activities identified by the Community Action Coalition
  • Coordinate meetings and events
  • Coordinate timely completion and submission of HR documents, expense reimbursement, and credit card reconciliation
  • Practice and knowledge of cultural sensitivity with diverse populations in the Cancer Consortium catchment area
  • Manage OCOE pilot grants and small grants, including overseeing grantees, and monitoring IRB
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure that project information is presented at regional and national conferences
  • Monitor OCOE web pages, SharePoint, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Coordinate CHE training and development
  • Travel within the catchment area for events and meetings with the partner organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required with at least 5 years of post-bachelor’s relevant experience and training
  • Requires excellent written skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and verbal communication skills
  • Must have demonstrated cultural humility
  • Demonstrated excellent human relations, facilitation and influencing skills to deal effectively with a broad range of people
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively and build collaborative bridges
  • Experience supervising multiple staff
  • Excellent leadership and organizational management skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects from inception to completion
  • Ability to think critically and synthesize complex issues to move project forward
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Professional experience in public health
  • Strong computer skills, including database creation and management (e.g., EndNote, REDCap, Access) and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in related field with at least 2 years of post-master’s relevant experience
  • Experience working in an academic or scientific research environment

 

Professional attributes:

  • Problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment
  • Motivated by challenge to solve problems and positively affect systems and people
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Nutrition & Physical Activity Educator (temporary, part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14270

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.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is hiring an hourly, part-time Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator to deliver Saturday classes on nutrition and physical activity in the Prevention Center at Fred Hutch. These classes are part of a lifestyle modification clinical trial testing a diet, nutrition and physical activity education program for breast cancer survivors.

 

The ideal candidate will have expertise in diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivorship and extensive experience developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and cancer survivors. This person will work closely with a certified Chef and Physical Activity Instructor who will be delivering the hands-on cooking and physical activity portions of the study, respectively, and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

Responsibilities

We are seeking an educator who has experience developing and implementing study curriculum and/or is willing and able to receive the appropriate training to do so as part of this research study. Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with study participants who are cancer survivors and in adapting education curriculums to cancer populations as needed. Availability to participate in a 2-day intensive staff training, mock practice classes prior to implementing the study classes, and attending monthly and/or weekly team meetings is required.

 

About the research

The study is testing the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity interventions among breast cancer survivors. This project was previously tested in New York City and now is being adapted for the greater Seattle community. The intervention uses group classes, social media and wearable physical activity devices to promote changes in diet, nutrition and physical activity. The incumbent will report to the project’s Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the adaptation and implementation of an existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum to breast cancer survivors. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator will assist with study intervention activities and specific duties as assigned in every phase of the study, including:

  • Adaptation and implementation of existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum, including planning and preparing class curriculum tailored to cancer survivors.
  • In-person training and mock practice classes. Participation in a 2-day in-person training with our long-standing New York City-based community interventionists. During this training, study staff will receive a comprehensive overview of the adapted curriculum. Lessons learned from previous study interventions will be shared and discussed. After successfully completing the training, mock practice classes will be conducted prior to implementing the study classes
  • Bi-weekly and weekly team meetings. This person will also be available for bi-weekly and weekly meetings (depending on the needs of the study), frequent communication with the research team via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study (8 months).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience related to diet, nutrition and physical activity as well as teaching experience.

 

Additional Position-specific Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of nutrition biochemistry and exercise physiology is preferred. Experience to link diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations to cancer survivors with developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is highly desirable. Must have demonstrated ability to follow standardized operating procedures and protocols and work independently. Must be able to independently learn new skills required for study coordination, the ability to work within a team and to be flexible with changing priorities. Must be detail-oriented, with superior organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, is necessary due to the nature of this study.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with students, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting curriculums to teach cancer populations as needed

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, 'Omics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13478

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 Drs. Charles Kooperberg and Alexander Reiner's group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will develop and apply statistical/computational methods to analyze whole genome sequencing data and various other types of multi-omics data (DNA methylation, RNA sequencing, metabolomics, proteomics) for elucidating the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms underlying chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hematologic conditions (for example clonal hematopoiesis) in multi-ethnic populations. Specific topics/application include, but not limited to trans-ethnic mapping of genetic associations, mediation and Mendelian Randomization analysis, network analysis of high-dimensional multi-omic data, and methods for somatic mutations from whole genome sequence or RNA data.

Qualifications

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV.

 

The applicant must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, or other related fields. The candidate should have solid training in statistical methods and excellent computational skills. In addition, background in biology and genetics, and excellent organization and communication skills are a plus.

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.

Responsibilities

Technology advances have made it possible to characterize tumor features (e.g., somatic mutations) in large numbers of tumors, providing a unique opportunity to understand tumor heterogeneity and how it is associated with clinical outcomes and the underlying germline genetic and environmental etiology. Dr. Li Hsu's group in the Biostatistics Program is recruiting one post-doctoral research fellow. The specific areas of interest include statistical genetics and genomics, multiple hypothesis testing, statistical and machine learning. The fellow will engage in  methodological research for analyzing tumor genomics and germline genetics data. They will have real-hand data analysis experience by participating in large collaborative studies, in which rich data on tumor somatic mutation, germline genetics and environmental risk factors have been collected on a very large number of study participants.

 

The position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits for two years, with the possibility of extension. 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 emphasis in statistical genomics/genetics, hypothesis testing and machine learning. Strong biological and computational skills are desired. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in R and/or C. The position is available immediately and for up to two years

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.

 

A postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha and the Computational Biology Program is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying cancer and understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis driving cancer progression. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and methods development for cancer research are encouraged to apply. The position has a duration of at least one year with a competitive salary and great benefits.

Responsibilities

The Ha lab is establishing a research program that uses new DNA sequencing technologies to study cancer genomes. The lab is also focused on research involving liquid biopsies, such as cell-free DNA, and developing new computational approaches to leverage these data for genome discovery and cancer burden monitoring. The research interests/projects in the Ha lab include:

  • Analysis of cancer genomes to understand tumor progression/evolution, metastatic disease, non-coding genome alterations, copy number alterations, genome rearrangements and 3D structure, mutational signatures
  • Development of novel computational algorithms for long-range (linked-reads or long-reads) whole genome sequencing of tumors
  • Analysis of linked-read whole genome sequencing data to uncover novel alterations driving metastatic prostate cancer
  • Analysis of cell-free DNA in plasma samples from patients under treatment
  • Development and analysis of sensitive approaches to detect tumor-derived DNA in cell-free DNA from patient blood plasma
  • The lab will work with collaborators to validate results using functional experiments
  • For examples of recent studies, see PMID:29909985, PMID:29109393, PMID:25060187
  • https://gavinhalab.github.io/

 

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
  • Application of statistical modeling, algorithm design, artificial intelligence to study cancer and genetics
  • Analysis of large, complex genome, epigenome, or transcriptome data

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD 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 of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication/organization skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments and cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated publication track record.
  • A background in cancer biology (esp in prostate or breast cancer) is considered a strong asset.

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • a several paragraph statement of research interests
  • CV
  • names and email addresses of three references

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, Genomics and Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13972

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 postdoctoral research position in molecular epidemiology with focus on multi-omics approaches 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. 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 large-scale multi-omics data, including gene expression/RNA sequencing, genotyping/DNA sequencing, methylation and metabolomic data from diverse participants. Participants are enrolled in large cohort studies as well as Biobanks with detailed electronic health record data as part of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) consortium and phenotyped for multiple outcomes, including 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 on multidisciplinary research teams to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results. The incumbent will be expected to work independently to complete data analysis. In addition, they will have numerous opportunities to present results at local and PAGE meetings as well as national meetings.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required with background in epidemiology, quantitative/statistical genetics, bioinformatics or a closely related field. 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 GTEx, or ENCODE). The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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: 13801

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 post-doctoral research position is available in the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 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, or a closely related field (please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position). The postdoctoral fellow/research associate will work directly with Dr. Polly Newcomb and another investigator in Public Health Sciences on analyzing data from large-scale molecular epidemiological studies for cancer. Data analyses could include working with targeted tumor sequencing data, germline GWAS data, and harmonized epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data in well characterized cancer cases and controls from sizeable studies. 

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral candidate will primarily work on integrative tumor analyses. 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 genotype data is desirable, as are experience using high-performance computing and a thorough knowledge of high dimensional data resources (such as ENCODE and ROADMAP) for functional annotations.

 

Please note that due to funding requirements, a qualified candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Statistical Genomics

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 12144

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 post-doctoral research fellowship is now open at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The fellow will be primarily involved in development and application of statistical methodology within the context of high-dimensional genomic and microbiome studies, but the specific areas of methodological research can be flexible, depending on the fellow's interests and skills.

 

The fellow will be supervised by Dr. Michael Wu and will have the opportunity to interact with other statistical faculty in the program as well as the opportunity to collaborate with top scientists at Fred Hutch and across the country.

Responsibilities

The fellow will be involved in development and application of methods for high-dimensional genomic data, such as genetic, metabolomic, and microbiome data. Many challenges exist for analyzing these new types of data, providing exciting opportunities for the development of novel statistical methods. With the data being directly collected from forefront research projects, this work has the potential to be truly high-impact. The fellow will also have the opportunity to interact with leading experts in biomedical science, and to establish a broad research network for their future career.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics or in a similar quantitative field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computing skills (R)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with statistical methods for high dimensional data and with genomic data analysis are a plus

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Deep Learning and Immunology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13842

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

We have an open postdoc position to work on combining deep learning with immunological knowledge to predict and understand the evolution and function of adaptive immune receptors. This includes both learning the statistical distribution of immune receptors, and understanding the mechanistic process of B cell somatic hypermutation in detail. The successful candidate will have a strong background in at least one of deep learning or immunology, and ideally both.

 

You can find out more about our group by visiting: 

http://matsen.fredhutch.org/
http://github.com/matsengrp

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in immunology, computer science, math, statistics, or another relevant area
  • Strong computer programming skills
  • Clear ability for independent research

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

  • Two representative publications
  • Code samples
  • CV

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Tumor dormancy, metastasis, and immunology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14498

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 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; 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
  • Understanding whether engineered T cell phenotypes/activity are dependent on tissue site
  • Identifying potential DTC-specific antigens/neoantigens from patient specimens.

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

Qualifications

A Ph.D. focusing on immunology or tumor immunology 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 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 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.

Project Coordinator, Epidemiology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14695

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.


This position coordinates research and administrative activities in support of various Epidemiology Program studies. The position involves many diverse tasks, including participant recruitment activities, participant consenting, specimen procurement, monitoring and tracking study progress, mailing approach letters, carrying-out moderately complex research assignments, and assisting in study implementation.

Responsibilities

The coordinator works under the direction of the Study Manager and/or Principal Investigator, referring project/study issues on and/or soliciting guidance as necessary. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying-out moderately complex research assignments. The incumbent may coordinate the work of other study staff. They work independently with health care providers, study participants, and other personnel within and outside of the Epidemiology Program, and is responsible for organizing study logistics and study materials. The coordinator may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate research and administrative activities, ensuring all projects are completed according to study timelines and in accordance with protocol, IRB, grant, and Center specifications.
  • Oversee biospecimen collection, tracking, management, and dispatch of samples.
  • Assist in the development of research materials, which will include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and administrative materials.
  • Serve as department/study liaison, provide information to Center staff and outside organizations, and represent the department/study at various meetings or events as required.
  • Carry-out routine and moderately complex research assignments in support of research studies.
  • Consent and track participants, administer phone interviews and follow-up as needed, send out questionnaires, review and track questionnaire responses, perform and oversee data entry.
  • Travel locally to collect and transport specimens to Fred Hutch from other study sites, including on some evenings for high-priority specimens (comp time will be provided).
  • May coordinate the work of study staff, including training and orientation and assigning, checking, and evaluating work.
  • Gather information and prepare special and recurring reports.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in related field required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be able to handle multiple tasks, and work independently.
  • The candidate needs to communicate and interact well with study participants, health care personnel, and research staff.
  • Must be comfortable with MS Office software.

Research Administrator III

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14343

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 Research Administration group in the Epidemiology Program in the Public Health Sciences Division is looking for a self-starting, communicative individual to join our team. Research Administrators work closely with several Principal Investigators (scientists) to proactively provide compliant and effective grant, budget and regulatory administration as well as general day-to-day administrative support.

 

Our team supports scientists and staff whose work is focused on the broad goals of

  • identifying the causes of human cancer and its progression
  • advancing understanding of the basic mechanisms that lead to cancer and its progression, and 
  • translating discoveries into effective prevention strategies.

This position works in an autonomous manner, but under general direction, to complete tasks and reports of the Program Operations Director. 

Responsibilities

Funding Source Administration

  • Lead the grant submission process by conducting key tasks such as: creation and communication of timelines to appropriate stakeholders, development of project budgets, completion of non-technical portions of submission, and oversight of institutional signoff
  • Perform key post award activities such as: interpreting the notice of award, entering award data into grants database, working with the Office of Sponsored Research to activate new awards and set up subawards, coordinating submission of annual progress reports, and communicating award information to relevant faculty and staff.

 

Fiscal Support

  • Develop, monitor, track and project budgets
  • Develop custom report formats to share information with the team/department
  • Run and analyze reports to identify issues
  • Approve budgets and expenses as required
  • Partner with finance to resolve identified budget and expense issues

 

Regulatory Support

  • Manage renewal timelines and ensure completion of regulatory documents (IRB, MTA, etc.) in a timely manner
  • Identify necessary regulatory components of submissions, confirm that required items are in place and escalate issues as needed
  • Determine impacts and develop implementation plans in response to applicable regulatory changes and/or revisions to Center policies and procedures
  • Serve as a central point of contact to answer questions, escalating issues as needed

 

Administrative Support

  • Maintain faculty CVs and publication databases, assist with submission of manuscripts
  • Complete administrative tasks such as travel coordination and expense reporting, purchasing supplies and services, reconciliation of business credit cards
  • Identify administrative issues for discussion with leadership
  • Coordinate meetings/conference calls, occasional event planning and management

Qualifications

Required

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of relevant research administration experience
  • NIH grant experience (submission and management)
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, EndNote, and Adobe
  • Ability to source data from systems and generate customized reports
  • Efficient planning, organizing, and prioritizing of work
  • Skill in tailoring communications to specific audiences
  • Experience navigating complex internal systems and departments
  • Basic budgetary knowledge (ability to reconcile, manage, report budget information, etc.)

 

Preferred

  • Certified Research Administrator
  • Prior experience as a research administrator preferably with principal investigators/academics
  • Ability to edit SharePoint sites or basic web pages
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines such as IRB, IACUC, MUA
  • Knowledge of Fred Hutch processes and policies

 

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of a cover letter is strongly recommended.

Research Cook (temporary, part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14263

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.

 

Fred Hutch is hiring a part-time, hourly Research Cook to lead and deliver culturally-appropriate hands-on cooking classes classes to breast cancer survivors in the Prevention Clinic at Fred Hutch. The Cook will work with the study team to adapt and teach an existing curriculum for hands-on cooking classes. These classes are part of a lifestyle modification clinical trial testing a diet, nutrition and physical activity education program for breast cancer survivors.

 

The ideal candidate will have expertise in cooking techniques and experience developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and cancer survivors. The candidate will work closely with a Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator who will be delivering the education classes portion of the study and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a Research Cook who has experience developing and implementing study curriculum and/or is willing and able to receive the appropriate training to do so as part of this research study. Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with study participants who are cancer survivors and in adapting education curriculums and recipes to cancer populations as needed. Availability to participate in a 2-day intensive staff training, mock practice classes prior to implementing the study classes, and attending monthly and/or weekly team meetings is required.

 

About the research

The study is testing the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity interventions among Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors residing in Lower Yakima Valley. This project was previously tested in New York City and now is being adapted for the greater Seattle community. The intervention uses group classes, social media and wearable physical activity devices to promote changes in diet, nutrition and physical activity. The Cook will report to the project’s Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the adaptation of healthy recipes to cancer survivors to tailor the traditional meals, food preferences and seasonal availability of foods. The Cook will be responsible for preparing and teaching how to prepare the recipes per curriculum. The Cook will work collaboratively with the research team, including the Investigators, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator and Physical Activity Instructor. The Cook will assist with study intervention activities and specific duties as assigned in every phase of the study, including:

  • Adaptation of existing menu, planning and preparation of full menu for 25-30 people, and delivery of hands-on cooking classes to 15-20 people.
  • In-person training and mock practice classes. Participation in a 2-day in-person training with our long-standing New York City-based community interventionists. During this training, study staff will receive a comprehensive overview of the adapted curriculum. Lessons learned from previous study interventions will be shared and discussed. After successfully completing the training, mock practice classes will be conducted prior to implementing the study classes.  
  • Bi-weekly and weekly team meetings. This person will also be available for bi-weekly and weekly meetings (depending on the needs of the study), frequent communication with the research team via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study (8 months).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of food and cooking techniques is essential. Experience to link cooking techniques with developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is highly desirable. Must have demonstrated ability to follow standardized operating procedures and protocols and work independently. Must be able to independently learn new skills required for study coordination, the ability to work within a team and to be flexible with changing priorities. Must be detail-oriented, with superior organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, is necessary due to the nature of this study.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with students, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting menus and curriculums to cancer populations as needed.
  • Chef certification and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience.

Research Support Specialist

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Administrative Support
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14747

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 with minimal side effects. 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.

 

The Research Support Specialist will work under the supervision of the Project Manager (PM) and Principal Investigator (PI) to provide administrative and scientific support for a research program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  These projects will focus on epidemiologic research on cancer genetics, etiology, screening, and survival in colorectal cancer and other chronic diseases.  This position is ideal for a graduate student who wants some flexible and varied experience while in school.

Responsibilities

The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for helping with the maintenance, analysis, and reporting of scientific data related to cancer epidemiology, as well as assisting with various administrative tasks as needed.   

 

Research Support

  • Perform library research, literature reviews, and literature summaries as directed
  • Draft PowerPoint slides or other presentations
  • Assist in the preparation, editing, and submission of abstracts, manuscripts, protocols, correspondence, and grant applications

 

Database Support

  • Conduct data analyses and compile data summaries
  • Conduct data quality control procedures
  • Maintain participant confidentiality by following all relevant federal, institutional, and study guidelines

Administrative Support

  • Organize and maintain paper and electronic files
  • Attend weekly meetings with the research team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required, with MS/MPH preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a professional research setting
  • Experience using statistical and reference software, performing statistical analyses, and scientific writing required
  • Applicant should be interested in a career in public health, science, research, healthcare, or a related field
  • Familiarity with biomedical literature a plus
  • Necessary skills include:
    • ability to work independently as well as within a team
    • willing to take on a variety of tasks of varying complexity
    • highly dependable
    • excellent attention to detail
    • strong organizational skills
    • proficiency with general office skills (i.e. experience in a PC environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office software; filing; telephone and email etiquette)
    • excellent written and verbal communication

Research Technician II, Spatial Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 13738

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 Fred Hutch Innovation Laboratory (FHIL) at Fred Hutch seeks an enthusiastic and highly motivated technician to join a team of scientists working in a multi-disciplinary environment on the forefront of fundamental and immunotherapy research. The FHIL is a new collaborative initiative of the Immunotherapy and Translational Data Science Integrated Research Centers (IIRC and TDS_IRC) with a mission to advance the introduction and development of new immuno-oncology research technologies. The FHIL will spur in-house development and early adoption of novel techniques, including advanced single cell RNA spatial sequencing, T- and B-cell receptor sequencing, and other DNA/RNA-based technologies.


The FHIL will initially be housed in the Bielas Lab, under the direction of Dr. Bielas. Working with Dr. Bielas, the successful candidate will function with a high degree of independence as they manage daily activities.


The successful candidate will test new technologies, compare and develop protocols and use these technologies to support ongoing research in immune-oncology. This person will be responsible for comparing and improving protocols, generating data to compare technologies, benchmarking technologies in collaboration with computational biology collaborators. The technician will perform bench-level experiments, operate analytical instruments, and compile and verify the accuracy of experimental data. The technician will also maintain detailed laboratory records, analyze data, and report on experimental results.


This position requires a high level of organization, a keen eye for detail, and accurate and thorough record keeping. We seek a candidate who is consistent in executing lab protocols and can swiftly adapt and troubleshoot new ones. This position will be extended to a candidate who is creative, passionate, persistent, patient, and critical, with a strong sense of independence, initiative, and drive to propel work forward. We seek a committed candidate who is an effective communicator of science; who is confident and proactive, with excellent interpersonal skills, discipline, readiness to learn and contribute, and eagerness to take on new challenges.

Responsibilities

  • Compare and refine protocols for single-cell RNA sequencing and other DNA/RNA based technologies
  • Generate data to compare new technologies; many of these technologies will focus on single cell techniques but are not limited to this area
  • Maintain laboratory records of all testing and protocol development and report on the performed work as necessary
  • Perform bench experiments, generate sequencing libraries, and compile other components of the downstream analysis of large experiments for immunotherapy researchers
  • Maintain laboratory stocks, cultures, cell lines, reagents, and other supplies
  • Manage a research database and maintain detailed electronic records
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in experimental design, including the identification of alternate methods
  • Assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts by contributing ideas, proofreading, and copy editing

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
  • 2 years of related post-college experience working in a laboratory
  • Molecular biology experience
  • The candidate must be detail oriented and a fast and willing learner.
  • A strong background in molecular and cellular biology, including cloning, transfection/infection of cells, and PCR is essential

Preferred:

  • The ideal candidate is interested in 2+ years in the iLab.
  • Experience in tissue culture, QPCR, ddPCR, NGS, mutational assays, FACs and bioinformatics is highly desirable.

Research Technician II: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14561

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 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.


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 mouse 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

Qualifications

Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences
  • Significant laboratory bench research experience outside of course work
  • The candidate must have an interest in immunology and immunotherapy
  • 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

 

Preferred experience (not required):

  • Murine models
  • Molecular biology
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Flow cytometry
  • Tumor biology, and/or immunology

Research Technician II: Tumor Immunology

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14499

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 within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments, directed by Cyrus Ghajar, focuses on understanding the biology underlying disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy and formulating therapeutic means to eradicate dormant DTCs.


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 research seeking to leverage immunology to target dormant DTCs in order to prevent metastasis. This will entail working with murine models, conducting cell culture experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; and preparing 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 the following job duties:

  • Manage a murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters, as well as live imaging and techniques associated with tumor xenograft experiments.
  • 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.
  • Learn and conduct cutting edge assays to assess T cell specificity and function.
  • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays.
  • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
  • Interpret and report experimental results.
  • Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
  • Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  • May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research database.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and at least two years experience in basic laboratory skills are required, including experience with murine models and cell culture
  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is strongly desired, as is a background in tumor biology and/or immunology.
  • The ideal candidate will be well-organized, pay exquisite attention to detail, have some experience in pre-clinical models, skilled in collecting and analyzing data (e.g., SigmaPlot), and adept in establishing and managing lab databases (Google Sheets, MS Excel).

Spanish-Bilingual Nutrition & Physical Activity Educator, Sunnyside, WA (temporary, part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Sunnyside, WA, US
Job ID: 14269

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.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Community Center at Lower Yakima Valley is looking for a temporary, part-time Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator to work with a group of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors in the Lower Yakima Valley, WA area. Classes will be taught in Spanish. The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience and will adapt and deliver an existing curriculum to Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors. These classes are part of a lifestyle modification clinical trial testing a diet, nutrition and physical activity education program for rural Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivors.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position for someone who has experience developing and implementing study curriculum and/or is willing and able to receive the appropriate training to do so as part of this research study.  Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with study participants who are cancer survivors and in adapting education curriculums to cancer populations as needed. The position requires availability to participate in a 2-day intensive staff training, lead mock practice classes prior to the study classes, and attend monthly and/or weekly team meetings.

Responsibilities

As a Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator, this person will also have the expertise needed to link diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations to cancer survivorship with developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and cancer survivors. This person will work closely with a certified Chef and Physical Activity Instructor who will be delivering the hands-on cooking and physical activity portions of the study, respectively, and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

 

About the research

The study is testing the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity interventions among Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors residing in Lower Yakima Valley. This project was previously tested in New York City and now is being adapted for the Valley community. The intervention uses group classes, social media and wearable physical activity devices to promote changes in diet, nutrition and physical activity. The study enrolls Spanish- and English-speaking participants and classes will be delivered in Spanish. The incumbent will report to the project’s Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the adaptation and implementation of an existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum to cancer Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator will work collaboratively with the research team, including the Community Health Educators on site (Promotoras/es), the Chef and Physical Activity Instructor. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator will assist with study intervention activities and specific duties as assigned in every phase of the study, including:

  • Adaptation and implementation of existing diet, nutrition and physical activity curriculum, including planning and preparing class curriculum tailored to cancer survivors.
  • In-person training and mock classes. Participation in a 2-day in-person training with our long-standing New York City-based community interventionists. During this training, study staff will receive a comprehensive overview of the adapted curriculum. Lessons learned from previous study interventions will be shared and discussed. After successfully completing the training, mock classes will be conducted prior to implementing the study classes. Travel within the state of Washington is necessary for part of this training.
  • Bi-weekly and weekly team meetings. This person will also be available for bi-weekly and weekly meetings (depending on the needs of the study), frequent communication with the research team via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study (8 months).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience related to diet, nutrition and physical activity as well as teaching experience.

 

Additional Position-specific Minimum Qualifications

Must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish. Knowledge of nutrition biochemistry and exercise physiology is preferred. Experience to link diet, nutrition and physical activity recommendations to cancer survivors with developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is highly desirable. Must have demonstrated ability to follow standardized operating procedures and protocols and work independently. Must be able to independently learn new skills required for study coordination, the ability to work within a team and to be flexible with changing priorities. Must be detail-oriented, with superior organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, and travel for required training within the state of Washington is necessary due to the nature of this study.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience working with students, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting curriculums to teach cancer populations as needed.

Spanish-Bilingual Physical Activity Instructor, Sunnyside, WA (temporary, part-time)

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Project Management
Sunnyside, WA, US
Job ID: 14271

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.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch)/Community Center at Lower Yakima Valley seeks a Spanish-speaking Certified Physical Activity Instructor to deliver physical activity classes, including a Zumba dance class, stretching and walking activities for a group of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors in the Lower Yakima Valley, WA area. Spanish speaking skills are required. The ideal candidate will work with the research team to adapt and deliver an existing curriculum to Hispanic/Latino individuals. These classes are part of a lifestyle modification clinical trial testing a diet and physical activity education program for rural Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivors.

Responsibilities

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position for a Physical Activity Instructor who has experience delivering exercise and related activities and/or is willing and able to receive the appropriate training to do so as part of this research study. Ideally, this person will have experience working with study participants who are cancer survivors and in adapting exercise routines to cancer populations as needed. Availability to participate in mock practice classes prior to implementing the study classes, and attending team meetings is required.

 

As a Certified Physical Activity Instructor, the candidate will have the expertise needed to link physical activity recommendations to cancer survivors and implementing existing physical activity curriculums to students, communities and cancer survivors. The candidate will work closely with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator and Chef who will be delivering the classroom education and hands-on cooking portions of the study and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

 

About the research

The study is testing the effects of diet and physical activity interventions among Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors residing in Lower Yakima Valley. This project was previously tested in New York City and now is being adapted for the Valley community. The intervention uses group classes, social media and wearable physical activity devices to promote changes in diet and physical activity. The study enrolls Spanish- and English-speaking participants and classes will be delivered in Spanish. The Physical Activity Instructor will report to the project’s Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the adaptation and implementation of an existing physical activity curriculum to cancer Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors in the Lower Valley. The Certified Physical Activity Instructor will work collaboratively with the research team, including the Community Health Educators on site (Promotoras/es), the Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator and Chef. The Certified Physical Activity Instructor will assist with study intervention activities and specific duties as assigned in every phase of the study, including:

  • Adaptation and implementation of existing physical activity/exercise curriculum, including planning and preparing Zumba dance class, stretching and walking activities tailored to cancer survivors.
  • In-person training and mock practice classes. Participation in training and mock practice classes prior to implementing as needed.
  • Bi-weekly team meetings. This person will also be available for frequent communication with the research team via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study (8 months).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Certifications such as, but not limited to, ISSA, ACE, or ASCM GEI.  Equivalent experience will be considered.  

 

Additional Position-specific Minimum Qualifications

Must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish. Knowledge of exercise physiology is preferred. Experience to link physical activity recommendations to cancer survivors with developing and implementing exercise trainings to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is highly desirable. Must have demonstrated ability to follow standardized operating procedures and protocols and work independently. Must be able to independently learn new skills required for study coordination, the ability to work within a team and to be flexible with changing priorities. Must be detail-oriented, with superior organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

 

This is a temporary, part-time hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, is necessary due to the nature of this study.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Native proficiency in Spanish.
  • Experience working with students, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting curriculums to teach cancer populations as needed.

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