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Acupuncturist, Clinical Research

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Clinical Research Support Services
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18228

Overview

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

 

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


The Research Acupuncturist position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, a member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Program at the SCCA. Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle modifications (diet, physical activity, weight management) and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations.

 

The Research Acupuncturist will deliver standardized acupuncture protocols to cancer patients who are participants in clinical trials. The Research Acupuncturist will be trained on the study protocol by research team members. The Research Acupuncturist will perform acupuncture, collect clinical data during the acupuncture treatment sessions, and participate in research team meetings to coordinate acupuncture research activities.  The acupuncture clinic sessions will take place at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Alliance, and University of Washington Medical Center.  This position requires availability on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver a standardized acupuncture protocol to cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials 
  • Collect clinical data during the treatment sessions
  • Participate in research team meetings to coordinate research activities as needed

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate/ post-doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM/DAOM) from Accredited Institution
  • Successful completion of an accredited acupuncture graduate degree program
  • Licensed by the NCCAOM
  • 3+ years acupuncture experience, including demonstrated clinical experience with cancer and/or other critically ill populations and appropriate acupuncture techniques utilized for management of symptoms and treatment side effects
  • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington or meet criteria to obtain Washington State license
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong aptitude and enthusiasm for establishing patient rapport, delivery of patient education and explaining acupuncture treatment services
  • Strength in developing, organizing and sustaining written procedures and documentation
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Self-awareness and a professional demeanor
  • Available for shifts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional clinical degree or certification (RD, LMT, RN, MA, MSW, etc)
  • Training in Chinese herbal medicine
  • Process improvement experience (lean leader, six-sigma, continuous performance improvement, etc.).
  • Ability to navigate organizational complexity within academic, research and/or multi-modal health systems
  • Clinical research experience, including development of clinical trial protocols, interpreting data, and publishing manuscripts

 

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

Cook for Your Life, Digital Intern

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18096

Overview

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the role along with your application.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Digital Content Editor, the Digital Intern will learn the innerworkings of managing a world class health-focused cooking platform. The duties of the intern will be performed virtually.

 

Intern duties may include:

  • Creating and refining culinary and health content to maximize its usefulness and user engagement
  • Conducting audience and content research using social media and Google Analytics
  • Designing visuals for digital media pages
  • Assisting with the stewardship of external partnerships
  • Supporting virtual cooking classes and research trials

Qualifications

The candidate must be a college student or recent graduate with experience and interest in communications and marketing, public health or healthcare, or culinary arts. Bilingual abilities in Spanish are a plus.

 

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

  • Be afforded an educational experience during which you will work on meaningful assignments
  • Be provided structure via orientation, an intern handbook, calendar of events, and ongoing mentorship with a Fred Hutch mentor
  • Participate in networking events and gain exposure to entire scope of the operation
  • Receive professional training that would prepare you for a job in that field

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Reliable internet connection and access
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

Intern, Ceballos Studies for Biobehavioral Health Equity Research

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Internships
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18374

Overview

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


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


 

Under the mentorship of the Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the Student Intern will assist with tasks throughout the entire research process, including preparing recruitment materials, helping with data entry and analysis, and performing other varied support functions related to research activities. The work completed for this internship can be counted as credit hours toward the student’s degree completion requirements.

 

This position will use a hybrid model in which some tasks will be performed in-person as authorized and using all COVID-19 precautions and some of the tasks will be performed remotely using the established infrastructure of collaborative software the Ceballos Studies (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.).

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to perform various research functions, including conducting qualitative interviews proofreading research documents (e.g. audiotape transcription, dictation for journal reviews, research budget justifications), performing background literature reviews, manage and track documentation related to recruitment of research participants, and in organizing and synthesizing information related to the research process
  • Assist in developing and compiling documents and materials necessary for recruitment and consenting of research subjects and to help track each project’s progress
  • Help manage and analyze audio and survey data collected from ongoing research projects. This will include verifying the accuracy of research study data, preparing data for computer input, recording data in research database files and data spreadsheets, generating summary statistics of the data, and providing assistance with writing and preparation of main study findings.
  • This internship will provide introductory qualitative and statistical data analysis experience with ATLAS.ti and SPSS
  • This internship will help the student develop strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent customer service skills. It will provide the intern with work experience that requires a high level of attention to detail and organization
  • Research group meetings and professional development trainings continue to occur regularly at Fred Hutch over teleconferencing software. The intern is invited to attend appropriate meetings and trainings to further develop their research experience and professional skills.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Current undergraduate student
  • Interest in qualitative research methods and data management

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Completion of introductory statistics
  • Undergraduate qualitative or quantitative research experience
  • Experience working with indigenous and Native American communities
  • Interest in social determinants of health and anti-racism in research

 

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

Staff Scientist, Digital Behavioral Health

FH Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Staff Scientist
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17674

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.

 

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

 

Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large NIH grants ($25 million USD cumulative total to date), the Group’s research mission is to develop and rigorously test behavioral interventions for health behavior change, and disseminate them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, chatbots, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the behavioral approaches the Group has been testing is called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Responsibilities

The Group is seeking a Staff Scientist who shares our mission of using rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. The position opening comes at an exciting time of expansion for the Group, as we broaden the technology platforms for delivering intervention and include a focus now on weight loss interventions. The Staff Scientist will closely collaborate with Dr. Bricker and the Group. The Scientist’s primary duties will be to lead and co-author scientific articles from our multiple clinical trial datasets. Excellent administrative, statistical, and research staff support is provided. Salary is highly competitive, commensurate with experience, and excellent medical/dental benefits are included.

  • Lead and co-author scientific manuscripts for publication
  • Presenting research at scientific conferences
  • Co-mentoring and supervising post-doctoral and pre-doctoral research trainees
  • Remaining aware of advances in behavioral interventions, e-health/m-health technologies, tobacco cessation, and obesity intervention research and integrate them appropriately
  • Contribute to trial design, analysis planning, and interpretation
  • Participate in and lead project and full team meetings

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:  

  • PhD in Psychology, or a related field of health, from a strong academic research program
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research experience in behavioral intervention research
  • First-authored research publications on the topics of tobacco, obesity, addiction, or behavioral health
  • Excellence in scientific writing and oral presentation skills
  • Interest in clinical trial methodology and statistics
  • A long-term interest in a research scientist position contributing to the overall mission of our research
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and experience in technology-delivered interventions
  • Training in theory testing (e.g., mediation and moderation)
  • Training in dissemination research
  • Training in adaptive and optimization designs
  • Advanced clinical training in one or more of the following: ACT, behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing
  • A passion for helping those who smoke tobacco or are obese

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