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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bricker Studies

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

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications

To be considered, the successful candidate must:

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

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

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

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


The annual base salary range for this position is from $65,484.00 to $100,000.00 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, income-based child care subsidy, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (13 days per year), and paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks). 

 

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Disparities/Population Health

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 22055

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


Applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in scientific disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a 2-year Postdoctoral Position available through the Cancer Prevention Department. Specifically, this position is under the direction of Dr. Vida Henderson within the Division of Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutch. Dr. Henderson’s research aims to improve gender and racial health inequities by exploring multi-level barriers to cancer care and service utilization and developing and testing interventions to overcome these barriers, with the overarching goal of increasing health equity. Most of her work focuses cancer disparities and inequities, minority health, breast cancer disparities, women’s health, health communication, health services utilization, and community-engaged research. Dr. Henderson’s research uses diverse methods of qualitative and mixed methods research methodology as well as program evaluation, implementation, and dissemination science.


Fred Hutch provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their future careers; it consistently ranks in the top 20 best places to work for postdocs, as surveyed by The Scientist.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow’s duties will allow participation along the entire research continuum, from study development to dissemination of results. They will work closely with Dr. Henderson and research collaborators based both locally and nationally. They will have the opportunity to participate in studies funded through multiple mechanisms (private foundation, federal grants, and non-sponsored internal funding). The post-doc will have access to diverse types of data, available for cutting-edge hypothesis testing and development and team collaborations. There are opportunities to work on existing projects and to develop new projects addressing relevant research topics.


Responsibilities include:

  • Help develop grant proposals
  • Help prepare research materials (such as study protocols, questionnaires, educational materials, and data collection instruments)
  • Oversee data collection and help generate study reports
  • Conduct data analysis under the guidance of the PI, Co-Is, and other supporting staff
  • Help prepare and submit manuscripts for publication
  • Prepare presentations, posters, or reports for dissemination of results

Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree (MD and/or PhD) and a strong background in Public Health research including health behavior research, health services research, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, mixed methods research, or a related field
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written skills, including academic writing skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating communication across a broad range of research stakeholders (e.g., community partners, study participants, policymakers; representatives from professional bodies and civil society organizations; PIs; project managers and study coordinators; research assistants; etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain respectful, productive working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple organizations
  • Experience managing multiple projects from study conception and design to results dissemination
  • Ability to think critically and synthesize complex issues to move projects forward
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience working with qualitative data collection and quality assessment is a plus
  • Experience working with diverse teams on implementation or research projects is a plus

In addition to possessing the above qualifications, the ideal candidate will also posses the following characteristics:

  • Team-oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Highest standards of professionalism
  • Creative problem solving
  • Punctuality
  • Passion for the mission of the organization

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

Please include a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement and cover letter detailing your research interest and suitability for this position with your application.


The annual base salary range for this position is from $65,484.00 to $100,000.00 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, income-based child care subsidy, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (13 days per year), and paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks). 

 

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

 

Professional Support Specialist (Temporary)

Public Health Sciences Division
Category: Communications and Marketing
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 24436

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center seeks a temporary, hourly Chef / Culinary Educator to lead and deliver culturally appropriate hands-on cooking instruction, demos and culinary education for an upcoming research study. The Chef / Culinary Educator will work with the study team to adapt and teach a curriculum for an online, hands-on, self-paced culinary, nutrition and mindfulness-based education course for breast cancer survivors.

 

The ideal candidate will have expertise in cooking techniques, culinary education, and experience developing and implementing education programs to diverse communities and/or cancer survivors. The candidate will work closely with a research team who will be supporting the course and will work under the direct supervision of study investigators.

 

We expect the total time commitment for this role to be about 30-50 hours over the course of about 3 months in early 2023. Time commitment will vary depending on when Chef / Culinary Educator joins the study. This is a temporary, hourly position. Flexibility in scheduling is necessary due to the nature of this study.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with team to create and implement a culinary curriculum.
  • Adapt weekly menu; plan and prepare for cooking demos.
  • Serve as on-camera talent for demonstrations of culinary skills and education (pre-recorded). Participate in rehearsals and a 1-3 day video shoot.
  • Attend and answer culinary questions via 3-6 live Zoom Q&A’s with course participants.
  • Attend bi-weekly and weekly team meetings and participate in other research team communications via videoconferencing, phone calls and emails as needed throughout the duration of the study.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Chef certification and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Experience in an education setting working with students, diverse communities, study participants and/or cancer survivors and in adapting menus and curricula.

 

Additional Position-specific Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Knowledge of food and cooking techniques is essential.
  • 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 always maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Knowledge of nutrition for disease prevention is preferred. Experience with linking diet and nutrition recommendations to cancer survivors by developing and implementing education programs to students, communities and/or cancer survivors is desirable.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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


The hourly pay range for this position is from $36.45 to $54.66 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.   

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees access to a retirement savings plan, an employee assistance program, paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and prorated paid holidays (up to 11 days per year).  

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