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2 Found open positions

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology

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

Overview

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

 

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

 

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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

Qualifications

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Project Assistant - Colorectal Cancer Research

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

Overview

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


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

 

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

Responsibilities

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

 

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

 

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

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