Biostatistician Staff Scientist - Vaccine Discovery

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

The Staff Scientist will provide statistical consultation and collaboration to the Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center (VISC) research program. He/She will also have the opportunity to work on developing novel statistical methodologies and/or improve the current methodologies used within VISC. VISC provides services in the areas of statistical design and data analysis, a central repository for data from key studies, and support for laboratory data management (

The Staff Scientist will contribute to the networks' research agenda through independent and collaborative research resulting in presentations and publications.

The incumbent may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:
- Contributing to the science through independent and collaborative research including co-authoring papers and protocols
- Serving as lead statistician on preclinical/clinical studies, trial protocols, developing, evaluating and making publicly available computer code following principles of reproducible research
- Develop novel statistical methodologies in specific areas related to VISC
- Delivering talks on the results of the research
- Maintaining current knowledge of and contributing to advancements in the field through participation in professional organizations, scientific conferences, reading industry journals, and publication of manuscripts.
- Performing other tasks as required

A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biostatistics, epidemiology or applied statistics. They will have experience working in preclinical studies, clinical trials and analyzing lab data. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, and a first author publication history is expected.

Recommended Qualifications
Experience working with laboratory assay data is preferred. Prior knowledge of immunology, HIV and vaccine research would a plus. Prefer skills programming in R. Prefer experience working in a team environment. Prefer experience serving as a mentor to junior statisticians.

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