Lab Data Coordinator

Organization
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!

About the Division:
The mission of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is to eliminate or minimize the worldwide impact of globally significant infectious diseases. The Division shares the Center's values of scientific excellence, respect, openness, and innovation in the pursuit of its mission.

About the Department:
Population Sciences in the area of infectious diseases focuses on important questions: Where is the highest concentration of people with infectious disease, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza and cholera? What are the risk factors for the population in these parts of the world in developing the disease? How can we work within communities to help change the behavior that presents the most risk? Join VIDD's Population Sciences program faculty and staff by providing integral support of their specialized work in math modeling, epidemiology, and statistics in projects that are related to the spread and control of infectious diseases.

About SCHARP:
The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) provides statistical collaboration to infectious disease researchers around the world and conducts a complementary program of statistical methodology, and mathematical modeling research. SCHARP also collects, manages, and analyzes data from clinical trials and epidemiological studies dedicated to the elimination of infectious disease as a threat to human health. SCHARP is part of the program of Population Sciences within VIDD.

The Lab Data Coordinator performs project and data management tasks related to assay data pipelines for the SCHARP's Laboratory Data Operations (LDO) section at SCHARP. The incumbent works independently and exercises technical expertise in developing and implementing data management practices and procedures essential to the validity of assay results from pre-clinical research studies and clinical trials.
Responsibilities:

 - Act as a liaison between SCHARP study teams and external collaborators to develop an understanding of laboratory procedures required in support of study objectives
 - Coordinate laboratory data management procedures including data collection, transfer, processing, storage, and quality control practices
 - Manage clinical and pre-clinical study-specific data pipelines including setting up and monitoring data transfers and coordinating with project managers, programmers, analysts and other stakeholders regarding timelines and deliverables.
 - Review, design, produce and/or standardize laboratory data reports
 - Investigate and resolve data discrepancies; work with external labs and other SCHARP staff to troubleshoot issues and develop necessary process improvements
 - Assist in the development of tools and processes for use by external labs submitting data to SCHARP; may include development of templates, forms, macros and/or management of existing web-based data upload platforms
 - Work with SCHARP section representatives and external collaborators to develop and implement training, policies, standard operating procedures, work practices, quality control methods and associated documentation
 - Support Lab Data Operations programmers by assisting with the development of requirements and performing routine testing of applications used to manage lab data
 - Serve as project manager for assay data management initiatives
 - Perform other responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications:
 - Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or equivalent
 - Previous project and data management experience in a laboratory setting
 - Experience utilizing common analysis software including Excel and Graph Pad, Stata or R
 - Excellent written/verbal communication skills
 - Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:
 - Working knowledge of HIV biology and/or cellular/humoral immunology assays
 - Experience with clinical trials or NHP pre-clinical studies

Please include a cover letter when applying for this position either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume.

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2188403-2647-3621

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