Senior Staff Scientist

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 Senior Staff Scientist will provide statistical consultation and collaboration to the following two programs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:

Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center (VISC) non-HIV research program: 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 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is an international collaboration of scientists and experts testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS (

The Senior 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 trial protocols, developing, evaluating and making publicly available computer code following principles of reproducible research
- 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 clinical trials and analysing lab data. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, and a 1st author publication history is expected.

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