Staff Scientist

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

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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 and largest 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.

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The Staff Scientist will provide statistical consultation and collaboration to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) research program. He/She will also have the opportunity to work on developing novel statistical methodologies and/or improve the current methodologies used within HVTN. HVTN 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 (https://www.

Guided by the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will contribute to the successful design and implementation of activities that meet programmatic goals related to laboratory data in support of SCHARP studies. This includes performing individual and collaborative research activities, providing subject matter expertise, program/project management and operational support for activities related to laboratory assays for vaccine evaluation and related studies. 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 HVTN
- 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.
- 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 experience serving as a mentor to junior 

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