Statistical Research Associate II-IV

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.

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.

SCHARP is seeking Statistical Research Associates to support the Statistical Analysis unit in a clinical research organization with four main component grants:

The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) is an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to designing a variety of novel HIV vaccine candidates and advancing the most promising candidates to clinical trials ( ).

The Microbicides Trials Network (MTN) is a collaboration among researchers worldwide who conduct clinical trials using microbial preventions (

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is an international collaboration of scientists and experts testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS (

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV (

Job Summary:
The Statistical Research Associate (SRA) II will provide statistical support under the direction of lead statisticians. The responsibilities include participating on the study teams, assisting lead statisticians in the design of appropriate analysis for publications and providing summaries for project reports.

Scope of Responsibilities:
The incumbent works under limited technical direction to develop analytic data sets, conduct statistical analyses, and document data sets and analytic programs. Exercises judgment with defined practices and policies.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
- Participate in protocol team conference calls and meetings.
- Review or confirm statistical considerations in protocol (sample size/power).
- Assist protocol lead statistician in the development of statistical analysis plan.
- Clearly communicate basic statistical concepts to other scientists and non-scientists, informing protocol lead or manager on important issues in a timely manner.
- Participate in the development of case report forms.
- Assist in the development of quality assurance procedures for on-going data collection and analysis, such as establishing edit checks, or HIV endpoint validation.
- Provide statistical analysis, written summaries and tables of results of project data for use in project reports, for example, Data and Safety Monitoring Board meetings and scientific papers, under the direction of other statisticians.
- Document and archive statistical documents.
- Assist in the development and validation of randomization list code.
- Assist in validation of standard reports prepared by reporting programmers.
- Perform other responsibilities as required.

Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or equivalent required, and minimum of one year of related experience strongly preferred. Background in statistical computing and proficiency with the statistical package SAS, as with the development of statistical programs and software. Experience with R and with laboratory assay data is also preferred. Excellent computer skills with the ability to optimize the use of available software. Ability to work on several projects under the direction of different people. Experience collaborating with others to determine what data is needed, what data exists, and how best to extract the data in a useful format. Strong oral and written communication skills.

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