Unit Head, Data Analytics Unit

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


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA is seeking a highly motivated and effective senior manager to lead SCHARP’s Data Analytics Unit (DAU) and provide the unit with technical guidance and vision. The DAU is made of approximately 45 statistical and programming employees that work in conjunction with other SCHARP units to manage multiple international clinical trials across all phases. The DAU has responsibility for coordinating the statistical design, reporting and analysis at SCHARP for each clinical trial protocol.

Job Summary
The Data Analytics Unit (DAU) Head provides leadership to the Unit, and collaborates with other SCHARP unit heads and the SCHARP Director to develop and implement overall organizational strategy. This includes developing policies, procedures and methods; oversight of manager and supervisory staff; management of workflow, staffing capacity and prioritization; and collaboration with other groups in SCHARP.

Leadership: The DAU Head is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Unit including planning for the long-term development, defining the ways in which the DAU contributes to the advancement of SCHARP representing the Unit as a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, and contributing to organization-wide strategy, vision, mission, infrastructure, policies and standards.

Management: The DAU Head is responsible for providing overall management of the unit and direct supervision of unit managers and senior statistical associates. In this role, the DAU Head will monitor workflows, resources and priorities, and will communicate with stakeholders about progress and workload capacity. The DAU Head will be responsible for building and maintaining staff morale and engagement, identifying when staffing levels require adjustment, hiring new staff, providing staff with clear guidance and support, providing/obtaining relevant training and professional development, and addressing performance issues.

Change Management and Quality Assurance: The DAU Head will be responsible for managing the unit’s structure and ensuring it meets the current and future business needs. In conjunction with the Quality management section, the DAU Head will also oversee quality assurance within the unit, standardize work practices across studies where practical, and develop unit-specific SOPs in conformance with GCP and GCDMP.

Technical expertise: The DAU Head will possess first-hand experience with clinical research, statistical analysis and data management and ensure that the statistical design, reporting, and analysis needs of the research studies are met. The DAU Head will be responsible for evaluating processes and identifying areas for improvement, leading infrastructure development efforts and technological improvements and efficiencies as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctoral or Master’s degree in related field
- Minimum of 5 years of senior management level experience including supervision, resource allocation, project management and strategic planning in a clinical research organization
- Strong background in statistical analysis and data management in a clinical trial setting

Preferred Qualifications
- Industry and regulatory submission experience
- Knowledge of CDISC standards
- Experience in strategic planning and managing organizational change.

About Us:
The 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. Join us and make a difference!

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