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The Uganda Cancer Institute/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance (\u201cUCI/HCCA\u201d) is a collaborative undertaking that has established a state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research facility located in Kampala, Uganda. The activities carried out by the Fred Hutch in Uganda in support of this alliance are performed under the auspices of the Hutchinson Centre Research Institute of Uganda (\u201cHCRI-Uganda\u201d or \u201cHCRI-Ug\u201d). A primary objective of the collaboration between the Global Oncology Program at the Fred Hutch and the Uganda Cancer Institute is the development of innovative, low-cost cancer prevention and treatment strategies that are appropriate for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The UCI/HCCA also has a strong focus on ameliorating the high burden of infection-related cancers in LMICs. Clinicians and scientists at the UCI/HCCA work together to enhance patient access to care, diagnosis, and research-based treatment. In addition to the UCI/HCCA, the Hutchinson Center's Global Oncology Program supports research activities in other countries, which collectively carry out the mission of the Program to conduct high-quality research and capacity-building on an international scale.
This full-time position will be located in Kampala, Uganda, and will report to the Program Head, Global Oncology. This position requires a laboratory research scientist who will assume leadership of, and provide oversight for, the Global Oncology Program's laboratory operations at the UCI \u2013 Fred Hutch Cancer Centre (\u201cUCI \u2013 FHCC\u201d), a 25,000-square foot cancer research and treatment building on Mulago Hill in Kampala that opened in May 2015. The laboratory facilities of the UCI \u2013 FHCC are primarily located on the third floor of the building, and include a Specimen Processing Lab, Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Histopathology and Immunohistochmistry Lab, and BSL2+ Lab. There is dedicated space on the third floor for a future Immunology Lab. The UCI \u2013 FHCC Labs currently support a range of observational and translational research programs as well as interventional clinical trials focused on infection-related cancers that are common In Uganda, including Burkitt lymphoma, cervical cancer, and Kaposi sarcoma, as well as other tumor types such as breast cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Investigators at the UCI \u2013 FHCC also collaborate with several different independent laboratories in Kampala, who provide laboratory services not currently offered by the UCI \u2013 FHCC.
The HCRI-Uganda Lab Director will work with the Program Head, Global Oncology to oversee the UCI \u2013 FHCC laboratories and staff, organize projects and processes, oversee research activities and maintain a first-rate set of laboratories compliant with GCP/GCLP guidelines. S/he will work with Program leadership to evaluate the laboratory program needs and establish priorities. The HCRI-Uganda Lab Director will direct and supervise all day-to-day UCI \u2013 FHCC laboratory activities, administer laboratory policies, and manage laboratory staff. The Lab Director will work with the Global Oncology Program Head to extend the capability of the UCI \u2013 FHCC labs. Finally, it is anticipated that the Lab Director will engage in research and grant writing and contribute to ongoing research projects in the component UCI \u2013 FHCC labs as time and other duties permit
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.