Cures Start Here. 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 Hutchs 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 nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center was created to establish the next-generation infrastructure capabilities in support of research efforts at Fred Hutch. The HDC brings data engineering, data integration, database development, natural language processing, machine learning, user experience design, bioinformatics and medical informatic skills together.
The Hutch Data Commonwealth is seeking a charismatic individual with a bioinformatics or computational biology research background to facilitate data-intensive partnerships and identify collaboration opportunities within the Fred Hutch research community. The Engagement Manager will facilitate partnerships among Fred Hutch researchers, HDC staff, and external organizations on designated collaborative projects. Examples of projects are software and/or data engineering, creating pipelines or workflows for data, and/or developing and implementing methods to analyze biomedical data.
The Engagement Manager will enable high-quality science through their ability to match research needs with skill sets and personalities of potential collaborators, which may include but are not limited to: undergraduate student interns, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, capstone project students, and industry fellows.
The Engagement Manager will be comfortable communicating across a wide range backgrounds and levels of expertise, and will maintain strong relationships with the Fred Hutch researcher community to better support their needs. They will be in continuous contact with researchers to fully understand their challenges, needs, and research opportunities. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and a deep understanding of the research process and culture. The Engagement Manager will help to inform development of requirements and specifications and provide input on technical roadmaps for HDC.
This role will report to the Director of Alliances and Data Strategy. The Engagement Manager will develop plans, track progress, and align researcher engagement with key HDC goals. They will provide input into the types and nature of institutional partnerships that would be most useful, and identify opportunities for wider impact through more intensive engagement.
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.