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The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Lab Data Coordinator. The Lab Data Coordinator (LDC) monitors the collection and processing of and performs routine data entry and quality control of laboratory specimen and assay data pipelines at the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP). The LDC will work within a network/study/research protocol team to support the policies and goals of each project assigned study or project. She/He will develop and maintain successful working relationships with protocol their teams and specific research sites to ensure and maintain data integrity and quality.
The Lab Data Coordinator will be part of a team of data coordinators and data managers who work closely with programmers to oversee all SCHARP laboratory data pipelines. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Lab Data Management leadership and the mentorship of the Sr. Lab Data Coordinators and lab data managers. She/he will refer all non-routine decisions for the management of data to study/protocol leads and/or departmental leadership.
Responsibilities may include:
Attend study team meetings and conference calls and with guidance, serve as a LDM representative.
Serve as a liaison between SCHARP study teams and external collaboratorsto establish and monitor specimen data pipelines and assay data from clinical trialsand associated specimen repositories.
Oversee and distribute standardized specimen data discrepancy reports.
Work with external labs, SCHARP lab programmers and clinical data managersto investigate and resolve data discrepancies and troubleshoot issues as needed.
Identify opportunities for process improvements and collaborate to develop and implement solutions.
Work with SCHARP lab data managers, specialists and programmers to develop specifications / requirements for lab data management processing and quality control systems
Act as a liaison between the SCHARP lab data management unit and clinicalresearch sites or external labs; and with supervision represent LDM on SCHARP study teams and in internal and external meetings.
Help maintain lab, assay and specimen metadata.
Respond to and resolves quality control queries from labs.
Provide operational support to labs for tools that SCHARP maintains and operates, including Atlas and custom SCHARP tools.
With supervision, develop Data Transfer Plans (DTPs) and other documentation associated with specimen and assay data transfers.
Escalate issues to the Lab Data Management leadership as needed.
Adhere to quality assurance procedures, standard operating procedures, and work practice guidelines and support documentation of these efforts.
Bachelors degree in biological sciences, or equivalent
Minimum 2 years of clinical or lab data management experience
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
Must be flexible, work well in a team environment, and be capable of meeting tight deadlines
Must be organized and detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills
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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.