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 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 Senior Statistical Programmer. Under minimal supervisions, the Senior Statistical Programmer provides statistical programming expertise within SCHARP by coordinating with statisticians to write efficient, reusable, and easily maintainable code that access, analyze and report data descriptives and analyses. The incumbent primarily uses SAS and R; additional statistical and analytical software programs are used as needed. Core to the role is the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with colleagues and be responsive to the needs of both internal and external customers within an environment of mutual cooperation and respect. The Senior Statistical Programmer works on complex assignments, shows independence in management of workload and production of quality output, as well as technical expertise that contributes to the programmatic infrastructure of the Statistical Programming group. The Senior Statistical Programmer may also mentor and/or supervise a junior statistical programmer.
Gather and document requirements for developing or modifying existing programs and systems
Define and edit mock tables, listings and figures (TLFs) and analysis dataset specifications
Generate, document, and maintain analysis datasets
Create ad hoc, standard and study-specific reports (e.g. SMC, DSMB, SMB); may perform cross-study reporting
Test and de-bug programs and maintain version control on production programs and scripts
Design and develop new work instructions (WIs) and updates to existing WIs.
May coordinate efforts to standardize WIs or processes across studies
Develop and maintain automation of routine analysis data and reporting tasks
Contribute to mentoring and training of junior Statistical Programmers as needed
Bachelors degree in computer science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
At least five years of experience in SAS or R programming, with additional experience in other programming languages including a scripting language
At least two years of experience in support of clinical trials, in a clinical research setting or other health research setting;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a matrix management environment as a member of several project teams
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
Knowledge of and experience with clinical trials research data
Knowledge of and experience with biostatistics or statistical analyses in a clinical trials setting
Knowledge of R (graphics experience) and other programming languages
Strong SAS reporting and macro development abilities
Advanced SAS programming skills
Ability to use Perl or other scripting languages for text manipulation and automated job control
Graduate degree in computer science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
5+ years of statistical programming in a clinical research setting.
Knowledge of CDISC standardization practices
Knowledge of laboratory data
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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.