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.
Working here means never wondering if you are making a positive difference in the world. For the past 15 years, SCHARP has been be instrumental in eradicating diseases around the world. Recent work supporting COVID-19 studies affirms our continued importance to global health.
The Lab Programming team at SCHARP is looking for a lead programmer to join our team. We are a fun, egalitarian group that focuses on delivering reliable and reusable solutions.
In this role, you will provide day-to-day technical leadership to an enthusiastic team of programmers; providing guidance on best practices, design, tools, and programming hygiene. This is not a management position - you will still get to be in the code most days.
An early project may include improving the requirements and specifications around our codebase. This will include working with the broader SCHARP Programming Unit to establish lightweight processes for validating python, 3 rd party packages and our own in-house applications.
As a lead, you will advise on programming concepts and feasibility, as well as represent the Lab Programming teams interests within the wider SCHARP environment.
Responsibilities may include:
Develop requirements and architecture for applications, processes and systems
Provide primary technical leadership and mentorship of a seven-person programming team
Design and implement data pipelines for laboratory assay data analysis
Development and maintenance of quality system documentation
Train users on application use, procedures, and data submission best practices
Troubleshoot and resolve lab programming-related issues
Take initiative and lead complex, cross-functional team projects
Lead team projects in best practices or process improvement
Develop, apply and train team in best programming practices
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar technical degree
7+ years of delivering applications in Python or any object-oriented programming language
3+ years of experience designing and drafting requirements for applications
Proficiency using source code management tools (SVN)
Experience with relational databases (Postgres)
Proficient Linux user - including command line tools
Exemplary attention to detail: testing, meaningful comments, root cause analysis
Experience designing and deploying applications using Django or Flask
Basic CI/CT experience (Jenkins)
Programming in multiple languages for a scientific or health related field
Programming support of clinical trials, statistical programming, or other scientific research
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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.