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.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
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 and COVID-19 vaccine development. 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 R-Statistical Programmer III-IV .
The R-Statistical Programmerprovides statistical programming expertise within SCHARP by coordinating with statisticians to write efficient, re-suable, and easily maintainable code that access, analyze and report data descriptives and analyses. The incumbent primarily uses 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 R-Statistical Programmer 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 R-Statistical Programmer IV may also mentor and/or supervise junior statistical programmers.
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
Develop scripts for wrangling / data transformation and standardizing assay datasets
Create ad hoc, standard and study-specific reports (e.g. SMC, DSMB, SMB, Assay QC); 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 good programming practices, and cross-group programming initiatives and code libraries
Work with clinical programmers, labs, statisticians, and other statistical programmers to resolve data quality, processing, and analysis issues
Contribute to mentoring and training of junior Statistical Programmers and may supervise as needed
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
At least four years of experience as R programmer on PC/Unix platform; Preferred experience programming in support of clinical trials, statistical programming in a clinical research setting or other health research programming support; R programmers will have experience using version control tools (e.g. git or svn)
Knowledge of and experience with clinical trials research data or experience in data wrangling /transformation within a health-related field
At least five years of experience in R programming, with additional experience in other programming languages including a scripting language; R programmers will have experience using version control tools (e.g. git or svn)
At least four years of experience in support of clinical trials, in a clinical research setting or other health research setting, or in data wrangling/transformation within a health-related field
Knowledge of and experience with clinical trials research data
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 biostatistics or statistical analyses in a clinical trials setting
Advanced R programming skills
Strong reporting and R package development abilities
Knowledge of R (including graphics experience) and other programming languages
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
Experience using version control tools
5+ years of statistical programming in a clinical research setting or R programming in a health-related field
Knowledge of CDISC standards (SDTM and ADaM)
Knowledge of laboratory and biological assay data
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.