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Biostatistician Research Associate III

Biostatistician Research Associate III

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences

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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 Hutch’s 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 nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


Global Oncology, a cross-divisional program overseen by the Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has a mission to reduce the global burden of cancers, especially in low and middle-income countries, through the advancement of research and the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies. A cornerstone of the program is a decade-long alliance with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that advances research, capacity building, and cancer care. Fred Hutch operates in Uganda as the Hutchinson Centre Research Institute of Uganda, or HCRI-Ug.


This Seattle-based Statistical Research Associate (SRA) will work collaboratively with program investigators to develop and lead the core biostatistics activities of the Global Oncology program. The SRA will independently design, monitor, and analyze clinical, translational, and epidemiologic studies. In addition to working with principal investigators, the SRA will consult with academic trainees, project managers, and data managers. May oversee or coordinate routine statistical reports and provide technical and organizational leadership to project staff. A research background in infection related cancers, implementation science and/or global oncology is highly desired.


Study Design:

  • Provide statistical input to investigators in the design of clinical, translational, and epidemiologic studies
  • Consult on study endpoints and provide power and sample size calculations for grant proposals and study protocols.
  • Write and review statistical analysis plans.



  • Supervise data managers and oversee data for ongoing projects.
  • Develop and lead data quality management efforts for Global Oncology.
  • Assist with external monitoring of Global Oncology research protocols.



  • Provide statistical analysis of project data.
  • Prepare written summaries, tables, and graphs of results for use in grants, project reports (e.g. Data and Safety Monitoring Board meetings) and scientific papers.
  • Assist investigators with abstract submission, presentations at national or international meetings, and manuscript publication by writing statistical sections and providing careful edits of drafts.


Support for Site in Uganda:

  • Assist with training the next generation of scientists in infection-related cancer by providing statistical support and education to trainees from Seattle and Uganda in collaboration with the Program Director, Research Director, Training Managers, and academic faculty from Seattle and Kampala.


Other support:

  • Provide statistical consultation with collaborating staff.
  • Represent the biostatistics functional area within the group.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics and a minimum of three years of related experience OR 
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics with a minimum of five years of outstanding patient-oriented global health research experience and scholarship
  • Expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics methodology
  • Experience in research design and data analysis, especially in patient-oriented research. Training may apply toward experience
  • Background in statistical computing, and experience in the development of statistical programs.
  • Proficiency with SAS or Stata, and Microsoft Excel
  • Superior graphic presentation skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and disease processes, and familiarity with HIV/AIDS and/or oncology clinical information and research
  • High level of attention to detail, organizational skills and commitment to accuracy.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work with study teams and research site personnel


Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in clinical trial study design, biomarker studies and/or health care metrics in resource limited settings
  • Experience with DataFax
  • Training and supervisory experience.
  • Flexibility with ever-shifting priorities, work schedule and the technological challenges faced in low-resource settings
  • Experience working with a team in which members are off-site
  • Comfort in an "iterative environment" in which periodic rework is inevitable.
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently as well as provide guidance and oversight to subordinates.
  • International experience, particularly East Africa
  • Sense of humor