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Staff Scientist, CLL/SLL Clinical Database

Staff Scientist, CLL/SLL Clinical Database

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Regular Part-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Staff Scientist

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The scientist in this position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a clinical database for patients with a diagnosis of CLL and SLL (including Richter’s transformation).  The scientist will work with clinical staff and research staff to coordinate the clinical database with a corresponding tissue database.  The scientist will be actively involved in research projects using the clinical database.


  1. On a daily basis, the scientist will review the clinical charts of CLL/SLL patients treated at the SCCA and UW in order to maintain the clinic database.
  2. The scientist will update the patient characteristics and disease factors and will more importantly update the database based on the change in treatment or adverse effects from the therapeutic agents.
  3. Two main responsibilities are:
    1. Adding new patients to the database based on the list that is provided by the SCCA intake office and by attending the lymphoma weekly meeting.
    2. Reviewing the clinical charts of the returning patients in order to update the database as described above.
  4. The scientist will work closely with the research staff working on the “lymphoid malignancies biorepository” project. She will generate a list of CLL patients for whom a research sample is required. 
  5. The scientist will be actively involved in research projects using the clinical database. The scientist’s role will range from conception of new ideas, data extraction, data analysis and preparation of abstracts and manuscripts.


MD or PhD in the health sciences, specializing in malignancies.  Outstanding skill needed in assessment of the significance of clinical issues, ability to create organizational structure, and attention to detail in categorization.  Conceptual ability necessary to perceive the import of findings, draw conclusions, and visualize patterns.  Statistical experience is critical to analyze data and prepare manuscripts.

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