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Clinical Data Programmer

Clinical Data Programmer

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Information Technology

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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.


Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Clinical Data Programmer to provide support for data management, quality control, and reporting of national and international clinical trials.  Primary responsibilities include: developing and maintaining SAS code, building workflows to facilitate maintenance of data for data releases, creating derived datasets, and reporting. The incumbent will work in a team environment and is expected to communicate effectively with colleagues and external collaborators as required.


  • Gather and document requirements for developing or modifying existing programs and systems and defining file specifications for data transfer and necessary edit checks to meet user needs
  • Support the SCHARP study team in the development of study case report forms (CRFs), specimen labels and other study
  • Generate, document, and maintain derived datasets for reporting events and analysis
  • Set up, test and maintain CRF and non-CRF data flows
  • Test and de-bug programs and maintain version control on production programs and scripts.
  • Write, test, document, and maintain SCHARP SAS quality control checks
  • Create ad hoc, standard, and study specific reports including listings and summary statistics
  • Prepare graphics and other visual representations of information
  • Support development of new or updates Work Instructions and standardization of processes
  • Automate routine data management tasks and reporting.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field
  • 2-4 years’ experience as SAS, VBA, JavaScript, Python or Perl programmer on PC/Unix platform. 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
  • Knowledge of and experience in good clinical data management practices in health research
  • Experience with Perl or other scripting language



  • Experience working with clinical trials and data management
  • Knowledge of and experience in programming for scientific research
  • Knowledge of analysis datasets and statistical summary reports, preferably CDISC

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