• Manager, Clinical Programming

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    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.


    The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Manager of Clinical Programming to oversee and lead the Clinical Programming team, which provides support in the management, reporting, quality control and analysis of clinical trials data by programming and maintaining code to facilitate the creation of analysis datasets and reports. They are responsible for developing policies, procedures and standard practices and ensuring they are followed accordingly; managing resources and priorities; balancing workloads and coordinating efforts across the section, mentoring junior staff; overseeing process improvement projects; recruiting and training new employees.


    • Directly supervise a team of Clinical Programmers with varied levels of experience
    • Manage work intake and assignments, workload prioritization, effort estimation and resource allocation including annual budgeting
    • Design, document, and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs) that adhere to regulatory requirements and maintain a high level of quality
    • Recruit, train, and mentor staff; manage performance-related issues and conduct performance reviews
    • Provide technical oversight for Clinical Programmers; Collaborate with other programming sections within the Programming Unit to develop and maintain standard programming practices including code standardization, verification, and associated documentation
    • Manage team project timelines and deliverables; act as sponsor, stakeholder, and subject matter expert in large, organization-wide projects
    • Represent the Clinical Programming section in management, committee, and working group meetings



    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, or related field
    • At least eight years of experience as a programmer working in a clinical or statistical capacity
    • Experience work with clinical trial data
    • At least two years of experience as a supervisor or manager of programmers
    • Demonstrated ability to lead teams
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a matrix management environment
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
    • Experience with SAS statistical software is essential, including macro and reporting experience



    • Graduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, or related field
    • Experience with SQL and relational databases
    • Experience with other programming languages such as Python, Perl, or Java
    • Knowledge of CDISC standards such as CDASH and SDTM

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