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 Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) is a transformative initiative at Fred Hutch that is working to bring innovative big data capabilities to the fingertips of all Hutch investigators. Specifically, HDC is developing infrastructure for the management and analysis of research data at large scale and in partnership with the Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC) support investigators seeking to conduct data-driven projects and works collaboratively with center scientists to identify and source appropriate datasets, develop tools for accessing and visualizing data, and implement analytic approaches that are reproducible and responsive to scientific objectives.
The Director, Data and Analytics directs the ongoing development of research data platforms and associated data and analytics services within the HDC and leads a team of data engineers and data analysts. In partnership with Product Engineering, the Data and Analytics team will enhance the analytic capability of the Center’s investigators through the introduction of innovative techniques and technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and advanced data visualization. As part of the HDC leadership team, the Director will contribute to strategic planning, organizational development, and effort prioritization.
The Director, Data and Analytics should have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills, a proven track record of leading and scaling data engineering teams, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a strong vision for how data and analytics can proactively accelerate the work of Fred Hutch. Most importantly, the Director, Data and Analytics will have a passion for applying their skills in support of mission-driven research.
Data and Analytics:
10-12 data engineers and data analysts
Qualities necessary for success: