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The Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (the Hutch) drives the development of data-intensive research capabilities and infrastructure across Fred Hutch through software and data engineering, training, and strategic partnering.
We are seeking a charismatic individual with a background in bioinformatics or computational biology research to facilitate data-intensive partnerships and identify collaboration opportunities within the Hutch and with broader scientific community. A strong candidate will have knowledge of high-throughput experimental methodologies, large genomic datasets, and computational analysis to successfully describe key concepts across both technical and non-technical collaborators.The Scientific Liaison will enable high-quality science through their ability to match research needs with skill sets and personalities of potential collaborators, which may include but are not limited to: Hutch faculty, external researchers, undergraduate student interns, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, capstone project students, and industry fellows.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable communicating across a wide range of backgrounds and levels of expertise, and will maintain strong relationships with the Hutch researcher community to better support their needs. They will be in continuous contact with researchers to fully understand their challenges and help identify partnership opportunities. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and a deep understanding of the research process and culture.
This role will report to the Director of Alliances and Data Strategy. The Scientific Liaison will provide input into the types and nature of institutional partnerships that would be most useful, and identify opportunities for wider impact through more intensive engagement.