• Senior Clinical Programmer

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • 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 a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Senior Clinical Programmer to join their team who will provide programming support for data management, reporting, and analysis needs of SCHARP. The Clinical Programmer works in a team environment to support the overall mission of SCHARP. Core to the role is the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with colleagues and be responsive to the needs of both internal and external customers within an environment of mutual cooperation and respect. The Senior Clinical Programmer shows independence in management of workload and quality output, and provides technical leadership to contribute to the programmatic infrastructure of the Clinical Programming group. The Senior Clinical Programmer may also mentor and/or supervise a junior clinical programmer.


    • Gather and document requirements for developing or modifying existing programs and systems
    • Define dataset and report specifications
    • Support the protocol study team in the development of case report forms (CRFs) and other study materials
    • Generate, document, and maintain datasets and reports to specification
    • Set up, test and maintain data flows
    • Participate in study closeout procedures
    • Test and de-bug programs and maintain version control on production programs and scripts
    • Test, document, and maintain quality control checks
    • Support development and editing of work instructions and standard operating procedures
    • Provide training and coaching for programming staff



    • Commitment to excellence in public health research
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific, technical, or health-related field
    • Five years’ experience as programmer in SAS or python
    • 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 assignments in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment


    • Experience with clinical trials and data management
    • Experience in programming for scientific research
    • Understanding of good clinical data management practices
    • Experience working with Software Development Life Cycle methods
    • Experience working with CDISC data standards
    • Experience programming in both SAS and python
    • Experience in managing projects or leading teams
    • SAS Certification (e.g. Base, Advanced)

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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