• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
  • 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 and largest 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. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.

    A postdoctoral research position in epidemiology with focus on cancer prevention and survivorship in ethnically diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.


    We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in Epidemiology and related subject areas to cancer prevention and survivorship. Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel, interdisciplinary research questions related to identifying strategies to improve cancer survivorship and cancer outcomes using lifestyle behavioral interventions (nutrition, physical activity, energy balance) and observational study designs. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at Fred Hutch and Director of Integrative Medicine at the SCCA.


    Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle intervention and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations. The candidate will be responsible for data analysis and manuscript preparation on two ongoing National Cancer Institute R01-funded studies, in addition to participating in other new and ongoing studies.  The Mi Vida Saludable study is an ongoing 2x2 factorial designed trial testing the separate and synergistic effects of in-person and eHealth diet and physical activity interventions on behavioral outcomes in Latina breast cancer survivors.  The Pathways Heart Study is an ongoing observational study examining predictors of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients within a large integrated health system.  Responsibilities will include analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, presenting at research conferences, implementing research protocols, and contributing to grant writing.  Studies will include single institution and multi-site trials, including local and national clinical trials consortia, as well as observational cohorts.


    • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required with background in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a closely related field
    • Experience using SAS and R is required, additional experience using Stata is preferred
    • Experience analyzing data related to cancer survivorship and/or cancer outcomes is preferred
    • Experience with analyzing data generated by eHealth interventions and/or physical activity measurement devices is preferred
    • Experience and skill with the visual and graphical representation of data is preferred
    • The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations

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    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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