• Biostatistician II/III, HPTN

    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 Statistical Research Associate (SRA). The SRA will provide statistical support, which may include reviewing protocol drafts, participation on the protocol development team, and assisting the protocol lead statistician in the design of appropriate analyses. The SRA will write statistical analysis plans for protocols and complete the analysis.


    Provides intermediate-level statistical support to clinical trials and research in the planning, operational, monitoring, analytic, and exploratory stages.

    Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:


    • Provide statistical analysis, written summaries and tables of results for use in project reports, including Data and Safety Monitoring Board meetings, scientific papers, or tables in support of a Clinical Study Report for submission

    • Review protocol drafts

    • Participate in describing and defining statistical considerations on study protocols, including sample size and power analyses

    • Participate in the development of statistical analysis plans

    • Participate in the development of quality assurance procedures for on-going data collection and analysis, such as establishing edit checks, or HIV endpoint verification

    • Participate in the development and verification of randomization lists

    • Participate in verification of standard reports prepared by programmers

    • Provide input into the development of case report forms

    • Collaborate with SCHARP data management and operations groups to ensure that accurate data reaches statisticians for analysis

    • Participate in the production of statistical reports in accordance with CDISC data standards and guidelines

    • Assist in the production of supporting CDISC documentation for submissions (Define.xml, Reviewer’s Guides)

    • Participate in protocol team conference calls and meetings

    • Provide statistical consultation for research projects

    • Archive statistical documents

    • Evaluate new statistical software packages

    • Represent statistical unit at study organizational meetings 

    • Represent study at scientific meetings 

    • Give oral presentations of study results 

    • Assist other statistical research associates with statistical analyses

    • Collaborate with network/SDMC PhD statisticians/epidemiologists and external subject-matter experts to perform statistical analyses of clinical trials data for production of abstracts and manuscripts

    • Maintain functional understanding of standard procedures and complete required training in a timely manner

    • Perform other responsibilities as required


    • Master's or PhD degree in Statistics or Biostatistics or related field with demonstrated work experience.

    • A minimum of one year of related experience is required for the biostatistician II level, whereas at least three years of experience is required for the biostatistician III level

    • Proficiency with the SAS or R (as required by specific team/project)

    • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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