• Staff Scientist, Integrative Medicine

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Staff Scientist
  • 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. Careers Start Here.


    We are seeking an enthusiastic Staff Scientist to join Dr. Heather Greenlee, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.  in a new Integrative Medicine research initiative in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The Staff Scientist will collaborate closely with the new Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Integrative Medicine Program.  The mission of the Integrative Medicine Program is to provide effective, interdisciplinary, evidence-based complementary and integrative therapies in collaboration with conventional oncology care, and to conduct cutting-edge research on promising therapies.


    Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel, interdisciplinary research questions related to identifying, testing and implementing effective integrative oncology clinical protocols. The Staff Scientist will work under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the SCCA and Associate Member of the Fred Hutch Division of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of complementary/integrative therapies to improve cancer survivorship, symptom management, and cancer outcomes.  Studies will include single institution and multi-site trials, including local and national clinical trials consortia, as well as observational cohorts. Specific research areas of interest include lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, and the appropriate use of dietary supplements.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Grant writing
    • Developing and implementing research protocols
    • Analyzing data and manuscript preparation
    • Managing study staff


    Required qualifications

    • PhD or doctoral equivalent in Epidemiology, Health Outcomes Research, Behavioral Science or other field related to the research of integrative oncology
    • Experience implementing clinical trials and/or observational studies in the areas of integrative oncology and/or cancer survivorship
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Successful track record of manuscript publication
    • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations
    • A long-term interest in a non-tenure track staff position
    • An interest in transforming health care delivery and policy


    Preferred qualifications

    • 2 years of post-doctoral research experience in a related field
    • Experience managing project teams and managing direct reports
    • Experience managing Institutional Review Board approval processes
    • Strong quantitative and analytic programming skills, preferably in SAS and/or R
    • Successful track record in obtaining research grants
    • Experience working with underserved communities and vulnerable populations

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    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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