Clinical Programmer II-III

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


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.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


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 and COVID-19 vaccine development. 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 Clinical Programmer II/III. 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.


Level II: Under general supervision, the Clinical Programmer II provides programming support for data management, reporting, and analysis needs of SCHARP. The Clinical Programmer II works in a team environment to support the overall mission of SCHARP. 

  • 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.
  • May contribute to development and editing of work instructions and standard operating procedures.

Level III: With guidance, the Clinical Programmer III provides programming support for data management, reporting, and analysis needs of SCHARP. The Clinical Programmer III works in a team environment to support the overall mission of SCHARP. The Clinical Programmer III shows increasing independence in management of workload, and contributes to the programmatic infrastructure of the Clinical Programming group.

  • All level II responsibilties
  • May contribute to development and editing of work instructions and standard operating procedures.



  • Commitment to excellence in public health research
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific, technical, or health-related field
    • Level II: Two years’ experience as programmer in SAS
    • Level III: Four years’ experience as programmer in SAS
  • 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)


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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