Staff Scientist - Statistician

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


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 Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology Program (BBE) within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of Fred Hutch is seeking a Staff Scientist to serve as Protocol Statistician in support of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) protocols, collaborate with scientists within the IDCRC Program and develop creative solutions to statistical issues that arise.


Responsibilities :
The incumbent may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to infectious disease prevention and treatment science through independent and collaborative research resulting in presentations and publications
  • Provide statistical leadership in protocol development, monitoring, and reporting
  • Develop statistical analysis plans and perform and oversee appropriate statistical analyses
  • Mentor masters-level statisticians as necessary
  • Contribute to preparation of new grant requests and annual progress reports
  • Maintain current knowledge of and contribute to the coordinated national and global network of scientific experts working to develop and test vaccines, and other therapies to combat infectious diseases, particularly to respond rapidly to newly emerging infectious disease threats. This can be done by participation in professional organizations, scientific conferences, reading industry journals, and publication of manuscripts
  • Perform other tasks as required



  • A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biostatistics, epidemiology, or applied statistics
  • Please submit a research statement of interest with your application


  • Experience working with geographically diverse collaborative groups within a clinical research environment desired
  • Prior knowledge of immunology, infectious diseases (e.g., polio, TB, HIV, etc.), and vaccine research would be a plus
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in both early- and late-phase clinical trials, and/or broad statistical methodological experience


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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