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Job Title: Manager, Lab Data Programming
Job Number: 11369
Organization: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Posted: 8/3/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Informatics
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,     
Position Description: The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Manager, Lab Data Programming to provide oversight and leadership to the Lab Data Programming team, which provides support in the management, reporting, quality control and analysis of lab data by programming and maintaining code that implements workflows to facilitate data submission, cleaning, reporting, and creating datasets for analysis. The Manager, Lab Data Programming will also assist in developing policies, procedures and standard practices and ensuring they are followed accordingly; managing resources and priorities; balancing workloads and coordinating efforts across the section, mentoring junior staff; overseeing process improvement projects; recruiting and training new employees.

Responsibilities Directly supervise a team of Lab Data Programmers with varied levels of experience. Manage work intake and assignments, workload prioritization, effort estimation and resource allocation including annual budgeting. Design, document, and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs) that adhere to regulatory requirements and maintain a high level of quality. Recruit, train, and mentor staff; manage performance-related issues and conduct performance reviews. Provide technical oversight for Lab Data Programmers; Collaborate with other programming sections within the Programming Unit to develop and maintain standard programming practices including code standardization, verification, and associated documentation. Manage team project timelines and deliverables; act as sponsor, stakeholder, and subject matter expert in large, organization-wide projects. Represent the Lab Data Programming section in management, committee, and working group meetings.

Qualifications: Minimum:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, or related field. At least eight years of experience programming in Perl, Python, SAS, or other equivalent high-level programming language. At least two years of experience as a supervisor or manager of programmers. Experience with SQL and relational databases. Experience managing programmers within a systems development life cycle (SDLC). Demonstrated ability to lead teams. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a matrix management environment. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments.


Graduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, or related field. Experience with SAS statistical software. Experience working with clinical trial or laboratory data. Experience with data management and programming support of clinical trials, statistical programming, or other scientific research programming support.

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 11/3/2018
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Contact Name: Erin Kuusela,  Manager, Lab Data Programming
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How to Apply: Please apply directly to the Fred Hutch website.

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