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Job Title: Manager, Statistical Programming
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Organization: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Posted: 8/3/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,     
Position Description: The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA is seeking a highly motivated and effective Manager to lead the Statistical Programming Team.

Responsibilities The Statistical Programming (STP) Manager is responsible for the direct supervision of statistical programmers and statistical programming supervisors, including providing training and development, annual evaluations and addressing performance concerns. The STP Manager coordinates work assignments and adjusts workloads, considering individual capabilities and areas of expertise to meet study requirements and deliverables. She/he works independently, performing both routine and one-off programming tasks, using her/his experience and judgment to guide programmers in meeting study goals and deadlines.

In support of SCHARP projects, study protocols and research network requirements, the STP Manager may perform one or more of the following tasks:

Participate in annual budgeting and reporting processes. Review programming requests and distribute/delegate to appropriate staff members. Review programming priorities with staff members. Review conflicting priorities with the DAU leader as appropriate. Standardize work practices across studies where practical and participate in standardization efforts that impact more than one functional group. Design and document quality assurance procedures, validation efforts, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and work instructions (WIs). Follow SCHARP software development lifecycle (SDLC) practices and processes. Support the maintenance of existing SOPs and WIs. Provide training and mentoring for new staff. Share expertise and knowledge to inform current and future work. Conduct regular team meetings to communicate decisions and identify and address issues that may impact the team. Represent Statistical Programmers in SCHARP management meetings, committee work, working groups and special projects. Coordinate with the other programming groups to identify and address common issues. Perform study-specific and cross-study reporting. Support automation of statistical programming tasks. Develop Infrastructure projects in support of increasing automation, standardization and validation of procedures and programs.

Qualifications: Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field At least eight years of experience as a Statistical Programmer; prefer at least two years of previous supervisory experience in a technical work environment Demonstrated leadership capabilities 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 Demonstrated ability to communicate programming issues with non-technical staff Experience with SAS statistical software is essential, preferably on a Unix platform Advanced SAS and strong SAS Macro and reporting experience Proficient use of database management and programming software


Graduate degree in Computer Science or a scientific, technical, or health-related field Formal management/supervision coursework Experience with estimating and preparing project budgets Knowledge of and experience in programming for scientific research Previous clinical trials and analysis experience Experience in programming, system, and/or database documentation and validation Experience with SQL and relational databases Knowledge of CDISC standardization practices Knowledge of laboratory data

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, Statistical Programming
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How to Apply: Please apply directly to Fred Hutch website.

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