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 Hutchs 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 nations first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens 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 employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology ( HABIT ) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large NIH grants ($25 million USD cumulative total to date), the Groups research mission is to develop and rigorously test behavioral interventions for health behavior change, and disseminate them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, chatbots, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the behavioral approaches the Group has been testing is called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
The Group is seeking a Staff Scientist who shares our mission of using rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. The position opening comes at an exciting time of expansion for the Group, as we broaden the technology platforms for delivering intervention and include a focus now on weight loss interventions. The Staff Scientist will closely collaborate with Dr. Bricker and the Group. The Scientists primary duties will be to lead and co-author scientific articles from our multiple clinical trial datasets. Excellent administrative, statistical, and research staff support is provided.Salary is highly competitive, commensurate with experience, and excellent medical/dental benefits are included.
Lead and co-author scientific manuscripts for publication
Presenting research at scientific conferences
Co-mentoring and supervising post-doctoral and pre-doctoral research trainees
Remaining aware of advances in behavioral interventions, e-health/m-health technologies, tobacco cessation, and obesity intervention research and integrate them appropriately
Contribute to trial design, analysis planning, and interpretation
Participate in and lead project and full team meetings
PhD in Psychology, or a related field of health, from a strong academic research program
At least one year of postdoctoral research experience in behavioral intervention research
First-authored research publications on the topics of tobacco, obesity, addiction, or behavioral health
Excellence in scientific writing and oral presentation skills
Interest in clinical trial methodology and statistics
A long-term interest in a research scientist position contributing to the overall mission of our research
Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team
Training and experience in technology-delivered interventions
Training in theory testing (e.g., mediation and moderation)
Training in dissemination research
Training in adaptive and optimization designs
Advanced clinical training in one or more of the following: ACT, behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing
A passion for helping those who smoke tobacco or are obese
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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.