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The Edlefsen Group within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a small, vibrant and multidisciplinary research team. We bring together diverse perspectives harnessing statistics, bioinformatics and knowledge from biology to enhance HIV-1 vaccine and prevention efficacy analysis. Our group contributes to large collaborative efforts funded through the NIH, Gates Foundation, Harvard University, OHSU and a number of others. We aim to encourage reproducibility in science by building tools, in partnership with experts in the field, to make our methods developed accessible to all with the vision of open and collaborative science.
We value diversity and inclusion towards solving complex problems and believe the best science is done through collaboration and diverse perspectives. Given these values, we strive to make our recruitment and promotion processes fair and transparent. Therefore, we strongly encourage all individuals with an interest in the position to apply. To learn more about our lab, go to https://research.fhcrc.org/edlefsen/en.html
The Edlefsen group and Statistical Data Management Center (SDMC) of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is seeking a PhD level scientist with a minimum of 4 years of relevant postdoctoral training to fill a Project manager/Lead Scientific Investigator and Viral Genetics Specialist position. The primary objective of this role is to lead and contribute to study design and analyses related to the development and implementation of innovative multidisciplinary approaches to improve the HIV-1 prevention efficacy assessments. The incumbent will help support large collaborative efforts using data from numerous studies to build on diagnostic and sequence based HIV-1 infection timing estimators for vaccine efficacy assessments. They will participate in multidisciplinary collaborations involving laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists. Dissemination of scientific knowledge and innovation is paramount to our research, the staff scientist will also take on a science communication role for the group finding the best ways to communicate our science effectively to various stakeholders. Responsibilities include:
Direct small, complex research projects or major aspects of larger research projects; or work independently in a phase of research of a complex project.
Help manage and set scientific priorities across projects.
Design research projects or sub-projects, coordinate grant application and renewal process, writing portions of grant applications as required.
Assist the principal investigator in the design of project/study methods such as study subject selection, data collection and management.
Write protocols for the conduct of research, which include purposes of study, design of experiments, lists of materials and methods to be used and the schedule of activities.
Analyze and evaluate experimental data and interpret results within the scope of the study; assess the importance of findings in relation to the research goals.
Coordinate with specialists and help in developing original solutions to problems.
Counsel junior staff/trainees on technical problems; supervise junior staff/trainees with research projects.
Contribute to the design, interpretation and final writing of research publications thereby meeting expectations to produce and publish original work.
Demonstrate procedures and participate in the dissemination of research findings.
Attend and present at scientific meetings, seminars and research conferences.
Participate in the dissemination of research findings to both senior/other research staff and the general public through outreach and capacity building efforts.
Provide input as subject matter expert and must keep abreast of trends in the field of interest by reading current research literature.
Outline data outputs and develop visualizations required, write reports and summaries.
Interpret complex scientific information and bridge communication gaps.
Scientific content marketing and updating of Edlefsen website and team reports.
Doctoral degree in biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant postdoctoral training.
Preferred skills and abilities
Experience with analysis of sequence data and a good publication track record
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a team, and supervise junior team members
Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines
Understanding of HIV-1 virology, immunology and statistical methods
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to clearly communicate ideas
Flexibility and adaptability
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Excellent analytical skills
Strong work ethic and ability to create a positive work culture
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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.