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Staff Scientist, Behavioral and Energy Balance Research - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11450
Posted: May 17, 2017
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 with minimal side effects. 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.

As obesity and metabolic pathways are increasingly being linked to cancer risk and cancer survival, Fred Hutch has identified obesity and cancer as a strategic focus for new, interdisciplinary research. Core resources available through the Public Health Sciences Division include a metabolic kitchen, an exercise research center, nutrition assessment and clinical research space.

Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel research questions related to identifying, testing and implementing lifestyle behavior strategies for cancer prevention and control. The staff scientist position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee within the Division of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle behaviors, including diet, physical activity, weight management and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations. Staff scientist responsibilities will include grant writing, implementing research protocols, managing study staff, and manuscript preparation.  Studies will include single institution and multi-site trials, including national clinical trials consortia, as well as observational cohorts.

Candidates should have: 

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Behavioral Science, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology or equivalent program
  • At least 2 years of post-doctoral experience
  • Experience implementing diet and/or physical activity behavioral intervention trials
  • Strong quantitative and analytic programming skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in grant writing and manuscript preparation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations
  • A long-term interest in a non-tenure track staff position
  • Spanish language verbal and written skills strongly preferred
  • Experience working with underserved communities strongly preferred
  • An interest in transforming health care delivery and policy

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