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Monday, September 17, 2007

Systems Analyst/Programmer III - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)

Job Title: Systems Analyst/Programmer III
Job ID: 20837
Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s four scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference.


Under minimal supervision, provide programming support for data management, reporting, and analysis needs of SCHARP. The Systems Analyst / Programmer works in a team environment and supports the overall mission of SCHARP. She/he is expected to communicate effectively with other team members and be responsive to the needs of SCHARP staff as well as external agencies and manufacturers as required.

In support of protocol procedures, study-specific requirements, and clinical monitoring requirements, the incumbent may perform one or more of the following tasks in addition to other duties as assigned:

Major Duties

  • Participate in CRF design and development of the data management system for studies.
  • Design, test, document, and maintain SCHARP databases (SAS, DataFax, PostgreSQL).
  • Develop, document, and maintain data cleaning procedures utilizing SAS edit checks.
  • Design and support quality assurance procedures, standard operating procedures, and work practice guidelines and support documentation of those efforts. Follow SCHARP software development lifecycle (SDLC) practices and processes.
  • Implement and maintain standard datasets and reports.
  • Perform study-specific or cross study ad hoc reporting.
  • Document and transfer study data from main SCHARP databases to additional analysis datasets and/or provide study datasets and information to external parties.
  • Create Acrobat files (PDFs) of specific CRFs for audit purposes (internal and external).
  • Maintain version control on production programs.
  • Automate routine data management tasks and reporting.
  • Develop and/or maintain user interface programs and software tools.
  • Lead standardization efforts or larger programming projects.
  • Coordinate programming efforts for large or complicated studies involving more than one programmer.
  • Lead projects involving two or more functional groups at SCHARP or that impact all groups within SCHARP programming.


Minimum Qualifications

Two years’ experience as a Systems Analyst/Programmer III or equivalent; or one year as a Systems Analyst/Programmer III or equivalent and a Master’s Degree in a job related area. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as part of a project team. Experience with SAS statistical software is essential, preferably on Unix platforms. Strong SAS Macro and SAS reporting experience. Demonstrated leadership capabilities.

Recommended Qualifications

Background and experience with at least one computer language. Proficient use of database management and statistical software. Experience with SQL. Unix experience is desirable. Knowledge of and experience in programming support of clinical trials, statistical programming, or other scientific research programming support. Experience in writing program, system, and/or database documentation. Experience writing work practice guidelines and standard operating procedures is desirable.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary DOE + Excellent Benefits
100% Full Time Position

Other Information

Job Number JB-20837

How To Apply

Please apply directly through our website www.fhcrc.org. The job number for this position is JB-20837. You may also send resumes directly to Alysha Duran at aduran@fhcrc.org.

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