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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 6, 2019
Req #: 170563
Department: ONCOLOGY
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 08/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

The Cancer Vaccine Institute, in the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine,  has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Biostatistician to provide biostatistics expertise.

The purpose of this position is to assist all CVI faculty with complex Biostatistical analysis, programming, experimental design and presentations.

CVI produce large quantities of complex scientific data and requires an individual with deep analytical skills and broad scientific knowledge. The Research Consultant will participate in research group meetings at which data analyses are discussed.  The Research Consultant will work closely with other members of the research group to craft appropriate analytic strategies for scientific presentations and publications.  The Research Consultant will assist with manuscript preparation particularly methods sections and methodological manuscripts.

UW and CVI are strongly committed to furthering cancer research, especially in the therapeutic areas of vaccine development involving  breast, lung, and bladder tumors. Position will positively impact CVI publication and grant funding.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Statistical data analysis experience with clinical and pre-clinical research projects-50%
  • Participate in experimental design with investigative team.
  • Develop criteria for patient inclusion in clinical programs
  • Communicate with funding partners on statistical needs
  • Create and maintain database of statistical activities.
  • Develop tracking system for data requests
  • Maintain SOP's for data collection

    Create analytic data sets, analytic programs, and reports of results

  • Develop and maintain software and tools for analysis
  • Generate analytical reports for in-house and external users
  • Participate in writing relevant grant sections
  • Give data presentations to internal and external shareholders

    Support research studies through sample selection, interim and final analyses, and preparation of results for publication

  • Work with faculty on papers and seminars related to data analysis.
  • Present at conferences where relevant.
  • Continually maintain breadth of knowledge through seminars, classes and journals
  • Provide statistical analysis, written summaries and tables of results of project data for use in project reports-15%
  • Maintain tracking system of data analysis tools for use in future projects
  • Maintain costing analyses to insure lowest expenses in concert with highest level research.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics plus at least one year of both pre-clinical and clinical data analysis.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Strong programming skills, including proficiency with R, SAS and/or Stata statistical software required.
  • Familiarity with R preferred as well as with MS Access databases, including developing customized queries, reports, and forms highly desired.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.


    Application Process:
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  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or