Data Science Project Manager


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

Our Group: The Chief Data Officer of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Jeff Leek, established the Fred Hutch Data Science Lab (DaSL) to develop and support the overall data strategy for the organization. The mission of DaSL is to lead the FHCC toward its strategic data goals through: building an institution-wide data community, bolstering data science expertise, and fostering a robust and coordinated clinical and research data ecosystem. We do this via collaborating with the community on training and documentation, building and evaluating data-oriented support resources, facilitating partnerships and philanthropy, and engaging in data infrastructure projects that span from the clinic to the lab bench.

Group Culture: In DaSL, we believe everyone is a data scientist! We aim to support everyone from those in wet labs, in the clinic, to large scale clinical trials, or massive cohort studies and everyone in between. We believe focusing on people is critical in building a strong, dynamic community united around using data to improve human health and cancer care. To do this, we aim to build a diverse, hybrid team that is inclusive, open, collaborative, and supportive both within our team and with our collaborators (find more about our values and culture). We are strong advocates for open science and reproducible research, thus develop our work in the open as much as possible. We rely heavily on written communication and continuous collaboration in order to support our hybrid team, as well as make our work as accessible as scalably and sustainably as possible by FHCC staff.

Position Purpose: This position serves to coordinate data science projects in DaSL from those related to clinical data at FHCC to a diverse array of research related data endeavors. A large, program-scale effort will involve this person coordinating collaborative meetings with relevant stakeholder groups wanting to leverage clinical data, coordinating the technical projects related to the development of new FHCC clinical data assets and tools, and ensuring coordination between the various related groups engaged in this work including Information Technology, Compliance and the Office of Translational Research among others. Beyond this, smaller, more targeted data science, data management and research strategy related projects in the DaSL portfolio will need ongoing project management support. Building processes and procedures within DaSL related to project management to foster collaboration, communication and effective execution of data science projects as the group grows will be a critical contribution.

This position in based in Seattle and is considered a hybrid position. The flexibility of on-campus scheduling will be dependent on balancing engagement with current staff and the collaborative requirements of the position with remote work.

Position Complexities:

This position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills and an interest in cross-discipline collaborative work with clinicians, translational researchers, data scientists, analytics team members (clinical, finance, research, etc), data engineers and data governance and policy staff. A successful candidate will be heavily invested in helping drive high value projects supporting an overall vision of a coordinated clinical and research data ecosystem at FHCC. Given DaSL’s focus on openness, communication and usability, this position will require preparing documentation and external facing communications to contextualize our projects for potential users/beneficiaries at FHCC.


Core Responsibilities:

Planning and Coordination of Data Science Lab Collaborative Projects and Services:

  • Collaborate with DaSL staff and other groups at FHCC on development of project plans including scope, timelines, skill levels, responsibilities and resources.
  • Facilitate the resolution of complex problems, by meeting with stakeholders, partners, and technical staff to identify problems and potential solutions.
  • Work with other Project/Program Managers to align projects and schedules across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Lead meetings of stakeholders including maintaining meeting agendas, recording decisions and challenges, and keeping meetings with regular cadences on task and focused.
  • Contributes to user facing documentation and guidance to ensure wide adoption of project results.
  • Coordinate emerging DaSL development projects with external corporate partners as the DaSL program grows.

Develop Processes and Procedures to Facilitate DaSL Support for Services:

  • Create processes for initiation of cross-departmental collaborations, pilots and larger projects with DaSL.
  • Create and implement procedures for ongoing support of projects, tools, and applications developed by DaSL or in collaboration with Information Technology when adopted by the research community.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years technical project management experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate asynchronously with collaborators and DaSL staff using Slack, Teams, and other software supporting documentation and sharing used in the group.
  • Experience with project management in a data science, research, or technology related field.
  • Ability to prioritize written documentation and communication with attention to multiple audiences and creating broad understanding across groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with audiences with a wide range of data expertise.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change, to work independently, part of a multi-disciplinary group with DaSL staff as well as external partners.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to keep projects of varied sizes on track with aggressive timelines.

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • PMO or equivalent certification desired.
  • Candidates with cloud based technology expertise, bioinformatics, data analysis or data engineering backgrounds will have the opportunity to be involved in projects directly when their expertise is relevant if desired.
  • Prior experience with data science, software development or data engineering training or mentoring would be valuable as this role could contribute to DaSL’s training portfolio as needs are identified during projects.
  • Experience with clinical or research data systems or biomedical research software development would be ideal.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $101,359 to $160,213 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).

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 Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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