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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Fidelity Coder in Seattle, Washington

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.

About the Department:

Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large NIH grants ($25 million USD cumulative total to date), the Group’s research mission is to develop and rigorously test behavioral interventions for health behavior change, and disseminate them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, chatbots, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the behavioral approaches the Group has been testing is called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

The Group is seeking a Fidelity Coder who can contribute to our mission of using rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. With direct supervision from the lead trainer, Dr. Christeine Terry, and as specified by the research protocol, the Fidelity Coder will perform Acceptance & Commitment Therapy fidelity assessments and inter-rater assessment calibrations on a random sample of audio-recorded weight loss counseling sessions conducted as part of a large randomized trial testing a telephone weight loss behavioral intervention. The Coder will closely collaborate with Dr. Terry and the other Fidelity Coder on the coding activities, and will also work with Dr. Bricker and the HABIT Group as needed on other research projects. Training on ACT, counseling techniques, and fidelity coding will be provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, and scheduling is flexible.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the counseling techniques employed by the intervention, and the ability to recognize/identify the required therapeutic skills in practice.

  • Perform fidelity assessments as per protocol; maintain complete, accurate, and timely documentation of the assessments.

  • Participate in regular quality review meetings for assessment/enhancement of inter-rater reliability. Provide constructive peer consultation and quality review to help other fidelity coders maximize their contributions to the project and accept same. As needed, adjust methods and performance as agreed upon in consultation with the supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health or a related field of health

  • Excellent organizational, verbal communication, and listening skills

  • Proven attention to detail and demonstrated dependability

  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in behavioral interventions

  • Prior experience with the use of fidelity evaluation instruments for behavioral interventions

  • A passion for helping those who smoke tobacco or are obese

Work Schedule: Hourly (16 hours per week)

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 hourly pay range for this position is from $20.53 to $29.23 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

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). 

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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