Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position in large data analysis with focus on developing polygenic risk scores and multi-omics analyses in ethnically and racially diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Fred Hutch provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.
We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in large data analysis, for example, in epidemiology, computer science, statistical genetics, population genetics, biostatistics, or related subject areas. This could include, but is not limited to, training in quantitative genetics, bioinformatics with training in quantitative science, statistical genetics, or a closely related field (please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position). The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Drs. Charles Kooperberg and Ulrike Peters on analyzing very large-scale genetic data sets (up to 3M participants) to develop polygenic risk scores as well as sizable data sets for gene expression/RNA sequencing, methylation, and metabolomic data from ethnically and racially diverse participants as well as the dissemination of the findings and public health application. Participants from these studies are from large cohort studies as well as Biobanks with detailed electronic health record data as part of the Population Architecture using Genetics and Epidemiology (PAGE) consortium and collaborating studies. We will be covering a broad set of phenotypes, including but not limited to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes, blood traits, anthropometric traits, and intermediate biomarkers, such as lipids, glucose, insulin or inflammatory markers. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team supported by an advanced data management and computational infrastructure to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results. The incumbent will have numerous opportunities to publish first author papers and present at national meetings.
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science or a related field is required.
- The position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Expertise in computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional data is desirable.
- Knowledge of high dimensional data resources (such as GTEx or ENCODE) is a plus.
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page summary describing your research interests, and the contact information for three professional references.
Fred Hutch 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 provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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.
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