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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates

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Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The research group led by Dr. Jing Ma ( in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Prof. Ali Shojaie (  in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington is seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop novel statistical methods for problems in genomics and microbiome. The project will focus on methods for analysis of complex biological/ecological systems using novel statistical machine learning tools, including network analysis, high-dimensional regression and inference. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in a collaborative environment and interacting with investigators with diverse experiences. The position is available for 2 years from August 1st 2018 (or by negotiation).


The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jing Ma and Prof. Ali Shojaie in developing novel statistical/computational methods in the context of genomics and microbiome. He/she will have opportunities to join collaborative research projects within Fred Hutch and UW as well as external collaborations.


The successful candidate will have:

  • completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics or a closely related area prior to their appointment;
  • demonstrated a capacity to produce high quality research. 


In addition, the ideal candidate will also have:

  • expertise in statistical machine learning and high-dimensional inference;
  • applied work in genomics and microbiome data analysis.


Please include the following in your application, specifying the job number in your document titles (Job 10913):

  • CV
  • Two publication samples or preprints
  • A one page statement of research interests
  • Contact information of three references


About our campus:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of about 190 faculty including three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research. The environment is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on collaborative work. The center is housed in a lovely campus next to Lake Union within walking distance from downtown.

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