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Bioinformatics Analyst I

Bioinformatics Analyst I

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences

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The Stem Cell and Gene Therapy group is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst I to work closely with research scientists and technicians to analyze a variety of Next-Generation DNA sequencing data associated with gene therapy studies which may include some or all of the following: develop and maintain bioinformatics analysis pipelines for various gene therapy projects, create publication-ready figures, and consult with team members on statistical elements of ongoing research.


A master’s degree in bioinformatics or related field with an understanding of DNA sequence analysis and experience using programming languages such as Python and R and scripting in a Unix environment. Exposure to bioinformatics tools used for DNA sequence analysis is important. The candidate is expected to have excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills necessary to develop and maintain complex bioinformatics workflows. Experience with computational cluster software if advantageous. This position also requires communication skills to work effectively with team members of diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years of previous work experience.

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