• Bioinformatics Programmer, Immune Response

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Overview

    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 Bioinformatics Programmer position will work in a lab focused on developing tools for the genetic analysis of the immune response.  The group uses a variety of conventional and specialized in-house gene sequencing assays in biotechnology development. The candidate will work in a small team of programmers and experimental scientists in developing analysis software for a variety of immune response genotyping data sets. This role will focus on refactoring, documenting, and improving a Java codebase as well as implementing various tools in Amazon Web Services. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills.


    • Document, refactor, and improve Java codebase for genetic analysis software
    • Use Git version control and participate in code review
    • Develop and maintain cloud-based resources
    • Maintain excellent working knowledge of Amazon Web Services tools
    • Organize data resources from the variety of projects so that others in the group can access them.


    • Functional Java, Python, and Linux
    • Understanding of nucleic acid chemistry
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze next generation sequencing data
    • A degree (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) in biological science or engineering
    • Required experience: B.S. with 3-4 years of directly related experience; M.S. with 1-2 years of directly related experience.
    • Excellent skills of communication and organization are essential

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