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Lead Immunotherapy Bioinformatician - Staff Scientist
Fred Hutch is a leading force in cancer immunotherapy research, a field dedicated to understanding how we can harness the immune system to treat cancer. This research arena spans an incredibly diverse spectrum of scientific questions ranging from understanding the form and function of the tumor immune microenvironment, augmenting the endogenous immune response to tumors, to crafting custom immune responses through gene editing approaches. The Adair, Bleakley, Dudakov, Headley, and Rongvaux labs, a core group of Junior Faculty within the Fred Hutch Immunotherapy and Translational Data Science Integrated Research Centers (IIRC and TDS-IRC), are seeking a PhD level bioinformatician to fill a Staff Scientist position working within and across the five groups.
The Staff Scientist will implement existing analysis platforms and help drive the development of cutting-edge new tools and technologies targeted at understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of immune responses to cancer. This position provides the opportunity to work on a diverse range of datatypes from transcriptomic and epigenomic analysis (both bulk and single cell), trajectory analysis of immune cell differentiation, high dimensional protein analysis through flow cytometry and CITEseq, and mutational analysis in gene-edited cells. The incumbent will participate in grant and manuscript preparation, experimental design and execution, and presentation of results in local and national meetings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary collaborations involving laboratory-based scientists (immunologists, cancer researchers), clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists through associations with the Fred Hutch IIRC and TDS-IRCs. We are looking for an individual who is truly passionate about applying data science to big questions in cancer immunotherapy.
We as a group value inclusion and a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to inform our work. We believe in supporting each other through mentorship and providing resources for professional development. Given these values, we strive to make our recruitment and promotion processes fair and transparent. Therefore, we strongly encourage all individuals with an interest in the position to apply. To learn more about our groups please visit our lab websites and those of the Immunotherapy and Translational Data Sciences IRCs.