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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.
The laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha has a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position open in the Computational Biology Program of the Public Health Sciences and Human Biology Divisions. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in developing and implementing innovative computational and analytical approaches to study the genetics and epigenetics of cancer. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis of cancer genomes, computational methods development, and “liquid biopsy” research are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary with great benefits.
Dr. Ha is a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator, V Foundation Scholar, and holds an NCI Transition Career Development Award. His laboratory develops computational approaches to study cancer genomes from tumors and liquid biopsies, such as circulating tumor DNA. See the lab websites for more information: https://gavinhalab.org/.
We work in an interdisciplinary team environment with many local and external experts. All of our projects involve partnering with investigators who have diverse expertise in molecular and experimental biology, cancer biology, and clinical research. Potential projects will be part of collaborations with Dr. Peter Nelson (Director, Prostate Cancer Research Program, Fred Hutch), Dr. Andrew Hsieh (Deputy Director, Bladder Cancer Program, Fred Hutch), and investigators studying other cancers.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on transformative and leading-edge research problems in cancer research:
Applicants must have a PhD or MD (or equivalent) with training in one of these disciplines:
Applicants should have some or all of the following skills and experience:
Candidates with strong interest and/or expertise in any of these research areas are highly encouraged to apply:
To apply, please submit your application with the following:
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.