Bioinformatics Technician

Job ID
20740
Type
Regular Part-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
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.

 

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.

Responsibilities

A laboratory within the Clinical Research Division and Global Oncology Program seeks a bioinformatics technician to support routine analysis and tasks under the close supervision of the Bioinformatics Analyst and a Staff Scientist.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of workflows for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data (including single-cell RNA sequencing, T- and B-lymphocyte antigen receptor sequencing, and viral metagenomic sequencing)
  • Development of tools to enable complex sequence data analysis and visualization, and setting up public data repositories for TCR receptor data
  • Opportunities to train and learn about bioinformatics and computational biology will be open to the successful candidate
  • Other duties as assigned

This is an hourly position that will require at least 20, but no more than 40, hours per week

Qualifications

  • Minimum qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree
  • Experience in a lab setting
  • Experience with one or more programming languages commonly used in bioinformatics and computational biology (e.g., R, Python)
  • Must be organized, meticulous, and reliable
  • Prefer an individual with an interest in learning and a positive attitude


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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