Bioinformatics Analyst I-II

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


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.


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 Newell Lab is a highly collaborative group within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, and the Computational Biology Program in the Public Health Sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The lab focuses on the application and development of novel approaches for studying antigen-specific T cells in the context of cancer and infectious diseases. In addition to leveraging expertise in the use of mass cytometry to deeply profile antigen-specific T cells, novel single cell sequencing and computational approaches are being used that allow for improved examination of T cell phenotypes, function, antigen specificity, as well as T cell receptor repertoire.


Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with research collaborators to gather requirements and data analysis pipelines to meet their research goals
  • Provide statistical analysis, data summaries, and visualizations for use in collaborating projects
  • Participate in meetings and presentations with collaborating labs
  • Write abstracts and summaries around computational methods
  • Assist team with data management tasks such as data cleaning, standardization, and quality control



  • BS/Master/Ph.D degree in Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, or related.
  • Proficient with routine single-cell data analysis on Linux server, including but not limited to normalization, batch effect removal, cell-type annotation, differential detection, dimension reduction, visualization.
  • Proficient with single-cell genomics data analysis tools, such as Seurat, SingleCellExperiment, Scanpy, Cellranger, cellxgene, or Loupe Cell Browser.
  • Proficient with modern programming languages (e.g., R, Python).
  • Proficient with writing customized single-cell analysis scripts or developing novel single-cell data processing and analysis pipelines or tools.
  • Ability to learn new tools and content quickly and independently
  • Strong oral and communication skills
  • A successful candidate will have experience in data quality check, data analysis, generating visualizations, writing analyses summaries and abstracts, and managing time across various projects with different collaborators.



  • Experienced in using source code management (e.g., Git, GitHub)
  • Experienced in doing reproducible analysis using tools like Rmarkdown or Jupyter notebooks
  • Experienced in using Slurm system to manage jobs on the server
  • Some experience with immunology or immunotherapy data analysis will be a plus

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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