Data Scientist II

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


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.   


As a Fred Hutch strategic initiative, we 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.


The Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center (IIRC) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Master’s or PhD-level Data Scientist II to work in the Fred Hutch Innovation Lab to develop workflows and data analysis pipelines, from novel genomics technologies developed in-house to collaboration with select industry partners. The Data Scientist will collaborate with laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists in two ways:

  • As member of the Fred Hutch Innovation Lab, creating novel workflows and data analysis pipelines for novel technologies being tested and developed in the laboratory.
  • As a contributing member on teams using novel technologies in the Innovation Lab, creating and using computational tools for analyzing clinical and pre-clinical samples.

Through these multi-disciplinary collaborations, the data scientist will support and expand opportunities to apply novel tools and technologies to innovative pre-clinical and clinical studies.


The Data Scientist reports to the Fred Hutch Innovation Lab’s director and is responsible for managing and setting scientific priorities across projects in the lab, as well as developing and optimizing computational pipelines to enable the integration and management of large and complex data sets generated in the Innovation Lab.

  • Test and potentially develop open-source software for reproducible research
  • Interpret results from computational and statistical analysis
  • Assist with study design and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical trials
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings
  • Co-author manuscripts for publication



  • MS/PhD level in data science discipline or BA/BS with a proven record of completed data science coursework and research experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with faculty-level researchers throughout the institution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines



  • PhD in scientific discipline or data science
  • Experience in high-dimensional data, particularly at the single-cell level (e.g. scRNA-seq)
  • Experience in immunology

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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