Bioinformatics Analyst I

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Regular Full-Time
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Ghajar Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is searching for a Bioinformatics Analyst I/Computational Scientist with an interest in developing wet lab skills that they can combine with computational expertise to lead discovery of immunotherapeutic strategies to eradicate dormant disease and prevent cancer metastasis.



A computational scientist position (full-time/fully in-person) is available immediately within The Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments, led by Cyrus Ghajar. The successful candidate will work with members of the Ghajar Laboratory to embark on an exciting journey to tackle some of the most burning issues in tumor dormancy, metastasis and immunity through an approach that combines cutting edge computational methods, immune engineering and live cell imaging.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's or master's degree in biology, biotechnology, bioengineering or related fields, and experience programming in R or Python. The successful candidate will apply this expertise to build upon computational tools such as NicheNET to analyze single cell RNAseq datasets and large proteomic datasets that have been generated by the Ghajar Lab. These data will guide CRISPR screens and the engineering of immune cells optimized to surveille and target rare, dormant tumor cells capable of initiating metastases.   

The candidate will present these findings in lab meetings, will be expected to contribute data figures for manuscript/grant preparation, and should view this position as a golden opportunity to conduct and contribute to cutting edge research in a world-class laboratory.



  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biotechnology, bioengineering or related fields. Master's degree preferred
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of programming languages, including R and/or Python
  • Good communication skills and an interest in learning
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Good numeracy, literacy and organizational skills.
  • Desire to be trained at the bench and conduct cell biology experiments.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $64,233 to $96,349, and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). 


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.


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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