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The Bioinformatician II provides specialized consulting and data analysis services to researchers at the Fred Hutch and across the wider FredHutch/UW Cancer Consortium. This position requires the ability to work independently, manage multiple overlapping data analysis projects, and communicate effectively with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff on a wide range of topics in biology, analysis of next-generation sequencing data, sound experimental design, and data science.
This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely
The Bioinformatician II reports to the Bioinformatics Shared Resource Manager, in association with the Director of the Genomics & Bioinformatics Shared Resources, and will work with Fred Hutch scientists to refine computational research questions, develop analytical processes applied to large genomic datasets, and provide timely results and documentation for processes used.
Perform quality control and end-to-end analysis of large sequence datasets from diverse workflows
Consult with researchers to refine research questions and to develop sound experimental designs
Identify best-practice bioinformatics tools and strategies to meet the needs of proposed projects
Provide figures and written sections describing methods and results for manuscripts, presentations, and grant applications
Partner with researchers who are developing novel assays to design appropriate processing and analysis workflows
Collaborate with colleagues in the Genomics Shared Resource and the Hutch Data Core to ensure the integrity and consistency of primary data, track experimental methods and metadata, define standardized analysis pipelines, and provide training and support as users analyze and interpret results
MS or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, or related field
At least three years professional experience with computational analysis of complex sequence-based data sets including some of these assays: whole exome sequencing; targeted amplicon sequencing; somatic variant calling; bulk RNA-seq expression ; single-cell expression and immune repertoire profiling; CUT&RUN; ChIP-seq; ATAC-seq; or CRISPR/Cas9 knockout screens
Demonstrated fluency in R or Python 3, ideally both
Proficiency with Linux/Unix shell scripting (e.g., bash)
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple competing tasks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.