Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 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.
We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in large data analysis, for example, in epidemiology, statistical genetics, population genetics, biostatistics, or related subject areas. This could include, but is not limited to, training in human genomics, genetic epidemiology, public health genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics with training in quantitative science, statistical genetics, or a closely related field (please note that this is NOT a laboratory-based position). The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Drs. Alex Reiner, Charles Kooperberg, and Li Hsu analyzing sizeable multi-omics data sets (proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and DNA methylation) along with genotype data collected in several large, prospective richly-phenotyped multi-ethnic population-based data sets. In addition, using innovative statistical approaches, the post-doctoral fellow will assess the relationship of predicted gene, protein, or metabolite expression with cardiovascular disease outcomes and risk factors including blood pressure and stroke. The focus of these analyses will be to discover novel biomarkers and genetic risk factors for CVD in African Americans, as well as the dissemination of the findings and public health application. Participants from these studies are from large cohort studies, primarily the Women’s Health Initiative and Jackson Heart Study, as well as collaborating studies containing large samples of African Americans.
The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team supported by an advanced data management and computational infrastructure to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results. The incumbent will have numerous opportunities to publish first author papers and present at national meetings.
- Recent Ph.D. or equivalent qualification with a background in large data analysis, for example, in epidemiology, statistical genetics, population genetics, biostatistics, or related subject areas.
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
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