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Bioinformatician II

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch)
Location: Seattle
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Bioinformatician II

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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 Bioinformatician II provides specialized consulting and data analysis services to researchers at Fred Hutch and across the wider FredHutch/UW/SCRI 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.


The Bioinformatician II reports to the Director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource 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. In this role, the Bioinformatician will:

  • 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 Genomics Shared Resource and 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.The annual base salary range for this position is from $96,532.00 to $152,584.00 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 (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff).

      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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch), Seattle , Bioinformatician II, Other , Seattle, Washington

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