Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Organization
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Cures start here.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.

Join us and make a difference!
Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of complex diseases. Personalized disease management and intervention based on both genes and environment are being promoted as the future of public health. Recent developments in high throughput technologies have offered many opportunities in improving risk prediction and elucidating the underlying biological mechanism by integrating both genetic and environmental data. The Biostatistics Program is recruiting one or more post-doctoral research fellows. The areas of interest include chronic disease risk estimation and prediction with time-to-event outcome; mediation and instrumental variable analysis; and gene-environment interaction integrating multiple platforms of genetics and genomics data. The fellows will engage in statistical methodological research in one of these areas. They will have real-hand data analysis experience by participating in large collaborative studies, in which rich data on genome-wide genotypes and sequencing in germline and tumor and comprehensive environmental risk factors have been collected on a very large number of study participants.

The position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits for two years, with possibility of extension. The environment at Fred Hutch is lively yet casual, with a strong emphasis on innovative and collaborative work. The Center is housed in a lovely campus next to Lake Union a short walk from downtown, and a slightly longer walk from the University of Washington.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics. Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in R and/or C. The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

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