Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics

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

Cures Start Here.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Careers Start Here.
The Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program ( at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Division of Public Health Sciences is looking for a motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

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. Dr. Li Hsu in collaboration with Drs. Chongzhi Di and Yingye Zheng in the Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program are recruiting Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. The fellows will engage in statistical methodological research in chronic disease risk estimation and prediction with time-to-event outcome and gene-environment interaction by exploiting high dimensional genetics and genomics data in combination with environmental risk factors. The fellows will have real-hand data analysis experience by participating large collaborative genetic epidemiologic studies led by Dr. Riki Peters, 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.

To apply for this position, please CLICK HERE

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.