Postdoctoral Fellow - The Cancer Genome Atlas

Institute for Systems Biology
Job Location
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

ISB employee benefits include flexible work arrangements and schedules, generous vacation and sick time, a 403(b) with matching contributions, health plans with 100% employer-paid premiums for employees, opportunities to attend and/or present at research conferences, and annual lab and ISB retreats.

Job Description

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive project to accelerate our understanding of the genetics of cancer ( ISB is a Genome Data Analysis Center of The Cancer Genome Atas (TCGA), and seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Center ( We are analyzing heterogeneous molecular, genomic, and clinical measurement data from thousands of samples from more than 20 different tumor types. The successful candidate will join a diverse team of scientists working together on the analysis of TCGA cancer genomics data. We seek a candidate who is both highly self-motivated and very comfortable working in a team environment. The position entails the design, implementation, and evaluation of computational methods for analyzing TCGA data.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in computational biology, systems biology, genome sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science or engineering. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least 2 years experience in computational biology, including the design and implementation of algorithms applied to the analysis of biological data. Strong analytical, programming and communication skills are essential. Experience with common bioinformatics methods, tools, websites, and data resources is essential, and in particular high-throughput data analysis tools and techniques, genome sequence analysis, and experience retrieving, manipulating and managing data from public data repositories such as NCBI and Ensembl. Knowledge of statistics and the ability to work with a variety of different biological data types are also highly desired.

How to Apply

The applicant should include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement summarizing interests and experience.

Please submit an application via our careers page:



About Our Organization

ISB is a premier, nonprofit research organization located in the heart of Seattle’s emerging biotech sector in South Lake Union, in Seattle, WA. Established as a non-traditional, multidisciplinary environment, ISB was co-founded in 2000 by Dr. Leroy Hood, a world-renowned systems biologist who was recently awarded the National Medal of Science. ISB pioneered systems biology, which harnesses and integrates the respective insights of biologists, geneticists, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, immunologists and others to answer some of society's most challenging questions related to health and the environment.

ISB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/disability/veteran/minority status).

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