Staff Scientist, Computational Biology in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


Not Specified years

Posted 40 days ago

The Gottardo Lab is seeking a PhD level computational biologist to fill a Staff Scientist position to help support large collaborative projects in computational immunology with applications to cancer immunotherapy and vaccine development. The Staff Scientist will have the opportunity be involved in the development of cutting-edge technologies and associated tools for profiling immune responses in blood and tissues at a single-cell resolution and in the application of these tools in innovative pre-clinical and clinical studies. The incumbent will participate in multidisciplinary collaborations involving laboratory-based scientists (immunologists, cancer researchers), clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists.


  • Develop and optimize computational pipelines to enable the integration and management of large and complex data sets
  • Develop well-documented, properly tested, open-source software for reproducible research
  • Interpret results from computational and statistical analysis
  • Assist with study design of pre-clinical and clinical trials
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings
  • Co-author manuscripts for publication
  • Assist supervision of team members in the Gottardo Lab (postdocs, junior computational biologists)
  • Manage and set scientific priorities across projects


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data
  • Excellent programming skills (python, R, C/C++, Java) including best software development practices (e.g. design, unit tests, documentation, code review)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team, and supervise junior team members
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of immunology and/or immunotherapy

Valid Through: 2019-11-4