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We have an open postdoc position in the lab of Dr. Frederick (Erick) A. Matsen of at least two years duration with solid pay and great benefits
The project is to learn about anti-HIV antibody development and coevolution using data coming from a unique HIV superinfection cohort for which the viral history has been carefully characterized
There will be many opportunities to develop and deploy new methods in a team pushing the boundaries of Bayesian phylogenetic analysis
We will work with collaborators to validate inferences using lab techniques
The larger research group is highly collaborative, with deep expertise in virology, protein evolution, and structural/functional analysis
We\u2019re a Python shop looking for someone who isn\u2019t afraid of large-scale data analysis and has high standards for organization and code clarity
This is a unique time, full of opportunity, to be working on B cell receptor (antibody) sequences. The field is awash with data, and methods haven\u2019t really caught up: there is still lots to do to develop methods that fully make use of the data but also scale to large data sets.
The Fred Hutch is also a unique place to be doing this work, with a convergence of many very strong research programs. This project is a collaborative endeavor between
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.