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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a PhD level Data Scientist in the Biostatistics Program to work on high-dimensional problems in Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, working closely alongside Dr. Charles Kooperberg and Dr. Li Hsu . The Staff Scientist will carry out both methodological and applied projects under the guidance of the principal investigators. The role of the Staff Scientist involves extensive collaboration and requires the ability to function independently to support and contribute to investigator-led projects. The primary projects are conducted within the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) and the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Consortia. As part of these projects we will utilize whole-genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, DNA methylation, metabolomics and proteomics data for tens of thousand participants as well as genome-wide genotyping array data for over 3M participants. A particular emphasis of our work is on identifying diseases associations and predicting risk in racially and ethnically diverse populations. We are developing novel statistical methods to improve the complex data analysis, including association testing and risk prediction.
The successful candidate has a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Genetic Epidemiology or related fields.
The successful candidate will be experienced in managing and analyzing large-scale high-dimensional genetic and genomics data with existing software tools and methods and modifying/developing methods if needed. Experience with multiple types of omics data such as whole genome sequencing, methylation, and RNA-seq data is a plus.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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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.