The Herbold Computational Biology Program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington invites applications for the Mahan postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will provide an exceptional individual with an early start on their career as an independent scientist by providing a 21-month stipend to pursue their proposed research project in the laboratory of a Fred Hutch Computational Biologist mentor.
Faculty of any discipline or rank from the Fred Hutch, UW, or any other institute may be proposed as co-mentors. The project must be focused on a topic of biological interest, must involve a computational or mathematical component, and may include an experimental component. A laboratory trained scientist may satisfy the computational and mathematical requirement by including a training component in their proposal. Computationally strong candidates may include a laboratory training component as well. The research direction should reflect the interests and ideas of the applicant, although the final research proposal may be jointly designed; see Additional Information for more details on the application process and for a list of potential mentors.
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Please direct all questions to Ruby Mae San Pedro, Computational Biology Research Administrator.
Ph.D. must have been awarded after June 2019 in a computational, quantitative or biological discipline.
Ph.D. must be awarded prior to the start of the fellowship.
Applicants who have held faculty or scientific staff positions are not eligible.
Fred Hutch Internal applicants – Start date at Fred Hutch must be within 12 months of the pre-application deadline.
Key Application Dates
Pre-application Deadline: January 18, 2022
Notification to proceed with Full Proposals: January 28, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: March 7, 2022
Notification of Final Selection: March 31, 2022
Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2022
Please submit the following materials/information through the Interfolio application portal:
1-page (maximum) Proposed Research Statement
1 Letter of Recommendation
1-page (maximum) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
(optional) Select a primary mentor through the Interfolio application portal
Pre-application materials are due January 18, 2022.
Final Application Phase (if invited)
Upon invitation by the review committee, please submit the following materials/information through the Interfolio application portal:
3-5 page (maximum, single-spaced, font size 11pt)
Research Statement (which may be co-written with the proposed mentor)
2 additional letters of recommendation
Full proposals are due March 7, 2021.
The start date of the fellowship is flexible but should start within 1 year of the award.
Applicants may contact a potential mentor (see list below) but this is not required.
Mentors may be contacted to get a statement of interest in the area, to assess the lab resources to see if they are adequate, or other general questions. However, the research idea(s) in the research statement need to be substantively those of the candidate.
Candidates who are invited to submit a full proposal may work more closely with the mentor at that time.
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