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The lab of Dr. Frederick Matsen in the Computational Biology program at Fred Hutch is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student interested in performing cutting-edge research with a collaborative team. Applicants should have experience in basic discrete probability, algorithm design, and implementation in a statically-typed object oriented language. Applicants should submit a CV or resume, a brief statement of research interests, and a code sample. The code sample need not be elaborate, but should demonstrate what you consider to be clean code. This is an important part of the interview because we value code quality, and we hope you do as well.
This research is in the area of Bayesian phylogenetics. Researchers use the tools of phylogenetics to reconstruct evolutionary history and learn about how viruses change and replicate. Inference of this viral phylogenetic tree (essentially a viral family tree) entails significant uncertainty. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought about a large volume of publicly shared viral testing and sequencing data. The scale of the sequencing effort makes this data relatively dense in relation to the number of cases, compared to previous viral datasets. Researchers need new tools to take advantage of such abundant and densely sampled data.
This project aims to develop data structures and algorithms to efficiently reconstruct viral phylogenies with Bayesian estimates of uncertainty, using densely sampled data like what we have for SARS-CoV-2. You will help to develop data structures and algorithms for this purpose using discrete math and probability, and implement them in C++ and Python.
High School diploma or equivalent required and must be at least a second year college student or recent graduate with strong software development skills majoring in computer science or another relevant field.
Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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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.