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Opportunity: Post-doctoral research fellow (#SC-22949) @ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center--Seattle, WA (US)
Submitted by Alysha Duran; posted on Friday, May 14, 2010
BACKGROUND:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Centerís four scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Childrenís Hospital and Regional Medical Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference.

A lab in the department of Biostatistics and Biomathematics studies statistical methods for evaluating the ability of biomarkers or algorithms to identify cancer early, or signal disease prognosis; Statistical methods for family-based association studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centerís Division of Public Health Sciences is recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow. Fellow will engage in both methodological and collaborative research with areas focused on disease risk prediction and novel biomarker (e.g., genetic variants and proteomics) evaluations. Fellow will have opportunities in participating large collaborative projects such as early disease detection research network and large-scale genome-wide association studies.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Applicants should have Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in statistics or biostatistics or other quantitative area.

- Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in R and/or C.

PREFERENCES:
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are equal opportunity employers, committed to workforce diversity.

TERMS:
The position is available immediately and for up to three years.

LOCALE: Seattle, WA

SALARY & COMPENSATION: $48,000 plus excellent benefits

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a letter summarizing independent and collaborative biostatistical experience and research interests, a complete CV and contact information for three professional references to:

Scott Canavera
Scientific Recruiter
Human Resources, J1-105
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
scanaver[at]fhcrc.org
FAX 206.667.4051

ARTICLE: Please refer to position number SC-22949.

Electronic submissions are preferred.

DEADLINE: Until position is filled.

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