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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistical Methods - Biomarker Development and Outcome Prediction

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

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A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available in Dr. Yingye Zheng’s group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will develop and apply novel statistical methods for biomarker development and outcome prediction. The Fellow will engage in methodological research in longitudinal and time-to-event data analysis as well as statistical learning for electronic medical data. The Fellow will also have opportunities to participate both in prospective cohort study with longitudinal markers and medical studies using electronic medical records for outcome evaluation and developing cutting-edge statistical methods to address new challenges in these data.
Funding is currently available for up to two years.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R is required
  • Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired
  • Knowledge and experiences in survival and longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, missing data analysis and machine learning are preferred

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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