Benaroya Research Institute

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Bioinformatician II

Bioinformatician II

Regular Full-Time
Requisition Number 
Systems Immunology



Come join our team and improve human health

Autoimmune disease research needs people who understand genomic and other high-dimensional data, how these data sets are acquired and processed, and the application of statistical methods for proper interpretation. We want people who can help build an understanding of the complex operation of the human immune system. This understanding, of how a broken immune system manifests itself as disease, will help us find cures for diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.


We are looking for a talented person who can collaborate with other investigators to provide biological insight into multidimensional data and help interpret immune dysfunction. The qualified candidate will contribute to all stages of the research process, from experimental design and execution, through quality assessment, and finally analysis and interpretation.



  • Knowledge of genomics data and state of the art processing techniques; familiarity with quality assessment and quality control techniques for such data
  • Understanding of genomic experimental methods, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience in statistical data modeling, clustering, data visualization, and biological interpretation
  • Experience in the application of statistics or biostatistics to scientific data. For example: analysis of complex multidimensional data such as next generation sequence data (NGS), flow or mass cytometry, translating scientific hypotheses into quantitative experiments
  • Regular use of statistical tools, such as R, and literate programming techniques, such as notebooks using Rmarkdown or Jupyter, to interleave analysis and results for presentation.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Specifically, the ability to communicate and explain algorithms, techniques and results to non-statisticians.


M.S. or PhD in bioinformatics, statistics, or other science with a strong understanding of the principles of bioinformatics and 3 or more years of related experience. Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience in the above listed fields.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.