Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Requisition number
Bioinformatics Group
Location : City


Combatting Immune Disease Through Systems Analysis 


Come join our team and help fight immune diseases


Benaroya Research Institute needs individuals to apply cutting edge big data approaches to study of the human immune system. We believe that understanding how the immune system is broken in diseases like cancer and autoimmunity will lead to better patient care.

We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals who enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment to use Systems Biology approaches to help discover new mechanisms, biomarkers, and therapies for immune diseases.

Successful candidates will receive a unique system of co-mentoring. They will reside in the Center for Systems Immunology at BRI and receive primary mentorship and training there. They will also collaborate closely with and be co-mentored by world class investigators expert in varied immune diseases and disease models throughout the Institute and elsewhere.


The Bioinformatics Group in the Center for Systems Immunology is seeking Postdoctoral Fellows. These individuals will drive project teams performing RNA-seq profiling (single cell and bulk), and/or cytometric studies (flow and mass) of immune cells in autoimmune disease and cancer.


The Bioinformatics Group is broadly engaged in basic and applied studies using complex systems theory, high throughput techniques as well as mathematical and computational tools to understand the functioning of the immune system in health and disease. The group works closely with informaticians and immunologists in many groups at BRI, resulting in a rich environment for quantitative, computational, and laboratory collaborations in immune disease research.

Funding is available for two years, contingent upon periodic reviews, with an expectation of extension and expansion. Opportunities for training, conference attendance and lead authorship publications are available. Importantly, Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellows at BRI are paid above the national average for their peers.



  • Knowledge of modern experimental biological science.
  • Fundamental understanding of the application of statistics to scientific data.
  • Experience with statistical tools (R, SAS, Matlab) and/or scripting or higher-level programming languages (Shell, Python, Perl, Java).
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills


A successful candidate for this position will have a recent or anticipated Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, or life science, with a strong understanding of the principals of biology and bioinformatics. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an internationally recognized medical research institute committed to finding a cure for autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases, through a combination of basic and translational research programs. This means you can contribute to scientific advances that have a direct impact on people afflicted with these diseases, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergies, and asthma. BRI research leadership has identified Bioinformatics as a key enabling technology, so there is broad and strong support for the analysis, and visualization of research data.  


More info on BRI bioinformatics here


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.


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