Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Computational Biology : Seattle, WA, United States
The Computational Biology Program of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington invites applications for the 2-year Mahan Postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will provide an exceptional individual with an early start on their career as an independent scientist by providing two years of salary and other support to complete their proposed research project in the laboratory of a Fred Hutch Computational Biologist mentor who is at the assistant or associate rank.
Faculty of any discipline or rank from the Fred Hutch, UW, or any other institute may be proposed as co-mentors. The fellowship must begin in the lab of the primary Fred Hutch mentor but it may move to another location as long as it benefits the science or career growth opportunities. The project must be focused on learning about biology, must involve a computational or mathematical component, and may include an experimental component. A laboratory trained scientist may satisfy the computational and mathematical requirement by including a training component in their proposal. Computationally strong candidates may include a laboratory training component as well. The research direction should reflect the interests and ideas of the applicant, although the final research proposal may be jointly designed; for more detail on fellowship rules and for a list of potential mentors, please refer to the Computational Biology Recruitment Page: http://research.fhcrc.org/computational-biology/en/recruitment.html
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 Center’s five 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 Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
Questions can be directed to Sara Zriny, Program Administrator at email@example.com.
A Ph.D. awarded after June of 2013 in a computational, quantitative, or biological discipline. The degree must be awarded prior to the start of the fellowship. Applicants who have held faculty or scientific staff positions are not eligible. The fellowship term is flexible but must begin within a year of the award.
Application and Selection Process
Pre-applications will be accepted through March 30, 2015 and full proposals from selected applicants will be invited by April 15, 2015, with full proposals due on May 15, 2015. Notification of final selection will be made by June 1, 2015.
Step one: Pre-application materials
Please apply to this position by submitting a curriculum vitae, a one page (maximum) proposed research statement, one letter of recommendation, and (optional) select a primary mentor.
Step two: Solicitation of full proposal (if invited)
Upon invitation by the review committee, please submit a three to five page (maximum) research statement (which may be co-written with the proposed mentor) and two additional letters of recommendation. Full proposals are due May 15, 2015…