Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Scientist

Bothell, WA, United States
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking a highly motivated computational biologist/bioinformatics scientist to join the Translational Diagnostics, Analytics, and Biomarkers group within the Translational Sciences Department at Seattle Genetics to contribute to the development of innovative antibody-based therapies for treating cancer, with emphasis on immune-oncology therapies.


This position will involve cross-functional teamwork to analyze clinical trial datasets in real-time and to build and develop bioinformatics and data visualization tools in support of those analyses:
  • Collaborate with biomarker scientists, medical directors, and immunology research teams to develop analysis strategies and to analyze clinical and biomarker data to support clinical development decision making
  • Identify signatures that predict treatment responses by analyzing in-house and external high throughput datasets, including tumor transcriptomes and high dimensional immune response assessments
  • Effectively communicate analysis results to development and research teams, including development and deployment of visualization tools to facilitate communication of analyses and data
  • Utilize and contribute to computational pipelines and toolsets developed by the computational biology team and employ coding best practices, including version control


PhD in bioinformatics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, biology or other related discipline, and 2+ years industry or postdoctoral experience.
  • Extensive experience working with high or medium throughput biological datasets. Background in cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology, and/or genomics and very strong motivation to take ownership of biological problem sets and to acquire biological domain knowledge
  • Deep knowledge of mathematics and statistical methods and proficiency using statistical analysis software or libraries such as R or Matlab
  • Experience with a general scripting language such as Python
  • Experience working with Next Generation Sequencing data
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to illustrate problems and generate solutions
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary team environment

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.