Biostatistics Scientist II – High Throughput Single-cell Assays

Biostatistics Scientist II – High Throughput Single-cell Assays

Allen Institute for Immunology

Seattle, WA, United States

Biostatistics Scientist II – high throughput single-cell assays

The Allen Institute for Immunology is seeking outstanding biostatistics research scientists with expertise in single-cell transcriptomics, epigenomics, and high-dimensional mass & flow cytometry.

The institute is launching a series of collaborations focused on understanding the behavior of the immune system in autoimmune diseases and cancer. We are therefore especially interested in individuals with a background in human immunology. For details of the Institute’s research plans and partners, see

The Allen Institute offers exceptional working conditions, and nurtures diversity and team-science in an intellectually rich and stimulating setting.

We will start reviewing applications and interviewing candidates immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in biostatistics or closely-related disciplines.
  • Minimum 2 years related post-PhD experience.
  • Fluency in R, or other statistical computing languages.
  • Working knowledge of shell scripting.
  • Understanding of diverse high-throughput single-cell technologies.
  • Good understanding of molecular biology, high-throughput technologies, and immunology.
  • Strong track record of developing new tools/pipelines.
  • Deep experience with high throughput data analysis, power calculations, and design of complex multi-assay experiments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in integrative analysis of single cell and bulk data.
  • Experience in integrative analysis of multiple data modalities.
  • Experience in data visualization, dimensionality reduction and related methods.
  • Ability to develop, test, implement, and share new computational/statistical methods quickly, in an iterative manner, after feedback from experimental, data production, and analysis teams.
  • Experience studying human immunology.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to track and meet goals and milestones across multiple projects.

Desirable General Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to document work accurately and precisely.
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative high paced environment.
  • Experience working in a cross disciplinary, team-based environment.
  • Experience working with outside collaborators to achieve defined objectives.


  • Working at computer and using mouse for extended periods of time.
  • Travel Required: 3 – 6 trips per year
  • May need to work outside of standard working hours at times.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.