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Postdoctoral Fellow Opening in Metzger Lab

Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar who is passionate about genetics and cancer biology to work in the Metzger laboratory. Dr. Michael Metzger has worked on cancer, viruses, and gene therapy, and is currently investigating the genetics of transmissible cancers in clams and other bivalves.

We are looking for an individual with demonstrated research experience with bioinformatic analysis of high throughput sequence data, including skills such as identification of SNPs from WGS and RNA-seq, identification of structural variation, and phylogenetic analysis. We are especially interested in a candidate with interests in both computational work and bench lab work (such as cell culture and library preparation).

To read more about Dr. Metzger and his research please click on the follow link: Metzger Lab


  • A PhD in genomics/computational biology/bioinformatics/ statistics/computer science or related discipline
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary research
  • Prior experience with scientific writing required
  • Must enjoy working both independently as well as collaborative
  • Ability to work with clams

About PNRI:

PNRI is an independent, nonprofit research institute fueled by a mission to discover new solutions in the fight against disease. Our culture is designed for discovery, creativity, and collaboration. We are home to a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists who are redefining genetic research. Everyone at PNRI is provided the independence to focus on their work and the freedom to experiment.

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume (or curriculum vitae) to hr@pnri.org. No phone calls please.

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