Career opportunities

Are you looking for a meaningful and challenging career that serves to benefit others? At Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), our research is making a difference in health care worldwide. We’re finding answers to universal health care questions that people struggle with every day.

We are seeking talented professionals to join us in our pursuit of improved health care services. Below is a select opening. For information on other career opportunities at GHRI, check Group Health Cooperative’s career Web pages at


Open-rank Doctorate Biostatistician Faculty Position

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) is seeking an experienced, doctorate-level faculty researcher in biostatistics. This position provides an opportunity to collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams and to lead independent methodological research in a setting with access to rich data on a large, defined health plan population. 

GHRI ( is an internationally recognized academic research organization that conducts non-proprietary research to improve health and health care. The Institute’s research is primarily funded through federally grants and contracts that total more than $45 million annually. The scientific faculty consists of more than 34 doctorate-level investigators trained in medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, economics, and biostatistics. GHRI’s programmatic research areas include health services research, cancer prevention, pharmaco-epidemiology, immunizations, behavioral medicine, women’s health, health informatics, mental health, and aging.

GHRI is part of a vibrant research community in Seattle, including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. GHRI is a leader or member of numerous large, national research networks including the NIH Collaboratory, HMO Research Network, NCI’s Cancer Research Network, NIMH’s HMORN Mental Health Research Network, NHLBI’s HMORN Cardiovascular Research Network, CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, and FDA’s Sentinel Initiative.

The Biostatistics Unit is a core resource within in the Institute and includes four PhD biostatistician investigators and eight MS biostatisticians. Biostatistical research areas of emphasis include correlated data, Bayesian methods, medical diagnostic testing, survival analysis, missing data, and sequential testing. GHRI’s position within Group Health, a large not-for-profit health care delivery system, provides an ideal natural laboratory to study important health and biostatistical issues through clinical trials, observational studies, and qualitative research. All biostatistician investigators have affiliate appointments at the University of Washington.

Qualifications: Appointment is open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Senior Investigator). Preference will be given to someone with a demonstrated ability to both collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams and to successfully lead their own research program. 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Biostatistics or Statistics, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.

To apply: For full consideration, submit a letter of interest, CV, and research statement to the attention of Stephen Perry ( by September 30, 2014. 

Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Chair, Jennifer Clark Nelson, PhD (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional application procedures may be required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Group Health is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.