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Join our team of passionate explorers.

Help us advance science with the potential to change lives.

We are Allenites: Neuroscientists, cell biologists, geneticists, immunologists, computer and data scientists, informatics experts, mathematicians, engineers, and science support professionals working to accelerate discovery.

Our strength comes from teams of individual experts all working together toward our common goal: improving human health through the power of science.

We are based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the city’s hub for technology and biomedical research. Our 270,000-square-foot headquarters and state-of-the-art research complex facilitate the collaboration and cross-disciplinary interaction that fuels our science.


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Here at the Allen Institute

"Science is for all of us, science affects all of us." Investigators, engineers, computational scientists, administrative support and more – meet the talented and driven people who make work possible #HereAtAllen

Allen Institute researchers leaning against a glass railingSuccess starts with inclusion

At the Allen Institute, we believe that science is for everyone – and should be open to anyone who’s passionate about discovery and improving human health. We recognize that science has a long history of racism and exclusion, and we are dedicated to combating those biases within our own workforce and helping to reduce barriers to STEM careers more broadly.

We also believe that science is better when it includes different perspectives and voices, and we are committed to elevating and nurturing scientists and other staff from traditionally excluded populations. We strive to make the Allen Institute a place where everyone feels like they belong and are empowered to do their best work in a supportive environment.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our open positions.



Internships & Fellowships

Our summer internships are designed to change the culture of science. We create opportunities for young scientists and innovators from all backgrounds to launch their careers.

In partnership with the University of Washington, we offer the Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience. This post-graduate fellowship is funded by the Shanahan Family Foundation, as part of its mission to empower people and accelerate scientific discovery, and by the Allen Institute.

Our People

Curious, innovative, and committed to finding answers and meaning in the complexities of bioscience.

2 years to 20+

Regardless of how long Allenites stay with us, the knowledge gained here positions our people grow here or help advance human health elsewhere.

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Actively Seeking Passionate People


Our teams are curious, innovative, diverse, and passionate about the brain. Join the Allen Institute to help solve the mysteries of the brain and make a global impact.