Solving the mysteries of bioscience
We are an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science.
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how science is conducted worldwide.
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.
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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Success 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.
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.
Allenites enjoying an ice cream treat during Lab Safety Week
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.