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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

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Our strength comes from teams of individual experts all working together toward our common goal: improving human health through the power of science. The Allen Institute is 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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Intern & Postbaccalaureate Programs

We have opportunities for early-career science professionals.
Shanahan Fellowship

The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data

Opportunities for upcoming leaders in quantitative fields the opportunity to uncover insights from our massive datasets.
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A group of researchers posing for a photo in a laboratory at the Allen Institute.

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.


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Researchers both examining research materials in the laboratory at the Allen Institute.

Our People

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

We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how scie

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