Salary commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a BIOINFORMATICIST/SOFTWARE ENGINEER - SENIOR COMPUTER SPECIALIST. The person in this role will primarily support bioinformatics for clinical next-generation sequencing assays and perform analysis and development work in a state-of-the art clinical laboratory, working closely with clinical faculty and staff.
This position will perform some combination of the following activities:
Developing next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines.
Managing the storage, organization, and management of next-generation sequencing data using both commercial and open source software.
Administration of scientific computing infrastructure.
Maintenance of software pipelines for data analysis (i.e., maintaining our customized environment, software, and infrastructure for performing analyses).
Design and construction of databases for storing and querying laboratory and clinical data.
Design and construction of web-based decision support tools providing interpretive information for health care providers.
Development of clinical laboratory workflow for next generation sequencing platforms.
This position provides opportunities to work in a challenging and rewarding environment that includes research and development of bioinformatics and database tools with an emphasis on next generation molecular diagnostic clinical assays. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering, or Bioinformatics AND 1-2 years experience developing software using modern tools and procedures for version control, unit testing, documentation, and code review.
Fluency in Python, although candidates with less Python experience but with extensive expertise in other programming languages may be considered.
Extensive experience with Linux or other Unix-like environments.
Fluency with SQL.
Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Basic understanding of molecular biological concepts.
Professional experience in software engineering or Bioinformatics.
Experience in development of or contribution to open source projects.
Skills with LINUX/UNIX system administration.
Formal training in Bioinformatics.
Experience with manipulation and analysis of large data sets.
Experience with commonly used software tools for biological sequence analysis.
Experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon AWS.
Knowledge of next-generation sequencing principles.
Knowledge of molecular biology or clinical microbiology.
Wet-bench experience performing PCR and sequencing-based assays.
Experience with molecular diagnostics.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
May need to work holidays and weekends.
Laboratory Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, the Rosen Building, etc.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.