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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Senior Computer Specialist primarily supporting bioinformatics for clinical next-generation sequencing assays. In this position, you will help maintain and expand our national leadership in developing next generation sequencing technology for patient care. The selected candidate will perform analysis and development work in a state-of-the art clinical laboratory, working closely with faculty and staff. We are looking for candidates with strong Python programming skills. Experience in Bioinformatics is desired but not a requirement (if you have strong programming skills, you can learn what you need to know).
The applicant is expected to be familiar with the complexities of a modern software development environment, including version control software; software design, testing and deployment; authorship and maintenance of documentation; and coordinating activities with other software developers and non-programming staff. Work is within a heterogeneous environment.
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.
10% Developing next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines
Function as a software engineer to author new software and maintain existing software
Will execute applications to support clinical testing
Work on existing pipelines and create new platforms
Bioinformatics pipelines are developed locally
Next generation sequencing, primarily Illumina platform
20% Administration of scientific computing infrastructure
10% Maintenance of software pipelines for data analysis (i.e., maintaining our customized environment, software, and infrastructure for performing analyses)
Every application in the area has a development and maintenance pipeline, these duties will be shared with the other programmers
25% Design and construction of databases for storing and querying laboratory and clinical data
Create new databases, maintain existing
10% Design and construction of web-based decision support tools providing interpretive information for health care providers
25% Development of applications to support clinical laboratory workflow
Integration of data from the laboratory system, clinical laboratory, and analytical pipelines
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 undergraduate 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.