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 now 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. Our Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time RESEARCH BIOINFORMATICS SOFTWARE ENGINEER. The person in this role primarily supports bioinformatics for clinical and research applications of next-generation sequencing technology. The Software Engineer will develop, specify, encode, and debug complex software applications to analyze large DNA sequence data files; install and maintain data analysis pipelines; and identify the optimal software and hardware configurations to ensure timely and efficient completion of data analyses. Perform analyses and develop software in a state-of-the art clinical laboratory in partnership with affiliated research programs within the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, working closely with faculty, staff and interfacing with the Brotman Baty Institute researchers in the Clinical Diagnostics Platform and cell-free DNA working groups. The Software Engineer will assist with data transfer to researchers and research applications. Work performed in this role helps maintain and expand our national leadership in developing next generation sequencing technology for patient care.In addition, next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines and their development and implementation are highly complex activities. This position would be responsible for developing cutting edge software that is not currently available and is at the forefront of current knowledge. This position would interact directly with world-leading researchers to bring the newest bioinformatics technology into the clinical realm. In addition, this position will be responsible for developing tools to transfer complex datasets to researchers and databases.This Software Engineer will help maintain and expand our national leadership in clinical Next Generation DNA Sequencing technology by creating novel data analysis tools that enable the deployment of ascendant algorithms and further the advancement of cancer diagnostics and precision medicine.Developing next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines, with emphasis on cell-free DNA pipelines.Develop tools and processes for data sharing with institutional and extramural collaborators.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelors in computer science, bioinformatics or a related discipline, 4-5 years experience in: Experience developing software using modern tools and procedures for version control, unit testing, documentation, and code review. Extensive experience with Linux or other Unix-like environments. Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.?Experience with commonly used software tools for biological sequence analysis, including NGS applications.or equivalent education and experience.DESIRABLES:Fluency in Python.PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline.?Basic understanding of molecular biological concepts. Skills with LINUX/UNIX system administration. ?Expertise in Bioinformatics or Statistics. Fluency in SQL Experience with manipulation and analysis of large data sets. Experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon AWS. Knowledge of next-generation sequencing principles. Experience in development of or contribution to open source projects. Wet-bench experience performing PCR and sequencing-based assays. Experience with molecular diagnostics.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.