The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. 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 and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME (100%) SOFTWARE ENGINEER. The person in this role will perform the following:
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.
Develop next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines.
Manage the storage, organization, and management of next-generation sequencing data using both commercial and open source software.
Perform 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.
Develop clinical laboratory workflow for next generation sequencing platforms.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Physics, applied Math or a related discipline OR extensive professional experience in software design and/or development or Bioinformatics.
Fluency in Python. Less experienced candidates with extensive expertise in other programming languages will be considered.
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.
Fluency with SQL.
Experience with manupulation and analysis of large data sets.
Experience with commonly used software tools for biological sequence analysis.
Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.
Basic understanding of molecular biological concepts.
Skills with LINUX/UNIX system administration.
Formal training in Bioinformatics or Statistics.
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.
Experience with molecular biology or clinical microbiology.
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.