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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. 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.
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), DAYS, SOFTWARE ENGINEER.
Design and implement software, databases and cloud infrastructure for the state-of-the-art Molecular Microbiology clinical laboratory at UW Medicine.
Support clinical operations, rapid test volume growth, and custom applications and interfaces needed for our reference laboratory.
Work closely with faculty members and staff, and collaborate with other Software Engineers in the department as needed to achieve goals.
Think critically about downstream impacts on laboratory and clinical operations, as well as our patients.
BS or Masters 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 is required, although less experienced candidates with extensive expertise in other programming languages will be considered
Strong working knowledge of SQL schema design and queries.
Knowledge of docker, docker-compose or other containerization tools.
Working knowledge of AWS services, in particular EC2, ECS, S3, SQS, and RDS.
Experience developing software using modern tools and procedures for version control, unit testing, documentation, and code review.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements
Experience with designing laboratory information systems or other workflow management tools.
Experience with designing and implementing frontend testing principals.
Mobile web or application development.
Experience with hybrid local-cloud computing environments and services.
Skills with LINUX/UNIX system administration.
Formal training in Bioinformatics or Statistics.
Experience with molecular biology or clinical microbiology.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
May need to work holidays and weekends.
Lab 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.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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.
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