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, Harborview Medical Center 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 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift SOFTWARE ENGINEER . This individual will provide analytical and operational support for a state-of-the art clinical laboratory performing cutting edge molecular diagnostic clinical assays. The position will be responsible for developing and maintaining the computational (bioinformatics) pipelines, as well as analyzing data for development, quality control/assurance purposes. Efforts will be directed to ensure reliable, high quality clinical testing, regulatory compliance, and development of new assays. This position will work closely with faculty members and staff, and collaborate with other Senior Computer Specialists and Software Engineers in the department as needed to achieve goals.
RESPONSIBILITIES Develop Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis software and pipelines
Develop, debug and maintain software for bioinformatic pipelines and analyses
Execute data analysis applications to support clinical testing
Create new platforms for tests in development
Adapt existing pipelines to new instrumentation and testing platforms
Suggest technical fixes and code improvements
Troubleshoot software and hardware issues related to data analysis
Suggest pipeline configuration improvements
Optimize and parallelized data analysis pipelines Contribute to design and construction of applications and databases for efficient laboratory workflow and data management
Create new SQL databases, maintain existing databases
Design and construction of web-based decision support tools providing interpretive information for health care providers.
Integrate data from the laboratory instruments, clinical laboratory, and analytical pipelines. Infrastructure and data management
Evaluate and install applications for use in pipelines
Assist with data management, backup, and archiving
Update laboratory record-keeping applications
Organize data for analysis and visualization
Research new bioinformatic tools for evaluation and implementation
REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree in BioInformatics, Computer Science or other related disciplines AND 4-5 years of bioinformatics research, advanced study, data analysis pipeline development and/or similar relatable experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
DESIRED Basic understanding of molecular biological concepts, skills in LINUX/UNIX system administration, fluency in SQL, experience with cloud computing services, experience with molecular diagnostics
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.