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 in a state-of-the art clinical laboratory performing cutting edge molecular diagnostic clinical assays. This individual will develop web and database applications, with an emphasis on developing tools for supporting laboratory operations. This position will work closely with faculty members, laboratory staff, and other software engineers. We are looking for candidates with strong Python programming skills and experience developing web and database applications in a Linux environment. This position provides opportunities to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, and to help improve the quality of patient care. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
Development of applications to support clinical laboratory workflow.
Integration of data from the laboratory system, clinical laboratory, and analytical pipelines.
Help support accurate record-keeping
Organize data for interpretation
Design and construction of databases for storing and querying laboratory and clinical data.
Create new and maintain existing databases, primarily Postgres SQL
SQL schema design and queries
Administration of scientific computing infrastructure. Development and maintenance of 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.
Next generation sequencing, primarily Illumina platform
Requirements BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline AND four to five years of relevant experience.
Experience with Python.
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.
Extensive experience with SQL relational database management systems (particularly postgres sql).
Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Experience in clinical or research laboratories.
Professional experience in software engineering.
LINUX/UNIX system administration.
Experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon AWS.
Experience with Business Process Management systems and frameworks.
Basic understanding of molecular biological concepts
Experience in development of or contribution to open source projects.
Experience in Bioinformatics.
Experience with manipulation and analysis of large data sets.
Experience with commonly used software tools for biological sequence analysis.
Knowledge of next-generation sequencing principles
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.