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The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM) Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology become a single Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) on July 1, 2020. The DLMP employs ~ 130 faculty, 800 staff, 60 residents and fellows, and 50 post docs and graduate students, with an annual budget of over $200 million: ~ $141 million in the SOM and ~$65 million in UW Medicine. A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for cutting edge patient care, research and educational programs, we combine the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomical pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve the five state WWAMI region: WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID.
We offer over 30 graduate medical education programs, including 18 subspecialty clinical fellowships (ACGME & Non-ACGME), a residency program in clinical and anatomical pathology, a clinical research fellowship, a post sophomore fellowship, and 13 medical student clerkships. Our graduate programs provide innovative educational opportunities to developing medical practitioners and bio clinical researchers. The Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program trains students to use advances in basic sciences to solve problems relevant to human disease; and, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems. The UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a dual degree MD/PhD program between the SOM and UW Research. The program trains scientists to develop a broad knowledge in medicine and the ability to productively investigate detailed mechanisms associated with human diseases.
Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic clinical and anatomical pathology. The 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.
Funded in 2018, the Dog Aging Project (DAP) is a nationwide longitudinal study of healthy aging in tens of thousands of companion dogs. The goal is to identify the genetic and environmental factors that influence healthy aging, and to understand how these factors shape aging. A small group of these dogs will be enrolled in a trial testing the ability of a promising drug to increase healthspan and lifespan in dogs. Results from this large-scale study of aging in companion dogs could have a powerful impact on the quality of life both for companion dogs and humans.
The Dog Aging Project (DAP) resides in the Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. DAP has an outstanding opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Software Engineer.
Working closely with the Dog Aging Project’s leaders and staff and other Software Engineers from partner institutions, the Software Engineer will be responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding upon the technical infrastructure to support the scientific objectives of the Dog Aging Project.
The Software Engineer is expected to be familiar with the REDCap electronic data capture system and the complexities of a cloud-based infrastructure; user interface/experience design as well as user testing; software development best practices including version control software, authorship and maintenance of documentation; and coordinating activities with other software developers and non-programming staff. They will be expected to work within a heterogeneous environment and translate complexity between technical and non-technical directors and staff. This position will require both integration of existing infrastructure, applications and processes as well as the development of new solutions and mechanisms for scientific data collection.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Architect, develop, test and debug new software applications to facilitate the enrollment of companion dogs into scientific cohorts and engage participant dog owners through diverse methods of scientific data collection and data results return •Prepare and architect systems to provide and retrieve data using technologies such as Azure cloud search and inbound application programming interfaces (APIs) •Maintain software and databases as well as associated documentation. Execute necessary troubleshooting to ensure functionality. •Collaborate with other members of the Dog Aging Project team •Other tasks and assignments as identified by the Dog Aging Project’s Data and Analysis team
REQUIREMENTS: •BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field •Minimum of 4-5 years of professional software development experience •Experience working with REDCap electronic capture system •Experience working with application programming interfaces (APIs) •Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills •Experience programming in C# and ASP.NET •Experience managing database servers
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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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.