1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 158602
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 12/13/2018 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington is to provide high quality medical and surgical vision care for patients, develop new knowledge and treatments for eye diseases through clinical and basic research, and prepare the next generation of physicians and vision scientists to meet 21st century challenges in ophthalmology and vision research.

The Department of Ophthalmology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1.

Job Description:

Under the technical guidance of an experienced scientist, the Research Scientist 1 will apply standard data manipulation / programming. Candidate is expected to continue in the development of technical expertise and knowledge related to bioinformatics, data science, molecular biology, machine learning, review the recent literature, and implement new techniques under supervision.

Supervisor will select techniques and procedures to be applied and the candidate will receive close supervision on new aspects of assignments.  Candidate will be performing routine scientific work and will apply standardized scientific procedures to assignments with clear specific objectives.

Duties will include: computer programming and data visualization.

This is an entry level of research position. The person in this position will, under supervision of PI:.
  • Collaborate with other team members to accomplish organizational goals and to learn new approaches and tasks while working under limited supervision
  • Review literature and recent advances in machine learning and data science
  • Analyze data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data
  • Data munging tasks to reshape data for machine learning
  • Data backup and basic computer hardware maintenance.
  • Bioinformatics work with DNA extraction, sample preparation, and next generation sequencing.
  • Conduct experiments that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data; contribute data for use in reports, documents and presentations
  • Perform  other basic laboratory skills, including keeping detailed records of procedures performed

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field AND 1 year of work experience in a related field OR with at least two years of experience working in computer science. (Equivalent education/experience can substitute for minimum qualifications except where prohibited by legal requirements such as license/certificate/registration.)
  • Computer skills including: SQL, Python, Ruby, Perl, Linux, Git
  • Must have very strong organizational abilities and experience in team focused work environment.
  • Must have excellent lab skills in meticulous record-keeping, performing repetitive manual operations  extremely accurately, and paying attention to detail
  • Ability to solve well defined problems using accepted methods and techniques
  • Must comply with NIH, Federal, state and University regulations on the safe and ethical use of animals and humans in research  
  • Perform related duties as required

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must pass WA state background check

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page.  If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-03-02

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