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The Division of Genetic Medicine is currently recruiting for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3 (RS/E 3) specializing in bioinformatics. The RS/E 3 will be involved in a variety of medium- and large-scale genomics projects and be responsible for developing and running pipelines for quality control of genomic data, variant annotation and classification, and executing large-scale association analyses, under the direction of PIs and Senior Biostatisticians. If desired, the employee may have the opportunity to take primary responsibility for sub-projects in their area of expertise.
Organize and manipulate large-scale genomic data
Manage the quality control of sequencing data including cleaning and visualization
Convert data into requisite formats for single-variant, gene-based, region-based, and pathways analyses
Compile and standardize phenotypic data across multiple studies
Evaluate and integrate community-developed bioinformatics tools and annotations
Actively participate and present summaries of work progress at group meetings
Assist with presentations and manuscripts
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computer Science or similar field
Three or more years of experience in computational biology or bioinformatics
Experience with manipulation and QC of large-scale genomic data sets
Knowledge of core bioinformatics tools and databases
Adept with UNIX/LINUX cluster computing
Knowledge of at least one scripting language such as Perl or Python
Proficiency with statistical/mathematical packages such as R
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Capable of self-directed research within broader goals set by group
Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computer Science or similar field
Familiarity with software used for exome/genome variant calling and association studies
Familiarity with bioconductor, and experience in cloud computing environments
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This position is required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and maintain confidentiality of patient privacy rights, employee information, Department of Pediatrics strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights, the organization¹s operations or privacy of patients. This position will access and use the minimum necessary information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.
This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. The training will need to be completed within 90 days of hire.
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