Research Scientist 3 (Temporary)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
Apply Now
Posted on June 18, 2020
Req #: 179848
Department: Ophthalmology
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 06/18/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is Competitive. Salary is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Department of Ophthalmology has a great opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time Research Scientist/Engineer 3.

The Research Scientist/Engineer 3 will serve as a data scientist addressing substantively important questions in Ophthalmology under the Lee lab. The position will apply various data mining techniques to large datasets, conduct data analyses, and assist or take the lead on manuscript writing and preparation of grant proposals. There will be tremendous opportunity to grow as part of a very productive team. The Research Scientist/Engineer 3 is expected to bring his/her expertise in computer programming languages and statistical modeling and to develop independent research if desired.

The research scientist is expected to demonstrate initiatives and abilities to troubleshoot independently under limited supervision.

Duties include:

• Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
• Enhancing data collection and extraction procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
• Extending the electronic medical record or imaging data with third party sources of information when needed
• Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
• Data munging tasks to reshape data for statistical analyses, data visualization, and machine learning
• Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
• Performing statistical analyses with traditional and machine learning methods
• 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 data science, computer vision, and related research in ophthalmology
• Data backup and basic computer hardware maintenance
• Writing research manuscripts, reports, reviews and summaries

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biostatistics or related field AND three to five years of work experience in a related field.

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