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RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 2

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 26, 2020
Req #: 163536
Department: OPHTHALMOLOGY
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 01/10/2019 
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.  

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 2. The successful candidate will apply standard techniques to research assignments including: evaluation, selection, and application on big data and data science using cloud infrastructure.

Research:
Study of large clinical databases for novel associations and hypothesis generation.

Research Project Purpose:
Translation of cutting edge data science and Big Data techniques into clinical computational ophthalmology.

Mission:
The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology at UW 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.

Job Duties include:
  • Implementing research methods and protocols
  • Individual will learn and improve work practices and develop extensions to existing methods
  • Individual will develop cloud infrastructure and run data queries and analyses
  • Individual will present results and methodology in lab meetings and help write manuscripts.
  • Individual will help develop and run the laboratory website.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, mathematics, or physics.
  • Must have working knowledge of cloud computing including and not limited to AWS, Azure, and Google Compute.
  • Must be a proficient programmer with extensive experience or knowledge of the following technologies:
  • Programming languages: Python, R
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Spark SQL, DynamoDB
  • Operating Systems: Linux command line
  • Code management / Virtualization: Github, Docker
  • Web development: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
  • Must be detail oriented, efficient & well organized
  • Must have good analytical and interpersonal skills as well as enjoy working within a team
  • Experience maintaining office/lab schedule
  • Experience managing daily operations of office/lab
  • Willingness to gain developmental experience in project design and implementation

    Desired:
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies including:
  • EC2
  • S3
  • EBS
  • Lambda
  • Redshift
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • Batch

    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.


    Conditions of Employment:
    • Complete required Human subject research and data privacy training.



    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.