University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on July 8, 2020
Req #: 179187
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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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 six consecutive years.

The Department of Bioengineering is recruiting for a Research Scientist/Engineer 4 with expertise in biostatistics to develop new diagnostic algorithms based on Bayesian models. Our work is focused on enabling at-home testing for influenza and other infectious diseases of global importance (e.g., TB, HIV, malaria, STIs).

This position will be a mixture of technical work, project management, and scientific leadership.

Scientific leadership will include acting as the content expert in statistical methods and model development and developing results into understandable outputs, contributing to proposal development for new disease applications, and the opportunity to contribute to the team’s vision for how models can be implemented in the real world. The position will manage multiple project goals and potentially oversee others to accomplish goals.

The technical work will include developing deep knowledge of prior work in clinical prediction of influenza, analyzing new or existing data to develop new predictive models, and developing Bayesian algorithms to diagnose influenza in individuals. Responsibilities will include lead roles in reporting results internally within the large Seattle Flu Study collaboration, working with internal and external collaborators, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals.

• Master's degree in biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field.
• At least four years of experience working in a related field.
• Expertise in biostatistics, including predictive model development (e.g., logistic regression, LASSO, other machine learning) and Bayesian statistics.
• Strong skills in writing and oral communication, including demonstrated record of publication.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

• Doctoral degree in biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field.
• Experience with infectious disease diagnostics or related areas.
• Experience with data visualization.
• Experience managing projects or personnel.

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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.

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