Req #: 76996 Department: PEDIATRICS Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/medicine/pediatrics/home Job Location: Health Sciences Center Job Location Detail: Bamshad Lab - RR Wing, 3rd Floor Posting Date: 08/12/2011 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Notes: âThis position is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The duration of this position is contingent upon continued fundingâ The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nationâs 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. The Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children and adolescents by educating the pediatric and physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best primary and specialty pediatric clinical care. The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a DNA Sequencing Analyst/Research Scientist Engineer 3.This position will perform assigned tasks of the highest specialized and technical level with responsibility for determining method of development, design, analysis and coordination of complex research projects and studies regarding various characteristics. Under direction of PI, independently develop technical work methods in production of projects and analyses of research data.
Determine the development, design, implementation, maintenance and modification of complex research projects, involving data collection and manipulation, analytical modeling, computer application and reporting systems. Specific work will focus on analyzing patterns of genetic variation and applying these analyses to make inferences about demographic history and natural selection, and to identify genes underlying both Mendelian and complex traits. Manipulate large data sets (preferably using PERL or some other high- level programming language). Working knowledge of UNIX/LINUX operating systems, and genomic databases (e.g., NCBI).
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. Requirements: Master's degree in molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or a related field AND 1 to 3 years of related work experience. Requires an independent and highly motivated individual with demonstrated expertise in human genetics, genomics, and statistical analysis.
Must have strong working knowledge and experience in integrating human population genetics, genomics, and statistical analysis and the application of those concepts to new and ongoing association studies of complex traits using exome sequencing/whole genome sequence data. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. Desired: Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or a related field.
Applicants should preferably have experience in human population genetics, phylogenetic methods, and genotyping technologies. Experience in molecular biology and high-throughput environments are pluses. Candidates with a background in epidemiology and molecular biology are also strongly encouraged to apply. Condition of Employment: Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.
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Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of 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 or organizationâs operations.
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes. A satisfactory result from a criminal background check may be required prior to hire. 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.
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