1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 188915
Job Location: Health Sciences Center,  Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/26/2023 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6843.00 - $11120.00 per month 
Other Compensation:  
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: 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.

The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) is a recently launched, joint venture of the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Childrens Hospital, made possible by a $50 million gift from the Brotman and Baty Families. The BBI Advanced Technology Lab is a new entity within this institute tasked with making cutting-edge -omics technologies broadly available to the Institutes research community. The single cell team at the BBI Advanced Technology Lab generates single cell molecular profiling data sets for millions of cells and develops software for data analysis and visualization for these data sets. We also provide data analysis support and training to BBI members and the greater scientific community.

We seek a full stack software engineer to manage the maintenance and further development of software applications for processing and analyzing single-cell genomic datasets. This individual will be responsible for working with the molecular and computational teams, faculty and end-users to gather and scope requirements for improvements and new features for existing software applications and new initiatives. They will also coordinate the maintenance of open source software, including addressing bugs and questions.

Under the direction of Drs. Lea Starita and Cole Trapnell:
Data processing pipeline software development and maintenance (35%):
  • Maintain and improve the BBIs Nextflow Single-cell data pipelinesy 

    Open source software development and maintenance:
  • Maintain and improve open source R packages developed in the Trapnell Lab, including Monocle3
  • Address community issues and questions

    Project Management:
  • Gather requirements from the molecular and computational team members and end users to identify improvement areas
  • Scoping new software development initiatives and providing timelines for completion
  • Coordinate and manage the development efforts of the computational team
  • Utilize and update project management tools
  • Reporting progress at weekly huddles and lab meetings

  • Bachelor's degree in business, public health, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics or genomics, statistics, computer science, engineering, software development, or any relevant field. Equivalent experience may substitute for education requirement.
  • Minimum three years related experience in software development, program, project, or product management.

  • Significant programming experience in R and Python
  • Experience with Git and GitHub
  • Experience developing software in a team setting
  • Experience in leading teams and/or projects
  • Candidate should be an innovative and analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized.
  • Highly self-motivated, disciplined and organized
  • Enthusiasm about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts

  • Experience developing or contributing to R packages through CRAN and/or Bioconductor
  • Experience with Nextflow, SnakeMake, or similar
  • Experience with analysis of high-throughput sequencing data
  • Project management experience for open source or commercial software products
  • Experience managing a full-stack engineering team
  • The position does not require significant biology experience, but the candidate should be eager to learn

    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.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


    Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


    Posted: 2021-04-20 Expires: 2023-02-27

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