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Default Bioinformatics Analyst - University of Washington

This position is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The duration of this position is contingent upon continued funding.

The Department of Genome Sciences is comprised of 25 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. The Department of Genome Sciences expects to make major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and well-being.

The Shendure Lab in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Bioinformatics Analyst. The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data in a laboratory that is focused on developing new genomics technologies. Main projects include the analysis of bacterial genomes for the evolution of antibiotic resistance and the analysis of human resequencing data for the identification of disease-related variants.


* Processing, analysis, and distribution of next-generation DNA sequencing data

* Running well-developed pipelines for next-generation DNA sequence mapping and variant analysis

* Development and optimization of scripts and algorithms to improve on current practice.

* Management of compute space & common bioinformatics tools

*Applicants must have a Bachelors or Masters degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, engineering or a related field.

*Strong development skills in an object-oriented language (Java /
C++), and familiarity with scripting languages (Perl/Python). A strong
background in statistical analysis methods. Previous experience working with large data sets is preferred.

*Proven ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with good communication and teamwork skills.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nationís 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. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, visit

To apply for the job, visit and search for Req #58782.

Condition of Employment:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Job" on this job announcement. You have the option to begin the assessment or postpone it BUT once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you postpone the assessment, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.

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
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