Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine is a large (over 900 employee) department based at the University of Washington Medical Center on the Seattle campus. Our clinical and research activities include operation of the clinical laboratories that perform testing for the hospitals and clinics of the UW Medicine system, and extensive research and method development to advance the field of Laboratory Medicine. UW Laboratory Medicine is a highly complex department responsible for providing laboratory results for patients at both Harborview and University Medical Centers. Those results are populated into multiple computer systems used by physicians providing patient care. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing applications and interfaces that accurately represent laboratory data used in direct patient care, support laboratory operations.Our Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a CLINICAL LABORATORY DATA SCIENTIST. The person in this role will provide analytical and infrastructure support for a large academic clinical laboratory. This position will query, analyze, prepare, present and store laboratory and other health care data as well as develop and support custom applications to assist customers to consume data and provide better patient care at a lower cost. Through the collection of diverse operational, financial, and clinical data and the accompanying development of dashboards and ad hoc analyses, this position will help improve the quality, safety, and value of the laboratory services we provide patients within and outside of the UW Medicine health system. This position will work with faculty members, laboratory managers and bench staff, laboratory informatics staff, and programmers to assess functional requirements of various stakeholders and integrate data from multiple sources to inform decision-making and operational improvements. The Clinical Laboratory Data Scientist will be responsible for complex extraction and analysis of data in multiple software environments. They will communicate with different levels of leadership and staff to include the Department Chair and faculty with varying degrees of comfort with data analyses. They will develop requirement documents, coordinate and direct efforts with laboratory programmers and informatics staff, and apply best practices in maintaining software (using version control; software design, testing, and deployment; and maintaining documentation). They will develop web applications, assemble support documentation, and be responsible for the delegating and/or executing the long-term maintenance of applications and other dashboard solutions. This position will query SQL databases, program with Python and/or R and work in both Linux and Windows environments. This position will provide necessary data and key information to support decisions to improve the quality of patient care, the cost of delivering care, and the financial performance of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine.General Duties:Apply SQL and other programming languages in multiple software environments to perform analyses, interpret data, transport data securely for long-term reuse, and document software development.Design and develop quality, operational, and financial dashboards as well as validate and securely distribute underlying data in collaboration with a diverse group of laboratory, clinical, and administrative stakeholders.Manage the storage and organization of laboratory and other health care data using both commercial and open source software, as functional and technical requirements dictate.Requirements:Bachelor's Degree computer science, engineering, mathematics/statistics, sciences, social sciences, or related AND 5 years of experience with:SQL relational database management systems.Computer programming in a language suited for statistical analyses such as Python or R.Developing software using modern tools and procedures for version control, unit testing, documentation, and code review.Linux or other Unix-like environments.Excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups to develop analyses and dashboards or other visualization tools.Desired:Master's degree or PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics/statistics, sciences, social sciences, or related.Experience in clinical or research laboratories.Experience querying and analyzing clinical and biomedical research data.Experience with PostgreSQL.Experience with SQL Server tools and Windows database management tools.Experience with ETL processes for data warehousing.Experience with manupulation and analysis of large data sets.Experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon AWS.Experience with Business Process Management systems and frameworks.Experience in development of or contribution to open source projects.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.