The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a SOFTWARE ENGINEER.
The purpose of the BAT-lab Analysis Team is to train BBI member labs in currently available single cell informatics in order to glean biological insights from the data generated by the BAT-lab. In addition, the team will continue to develop novel algorithms to integrate and visualize data across projects, tissues, time courses, etc. The BBI anticipates the capacity to generate additional datasets including single-cell chromatin accessibility profiling and co-assays as appropriate for specific projects. As a Lead Single Cell Genomic Data Analyst for BAT-lab Analysis team the candidate would be responsible for:
Software Engineering and Data Analysis: 85%
- Optimizing and maintaining the data processing pipeline (either in the cloud or on UW Genome Sciences servers) that will mesh with BAT-lab sample tracking.
- Developing analytic and/or visualization tools for a cohesive single cell atlas.
- Managing a junior analyst.
- Holding office hours with individual single cell collaborators to guide data analyses.
- Holding video or in-person training workshops to teach collaborators how to use single cell analysis software tools. (i.e. Developing workshops for the BBI Single Cell Symposia and smaller training sessions).
- Use BAT-lab project management tools.
- Be open to the eventual management of more employees.
- Attend conferences to keep up with the field.
Lab Meetings: 10%
- Attend Trapnell and/or Shendure lab meetings and BAT-lab huddles.
- Even though the BATLab Platform is a service, any BBI collaborative project with excessive hand-holding for data analysis will include the software engineer as an author. The software engineer’s contributions will be recognized not only in Seattle by the BBI community but nationally and internationally, as he/she will have ample opportunities to lead publications describing new data analysis or visualization tools as well as to attend/present at conferences. We anticipate this role has growth potential analogous to that of Institute Scientists at the Broad Institute many of whom are well recognized leaders in their field.
- You would communicate results and progress directly to Dr. Lea Starita and Dr. Jay Shendure. You would participate in Shendure and Trapnell lab meetings to help maintain communications between the BAT-lab and their groups. The software engineer will also communicate with Dr. Cole Trapnell regarding new analyses and pipeline work. The software engineer will spend time at UW in the H-wing to work with the BAT-lab, Genome Sciences for lab meetings, and hold office hours at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Fred Hutch.
- As an early member of the BAT-lab, you will have the opportunity to shape that lab’s organization and culture, as well as that of the BBI more generally. The BAT-lab has a large budget and broad institutional support which will help us achieve maximum success. We expect that the single cell projects and your contributions will be recognized not only in Seattle by the BBI community but nationally and internationally.