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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Immunology has grown to include 33 faculty, ~30 graduate students and more than 70 post-doctoral trainees. We are a strongly interactive group and share the view that the immune system provides an unparalleled platform from which to study processes common to all of mammalian biology, processes unique to host defense, and processes of clear and immediate importance to the understanding and amelioration of human disease.The Gale Lab in the UW Department of Immunology has an excellent opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 4 (RS4). Research in the Gale Lab is focused on understanding innate immunity to virus infection, and the intracellular immune processes and virus-host interactions that govern viral replication and infection outcome. The laboratory is a component of the Hepatitis C virus Cooperative Research Centers supported by the NIH. Additionally, the Gale Lab has research programs focused on understanding immune control of West Nile virus infection, HIV infection, and the immunomodulatory/antiviral actions of interferons and small molecule inhibitors of virus replication. The RS4 will work within a team of bioinformatics scientists performing analysis on large omics data sets with a focus on infectious diseases, innate immunity and effects of intervention on disease outcome. The RS4 must be capable of working independently and as a team on assigned tasks/projects to support offsite collaborators, graduate students and post-doctoral candidates in a large, fast-paced research lab. This individual would possess data analysis and interpretation skills, exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a strong scientific curiosity. Candidate must be informed on emerging Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) algorithms and bioinformatics approaches. The successful candidate should have proven experience in the genomics data sciences, sequencing, statistical analysis, data exploration, machine learning; and must possess a background in the biological sciences (immunology preferred). This individual must be able to work in R and must provide for review publishable analysis (R markdowns from previous work) during the job interview process. Job Description: Computational analysis of RNA-sequencing, ChIP-seq, rRNA16S-seq, and single cell sequencing data. These analyses will include quality control of raw data, differential expression analysis, functional analysis, correlation analysis, and statistical modeling to integrate multiple data types.Integration of data sets from multiple data types and platforms (public and private) to identify key gene signatures and pathways.Write and maintain computer scripts necessary to complete the analyses described above.Apply published computational approaches to generate novel findings.Develop or maintain current sequencing and data analysis pipelines.Present scientific work and results to a publishable standard at meetings ranging from small group meetings to international conferences. Chair sessions at technical meetings; give invited papers; participate in external seminars, workshops, professional societies and committees.Prepare manuscripts and posters, and contribute to grant applications.The RS4 will mentor/train staff in data analysis and serve as a resource to members of the research lab.Minimum Requirements:MS in a relevant area with 4+ years of experience. Experience in computational data analysis in the area of biological sciences with a focus on transcriptomic analysis is required.Strong command line experience in Linux and R. Data processing is primarily done in Linux so command line experience is necessary. Most statistical analysis would be conducted in the R language and presented as either R markdowns or Shiny applications.The candidate should have an established technical expertise in this field. Must have a publication record that includes biological papers which utilized computational analysis of omics data.Must be able to work independently, have a strong attention to detail, and demonstrated ability of supervising and/or leading junior research staff and/or students.Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to organize and maintain accurate records.Background in virology or immunology is a plus.Desired Requirements:A PhD in biological sciences with 2+ years of experience.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". 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