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The Department of Bioengineering is recruiting a Research Scientist/Engineer 4 with expertise in biostatistics to develop new diagnostic algorithms based on Bayesian models. Our work is focused on enabling at-home self-testing for influenza and other infectious diseases of global importance (e.g., TB, HIV, malaria, STIs).
This position will be a mixture of technical work, project management, and scientific leadership.
Scientific leadership will include acting as the content expert in statistical methods and model development, as well as developing results into understandable outputs; contributing to proposal development for new disease applications; and will have the opportunity to contribute to the team’s vision for how models can be implemented in the real world. The position will manage multiple project goals and potentially oversee others to accomplish goals.
The technical work will include developing deep knowledge of prior work in clinical prediction of influenza, analyzing new or existing data to develop new predictive models, and developing Bayesian algorithms to diagnose influenza in individuals. Responsibilities will include lead roles in reporting results internally within the large Seattle Flu Study collaboration, working with internal and external collaborators, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals.
Master's degree in biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field. (Strong candidates with equivalent depth of knowledge, skill, and experience will be considered.)
At least four years of experience working in a related field.
Expertise in biostatistics, including predictive model development (e.g., logistic regression, LASSO, other machine learning) and Bayesian statistics.
Strong skills in writing and oral communication, including demonstrated record of publication.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Doctoral degree in biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field.
Experience with infectious disease diagnostics or related areas.
Experience with data visualization.
Experience managing projects or personnel.
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