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The Department of Bioengineering has an opportunity for a part time 80% RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 2. This position is responsible for dissemination and training for the Center for Reproducible Systems for Biomedical Modeling. The focus of the new center is the development and dissemination of models for systems biology, physiological and neurophysiology. The center is an international collaboration with sites at UW, University of Auckland, University of Connecticut and Dartmouth College. Duties include:
Document and distribute the center's open open source tools (50%); specifically, create user guides, examples and extensive documentation; use GitHub to distribute center's source code and language-specific repositories such as PyPI to distribute compiled versions of center software; Read the Docs to distribute documentation, and journals to distribute protocols.
Create and maintain a ticketing system to manage all CP and SP requests using the OSTicket system. Report on bugs and usability issues from developer groups. Route requests to the PI and the Training and Dissemination Committee. (10%)
Serve as the technical lead in the organization of workshops and competitions; and write the technical aspects of the center's newsletter. (10%)
Create and update an infrastructure that promotes collaboration across the four center sites. The infrastructure will include video conferencing, text messaging, calendaring, sharing files, and sharing code and managing ticketing. (10%)
Maintain and expand the technical information of the existing whole-cell modeling community website. (10%)
Work with faculty directors to produce online videos on how to conduct modeling reproducibly and how to use the center's technologies. Create hands-on coding exercises to support the video content. (5%)
Research dissemination: Participate in center meetings and conferences; prepare written reports and journal articles; present at national and international conferences and workshops. (5%)
Master's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Systems Biology/Computational Biology.
Minimum of 12 months experience working in a life sciences research setting.
Knowledge of molecular biology.
Ability to work effectively with a team of interdisciplinary engineers and practitioners.
Strong critical thinking and analysis aptitude.
Ability to independently prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines; ability to delegate tasks and seek help.
Ability to present data and analysis results in clear, readily understandable form to non-technical audiences in person or in written, verbal, or web format.
Equivalent experience or skills may be substituted for educational and work requirements.
Knowledge of fundamentals of Systems Biology or Biomedical Modeling.
Intermediate skills coding with Python or similar programming language.
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