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Research Opportunity: Scientific Programmer

Con­tact Name: Thomas Sibley

Con­tact Email: trsibley[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Microbiology


The Mullins Lab (http://mullinslab.microbiol.washington.edu) seeks a part-time student intern to assist with development of Viroverse, a scientific web application used for HIV research.  The lab uses Viroverse to manage clinical, experimental, and analytical data for a number of ongoing projects.

You’ll be working with the primary software engineer to tackle a range of tasks depending on your interests as well as your areas and levels of experience.  The goals of this internship are 1) to improve the application in identified areas and 2) for you to learn and gain experience from an in-production web service, working with real research data from wet-labs and clinics.  To gather feedback about changes and usage, you’ll interact directly with the scientists using the application day-to-day.

To ensure a useful and productive experience for everyone, nearly all work will need to be done in South Lake Union at the Rosen Building (960 Republican St).

To apply, please email your CV to Thomas Sibley with a brief description of your experience and interests, as well as a code sample (need not be Perl).


Object-oriented, modern Perl should be a language you’ve used before, and at least a few of the following keywords should interest you and describe your experience if you apply for the internship:

* Modern Perl
– Catalyst
– Moose
* Javascript
* SQL / PostgreSQL
* Database quality control / reconciliation
* git
* Devops
* Full stack development
* Root-cause analysis
* Security vulnerability discovery and resolution
* Profiling and performance tuning
* UI / UX design

Familiarity with basic molecular biology concepts (PCR, sequencing, etc) and bioinformatics will be helpful but is not necessary.

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