Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Research Assistantships

The Clinical Informatics Research Group is listing one or more RA positions for the fall and winter quarters.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise to research projects in the University of Washington Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health and Community Medicine, through development and implementation of web applications for the Clinical Informatics Research Group.

This position will be responsible for developing, installing, and maintaining various Web software components and integrating them into projects such as an electronic survey software used to obtain clinical assessments from patients. These components are generally cross-platform and include software development frameworks, databases (design and implementation), Web applications, Web servers, database drivers and related systems software such as security software, resource management functions and utilities, printing and graphics services, end-user query and reporting services, and communications libraries.

The complexities of the position are driven by the goal of the group to create new and innovative research grade computing systems, and apply them to novel domains in clinical medicine and population health. The members of our team work closely, with complimentary skills, and each project involves integrating technical and domain information in novel ways, and resourcefully developing new methods and approaches to problem solving and creating systems to embody those solutions.

Required Qualifications:

Requires knowledge of Web/Internet standards, hardware and software technologies in either LAMP (preferred) or Java, with example technologies being HTTP, HTML, PHP, CakePHP, Perl, Java, Javascript, SQL, XML, AJAX, etc.

Experience in application design and development.

Experience with relational database technology, using MySQL, MS SQL Server, or equivalent.

Experience in web development using PHP, Java, Perl, or equivalent.

Familiarity with Model-View-Controller design principles.

Experience using Unix/Linux operating systems, including Apache.

Demonstrated ability to resolve technical problems in an independent manner.

Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with PHP web frameworks (e.g. CakePHP).

Familiarity with healthcare delivery or clinical information systems.

Experience with administration of Unix/Linux operating systems.

Application Procedure: Send brief letter/e-mail describing your interest and experience to

Justin McReynolds
Technology Program Manager
Clinical Informatics Research Group
University of Washington