Center for Infectious Disease Research Undergraduate Bioinformatics Assistant in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

Undergraduate Summer position available -Web Development for Structural Genomics Consortium - Summer 2018 (Paid)

Project Description: The Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease ( has been serving the scientific community to combat infectious diseases since 2007 by running a gene-to-structure high-throughput pipeline.

The goal of the consortium is to solve protein structures from infectious disease organisms, and as such, involves a large collaboration of organizations and labs. We coordinate much of the overall project through a centralized web application. Currently, only part of our data is shown live on our website. All our data is in a relational database and we would like to make more of it accessible through our Django web application. In particular, we want to develop more complex views of our data, show live status of projects, and build interactive displays. This project has many opportunities for more complex data-mining and visualization, depending on skills.

Minimum Requirements: Looking for seniors, juniors, or motivated sophomores. Programming experience is a must, and experience with a web-framework is ideal. We expect to utilize JavaScript (D3.js), Python (Django), and SQL (PostgreSQL, mySQL) in the project. Additional experience with front-end frameworks is welcome. In the past we have used the Python based Django framework. We are looking for a 10-12 week commitment over the summer of 2018 for 40hrs/week. Our lab is based in South Lake Union, and students should expect to work on site every day. The deadline to apply is June 1st, final decisions will be made by June 8th, and start dates are expected to be around June 15th, though start and end dates are flexible.

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Tracking Code: 201831

Job Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Position Type: Temporary