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Postdoctoral Scientist - Innovation in Imaging / Department of Medicine / Division of AIM - Slomka Lab

Los Angeles, California

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  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0732858

If you are passionate about helping humankind by contributing to research discoveries, we invite to consider this great opportunity and apply today!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Principal Investigator, Piotr Slomka, PhD, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

Current research in the Slomka Laboratory focuses on developing innovative methods for fully automated analysis of nuclear cardiology data using novel algorithms and machine learning techniques, and on the development of integrated motion-corrected analysis of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) angiography imaging. To learn more, please visit the Slomka Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai

As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will work under the supervision and mentorship of Piotr Slomka, PhD, Director, Innovation in Imaging, Professor in Division of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, and Principal Investigator, as part of a medical imaging research and software development team within the Department of Medicine. You will participate in all aspects of the designated study, which aims to optimize diagnosis and risk prediction from medical imaging and treatment guidance by integrating all available imaging and clinical data with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) methods. Duties include development and implementation of new research techniques and protocols, analysis and interpretation of data, and participation in publications and presentations as an author or co-author to support the objectives of the NIH research project. The individual will work independently, but in close cooperation and consultation with the Mentor/Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, Programmers, and Physicians.

 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and executes established research projects to support the NIH project objectives under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.
  • Develops and tests new image processing and artificial intelligence software methods.
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of new research techniques and protocols through scientific literature review and scientific meeting attendance.
  • Presents research results at scientific meetings.
  • Publishes results in peer-reviewed journals as author and co-author.
  • Performs clinical validation of the study.
  • Contributes to preparation of new grant proposals/studies as needed.

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Education Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in Computer Science or related field required.

Experience we are looking for:

  • Experience in image processing, interactive imaging applications and/or computer vision.

  • Basis system administration skills.

  • 4+ years of programming experience is highly preferred.

  • Proficiency in C++ or Python programming.

  • Proficiency with deep learning and classical machine learning methods.

  • Proficiency in Mathematics and 3D Geometry.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others; able to multitask.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Background in medical statistics and computer science (preferred).

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.

 

  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Innovation in Imaging / Department of Medicine / Division of AIM - Slomka Lab
  • Department: Home Dept - Noble
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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