Senior Research Scientist: Machine Learning

Position Summary:

Contribute to the design, implementation, and optimization of cutting-edge machine learning algorithms and infrastructure for application to breast imaging, including classification of lesions in tomographic ultrasound images.  Provide mathematical, algorithmic, and programming expertise in the area of image processing and image analysis.  Work with cross-functional teams to define roadmap for machine-learning applications to ultrasound breast cancer screening.

Primary Responsibilities:
  1. Develop machine learning algorithms and infrastructure for application to breast imaging, including classification of lesions in 2D and 3D medical images
  2. Design and implement sophisticated image processing and analysis algorithms
  3. Create software tools for effective algorithm training and testing, perform software validation and verification, maintain code
  4. Support both prototype and commercial system development efforts, including work with internal teams and customers to improve solutions
  5. Investigate and solve exciting challenges in medical image classification
  6. Communicate ideas and brainstorm with fellow researchers on ideas and problems
  7. Publication of results is encouraged — team has a strong publication track record in journals, conference proceedings
Supervisory Responsibilities:

N/A

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to draft drawings, general business correspondence, and bills of material.

Math Ability:

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as trigonometry and geometry.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as tolerance analysis and mechanical design.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Education/Certifications:

Masters of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field (PhD preferred)

Work Experience:

5+ years of experience in computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning techniques
5+ years of software development experience

Computer Skills:

Strong understanding of machine learning algorithms and medical image analysis
Strong Matlab skills including image processing & analysis
Java and/or Python programming skills, including experience with machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn
C/C++, OpenCV experience also desirable

Other Desirable Skills and Experience:

Prior experience with breast imaging or cancer screening
Ability to generate production -code
A strong portfolio of related publications and/or patents

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. They also occasionally move objects weighing up to 20 lbs., and sometimes, but rarely, up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to see color.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate.

Travel:

Minimal, as needed

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