Research Fellow - Aerts Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

Job ID: 23114
Date Posted: 11/27/2012
Location: 44 Binney St, Boston
Job Family: Fellowships
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary

Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The position is embedded within the radiomics research group. The mission of this group is to quantitatively extract features from imaging data sets (PET/CT, 4D-CT, MRI) to assess the correspondence with e.g. gene-expression, survival and other outcome measures of patients. A combination of automated and manual image characterization methods will be used to characterize these quantitative imaging biomarkers, using a so-called "radiomics" approach. For this we will be using existing and future datasets from throughout the States and Europe. You will develop and evaluate novel computational imaging processing methods in strong cooperation with the departments of radiology and bioinformatics & computational biology. You will collaborate with experts in the fields of imaging, image analysis, biostatistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Job Qualifications

Successful candidate will have completed (or almost completed) a PhD (or equivalent) degree in (Biomedical) Engineering, Physics, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or related subject. No prior experience in medicine is required. Significant programming experience is a must, experience with imaging analysis (CT, MRI, PET) and/or experience in bioinformatics/genomics would be valued highly. The candidate should also have good interpersonal skills and proven writing skills.We are seeking a positively-minded scientist motivated to learn new approaches and ready to work hard to build a scientific career.


Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:00

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

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