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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Program is a medical imaging research and software development group within the Department of Medicine. The Project Scientist works independently but in close cooperation and consultation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to AIM Program research. The Project Scientist will lead current and future research projects related to cardiac image processing. Primary responsibilities include development and implementation of new research techniques, protocols and algorithms, and data analysis and interpretation including deep learning techniques. Highly specialized and technical expertise in scientific programming, medical imaging and machine learning methods is required to carry out designated research projects. The Project Scientist is a key member of the AIM research team and is expected to collaborate effectively with faculty investigators, engineers and research staff to achieve project objectives. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops and implements novel research techniques, protocols and algorithms for fully automated software analysis of fast Myocardial Perfusion SPECT (MPS) and PET.

Participates in publications, scientific abstracts and presentations as first author or co-author.

Presents research results at scientific meetings.

Participates in research and technical meetings and utilizes expertise to plan and develop new research projects and proposals.

Assists in the preparation of grant proposals of Senior Investigators.

Compiles, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data.

May submit grant proposals independently, as approved by supervising Principal Investigator.

May lead or train research fellows, associates and students.


Education Requirements:

PhD in Computer Science or related field


1. Completion of postdoctoral scholar training

2. Demonstrated significant, original or creative contributions to research project or program

3. Knowledge of PI's area of research specialization

4. Background in medical imaging, image processing, machine learning and/or computer vision

5. Proficiency in mathematics, medical statistics and 3D geometry

6. 6+ years programming experience; proficiency in scientific and numerical C++ or Python programming

7. Basis system administration skills

8. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

9. Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills

* Working Title: Project Scientist - Medical Imaging
* Department: Home Dept - Noble
* Business Entity: Academic / Research
* City: Los Angeles
* Job Category: Academic / Research
* Job Specialty: Research Studies / Clinical Trials
* Position Type: Full-time
* Shift Length: 8 hour shift
* Shift Type: Day

About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Is Leading the Quest for Health Among California Hospitals

Since our founding in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has been solely focused on providing the finest healthcare available among California hospitals. As a result, many advances in all areas of healthcare have been made and hundreds of thousands of lives have been significantly impacted.

More than 1,800 physicians in virtually all medical specialties are affiliated with the California hospital, Cedars-Sinai. They join more than 8,000 employees, 2,000 volunteers and 15,000 fundraising support group members to form a unique partnership in delivering world-class medicine.

Cedars-Sinai physicians are leaders in basic and clinical research, bringing advancements in medicine directly from the laboratory to the bedside. In addition, they teach over 245 residents and fellows in nearly 60 graduate medical education programs at Cedars-Sinai.

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Cedars-Sinai has put in place a progressive Compensation and Benefits program including a choice between two (2) retirement plans including a Defined Contribution Plan and a Defined Benefit Plan. We are one of a very few employers in the United States that offers its employees this type of choice.

Cedars-Sinai provides employees the resources and support of a large thriving organization, yet, in your work area, you establish valuable friendships and relationships that support you in your work on a daily basis. As part of an organization with a century long history of firsts, our employees enjoy a strong sense of pride and personal satisfaction.

Cedars-Sinai provides the opportunity to touch lives and be touched in return. Our institution truly recognizes the importance of caring and listening to our employees.