The Research Assistant I position is in the field of imaging-genomics analysis is available in Dr. Arvind Rao's laboratory at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The laboratory is currently focused on development and optimization of a medical image analysis platform for imaging-genomics analysis, across multiple organ sites for application to a wide range of projects in the basic, translational, and clinical sciences. The successful applicant will have great opportunity to develop knowledge in the areas of medical image analysis, predictive modeling, and bioinformatics and contribute to the personalization of cancer therapy. Duties will include writing computer code for segmentation, feature extraction, and data mining using a large set of tools (MATLAB, Weka, R etc.), and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in engineering (biomedical, electrical, computer science) applied physics/mathematics, computational biology, or related field. Experience with medical image processing tools (radiology, pathology, microscopy) and M ATLAB/R. Experience with statistical and predictive model ing is preferred.
The salary range is min $ 25,200 mid $ 31,500 max $ 37,800.
1. Writes computer programs to carry out image analysis and predictive modeling.
2. Use computer tools to process medical image (radiology, histopathology, and microscopy) data.
3. Conducts literature reviews and implements the latest techniques.
4. Assists with writing and presentation of technical reports, manuscripts, and presentation materials.
5. Other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in engineering (biomedical, electrical, computer science) applied physics/mathematics, computational biology, or related field.
Required: No experience.
Preferred: Must have experience with medical image processing tools (radiology, pathology, microscopy) and M ATLAB/R. Experience with statistical and predictive modeling is preferred.
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About University of Texas M.D. Anderson
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center once again is the top hospital in the nation for cancer care, according to the U.S. News & World Reports annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey.
This is the fourth time in the past five years that M. D. Anderson has achieved the lead ranking. It has been ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care for 19 years since the survey began.
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