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Reference Number: 000001208
Posted Date: 6/11/2019
Closing Date: 6/25/2019

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Position: Research Assistant lll

POSITION TITLE Research Assistant lll
DEPARTMENT Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK 37.5
EMPLOYEE GROUP Non-Union
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research. 

DEPARTMENT/ LAB DESCRIPTION:

At Machine Learning and Radiomics Lab at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto), we conduct high-throughput research in design and development of innovative artificial intelligence solutions for medical image and data analytics, which enable the design, discovery, and validation of quantitative imaging biomarkers (radiomics) for precision medicine for cancer. The data sources are centered around medical imaging modalities such as MRI and CT. To enable fast-paced research in deep learning for medical imaging, our lab has access to high-performance computing platforms such as standalone GPUs as well as NVIDIA DGX AI Supercomputer. 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The successful candidate will work on research projects focused on developing innovative statistical predictive models, machine learning algorithms, and medical image analytics solutions for diagnosis (identification, detection, and classification) and prognosis (survival analysis) of different types of cancer such as prostate, kidney, and pancreatic cancer using MRI and CT modalities. She/he will work effectively with the lab members to produce high quality research, algorithms, codes, manuscripts, and documents.

SUMMARY OF JOB FUNCTION:

  • Algorithm Design and Development for Statistical Modeling (e.g., Survival Analysis), Medical Image Analysis, and Machine Learning Solutions

  • Design and Development of Machine Learning Solutions for Medical Imaging for Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis

  • Biomedical Image and Data Analytics for Risk-Stratified Cancer Care

  • Medical database collection and management using Microsoft Access

  • Preparing scientific manuscripts and reports

  • Perform necessary quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of the research data

  • Contribute to the efficient day-to-day operations of the lab  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Last year student or BSc graduate in Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields

  • Minimum 6 months of experience in an academic or clinical/lab setting

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong background in statistical analysis and machine learning

  • Strong background in artificial intelligence-driven solutions for medical imaging

  • Strong background in medical image analysis

  • Strong scientific programming skills with R for statistical analysis

  • Strong scientific programming skills with Python for machine learning and medical imaging algorithm design

  • Prior research-based publication

  • Excellent technical writing for scientific publications

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to work well with a team and to use initiative in achieving goals

  • Ability to understand and interpret scientific data

  • Good understanding of medical terminology and research methods

  • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research interests, as well as contact information for two references.

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

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Posting open until {June 25, 2019}. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5

Contact Name: Online

 

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