The USC Keck School of Medicine - Alzheimer Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI), located in San Diego, California is an academic institute comprised of an expert panel of scientific collaborators committed to advancing the development of new treatments for Alzheimerâs Disease (AD) through innovative clinical trials.
ATRI is looking for a Programmer Analyst II that will assist with developing software applications to automate the preprocessing, quality control, and analysis of very large-scale neuroimaging datasets.Â
Â Duties include but are not limited to:
Provide subject-matter expertise in Neuroimaging acquisition, storage, quality control, and processing across multiple imaging modalities (PET, MRI, CAT) to support ATRI clinical research programs.
Implement design specifications to code, test, debug, install, document, and maintain software applications.â¯
Manage ATRI Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and ETL pipelines using Cloud-based technologies.
Develop new and enhanced functionality for software applications.â¯
Prepare documentation in support of program development.
Responsible for Interfacing with users to determine software application objectives, scope, and requirements.
1+ years working with DICOM and NIfTI image formats (quality control, de-identification/anonymization processing, ETL, visualization, reporting)Â
1+ years experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
1+ years full-stack web development experience including developing front-end and back-end components
Experience with Django and the Django security models is highly preferred
Experience writing and shipping code with a modern web application framework (preferably: React, Cassandra, NoSQL)
Experience with an RDBMS (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
Experience with version control fundamentals (GIT, HG, SVN, etc.)
Experience with Agile Project Management methods and tools (Atlassian â JIRA - Confluence)
Experience with test-driven development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI)Â
Strong understanding of fundamental web service technologies including XML, SOA, and REST is highly preferred
Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals (algorithms, data structures, object-oriented design, databases, software engineering).
Familiarity with container technologies such as Docker is highly preferred
Knowledge of computer vision, deep learning, image processing, data science is preferred
Knowledge of Freesurfer, PySurfer, IConnectome is preferred.
Interest in emerging ML/AI techniques and their applications in clinical neuroimaging research is highly preferred. (Keras, Tensorflow, Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn)
Good taste concerning code quality
Passionate about performance, reliability, and scalability
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Sound knowledge of programming and documentation procedures, programming methods, program flow charts and operator instructions. Knowledge of one or more appropriate computer languages.
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