The Departments of Urology and Pathology at Northwestern University are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in computational pathology. This person will focus on developing machine learning tools to assist pathologists in their diagnostic work with emphasis on prospective application and operational integration of the developed tools. Researchers will have access to data and computational resources to develop, validate, and translate their tools including a growing institutional repository of whole-slide images, a research slide scanning facility that is integrated with our clinical lab, clinical and pathology data from the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse, internal platforms for slide viewing, annotation, and data management, and a high-performance computing infrastructure dedicated to computational pathology. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic individual with interests in medical applications that impact the way we diagnose and treat patients.
The Computational Pathology group is home to internationally recognized NIH funded investigators and was formed to synergize with clinical implementation of digital pathology at Northwestern. The expertise of our faculty spans engineering, informatics, and pathology. Our faculty conduct fundamental research in machine learning and artificial intelligence, participate with working groups to develop recommendations for clinical translation of computational pathology, work with disease-focused consortia to apply computational pathology in clinical and basic science research, develop public data resources for benchmarking and research, and create open-source platforms for that support the use of pathology imaging and computational tools in research.
This position will be jointly supervised by Dr. Lee Cooper and clinical faculty in Pathology and Urology, with opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the Department of Pathology, the Department of Urology, the Lurie Cancer Center, and the McCormick School of Engineering. The Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine will also present opportunities to interact with others conducting similar research in genomics, medical imaging, and clinical data analysis. The Department of Pathology is located on Northwestern’s Downtown Chicago campus in the Streeterville neighborhood.
*Note: Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Develop methodology for analyzing images and related metadata
Maintenance of software repositories and documentation of software
Management of research datasets including images, clinical meta-data, annotations, computational results, and models
Interact with collaborators, other postdocs, and graduate students to achieve project goals
Development of manuscripts in collaborations with supervisor and collaborators
Attendance at conferences and symposia where results will be presented in poster or talk formats
PhD in engineering, computer science, or related field
Experience in medical image analysis, computer vision, or deep learning
Expertise in Python programming and either TensorFlow or Pytorch
Knowledge of version-control tools and software engineering practices
Experience with Linux-based systems and command line tools
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