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Associate Scientist/Scientist (Digital Pathology and AI)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

We are looking for an expert in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision to join our digital pathology group as an Associate Scientist / Scientist in Oncology Biomarker Development (OBD).  Digital pathology is a new field with tremendous growth opportunities. You will apply advanced image analysis techniques, including deep learning, to accelerate, automate, and improve the accuracy with which we obtain information from tumor histology images.  In collaboration with world-class life scientists, you will integrate image-based data with clinical and molecular data to develop new biomarkers and companion diagnostic tests, which deliver personalized treatments to cancer patients. 

For this particular position, we are seeking an innovative, productive, and data-driven Ph.D.-level scientist with at least two years of postdoctoral experience, and a consistent and outstanding record of creativity and performance in digital pathology, computer vision, and machine learning, evidenced by peer reviewed publications in top tier journals or patent applications. 

As an Associate Scientist / Scientist, you are expected to:

  • Adapt and apply computer vision engineering tools and algorithms to enhance digital pathology research

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams of biologists and clinical scientists

  • Work with pathologists, cancer biologists, bioinformaticians, and statisticians to develop algorithms to advance our digital pathology-based biomarker development

  • Drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other members of the department

  • Analyze data supporting innovative clinical development programs

  • Support publications in high impact scientific, technical or medical journals

  • Represent the digital pathology team through interactions with our key investigators and public presentations

  • Participate and thrive in a fast-paced, interactive and team-oriented culture

Who You Are 

  • Demonstrated extensive experience with machine learning and AI, preferably deep learning

  • Algorithm development with Python and/or MATLAB in the imaging or computer vision field

  • The candidate must hold a PhD in computer science, biomedical engineering, biomedical imaging, or related area. 

  • Minimum of 2 years postdoctoral or industry experience in an AI-related field

  • Record of scientific leadership as evidenced by first or senior author peer reviewed publications in top tier journals

  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills

  • Experience in clinical drug development or medical devices is beneficial

  • Experience in the field of digital pathology is a strong plus.  Experience with skills such as cell phenotyping using multiplexed imaging data, and common digital pathology software such as Visiopharm or HALO would be a particular asset. 

  • Excellent team working skills and experience working in interdisciplinary environment



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Who We Are

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