Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering

2151 16409
Position ID:Duke-Pratt School of Engineering-RA [#16409, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Human Health
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/06/04, listed until 2020/06/11)
Position Description:    

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Position: Part Time Associate in Research in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Barisoni, Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at Duke University Medical Center, in collaboration with Dr. Kyle Lafata at the Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health.

The A.I. kidney group aims to advance existing imaging techniques and develop novel computational methods that are highly relevant to renal diseases. Specifically, the research associate will work on problems related to both nephrotic syndrome and kidney transplantation. The associate will conduct these research activities under the guidance of Dr. Barisoni (Pathology & Nephology) and Dr. Lafata (Radiology) in preparation for a full time research career in academia or industry. The associate will also be co-mentored by other PhD and MD faculty with extensive technical experience in various areas related to machine learning, deep learning, clinical pathology, medical image analysis, etc.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year, part time, with opportunities for extension based on funding. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has practical experience with machine learning as applied to image processing, including both digital pathology and radiological imaging. Applicants should have experience developing data processing algorithms, applying both conventional and machine learning techniques, designing deep learning architectures, and implementing multiple algorithms in parallel and in series.

The Research Associate’s responsibilities include the following primary duties: • Collection and management of research data • Pre-processing of Whole Slide Images and DICOM images • Development of image processing and computational pathology algorithms, including deep learning formalisms • Development of user interfaces for other team members to use, that facilitate efficient research operations • Ability to provide technical support and training to clinical team members

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708-0271

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