• Imaging Specialist

    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/14/2018 12:28 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for an Imaging Specialist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on-site in Rockville, MD.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    This role requires a talented individual with experience in chest image analysis, jpeg files, and DICOM files. Must be able to work cooperatively with a transdisciplinary team and to perform the following job duties:

    • Apply machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and image processing techniques to extract meaningful information from existing infectious disease portal program.
    • Set-up, test, debug, and run image analysis pipelines
    • Management of incoming and outgoing image data
    • Manage the image database and generate reports, as well as review image analysis results
    • Perform image QA/QC and provide image quality feedback and assistance to external collaborators
    • Design meta-analysis of data assembled from multiple research project datasets
    • Analyze data using appropriate and accepted statistical methods including: regression, clustering, decision trees, random forests, K-nn, PCA, SVM, and deep learning
    • Enable and assist scientists to analyze, predict, simulate, and illustrate imaging data using computational techniques
    • Provide print quality graphics and data visualizations
    • Author methods and results sections for manuscript publication
    • Enter into and manage relationships for long-term scientific collaborations that include the potential for the sharing of custom algorithms, authorships, and acknowledgements in peer-reviewed publications
    • Document and manage collaborative and consultant assistance and training provided to researchers


    Position Requirements:


    Required Technical Skills

    • Ph.D. (or other graduate degree with equivalent experience) in statistics, bioinformatics, or related computational sciences with multiple publications demonstrating the use of or development of advanced image analysis principles and techniques
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a broad spectrum of data processing, analysis software, and visualization tools including MS SQL, No-SQL databases, R, SAS, MatLab, and Cornerstone viewer
    • Proficiency in the use of Python, PHP, and Java

    Required “Soft” Skills

    • Attention to detail, including time and project management skills to track, update, and generate reports on ongoing projects
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of an in-person and remote multi-disciplinary team with a high-level of personal and professional drive and initiative
    • Ability to teach and coach others; present difficult concepts to a diverse audience
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

    Additional Desired Skills

    • Familiarity with a high-performance parallel computing environment and an understanding of problems and bottlenecks associated with storage and management of data
    • Strong knowledge of commonly used commercial and/or open-source data science and analysis applications
    • Strong understanding of clinical and imaging data types and formats, including CT scans and 3D renderings
    • Experience in design of custom learning algorithms for image recognition, retrieval, detection, segmentation, and classification of 2D/3D imaging data
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) a plus


    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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