Brown University — Medical Image Scientist

Job Description:

The Medical Image Scientist will participate independently and as a member of a research team in obtaining, pre-processing, analyzing, and visualization of imaging data as part of the Center for Statistical Sciences studies under the direction of faculty and senior Biostatisticians. In particular, the Medical Image Scientist will download, organize, and pre-process large imaging databases, and support faculty and students in analyzing the images to obtain longitudinal biomarkers for various patient populations, with an emphasis on cancer and Alzheimer’s disease research. The Medical Image Scientist will be responsible for programming efforts related to image analysis and may be asked to participate in writing efforts. The Medical Image Scientist plays a key role in the development and production of study results and data visualizations and will participate in Group-wide and study-specific conference calls.  The position will perform data downloads

This position works with and analyzes confidential and human subject data and, as such, requires the incumbent to maintain an up-to-date Protection of Human Research Subjects certification through the Brown University Research Protections Office.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with experience working in the area of image processing and visualization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience with implementing methods for analysis of imaging data.

Job Competencies

  • Experience with image processing, image formats (DICOM, JPG, PNG, etc.), DICOM Data, and associated processing tools and software (DICOM viewers, R, etc).
  • Experience implementing and familiarity with standard image processing software and methods is required.
  • Experience with implementing methods for analysis of imaging data.
  • At least 1 year of experience in image processing, preferred.
  • Familiarity with data maintenance and manipulation (variable creation, data cleaning, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time and learn complex technical concepts.
  • Proficiency in a major statistical software package (R, SAS, or related software) is desirable. Experience computing in both a Windows and UNIX environment is also desirable.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.   

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of December 31, 2025, which may be extended based upon available funding.

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Job Posting Title:
Medical Image Scientist

Center for Statistical Sciences

Grade 10

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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