Senior Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATEMedia Lab, to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms from biomedical imaging datasets.  Understanding mechanisms used by emergent deep neural network (DNNs) architectures to learn and classify medical information from multispectral images will be the key focus.  Will work closely with Dr. Pratik Shah, students, and research staff within the Health 0.0 research program at the Media Lab which brings together life sciences, biotechnology, foundations, universities, patients and health-oriented Media Lab member organizations.  Responsibilities include conceptualizing and building tools for visualizing and classifying high dimensional imaging data; developing software tools with applications in data annotation such as labels on images, visualization and explanation of machine learning models, and health diagnostics; leverage existing libraries (e.g., OpenCV, Theano, Caffe, and TensorFlow); and supporting other group members, Ph.D. students, and undergraduate researchers. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED one year of experience developing software using Python, C++, and Java; experience using Linux and version control; familiarity with data processing techniques for text/images/videos/time series; familiarity with developing computer vision and machine learning algorithms for imaging datasets using Python (SciPy, NumPy Scikit-learn); web development experience that includes frontend (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, Bootstrap, JQuery/AngularJS/React/similar framework), backend (Python/NodeJS, Django/Express/Sails or other MVC framework), and databases (MySql/MongoDb/other traditional database); and ability to work effectively and productively in a diverse, team-based environment.  Candidates with a data sciences or engineering background and an interest in solving grand challenges in health are particularly encouraged to apply.  B.S./M.S. in computer science or related field preferred. Job #16775-4

This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension based on funding and research priorities.

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