Research Assistant, Grant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8000-10000 UAE Dirhams per month, based on experience
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Abu Dhabi Precision Medicine Virtual Research Institute (AD PM VRI) at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU is announcing a position of research assistant in the field of data analysis of medical data and images. The overall goal of the research is to look for an association between organs’ functional and structural changes in physiological conditions (e.g., normal aging) and in pathology.

Tasks to accomplish:

  1. Preprocessing of medical images: de-identifying the images, data preparation and denoising of the diagnostics images, 2D and 3D data scaling and normalization, the development of image data loaders in PyTorch or its analogs, the preprocessing of numerical and textual data in the images, replacing/removing missing values; testing the data for outliers, finding duplicated or highly correlated features; applying masks of the studied organ to the diagnostic images,
  2. Running classification, detection, and segmentation tasks (with 3dSlicer, CAT12, etc.).
  3. Preparing analytics over the preprocessed dataset: checking whether the dataset is versatile enough for different ML approaches; finding correlations between different features; running feature selection algorithms to find the most informative data sources (numerical vs. images.
  4. Building up regression and classification models and estimating their performance metrics: preparing a data visualization module for the qualitative and quantitative quality validation, training a deep convolutional neural net to get predictions based on 2d and 3D data, training models with spatial attention (standard and self-attention) to focus on the most valuable parts of 2d and 3d data, trying classical non-neural approaches (e.g. gradient boosting) to get predictions based on the whole dataset, adding functions for calculating ROC-AUC, error rate, precision, recall, sensitivity, specificity.
  5. Applying deep learning-based architectures to analyze visual data in different variants: convolutional NN for classification tasks, single stage or multistage DLL detection systems, generative adversarial networks (GAN) for super-resolution and reconstruction, recurrent neural networks for automatic report generation.

Minimum Qualification

  • MSc. in Computer Science or a closely related field from a recognized university.

Preferred Qualification

Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field from a recognized university.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • Knowledge of working with Big Data platforms and developing data mining models and analytics solutions
  • Programming experience particularly in Python and R
  • Experience in developing advanced machine learning models (e.g. deep learning, NLP, Computer Vision)
  • Proven experience in related technology such as cloud computing, distributed systems, Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce, visualization tools (e.g. Power BI), etc.
  • Experience with data visualization and reporting (e.g. Power BI)

Division Associate Provost for Research
Department Assoc. Provost for Research Office
Job Close Date 31-12-2022
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant
Salary 8000-10000 UAE Dirhams per month, based on experience

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