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University of Pennsylvania - Postdoctoral Positions in Medical Image Analysis

posted Jul 16, 2012, 10:58 AM by Bradley Harden
The Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG) of the Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania has open postdoctoral positions. CBIG is the research group of the Breast Imaging Division with a mission to act as a translational catalyst between computational imaging science and breast cancer research. We are developing a research program investigating the role of quantitative imaging as a biomarker for guiding personalized breast cancer screening, prognosis, and treatment. Work in our group focuses both on developing innovative methodology for multimodality breast image analysis (e.g., segmentation, feature extraction, pattern analysis, etc.) and also on incorporating such methods into clinically relevant applications. 

Postdoctoral Position Qualifications:
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record, including publications in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, or related field. Ideal applicants should have a background on biomedical image analysis, computer vision, pattern recognition and/or machine learning. Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and computer programming (e.g., Matlab, C/C++, ITK) is essential. Experience with medical image analysis (e.g., MRI, CT, Mammography, Ultrasound) or statistical methods and software packages (e.g., SPSS) is desirable. Additional experience in Bioinformatics or Imaging Physics is a plus. Applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment, will work closely with clinical investigators, and will gain a first-hand experience of our breast imaging program. Collaborators include faculty in our Radiology department, the Abramson Cancer Center, the Institute for the Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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For more details and to apply contact:

Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
3600 Market St.  Suite 360
Philadelphia PA 19104-2643
ph: 215-615-0827 // fx: 215-349-8972

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.