Computational Scientist - Imaging Physics

Houston, Texas
September 12 2020
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Mission StatementThe mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SummaryThe primary purpose of the Computational Scientist is to designs and develop the computational infrastructure for Imaging Physics Research Department. And to impact clinical and scientific research projects by designing programs and applications tailored to meet specific clinical and research objectives.

This position will design, analyze, develop and assists others in the development of formulas, algorithms and software for complex applications in mathematical calculations. And will also develop and oversee the maintenance of software tools and infrastructure for resolving specific problems. Will also consult with users and other personnel in analyzing, defining and resolving computer problems.

Manages clinical research projects involving computer applications under the direction of a faculty member or designee.

And will communicates with industry partners to improve the research infrastructure.

The position will lead in the development of programs and tools to perform various tasks as required by research faculty ..

Education - Fosters and encourages a receptive and nurturing environment conducive to learning and contributes to education activities of patients and family members, faculty, fellow employees, medical students, residents, fellows, graduate research assistants, volunteers, M. D. Anderson Diagnostic Imaging Program students, clinical affiliate students, and visiting colleagues/scientists. Teach for and contribute to the development of courses for graduate students in Department of Imaging Physics in conjunction with faculty and interest of department goals and values.

Key Functions

1. Development of innovative and creative solutions for image/data processing and exploitation of complex problems and solutions in image and data processing, analysis and visualization using computer hardware and software for the department of Imaging Physics.

2. Developing, testing, documenting and revising of programs, through programing and query languages such as Python, HTML, PHP, Matlab, JavaScript, JSON, MySQL, etc.; implement and document graphics, image processing and visualization software using associated software packages/libraries such as VTK, ITK, QT. Acquire additional software application knowledge as needed to support the work of Department of Imaging physics. Periodically research current technological development in the fields of medical imaging and visualization and related software by going through scientific publications, Internet etc.

3. Maintain a Wiki-based documentation website and software repositories, including CVS, SVN, and GIT, as a central point of software distribution for the department.

4. Provide guidance, assistance and training for Department of Imaging Physics members to use computer hardware and software and to develop new applications with an emphasis on imaging (e.g., processing, analysis and visualization).

5. Must have a working/administrative knowledge of major operating systems including Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac OS, etc,

Required Degree: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.

Education preferred: Master's degree or PhD with a concentration in Science, Engineering or related field.

Required Experience:Five years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree three years experience required.

Preferred Experience: Experience with querying/retrieving from a DICOM archive and processing DICOM data. Requires knowledge of computers, computer networks, and software applications. Must use independent judgment, analysis, and evaluation in implementing technical solutions. Duties. Communicate clearly and in an understandable manner with users verbally, in writing, via keyboard and computer, by telephone, by E-mail, and graphically on monitors.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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