The Computational Diagnostics Lab (CDx) at UCLA is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in machine learning or computational biology with applications in medical imaging or other healthcare/biomedical data. Successful candidates will work semi-independently under the supervision of the program PI to develop novel computational approaches for analyzing and integrating clinical data. In particular, successful candidates will have a focus on exploring the fusion of health record, radiology, pathology, and omic information for assisting in diagnosis, treatment selection, and prognosis. Example research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) methods for learning from weakly labeled data; 2) recurrent neural networks for modeling visual attention to automatically locate areas of interest in radiologic and pathologic images; 3) unsupervised feature generation techniques for integration with predictive models; 4) methods for translating voxel-wise labels to patient-level predictions; 5) techniques for implementing multi-modal frameworks that combine imaging, molecular, and clinical data; 6) methods for anomaly detection that allow for diagnostic decision support; 7) cancer growth pathway modeling; 8) the function of cancer genes; 9) cancer cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions; and 10) tumor immunology. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research, present results at scientific conferences, publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in grant preparation.
We seek qualified individuals who are highly motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, collaborative, and hold a commitment to research excellence. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computational Biology, Statistics, or a related field and have strong experience in at least one of the following areas: machine learning, image analysis, deep learning, computational anatomy, cancer computational biology, or computational biomodeling. Candidates with previous research experience working with healthcare data are highly desirable.
Please email a cover letter explaining relevant work experience, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references (to be contacted following an interview) to:
Corey W. Arnold, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pathology
University of California, Los Angeles
924 Westwood Blvd Ste 420
Los Angeles, CA 90024
About the lab:
The UCLA Computational Diagnostics Lab (CDx) investigates data driven methods for extracting discriminative signals from healthcare data. Our work incorporates imaging, pathology, and clinical data in machine learning and deep learning frameworks, with an emphasis on multi-modality data fusion. Current application areas include stroke characterization, prostate cancer detection, and heart failure exacerbation prediction. Learn more at https://cdx.seas.ucla.edu.
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