Research Asst II- Dr. Brock's Lab

Houston, Texas
May 12 2021
Organization Type
The 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 .


The overall purpose of this position is to assist in the development of models for hepatic and liver segmentation and artificial intelligence applications for strategic research collaboration and deployment into the clinical setting. This position will work with the PI and lab personnel to contribute to computational research projects, co-author grants and manuscripts, and work with collaborators to develop and integrate image guided cancer therapy models and technologies into the clinical workflow. Additionally, this position will plan, organize, and participate as a team member in Image Guided Cancer Therapy Research Program projects, evaluate research output, and assist in revision of techniques and approaches to ensure continual improvement and progress.


Artificial Intelligence Conducts research experiments in Artificial Intelligence, biomechanical modeling, and other IGCT/Morfeus-related research projects.

Research Studies Engages and assists in research, design, and implementation of image registration and artificial intelligence technologies in image guided cancer therapy. Collaborates and coordinates with research and clinical stakeholders, communicates findings and applications via co-authorship of abstracts, poster and podium presentations, and publications. Contributes to project development, collaborations, grant and manuscript writing, prepares reports to detail methods, results, and impacts of assigned tasks and projects.

Administrative. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and participates as a team member in research projects involving artificial intelligence and deep learning. Reviews, evaluates and correlates research data. Prepares drafts of protocols, research grants, manuscripts, and grant reports.

Other duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering or Medical Physics

Experience: Two years experience of experience in medical physics-related research. No experience with a Master's Level Degree or Higher.

Preferred Experience: Two or more years of experience in medical physics-related research, experience in training neural networks, processing medical images (e.g., CT, MR), image segmentation, and artificial intelligence are preferred. Clinical experience or shadowing in surgery or medical procedures is also preferred.

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.