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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, COMPUTATIONAL , Biological Engineering , to join the research laboratory of Professor Ernest Fraenkel and carry out computational analysis of large biological imaging datasets, in close collaboration with experimental and computational researchers in the lab. Responsibilities will include developing and operating pipelines for open-source tools for biological image processing and analysis; the application of biological domain knowledge to critically evaluate results of raw and processed images, in collaboration with biologists; automating image analysis algorithms developed by the Fraenkel lab; and performing other tasks as assigned.
This position will provide opportunities to contribute to advanced research in biological imaging for disease and to develop skills in state-of-the-art computational technologies for biological-image analysis.
REQUIRED : B.S./BA.Sc/B.Eng in biological engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or closely related field; two years' work experience (including undergraduate experiences, e.g., internships, research projects, and thesis) related to biological (microscopy) image processing and analysis; background in biological sciences (either coursework, research, or work experiences); strong Python 3 programming skills; proficiency with Linux/UNIX-based environments, shell scripting, and Git version control; ability to debug, work independently, carefully document and maintain work, and work on multiple projects simultaneously; self-motivation; and strong time-management skills. PREFERRED : research, work experience, or coursework in any of the following--biomedical imaging and biological sciences, image/signal processing, computer vision, parallel computing, cloud computing (Amazon Web Services, SLURM), and/or machine learning in image analysis; experience with Python tools for scientific data and image analysis--Jupyter, NumPy, Pandas, scikit-image, scikit-learn, deep learning frameworks; and experience with ImageJ / FIJI, napari, R, and MATLAB. Job #21228
Must be able to work on-site.
Must also be able to work some nights and weekends to meet project deadlines. Infrequent domestic travel may be required.
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