Data Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

The Tearney Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is leading the way in transforming the current diagnostic paradigm through the invention and translation of new noninvasive, high-resolution optical imaging modalities that enable disease diagnosis from living patients without excising tissues from the body. Led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD, the lab's 80+ person multidisciplinary team invents, validates and translates novel devices that use light to conduct microscopy in living patients. The goal of the laboratory's research is to improve understanding and diagnosis of disease by imaging the human body at the highest possible level of detail in vivo.

We are seeking a highly motivated data scientist to join our team to advance state-of-the-art in medical image analysis to solve challenging problems in processing, evaluating and interpreting clinical data. The data scientist will work in a highly collaborative setting, frequently interacting with the technology and clinical teams within and outside the lab. In addition to mastering technical expertise, this role will also provide a unique opportunity to build clinical, research, publication and leadership experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the technology development teams to invent, develop, and validate machine learning and computer vision algorithms for clinical imaging data
  • Develop a set of semi-automated and automated image processing and analysis applications, including segmentation, classification, registration, feature extraction and pattern detection
  • Guide technical teams in setting up experiments and collecting necessary data to aid algorithm development
  • Interact with our clinical collaborators to understand clinical needs and propose image analysis algorithms that can address them
  • Lead and mentor junior software engineers and data scientists in the team
  • Deliver milestones within project timelines
  • Write publications for technical and clinical journals
Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
  • Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas: machine vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital signal and image processing
  • Excellent programming skills in an object-oriented language such as Java, Python, C/C++ or C#
  • Experience on deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, Keras or TensorFlow
  • Theoretical understanding and practical experience of deep learning, especially in clinical data applications
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong academic publication record
  • Experience with statistical methods
  • Experience working in a multi-functional team setting
Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Provides oversight to students and research trainees
Working Conditions:

Research Laboratory in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine

  • MS degree required; PhD preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant experienced in a research-related field required

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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