Research Associate, Case Center for Imaging Research

Date: September 22, 2017

Title: Research Associate

Department: Case Center for Imaging Research

School: School of Medicine

Location: Wolstein Research Building 6131

Supervisor Name and Title: Pallavi Tiwari, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering



The Research Associate(RA) will carry out computational imaging and analytical research for our project which strives to develop a fully computerized risk predictor to assess benefit of adjuvant therapy in Lung Cancer. Research projects will involve dealing with large scale data sets and developing algorithms and computing technologies to process, extract features and analyze these digitized histology images using machine learning and deep learning methods. Knowledge of extensive coding in Matlab/Python/C++ and prior machine learning experience is desired. He/she will have the opportunity to be involved in multiple NIH funded projects at the School of Medicine alongside and acquire new skills and expertise. The Research Associate will have a chance to present and apply for a multitude of conferences and seminars to showcase his/her research


  1. Organize, design, and implement image analysis architectures for processing digitized histology slides

  2. Develop new and adapt existing algorithms for data analysis and image processing.

  3. Implement processing pipelines for the generation and annotation of tissue images.

  4. Optimize new ways to extract features and use machine learning algorithms for selecting predictive features

  5. Associate findings with clinical data and work on adapting the workflow in the clinical setting for the research.

  6. Generate documentation and version control for software, datasets, and analyses.

  7. Interact with graduate students, post-docs, software developers, pathologists and oncologists in support of research projects and analyses

  8. Assist in the preparation of and/or lead the development of manuscripts, preliminary data, experimental design, and methodology sections for manuscripts and grant proposals.

  9. Participate in, and present research findings at national and international conferences.



Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily interaction with lab members (team environment) (60%)

University: Interaction with faculty on various projects (20%)

External: None

Students: Daily interaction with students who are part of the lab (20%)




PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field


  1. Command of programming platforms as Matlab.

  2. Command of scripting languages such as Python, C++

  3. Knowledge of command line operation and linux/unix operating systems

  4. Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning architecture and algorithms

  5. Knowledge of data management, general database tasks, and “big data” architectures

  6. Basic knowledge of statistics

  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills



General office environment.  Limited manual dexterity required.  Work requires negligible physical exertion with no exposure to hazards.  

Interested applicants should contact Pallavi Tiwari at

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