Research Associate - Department of Computational Imaging and Machine Learning

Openings for Research Associates in Computational Imaging and Machine Learning


The Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Center for Cardiovascular Translation and Genomics (CCTG) at the Cleveland Clinic are seeking a research associate with interest and expertise in radiomics and machine learning in the fields of precision medicine, oncology, digital pathology, radiomics and image guided intervention.

Representative projects within CCIPD include distinguishing recurrent brain tumors from post-radiation changes, planning surgical margins in patients undergoing excision for rectal cancers using MRI, predicting the need of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, amongst many others. The lab works on different patient cohorts, ranging from cancers like lung, breast, rectal, brain, head and neck, to benign pathologies like glomerulopathies, cardiac failure, and inflammatory bowel diseases.


In the past four years, the center has rapidly grown, now boasting over 35 members including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral researchers. In the past year, the members have received awards amounting to $10M in federal, state and industry funding. Center members published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and had 10 patents used in 2016 alone.


The center offers an intellectually stimulating environment for students and postdocs to develop and apply image-computing solutions to highly translational and clinically relevant problems in oncology, cardiology, nephrology and neurology. Students and postdocs work closely with the clinical collaborators, including radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and medical, and radiation oncologists. The CWRU campus is located in the heart of Cleveland, and is within a 10 minute walk of 4 nationally and internationally renowned medical centers: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, MetroHealth Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. CCIPD researchers also work closely with a number of cancer diagnostic and medical imaging companies on industry sponsored research projects.


The research associate will be working on development of image analytic/machine learning algorithms for clinical applications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.  A successful candidate would have a PhD degree in in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field and a demonstrable record of accomplishment in medical image analysis, neuroimaging, computer vision, and image registration and feature extraction. Experience in MATLAB and C++ programming is required.


Here are specific areas and number of the positions:

  1. digital pathology (one)
  2. kidney pathology (one)
  3. ophthalmology (two)
  4. brain tumors (one)
  5. rectal cancers (one)

Please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and 3 reference letters to: Prof. Anant Madabhushi(


Anant Madabhushi, PhD
F. Alex Nason Professor II

Director, Center for Computational Imaging & Personalized Diagnostics
Case Western Reserve University
2071 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7207
Wickenden 523
Tel: (216) 368-8519
Twitter: @CCIPD_Case


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.