Computational Biologist - Image Analysis

Location
Pleasanton, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 17, 2019
Ref
1496598
Discipline
Science/R&D, Biology
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at 10xGenomics.com.

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Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

Computational Biologist - Image Analysis

10x is looking for an image processing expert to join its Computational Biology group. This person will create imaging methods to power our next generation of droplet-based and spatially-arrayed genomics products. They will work closely with our microfluidics, assay-development and software teams to create robust and high-performance production software.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities
  • Select, test, implement and optimize image processing methods to extract relevant signals from imaging data
  • Build analytical models or simulations to understand and communicate key trade-offs of imaging system design and data quality.
  • Rapidly prototype methods for internal experiments & early R&D
  • Create high-quality, robust implementations of production algorithms.

Required Skills and Background
  • PhD or MS plus equivalent experience in quantitative field (e.g. bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, computational/systems biology or related field)
  • Image processing: segmentation, object detection & classification, feature extraction
  • General purpose machine learning skills: classification, fitting & regression, optimization methods
  • Ability to quickly develop custom analysis methods and algorithms and apply them to large data sets


Desired Skills and Background
  • Expert level experience in relevant tooling, e.g.: MATLAB, OpenCV, C++, Julia, etc.
  • Experience with cell, fluorescence, and/or histology imaging is a plus.
  • Real-time image processing experience is a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.