Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Scientist I - Molecular Imaging

Bethesda, MD, USA
Oct 07, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD), various clinical support teams provide high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). CRD's support services are strategically aligned with the program's mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CRD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CRD's collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program's mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

The Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) provides scientific support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Molecular Imaging Program (MIP).

  • Works with CT, MRI imaging, PET/CT and digital pathology data and applies machine learning techniques and advanced statistical analysis to develop artificial intelligence models for clinical use in cancer and COVID-19
  • Works independently in the area of machine learning and collaborates with physicians and scientists to expand the use of artificial intelligence methods in their research and publications
  • Presents new developments at meetings/conferences and publishes new findings in peer review journals
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

  • Possession of PhD in computer science, biostatistics/informatics, biomedical or electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No work experience beyond the doctorate is required
  • Publication record of prior experience or expertise in quantitative image analysis or deep learning and/or machine learning is required, ideally in computer vision
  • Ability to design and execute independent research projects including peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to prepare and effectively present preliminary data at research conferences
  • Ability to generate independent scientific ideas based on available data sets and pursue research in these areas
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel

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