Post-Doctoral Fellow in Deep Learning

Lake County, Illinois
May 09, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Post-Doctoral fellow in Deep learning - AbbVie


At AbbVie, Preclinical Safety (PCS) is responsible for all aspects of Toxicology, Pathology, and Comparative Medicine. We partner with Discovery teams to select and investigate new targets and lead molecules, and work with project teams to develop and execute non-clinical safety development plans that support projects from pre-IND through registration and post-marketing phases. The Department of Pathology in PCS at AbbVie has an opening for postdoctoral fellow position to develop deep learning methods for toxicologic pathology. This postdoctoral position will be based at Lake County, Illinois. The assignment is expected to be two years minimally and up to three years.

Key responsibilities:

The application of deep learning (DL)/machine learning (ML) to histopathology is a rapidly expanding field of bioinformatics. This position will be focused on developing reproducible deep learning methods to non-clinical toxicity and discovery studies with the objective to improve efficiency in evaluating histopathology data and develop tools for better characterization of toxicity and animal model development.

  • Working with a team of pathologists to design and apply “fit for purpose” algorithms to histopathology data, primarily H&E-stained slides but other imaging modalities as well. 
  • Apply these algorithms to large training data and test sets to determine their accuracy and reproducibility.
  • Develop DL/ML tools for tissue segmentation and morphologic endpoint quantification.
  • Passion for solving technical problems and applying new technologies to further scientific goals.
  • Present and report data at internal and external meetings.
  • Expected to be member of the scientific community by publishing in top-tier conferences and journals, and collaborate with peer researchers