Serving in a Data Scientist capacity, our Project Scientist will lead the effort in developing classification algorithms and validating clinical trials for cutting-edge medical imaging systems. The job will provide a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team involving optical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, biomedical engineers as well as surgeons, pathologists, and other medical personnel. You will be involved in the development and possible commercialization of a novel medical device technology. Interest or experience in a start-up environment with an entrepreneurial spirit is highly desired. The position will provide experience as a part of a highly focused team on a broad array of technologies. In addition, the position will also offer experience with other technicians, with clinical trials, collecting clinical data, and play a crucial part in developing clinical protocols. Experience or aptitude to work with various hardware environments is essential, with strong aptitude for solving complex problems. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series. The position will provide opportunity to work on medical technology with far reaching and immediate impact on patients' lives. Specifically, our Project Scientist will drive the effort to evaluate and collect clinical data using a novel experimental imaging technology. Will devise, explore, and develop classification algorithms (e.g. machine learning) to effectively identify cancer from complex multispectral time-domain data. Must understand and be aware of potential pitfalls in the development of classification algorithms. Assist in implementing the classification algorithm in the clinical system. Assist in regulatory filing and the transfer of algorithms, technology, results to third party contract manufacturers. Develop understanding of the clinical implementation of the novel technology in the context of the standard of care. You will play a crucial role on a team developing a clinical protocol for validating clinical performance. Research existing unmet clinical needs in surgery of select cancers. Our Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities.
PhD or highest degree in their field is required
Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project.
Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization is required
Ability to program (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C++).
Ability to work in the clinical environment is essential (the candidate will be involved in data collection from human subject in the operating room environment).
A deep understanding of hardware and image/signal processing and familiarity of working in a highly regulated environment are preferred.
Although not required, additional experience in tissue optics, fiber and free space optics, image processing, will be considered as a strong point.
Working Title: Project Scientist - Dry Lab - Department of Neurosurgery - Butte Lab
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.