Philips Image Analysis Scientist in Belfast, United Kingdom
The successful applicant will be responsible working within the image analysis research and development and computational pathology programme within the Belfast Team. The aim will be to develop highly innovative and performant image analysis algorithms, methods, routines and associated software to support tissue and cellular analysis in pathology. The individual must be creative and be able to work as part of a highly creative and ambitious team of researchers. They must have experience in advanced algorithm development, and be able to draw on that knowledge to develop novel solutions across a range of pathological problems. Coding experience in a range of relevant languages is essential including open source – with the view to fast prototyping solutions. A range of digital pathology research activities will be undertaken from image management, intelligent search, pattern recognition, image classification, content based image retrieval, deep learning, and machine vision in pathology. The individual must be motivated to make genuine impact in the field and strive to make PathXL a leading hub for innovation in computational pathology.
As part of the Philips’ Digital Pathology Solutions business PathXL is a global pioneer in the development of web-based software to support cancer research. We design and develop ground-breaking technology that dramatically impacts medical science. Our vision is to be a driving force in digital and computational pathology, providing innovative, effective and reliable software solutions that are used in cancer research, discovery and diagnosis.
To innovate in the field of computational pathology
To apply knowledge to design, develop and validate new algorithms to resolve complex pathological imaging problems
To keep up to date with the latest advances in the field of image analysis generally and specifically in the area of digital pathology
Work within the Research Management process to produce prototype implementations for algorithms for handover to development teams.
Work with imaging implementation teams to take ideas from concept to product
Handover of algorithms and associated technical documentation to development teams for implementation and product creation
Management of your own time to deliver high quality research results
Ensure effective IP management and support patent applications
Publish research papers in the field of image analysis
Present data internally to scientific team and externally at scientific congresses
This position reports into the Head of Research and is located at our Belfast office.
We are looking for
PhD in imaging, bioinformatics, modelling, statistics, or any other project involving a sizeable amount of computational or algorithmic development
Experience of algorithm development and visualisation of results
Experience in fast-prototyping new solutions using novel and open source code
Experience in research techniques, study design and statistical analysis
Experience in software programming using development languages relevant to image management and analysis
Experience of Deep Learning frameworks such as Theano, Tensorflow, Keras, Lasagne and Caffe
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience in pathology informatics and big data analytics
Post-graduate experience in pathological image analysis
Experience in handling and analysing whole slide images
Experience of building systems for digital pathology
Experience of working in industry
Experience of collaborating with other researchers
Experience of delivering software within a defined software process
Experience of agile development methodologies
Experience with Python, Java or C++ Experience with openCV
We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:
A competitive base salary plus a high performance related bonus.
Access to private healthcare insurance
Holiday allowance of 25 days a year from the start (plus bank holidays)
Learning and Development opportunities through our Philips University
Family friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity schemes
The Philips Employee Shop allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices
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