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Research Engineer - Machine Learning & Biostatistics at Proscia (Philadelphia, PA)

About Proscia

Software changed the way humans live, and machine learning is doing it again today. We started Proscia to use this power to perfect cancer diagnosis by changing the way the world does pathology.


At Proscia, we push the limits of medicine and technology, solving problems the world has never solved before. We build software used by thousands of pathologists and know that our work is improving outcomes for patients around the globe.


Thats why were looking for curious thinkers, big dreamers, developers, evangelists, pathologists, and scientists. Exceptional talent to help us use great power for good and advance humankind.


About this Position


The data to fight cancer lies in images - specifically, in gigapixel scans of tissue.  The Research Engineer will be directly involved in the development of cutting-edge AI technology in the field of pathology. Using your experience and knowledge in machine learning algorithms, you will play a key role in the research and development of Proscia's digital pathology and AI software. As a core member of Proscia's R&D team, you will be an essential part of transforming the practice of pathology and cancer diagnosis, turning pixels into patterns and insights in the fight against cancer.


You are someone who lives and breathes data and is eager to transform it in a way that solves real-world problems in medicine. 


You will:


  • Implement and train deep learning models as part of an established, growing research team
  • Perform scientific experiments in deep learning, draw conclusions and formulate new ideas
  • Perform computer vision-based image analysis
  • Identify trends in biological data that aid in model design and development. Apply statistical theory and mathematical principles to generate key insights from experimental results. Collaborate in the conceptualization of deep learning architectures and workflow pipelines with the research team
  • Generate and architect solutions to challenging problems in deep learning and their practical implementation
  • Stay abreast of the state of the art and participate in scientific journal discussions
  • Document and report experiments and conclusions


Need to have:


  • M.S. with 2 years experience or Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Informatics or related field 
  • Strong foundation in application-oriented statistics (power and sample size calculations, Bayesian statistics, hypothesis testing, etc.)
  • Experience in data mining and analytics to improve deep learning practices
  • Familiarity with pattern recognition and statistical signal/ image processing
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R
  • Proficiency in Machine Learning and Computer Vision algorithms
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow, Caffe or Torch, and a drive that has taken you past plug-and-play machine learning
  • Experience in algorithm development and optimization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for translational biomedical research


Desirable to have:

  • Experience in developing and training GPU-accelerated machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with High-Performance Computing
  • Experience with histology image data or other medical image analysis
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud infrastructure
  • Pragmatic programming habits


Beyond Just Work

As a company in the healthcare field, we want our people to be happy and healthy, in and out of the office. In addition to competitive pay, we ensure everyone on our team is supported with savings, schedule, and insurance options that promote long-term health and personal growth.


Our office environment is designed for creativity and agility: with walls as notepads and couches for collaboration. Yes, we have the free food, gourmet coffee, craft beer, massage chairs, and wellness rooms but youll come for the challenge, camaraderie, and the opportunity to do bold work.


At Proscia, we dont just accept difference we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Proscia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.