[visionlist] Postdoctoral Positions - University of Pennsylvania

Kontos, Despina Despina.Kontos at uphs.upenn.edu
Mon Jun 28 23:13:56 GMT 2010

Postdoctoral positions 

Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania 



The position involves developing novel methods to analyze breast density
and parenchymal patterns from digital mammography (DM) and digital
breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images and estimating the predictive value of
these imaging features to assess a woman's risk of breast cancer. This
project is supported by the Department of Defense (DOD) and by the
American Cancer Society (ACS). Funding is secured for four years.


Successful candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical or
Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Science, with a strong background on
biomedical image analysis with emphasis on image feature extraction,
image segmentation, shape statistics, pattern recognition and machine
learning. Competence in programming methods (Matlab, C/C++, and LINUX
scripting) and quantitative analytical methods is essential. Applicants
should demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both orally
and in writing. Duties will include designing and implementing
experiments, data collection and analysis, and writing and presenting


The Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG) is a newly formed group of
the Breast Imaging Division of the Radiology department with a mission
to act as a translational catalyst between computational imaging science
and clinical breast cancer research. CBIG collaborates with faculty in
the Abramson Cancer Center, the Institute for the Translational Medicine
and Therapeutics, and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and
Biostatistics. Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative
research environment and will have the opportunity to work closely with
clinical investigators and gain a first-hand experience of our clinical
breast imaging program.






Applications should indicate the research area of interest and include a
letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of
three references. Salary is based on the NIH scale. Starting date for
the position is flexible.


To apply contact:

Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor 
Department of Radiology, 1 Silverstein Bldg.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4206
ph: 215-746-8757 / fx: 215-746-8764
em: Despina.Kontos at uphs.upenn.edu
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