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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Li Lab - Biomedical Imaging Research Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Li Laboratory specializes in the development of novel MRI techniques to address the research and clinical needs of cardiovascular imaging. To learn more please visit:


The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) is looking for a potential research assistant to assist multiple projects on medical image processing and analysis in Dr. Debiao Li’s lab. The position is for someone with BS or MS degree in computer vision, machine learning, biomedical engineering, physics, science of magnetic resonance, or medical imaging with basic knowledge of applied Mathematics and Statistics. Knowledge of image analysis and machine learning would be a plus together with some experience on algorithm development.

Essential job Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of routine

laboratory tasks and procedures.

Keeps accurate and detailed project

records of experiments and results.

Maintains lab equipment and related


Transports, processes and logs


Maintains computer database with

relevant clinical information.

Performs lab maintenance duties,

including glassware cleaning and sterilization.

Maintains stocks of general lab

materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.

Assists new students and fellows at

the laboratory.

Assists in the operation of

specialized equipment and machinery.

Observes and complies with safety

standards and procedures.

Educational Requirements:

BS in Biomedical Sciences or Engineering


•Must be efficient in Matlab programming.

•Experience with image analysis software packages such as ITK, and VTK.

•In-depth experience with image processing, image analysis and pattern classification.

•Basic knowledge of Deep learning applied to image classification and/or image segmentation (TensorFlow).

•Basic knowledge of statistical tests, and familiarity with tools such as SPSS, Weka, R.

•Capacity to communicate effectively and provide high quality visual representations of achieved results, as well as high quality scientific writing capability.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.