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Image Processing Software Developer - Temporary Full-time (03112022-01)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 8/2/2022 1:11:35 PM

Image Processing Software Developer, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Temporary Full time (1 year term, renewable)

Job Title:

Image Processing Software Developer

Department:

Sunnybrook Research Institute

Location:

Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Reports to:

Dr. Sandra Black & Dr. Maged Goubran

Hours:

Typical 37.5 hour work week, with some flexibility

Status:

Temporary full-time (One year contract; renewable)

Description

Our multi-disciplinary research groups (BrainLab and AICONSlab) are seeking an Image Processing Software Developer, at the Centre for Brain Resilience & Recovery under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Black and Dr. Maged Goubran. Our labs specialize in the application and development of cutting-edge multi-modal brain image analysis techniques to study stroke, dementia, and neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of multi-modal neuroimaging analysis software/pipelines (ex: https://hippmapp3r.readthedocs.io; https://hypermapp3r.readthedocs.io). There will also be opportunities to develop machine learning and image analysis algorithms using large multi-site imaging studies and trials (with hundreds or thousands of subjects each), including the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI), Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM), Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA), Brain-Eye Amyloid Memory Study (BEAM), and Medical Imaging Trials Network of Canada-C6 (MITNEC-C6). This will be performed in collaboration with our internal and external international collaborators including neurologists, radiologists, surgeons, psychologists, physicists, and computer scientists. There will also be opportunities for leading or contributing to publications and conference presentations focused on novel computational tools for neuroscience research

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design data analysis workflows incorporating existing tools and refinements
  • Assist with the development of brain image segmentation, registration, and morphometry software for day-to-day image processing
  • Contribute to research projects and publishing papers
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to image processing tasks to ensure robust performance across diverse neuroimaging datasets
  • Facilitate the process of software building, testing, packaging, and distribution
  • Create and maintain documentation for developers and end-users


Qualifications/Special Skills include:

  • Post-secondary degree in computer science, engineering, or medical biophysics, MSc preferred
  • Two or more years of work experience in software development
  • A passion for computer programming, with strong skills in Python and C++
  • Sound knowledge of object-oriented design and programming
  • Intermediate knowledge of Linux and scripting
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly

Assets:

  • Experience with machine and deep learning preferred (sklearn, Pytorch, Tensorflow, Keras, etc.)
  • Python software packaging, virtual environments, Anaconda/Conda, Jupyter/IPython
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux, including scripting and system administration
  • Working knowledge of FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM, MATLAB, R, ITK
  • Experience with version control systems (Git) and software testing
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • Test-driven development

Application screening will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

To apply for this position, please:

  1. Complete the following online questionnaire: https://goo.gl/1WvevD
  2. Send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae and the names of three potential references to: scott@sunnybrook.ca

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

More information about the Sunnybrook Research Institute can be found at: www.sunnybrook.ca/research
The Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.