Research Assistant Position: Medical Imaging, Computation, and Precision Medicine

 

Research Assistant Position: Medical Imaging, Computation, and Precision Medicine
Dr. Synho Do, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation / Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
spring or summer 2017

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) has been launched in 2015 to promote development of effective tools to prevent disease and provide personalized treatments. Precision medicine requires observation of all possible health related data, such as biological, environmental, and behavioral influences, which are generated by individual’s differences in genes and lifestyles. Our lab focuses on the development of the Radiology-Pathology-Genetic (R-P-G) data machine learning platform to implement the early stage cancer diagnosis and accurate treatment planning. Duties: The undergraduate researcher will actively play an important role to build essential components of the project: 1) digitalized big and high quality raw data repositories, 2) fast pre-processing and robust data retrieval system from secure storage, 3) intelligent algorithm to find an association map with self-learning capability, and 4) actionable information extraction and visualization of information. Skills Required: No prior research experience is required. However, you must have some computer programming skills (Python will be preferred). Learning Outcome: (1) Laboratory skills: Utilizing deep learning in medical images to create the R-P-G platform. (2) Research skills: study design, data analysis method, presentations, scientific writing, etc. Additional Information: Number of hours students are expected to work and length of the project are negotiable. Dr. Synho Do will mentor students at least once a week. Students are encouraged to apply to the HCRP and other fellowships or register for a research course credit. Department: Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Location: 25 New Chardon Street, 4th floor, Boston MA 02114. Lab website at http://lmic.mgh.harvard.edu/. To Apply: Email your Resume and cover letter to Ms. Catherine Park at hpark21@mgh.harvard.edu. (posted 2/2017)