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Postdoctoral Scientist-Levy Digital Path Lab

Employer
Cedars-Sinai
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Hospital
Job Description

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Members of the Levy DigiPath Lab are pioneering advancements in the field of digital pathology by developing and validating sensible/pragmatic artificial intelligence technologies. These technologies seamlessly integrate hyperdimensional imaging, spatial omics assays, text data, and various types of electronic medical records. With a focus on meeting clinical needs, the lab operates under the guiding principle of "by clinicians, for clinicians."

A key area of the lab's research explores spatial molecular variations within tumors. Utilizing advanced spatial multimodal molecular assays, they uncover patterns that reveal how tumors invade and spread. The lab also leverages the synergistic capabilities of AI and spatial omics to deepen our understanding of cancer mechanisms and epidemiology. Their cutting-edge machine learning techniques not only enhance the quality of these assessments but also aim to reduce costs.

Finally, the lab is committed to advancing hierarchical Bayesian methods to ensure the ethical evaluation of medical AI technologies. This ensures a high standard of integrity, fairness, and transparency, mitigating biases and preventing the overhyping of model effectiveness.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Dept Specific Duties:

Innovative Translational AI Research, Grants, and Mentoring: Lead research projects in digital pathology, validating emerging technologies. Explore various areas such as virtual staining, spatial transcriptomics, bladder cancer screening algorithms, and more. Use image analysis, deep learning, statistics, and other techniques. Secure grants and fellowships. Mentor junior colleagues, present research findings, and provide biostatistical consultation.

Implementation of AI Technologies: Evaluate and apply AI technologies using an implementation science approach. Integrate AI into existing systems, focusing on clinician-centric solutions. Develop and maintain a state-of-the-art pathology database with diverse data types. Collaborate on integrating genomics data.

Federated Learning: Collaborate on national, multicenter federated learning initiatives. Contribute to improving federated learning algorithms and methodologies.

Computing: Manage and optimize a GPU-capable computing cluster (PathOS). Enhance computing infrastructure for research projects. Collaborate on sample preparation techniques for better digital analysis and genomics applications.

Educational Initiatives: Assist in developing a national high school volunteer program on AI, medicine, and digital pathology. Contribute to designing educational materials and programs.

Qualifications

Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1346239
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist-Levy Digital Path Lab
Department : Pathology Group Operations
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Postdoctoral Scholar
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $64,500 - $93,600

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