Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Postdoctoral Associate - Saalfeld Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Ashburn, United States

Summary:  We are looking for a postdoctoral associate who is enthusiastic about developing novel machine learning based analysis methods for large biological images and videos at the interface of cell biology and neuroscience.  We are working closely with experimentalists and software engineers and you will be able to establish and design your own research project in tight collaboration with our and other labs, with access to excellent scientific and engineering support staff and resources.  We are open source and open science enthusiasts, your work will contribute to popular open source packages in the field.



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Math, Physics or related field
  • If you don’t have a Ph.D yet but believe you can compensate this with enthusiasm, creativity, and practical experience, reach out and let’s talk

For more information on the Saalfeld lab, visit here or email Stephan at 

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: R-87