Digital Pathology Research Associate - Bioinformatics
351006 - BF-Lab Rajaram
 Dallas, TX

Job Summary

The Rajaram lab requires a Research Associate with experience in Pathology for the development of AI based digital pathology approaches. The candidate will focus on characterizing pathology slides using an established digital pathology pipeline and will ultimately be responsible for train deep learning approaches to identify various tissue phenotypes. This work will contitute a key component of a collaboration with Dr. Payal Kapur in the Dept. of Pathology to develop morho-digital biomarkers in kidney cancer.

This position is ideally suited for motivated candidates with Pathology experience interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of digital pathology. No previous experience with digital pathology or machine learning is required; we will provide training on the use of digital pathology tools such as QuPath and on interfacing with advanced machine learning approaches. Formal training in Pathology is highly encourages, but specialized instruction in Genito-Urinary pathology will be provided. For more information about the Rajaram lab see:

Experience and Education

Masters degree with major coursework in field of assignment and three (3) years of laboratory experience including at least two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent.

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years of laboratory experience including two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent.

Job Duties

  • Recommends and/or initiates new or modified procedures and techniques based upon latest developments in assigned field or analysis of research data.
  • Performs computer programming for accumulation and analysis of research data.
  • Designs, constructs, repairs, or modifies electronic and/or mechanical equipment or apparatus used in experiments and research projects.
  • Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents, or other laboratory personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized in research or experiments.
  • Assists principal investigator and other professional personnel in writing of reports and papers for publication.
  • May provide working supervision to employees of lower grade engaged in performance of variety of difficult and complex laboratory work tasks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

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