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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoc Fellow - Imaging Physics (Tumor Measurement Initiative Program) in Houston, Texas

Dr. Moiz Ahmad, Dr. Christopher Walker, and Dr. Joshua Yung are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in the areas of medical image analysis and modeling to join a clinical research group focused on image quality and QA of clinical imaging. The position would be joining the Tumor Measurement Initiative program, which aims to build an institutional platform to support standardized, automated, quantitative imaging-based tumor measurement across each patient's journey to advance multidisciplinary, data-driven, high-precision cancer treatment. Specifically, to process and analyze imaging data, including image quality, measurement tools, and newly developed automated segmentation tools (for tool evaluation and validation).


The research topics are based on 1) imaging protocol standardization 2) development of clinical image-based quality metrics 3) correlation of quality metrics to accuracy of automated image analyses, including segmentation, classification, and prediction.

Specific examples of projects are:

Research and development of additional algorithms such as automated ways to measure blood vessel contrast.

To analyze and redesign localizers for optimization using imaging-based QA metrics to maximize capture of quality data for every patient, every scan. Apply existing algorithms that generate image quality metrics to model radiologists' assessments of clinical exams.

Preference is given to candidates with demonstrated experience in data science or machine learning, and proficiency in either MATLAB or Python programming languages.


An individual holding a recent (within three years) Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.) in an appropriate field who is seeking a temporary appointment, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, involving full-time laboratory-based research or scholarship in preparation for an academic or research career as an independent investigator. This appointment is not part of a clinical training program; individuals holding an M.D. degree or equivalent are not permitted to engage in patient care activity.


MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA ( . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups


Dr. Joshua P. Yung