MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Engineer, Radiation Physics - Research in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Research Engineer position in the Department of Radiation Physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center is to develop the tools, workflow and documentation to support automation research within the Division of Radiation Oncology and beyond. This will involve programming, data processing, and other tasks.

The Department of Radiation Physics provides research-driven, safe, accurate and high quality patient care in collaboration with radiation oncologists, conducts research and technology development to advance the state of the art and provides education on the scientific (physics) and technical aspects of radiation oncology.

The ideal candidate will have experience in programming (such as Python or C#), medical imaging (including DICOM), and image processing techniques. Experience in an engineering-related laboratory or medical environment is preferred. Some familiarity with statistical techniques is also preferred.

Salary Range

Minimum: $44,000 Midpoint: $55,000 Maximum: $66,000

Key Functions

  • Create software tools to facilitate the smooth collection and storage and visualization of data (medical images and other data sources)

  • Create software tools to facilitate smooth the analysis of images (e.g. CT or MRI images)

  • Create software tools to facilitate machine learning applications (e.g. deep learning for automated contouring)

  • Provide data management assistance for active research protocols, including importing data into treatment planning computers or other software.

  • Provide image analysis support, including programming, for ongoing R&D projects.

    Education

Required: Master's degree in Science, Physics or Engineering field.

Experience

Required: Two years of engineering-related laboratory experience.

Preferred: Programming experience (e.g. Python, C#). Previous experience in medical imaging (including DICOM), imaging processing techniques, computer software, and data management is preferred. Experience in an engineering-related laboratory or medical environment is preferred. Some familiarity with statistical techniques is also preferred.

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