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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Medical Imaging, Deep Learning in Los Angeles, California

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 we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.

Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional?

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Program is a medical imaging research and software development group within the Department of Medicine. The Project Scientist works independently but in close cooperation and consultation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to AIM Program research.

The Project Scientist will lead current and future research projects related to cardiac image processing. Primary responsibilities include development and implementation of new research techniques, protocols and algorithms, and data analysis and interpretation including deep learning techniques. Highly specialized and technical expertise in scientific programming, medical imaging and machine learning methods is required to carry out designated research projects. The Project Scientist is a key member of the AIM research team and is expected to collaborate effectively with faculty investigators, engineers and research staff to achieve project objectives.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops and implements novel research techniques, protocols and algorithms for fully automated software analysis of fast Myocardial Perfusion SPECT (MPS) and PET.

Participates in publications, scientific abstracts and presentations as first author or co-author.

Presents research results at scientific meetings.

Participates in research and technical meetings and utilizes expertise to plan and develop new research projects and proposals.

Assists in the preparation of grant proposals of Senior Investigators.

Compiles, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data.

May submit grant proposals independently, as approved by supervising Principal Investigator.

May lead or train research fellows, associates and students.

Education Requirements:

PhD in Computer Science or related field


  1. Completion of postdoctoral scholar training

  2. Demonstrated significant, original or creative contributions to research project or program

  3. Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization

  4. Background in medical imaging, image processing, machine learning and/or computer vision

  5. Proficiency in mathematics, medical statistics and 3D geometry

  6. 6+ years programming experience; proficiency in scientific and numerical C++ or Python programming

  7. Basis system administration skills

  8. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  9. Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.