Hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow – Developing Clinically Interpretable Medical Imaging AI in Radiation Therapy

  • PI: Wookjin Choi, Ph.D. <Wookjin.Choi@jefferson.edu>
    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2 Years

Responsibilities

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY: Thomas Jefferson University is now accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology with the Choi lab.  The post-doctoral position is for developing AI techniques for image-guided radiation therapy and clinical outcome prediction and decision-making using radiomics, deep learning, and other computationally intensive techniques. Trainees must have the opportunity to carry out supervised biomedical research with the primary objective of developing or extending their research skills and knowledge in preparation for an independent research career.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an emerging research project funded by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center on the incorporation of medical imaging AI into radiation therapy and clinical care for cancer patients. The research focuses on the development of image analysis tools for cancer imaging, as well as clinically interpretable radiomics features and deep learning models for clinical outcome prediction and decision making. The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to collaborate with Thomas Jefferson faculty, national and international collaborators, and work alongside investigators at the NCI Quantitative Imaging Network.

The entire Thomas Jefferson Medical Physics Division currently consists of 22 physicists and eight physics residents. The Jefferson physics faculty lead a highly-impactful and diverse research program. The group currently has ongoing funded projects by the National Cancer Institute, vendor-funded research, as well as Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center funding. System-wide equipment includes a ViewRay MRI-Linac, Varian TrueBeams, and Elekta Agility Linacs. The department has advanced scripting capabilities with multiple Radiation Oncology software packages including Mosaiq, Eclipse, and MIM Software.

Thomas Jefferson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest to the administrative assistant, Juli Johnson at julianne.johnson@jefferson.edu.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Medical Physics, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field required. The ideal candidate will be highly interested in an academic Medical Physics career, have strong computational skills, and seek out a highly collaborative environment. Based on the interest of the post-doctoral fellow; opportunities will be provided to obtain clinical experience, treatment planning experience, as well as mentorship on clinical trial design and statistical modeling methods.

Conditions of Employment

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson’s clinical entities or at the University.  If you are not currently vac

Published by Wookjin Choi

Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology Thomas Jefferson University

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