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Research Scientist

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant funding
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General Summary of Position:

The Research Scientist is to work closely with faculty, other research scientists, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate students to carry out machine learning-based biomedical informatics research under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s). This position is contingent upon funding and is for a one-year period.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Must have a Ph. D. in Computer Science or closely related field, with a thesis in the area of machine learning-based biomedical informatics


  • Must have 4 years’ experience during or after Ph.D. study in designing and conducting medical imaging/video analytics experiments with real-world biomedical imaging/video datasets
  • Must also have experience in programming machine learning/deep learning algorithms and systems


  • Machine learning, deep learning, image processing, multimedia computing, data analytics, programming language and compilers

Additional Considerations: 

  • Should demonstrate a minimum of 3 publications in the field
  • Familiarity of Linux platform, machine learning/deep learning programming platform (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow), and open-source software development (e.g., OpenCV)
  • Familiarity of programming languages such as Python/Java/C/C++/Matlab, and LaTex tools
  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment
  • Prior grant writing experience desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P16.

This position is contingent upon funding.  The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity, successful performance and the availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include a resume and a cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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