Research Scientist/Software Engineer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute 31 reviews - Ashburn, VA

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HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus, a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C., is dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Our highly collaborative structure is designed to support interdisciplinary work in small lab groups. We seek candidates who are comfortable with risk and are able to think independently to develop novel approaches. The Jain Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computer science & neuroscience research projects.

Principal Responsibilities:
Example projects being pursued in the lab include:
Developing large, deep machine learning networks for biological image analysis using Janelia’s 4000-core CPU/GPU cluster
Developing novel structured prediction methods for parsing image data
Developing tools for crowdsourcing image analysis
Developing novel analytical techniques for understanding network structure in wiring diagrams

Preferred Qualifications:
BS/MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or natural sciences. PhD preferred.
Ability to work and support interdisciplinary work in small lab groups.
Comfortable with risk.
Ability to think independently.
Ability to develop novel approaches.

Additional Information:
HHMI offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For consideration, please forward your resume in confidence to Please include a cover letter detailing previous research experience and three references. Please also include "Scientific Visualization" job title in the subject line.

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