The Thomas Fuchs Lab at the Windreich Department of AI & Human Health at Mount Sinai is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in the novel field of computational pathology using supervised, weakly supervised, and unsupervised machine-learning algorithms and methods with applications in healthcare. The Postdoctoral Fellow would aim to improve clinical practice in pathology by developing intelligent decision-support systems that not only automate cumbersome or repetitive tasks but also lead to more objective and reproducible results. The overarching goal is to lead the way in transforming pathology from a qualitative to a quantitative discipline. The Postdoctoral Fellow will join a dynamic team of data scientists and clinicians and participate in unique opportunities to apply machine learning for important scientific breakthroughs and to directly impact patients’ lives in a clinical setting.
This position will be in the lab of Thomas J. Fuchs, Dr. Sc. housed in the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai (HPI.MS) in the Windreich Department of AI and Human Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan, New York, NY, USA. HPI.MS has a vested interest in using advanced data science methodologies on large-scale health data to push forward precision medicine.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Building training/inference pipelines for large-scale experiments on HPC clusters
Develop and apply quantitative methods for the analysis of digital microscopy slides
Development of novel histology-based computational biomarkers
Predictive modeling for disease outcomes and personalized therapeutic recommendations
Working with common data model EHR standards (e.g., OMOP)
Multi-modal (e.g., genomics, imaging, and clinical data) deep learning for clinical decision support
Training embedding models via self-supervision
Leveraging unsupervised learning to discover biologically-relevant disease subtypes
Transforming real-world data to real-world evidence for supporting regulatory decisions
Data and Resources
The candidate will have the opportunity to work with unparalleled data and computational resources. Data resources include:
The digital pathology archive with >1 million de-identified whole slide images
>10 million patient EHR in the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse
Raw waveform electrocardiogram data for over 2 million patients and 9 million scans
Free-text clinical notes (over 60 million notes)
The Imaging Research Warehouse with >5 million radiology images
High-performance computing cluster as well as internal servers
Education & Experience Requirements:
PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a quantitative science-related field (e.g., biomedical informatics, clinical informatics, machine learning, biostatistics, genetics, etc.)
Significant experience in machine learning techniques is required, ideally with published work and/or code available. Expertise with deep learning frameworks is preferred (e.g.,, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras). Experience with computational pathology, large vision models (CNNs, vision transformers), multi-GPU multi-node training, and federated learning strongly encouraged
Expertise with programming and statistical software experience in Python and/or R
Experience working on an HPC cluster is encouraged
Excellent publication track record including conference papers and preprints (e.g., arxiv)
Strong communication and presentation skills with fluency in spoken and written English
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Compensation The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $58,661.00 - $60,788.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.