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Title: Image Segmentation Research Specialist, FlyEMPosted: August 10, 2016
Company/Institution: Janelia Research Campus, HHMI
Location: Ashburn, VA
Department: FlyEM


Job Description:

The FlyEM team at Janelia Research Campus, HHMI is seeking an exceptional candidate to tackle the computer vision challenges in extracting the neural connectivity of a brain from terabytes of electron microscopic images. This is a unique opportunity to help elucidate real neural computation by providing theorists, behaviorists, and other neuroscientists with meaningful data extracted from an increasing flow of extremely high-resolution brain data. Janelia is among a few institutes in the world that generate such high-resolution, isotropic 3d brain images.

The candidate will be expected to generate original research and apply that research to practical applications in a large-scale, collaborative, team science environment. This position is appropriate for either career scientists / independent contributors or recent PhD graduates looking for post-doctoral experience. The candidate should be an expert in computer vision, machine learning, optimization, or related fields and have sufficient programming proficiency to apply that research. Example projects could include image segmentation using deep learning or object prediction. The candidate will interact with experts of diverse background and collaborators around the world and must possess superior communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science or related disciplines
  • Expertise in computer vision, machine learning
  • Proficiency in one or more computer languages (such as C++ and Python)
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

About Janelia:

Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. To learn more about working at Janelia, visit

About HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world.

Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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