Medical Image Analysis / Machine Learning Intern

Intuitive Surgical
Sunnyvale, California, USA
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Job Title: Medical Image Analysis / Machine Learning Intern       

Location: Sunnyvale, California


Are you passionate about applying state-of-the-art Deep Learning on Medical Image Analysis and getting on the fast track to benefit tens of thousands of patients?


Primary Function of Position

The candidate will work with a top-notch multi-disciplinary R&D team to develop surgical planning software on a robotic surgical platform.


We are seeking a talented individual to develop robust algorithms to segment key anatomical structures from 3d volumetric images, in a fully automatic and semi-automatic fashion. Machine learning/deep learning based methods are especially interesting due to its great success. We have datasets with ground-truth for both training and validation. Expected contributions include literature survey, algorithm design and implementation, testing on a large dataset with ground truth.


Skill/Job Requirements

  • A passion for developing technologies to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform fast prototyping and testing iterations and thinking outside the box to solve practical problems.
  • Advanced MS or PhD student in the area of Medical Image Analysis, Machine Learning or Computer Vision.
  • Solid knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desired: 1) volumetric image segmentation, 2) semantic image segmentation, 3) machine learning / deep learning, 4) computer vision.
  • Proficiency with Python and/or C++ to produce quick prototype and high quality code.
  • Familiarity with standard medical image libraries and/or machine/deep learning packages.


Commitment: Must be available to work full-time hours for 3-6 months starting as early as now. 


We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer



Tao Zhao, PhD

Managing Principal, Vision and Medical Imaging

Intuitive Surgical Inc.