Postdoctoral Fellow in Deep Learning

Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Canada
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Deep Learning applied to Digital Pathology

The medical image analysis research group, led by Dr Anne Martel, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of deep learning methods for medical image analysis in general and digital pathology in particular. The successful applicant will work on an exciting project to generate prognostic models of breast cancer recurrence based on the analysis of whole slide histopathology images using a large database of image data, pathologist's reports and genetic tests carried out on patients enrolled in a clinical trial. We also know which patients went on to have a recurrence of cancer. This is a collaborative project with the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research and will involve collaboration with both pathologists and bioinformaticians. The application of deep learning to medical image analysis is a rapidly growing area of research and the successful applicant will be expected to develop novel techniques to address the unique challenges posed by digital pathology whole slide images. Applicants should have a strong interest in deep learning in general, and in one or more of the following areas: unsupervised learning, integration of imaging and genomics information, interpretable machine learning, multitask learning, multiple instance learning, precision medicine.

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a relevant discipline obtained within the last five years.
  • Proven publication record in machine learning research.
  • Programming experience in one or more of Python, R, C++
  • Experience with TensorFlow and/or PyTorch is an advantage
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.

Research Environment

The Martel group is located in the Image Processing Lab at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. Research interests include the development of computer-aided diagnosis tools for breast MRI, digital pathology, and integration of radiomics/pathomics/genomics. The post-doctoral fellow will be working with faculty and graduate students in the Department of Medical Biophysics and will be expected to participate in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the lab. 

Please submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vita and a list of publications and contact information for 2-3 references (no letters required at this stage) to:

Information about the Sunnybrook Research Institute at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s largest research institutes, can be found at: In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. This post will stay active until the position is filled.


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