IBM Watson Health Imaging – Data Scientist in CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts

Job Description

IBM Watson Health is looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations today. New opportunities are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation.

The Rapid Development Team is a team of Scientists and Cognitive Software Developers within IBM Watson Health Imaging. In collaboration with cross-functional Watson Health teams, IBM Research and external partners, the team develops cognitive solutions that combine imaging and clinical data to enhance clinical decision making. The team is responsible for developing and validating robust and scalable cognitive services (text analytics and image analytics) and applications, including validation and evaluation of technologies being transferred from Research and other collaborators. The team follows Agile and DevOps methodologies to enable rapid iteration and responsiveness.

We are looking for self-motivated and driven candidates that are passionate about working on cutting edge technologies and that thrive in a highly collaborative environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Development of web based applications for medical data analytics, data management and annotations

  • Implementation and maintenance of algorithm development workflows and environments based on best practices in deep learning

  • Implementation and maintenance of data storage and computing infrastructure workflows used for algorithm development

  • Design and development of robust algorithms and techniques using text analytics, image analytics, computer vision and machine learning

  • Development of criteria for testing algorithm and system’s cognitive performance objectively from end-user and market perspective

  • Performance evaluation and testing of algorithms and systems on test and real clinical data

  • Analysis of current programs including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problems

  • Evaluation of algorithms and solutions to support technology transfer from collaborators to Watson Health Imaging’s Development teams

  • Support collection and annotation of data for algorithm development and evaluation

  • Integration of cognitive systems and components in Watson Health architecture, including Watson Health cloud

  • Support deployment of cognitive algorithms on Watson Health Imaging analytics platform

  • Collaboration with cross-functional and external teams, as well as clinical partners in support of Watson Health’s offering roadmap

Conduct product development in compliance with Watson Health’s methodology, practices and Quality Management system.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 years’ experience in solving real-world problems using computer science such as data science and web development

  • 3 years’ of experience in either Image Processing or Computer Vision

  • 2 years’ of experience in Machine Learning algorithms, including deep learning and statistical models

  • Strong knowledge of medical imaging domain, experience with applying computer vision and machine learning algorithms to analysis of X-ray, CT, MR and/or Ultrasound, etc.

  • Strong programming skills with Python and experience with Deep Learning and Computer Vision packages such as Keras, Tensorflow and OpenCV

Experience in developing software systems architecture, web services, web applications, and current software development tools, technologies and frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, postgresQL, Git, and Docker; Front-end / GUI experience with AngularJS, CSS, HTML and JavaScript

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience with full stack web application frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Django

  • Expert knowledge of Linux, shell script and HPC resource managers such as SLURM

  • Experience with healthcare information protocols and common interoperability standards, such as WSI, DICOM, and PACS.

  • Demonstrated communication and cross-functional collaboration skills.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.