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MD Anderson Cancer Center Computational Scientist (Software Programming) in Houston, Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Computational Scientific Programmer position is to lead computer programming efforts in a variety of clinical projects led by the Department of Imaging Physics faculty and staff.

The position will include writing and coordinating the development of programs and software tools to perform various tasks as required by faculty in support of patient care primarily in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging. The programs that are developed will help accomplish the goals and direction of the Department of Imaging Physics while meeting Division clinical support needs. This includes but is not limited to analyzing large amounts of imaging and measurement data in determining trends and actionable events. Tracking and documenting reports and test schedules for numerous imaging systems. Provide process for faculty to develop and implement image and data processing tools to measure image quality and key performance indicators. Participation in conferences and professional development, authoring and/or co-authoring in medical scientific publications. Develop algorithms to facilitate the efficient processing of medical images. Administer responsibility for coding, testing, validating, analyzing, and documenting of program development.

Education - Fosters and encourages a receptive and nurturing environment conducive to learning and contributes to education activities of patients and family members, faculty, fellow employees, medical students, residents, fellows, graduate research assistants, volunteers, M. D. Anderson Diagnostic Imaging Program students, clinical affiliate students, and visiting colleagues/scientists.

Key Functions

1.Participate and coordinate the development of innovative and creative software solutions for image/data processing and exploitation of complex problems and solutions in image and data processing, analysis and visualization using computer hardware and software for the department of Imaging Physics.

2.Train, and mentor junior programmers in developing, testing, documenting and revising of programs, through programing and query languages such as Python, HTML, PHP, Matlab, JavaScript, JSON, MySQL, etc.; implement and document graphics, image processing and visualization software using associated software packages/libraries such as VTK, ITK, QT. Acquire additional software application knowledge as needed to support the work of Department of Imaging physics. Periodically research current technological development in the fields of medical imaging and visualization and related software by going through scientific publications, Internet etc.

3.Guide and train junior programmers to maintain a Wiki-based documentation website and software repositories, including CVS, SVN, and GIT, as a central point of software distribution for the department.

4.Provide guidance, assistance and training for Department of Imaging Physics members to use computer hardware and software and to develop new applications with an emphasis on imaging (e.g., processing, analysis and visualization).

5.Must have a working/administrative knowledge of major operating systems including Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac OS, etc.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.


Required Experience: Five years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree three years experience required.

Preferred: Someone who has worked with Python; has strong programming skills. Background in both programming and healthcare preferred.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 130536

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 98,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 118,200

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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