Senior Research Scientist - Machine Learning and Image Analysis

Senior Research Scientist - Machine Learning and Image Analysis

This position is for a senior scientist working in HeartFlow’s Image Analysis team whose primary responsibility will be to research, design, develop, test and deploy cutting-edge machine learning algorithms for image analysis using large amounts of annotated volumetric medical images. The scientist will tackle exciting problems that can include topics such as uncertainty modeling, multi-object segmentation, object recognition, image registration, prognostic modeling, image quality assessment, and multi-modal image analysis. 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Solving cutting-edge scientific and technical challenges related to doing machine learning (deep learning) with a large amount of volumetric images.
    • Designing and developing image analysis algorithms and machine learning methods specifically for HeartFlow’s workflow with expert analysts in the loop.
    • Author top-tier journal and conference papers on your research at HeartFlow.
    • Intellectual ownership and specific lead responsibility related to the design, development, testing and delivery of integration of the machine learning and image analysis algorithms into the HeartFlow production workflow.
    • Design, development, integration, testing and maintenance of specific service and monitoring interfaces and functionality for all components associated with the image processing algorithms and integration.
    • Adherence to and active participation in the continuous development and improvement of all software quality policies and processes.
    • Keeping up-to-date with the state-of-the-art by attending academic conferences and reading industry journals.
    • Publish and disseminate findings by publishing articles and presenting at  conferences.

You have experience in the following:

    • Machine learning (deep learning)
    • Python (advanced programming)
    • C++ (knowledgeable)
    • Computer vision, image analysis

You are passionate about:

    • Solving prime medical problems with state-of-the-art technology
    • Revolutionizing the way cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and treated
    • Being a great engineer: 1) Familiarity with modern software development tools (bug tracking systems, source code revision control, automated testing) 2)Writing clean, modular, bug-free code 3) Algorithm development and computational complexity

You want to learn about:

    • Working in a regulated medical company
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Computational fluid mechanics
    • Building efficient interactive software tools
    • High-performance and scalable computing
    • Cloud computing

Educational Requirements & Work Experience:

    • PhD in Computer Science, Math or related field with a focus on Machine Learning and Image Analysis is a must
    • A minimum of 2-4 years post-PhD work experience
    • Publication record in high-impact computer vision and/or machine learning journals or conferences
HeartFlow’s Image Analysis team develops the cloud processing technologies that automatically analyze cardiac CTA scans. The team also develops the interactive algorithms in the workstation that an in-house team of experts use to review and correct the processed data. Because HeartFlow stores all the received CTA scans together with the reviewed and corrected annotations it has access to an unprecedented amount of annotated medical image data. This allows HeartFlow’s Image Analysis team to develop ground-breaking Machine Learning technology to further improve the HeartFlow Analysis and explore exciting new products.

About HeartFlow, Inc.
HeartFlow, Inc. is a medical technology company redefining the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Our non-invasive HeartFlow FFRct Analysis leverages deep learning to create a personalized 3D model of the heart. By using this model, clinicians can better evaluate the impact a blockage has on blood flow and determine the best treatment for patients. Our technology is reflective of our Silicon Valley roots and incorporates decades of scientific evidence with the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The HeartFLow FFRct Analysis is commercially available in the United State, Canada, Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

HeartFlow, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to every aspect of employment at HeartFlow, including recruitment, hiring, training, relocation, promotion, and termination.

Positions posted for HeartFlow are not intended for or open to third party recruiters / agencies. Submission of any unsolicited resumes for these positions will be considered to be free referrals.

US Locations Only: All employees and contingent workers (contractor, consultant, interns or temporary personnel) are required to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and any booster as recommended by CDC, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination on their first day of employment.
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