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Image Processing Intern

Neuralink

Neuralink

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The Pathology Department is responsible for the macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of tissue samples from our study participants. The Anatomic Pathology team is responsible for necropsy, tissue grossing, and macroscopic evaluation of tissue; the Histology team for tissue processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, and microscopic slide generation; the Digital/Computational Pathology team for micro-CT scanning, whole slide digital imaging, and analysis; and the Laboratory Operations team for study/data preparation and delivery, specimen tracking, and general maintenance and compliance.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be supporting the Digital/Computational Pathology team in image capture, data management, hypothesis testing, statistical analysis, data visualization, and building AI models. You will have a unique chance to develop cutting-edge infrastructure and automation tools for digital pathology workflows.

  • Perform slide and/or specimen imaging, workflow documentation, and work closely with Imaging Associates/Specialists and Pathologists
  • Assist digital pathology scientists with hypothesis testing and statistical analysis of high-dimensional data
  • Create or assist in creating visualizations that help understand and interpret the complex high-dimensional data
  • Work closely with scientists and collaborators to develop AI models for complex computational pathology tasks
  • Select data for training/testing of the AI models and evaluate the performance of the models
  • Assist in architecting, developing, and validating digital pathology infrastructure solutions for large file management and seamless data flow
  • Assist in data management and tracking activities such as receiving images and metadata from different sources, quality checks, organization, and reconciliation activities
  • Assist in workflow optimization and automation efforts
  • Effectively communicate and present learnings to a diverse audience

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Neuroscience, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics/Computational Science, Computer Science/Engineering, Biomedical Engineering) OR currently pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM field
  • Experience working with sensitive analytical equipment including, but not limited to microscopes, digital slide scanners, and micro-CT scanners
  • Experience with Python scripting in clean and scalable code
  • Have a strong understanding of the scientific method and engineering first principles
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills, and enjoy independent learning, doing research, and presenting on a wide variety of topics
  • Have high attention to detail, organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a mission first, go-getter attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of dimensionality reduction algorithms such as PCA, LCA, SVD, UMAP, t-SNE, etc.
  • Experience with digital pathology image analysis software such as Halo, Visiopharm, QuPath, etc.
  • Experience with AWS - S3 buckets, EC2 instances and other high-computing platforms

Pay Transparency:

The following details are for Texas individuals only:

Texas Hourly Rate:
$25/hr USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields.
  • Growth potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave.
  • Flexible time off + paid holidays.
  • Equity + 401(k) plan.
  • Commuter Benefits.
  • Meals provided.

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview