Experienced Researcher Wanted for Image Analysis Application and Development–OncoMark Limited

| June 13, 2012

We are looking for an experienced researcher to join OncoMark Limited (www.oncomark.com). Our offices are based at NovaUCD, which is a Technology Transfer and Innovation Centre at University College Dublin, Ireland (www.ucd.ie/nova). OncoMark is currently involved in an EU funded project entitled ‘Fast-Tracking Pathology via Automated Image Analysis and High-Performance Computing: Application to Prostate Cancer Diagnostics’ or FAST-PATH. This project is a Marie-Curie Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnership (IAPP) project, and involves 5 other partners around Europe.


The researcher recruited to OncoMark will perform aspects of this project and will be responsible for developing and applying automated image analysis approaches for quantitation of prognostic biomarkers in prostate cancer. The researcher be involved in tailoring current proprietary algorithms for this specific project, and be a key driver in the commercial development of this software. The fellow will also be responsible for scanning of glass slides to create digital slides and performing automated image analysis. FAST-PATH is centred on taking advantage of the convergence between image informatics, high performance computing and tissue diagnostics, which is central to the emergent arena of digital pathology. Our consortium brings a range of advanced digital pathology expertise and approaches from both academic and industrial sectors to address some of the key issues in prostate cancer diagnostics.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Biological sciences – Biology

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc) 

Research Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2) 

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Minimum Requirements:
– BSc in biological discipline or computer science
Jobs – EURAXESS – European Commission Page 1 of 5
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33763943 21/03/2012
– MSc or PhD
– >4 years full-time research experience (including time spent doing post-graduate degree)
– Proven experience of image analysis algorithm development and computer programming (knowledge of C++ a requirement)
– Knowledge of histology or tissue structure an advantage
– Knowledge of histological techniques (immunohistochemistry, tissue microarrays etc.)
– Ability to multi-task and work on different projects simultaneously
– Highly effective verbal and written communications skills
– Self-motivated and driven
– Experience working as part of a team
– Fast learner that requires minimal supervision
– Willingness to travel abroad to interact with collaborators and partners
For recruitment under the Marie Curie IAPP, there are several rules regarding mobility:
• Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Ireland for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
– 1 year in OncoMark, Dublin, Ireland
Possible start date: May/June 2012
Salary: Salary subject to experience
Contact: To apply for this position please send a comprehensive CV and Cover Letter to jobs@oncomark.com.

Courtesy of The European Commission

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