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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27185
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org RA-Radiology
Posted to the Web 10/25/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for an experienced software developer to work with researchers on biomedical image analysis. The preferred candidate will make a direct contribution to medical and scientific research by applying good software engineering practices in continuing our effort of transforming projects from the research stage into polished applications to be deployed in a clinical setting.

Working as part of a team and collaborating closely with researchers, the developer will be responsible for writing, rewriting, or refactoring medical image computing software developed by CBICA researchers to follow internal standards and integrate with an existing GUI based on C++ and Qt. The candidate will contribute to the development and improvement of consistent interfaces and methods to provide the research software to clinical users. The candidate will provide guidance in software development principles and practices to members of CBICA.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Computing, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field plus one (1) year of full-time professional software development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master’s degree is a plus.

Required Skills:
* Basic understanding of computational techniques in medical image analysis or comparable educational background and demonstrated ability to learn and apply new, complex, computational and mathematical techniques in a professional setting.
* Thorough understanding of C++
* Familiarity with CMake.
* Experience with Qt in GUI development.
* Ability to communicate effectively with researchers and clinicians.

Preferred Skills:
* Experience with Image Processing Toolkits (ITK, VTK, OpenCV)
* Knowledge of Python
* Experience with cross-platform development (Linux, Windows, MacOS)

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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