Dr. Jun Kong received a National Institute of Health grant for 2019-2022

Posted On August 19, 2019
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Dr. Jun Kong received a National Institute of Health grant entitled “Computational pathology software for integrative cancer research with three- dimensional digital slides” for 2019-2022. More information and postdoc recruit announcement can be found below.

Federal Agent: NIH/NCI

Title: “Computational pathology software for integrative cancer research with three- dimensional digital slides”

Amount: ~ 1.14M

Period: 3 years

Scope: We propose to develop an integrative 3D analytical digital pathology framework for reconstructing, characterizing, and deep analyzing virtual 3D tissue space widely applicable to diverse cancer research. This novel informatics framework will provide effective and scalable methods on giga-pixel pathology imaging analysis methods and scalable 3D spatial data management and querying systems. The resulting systems will enable fast discovery of clinically relevant spatial patterns of 3D pathology objects and spatially mapped biomarkers within an authentic 3D tissue space to advance cancer research.

Postdoc recruitment:
1. Candidates are required to have good background in at least one of the following areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, and Mathematics
2. Strong motivation for large scale image analysis, machine learning (esp. deep learning), and strong sense of responsibility to complete research in a timely manner.
3. Strong programming skills in Python, C/C++, and Matlab are required; some experience with R/SAS is preferred; experience with Ruby on Rails, and ThreeJS24, and WebGL library for javascript is a strong plus; some experience with High Performance Computing and Database would be ideal.
4. Candidates are expected to work independently. Meanwhile, we will give you detailed instructions and help during the complete course of research work.

To get more sense of what research work we do, please visit here for more information.