Oregon Health & Science University

Computational Biologist 1 or 2 (Computer Vision)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
CEDAR - Knight Cancer Institute
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm plus occasional nights and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Overview: The Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are comprised of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.


Our Commitment to Diversity: CEDAR is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires out-of-the-box thinking and new perspectives. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.


Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:

  • We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
  • We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
  • We work as a CONNECTED team—We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone

Function/Duties of Position

Applications are invited for those experienced in data analytics, machine/deep learning, computer vision and computational modeling. CEDAR is a world leader in early cancer detection, research, and translation. Our mission is to enable early cancer detection and treatment through successful integration of biological understanding of early disease with the multiple technological approaches currently emerging from research laboratories. As a Computational Biologist you will be part of an interdisciplinary technical team, collaborating with cancer biologists, technologists, imaging specialists, computational biologists and data scientists. In this role you are responsible for data management, the design, development and maintenance of statistical and machine learning algorithms and softwares for data analysis, computer vision, and omics. Tasks include conducting cutting edge research, development and application of machine/deep learning, and computer vision techniques to cancer related data.


Duties include but are not limited to:

Algorithms/methodology development

  • Apply statistical and machine learning algorithms/softwares for data analysis, computer vision, and omics
  • Conduct cutting edge research
  • CB2: develop novel machine/deep learning and potentially computer vision

Required Qualifications

  • CB1: Master's Degree in Computational Biology or related field OR Bachelor's Degree in Computational Biology or related field AND 3 years of relevant experience
  • CB2: Master's Degree in Computational Biology or related field AND 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Computational Biology or related field AND 6 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical, computing and programming skills
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis, machine/deep learning and computer vision methods
  • High level of proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C/C++, or Java
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (e.g., Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, MxNet)
  • Experience with high performance computing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge about cancer biology and microscopic imaging desired but optional

Additional Details

Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.


We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at no or low cost to employees
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • Several retirement plans to choose from with contributions from OHSU
  • Up to 208 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Annual Raises
  • Growth/Development Opportunities
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses


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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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