Medical Imaging AI Scientist Project Lead (REQ1213)

Job Overview

Medical Imaging AI Scientist Project Lead

Job ID: req1213

Employee Type: exempt full-time

Facility: Rockville: 9609 MedCtrDr

Location: 9609 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.

Position Overview:


The NCI Cancer Imaging Program fosters advances in in vivo medical imaging sciences through support of

basic and applied research in cancer imaging as well as promotion of imaging in clinical trials in order to gain

greater understanding of the pathways of cancer biology for the benefit of cancer patients and people at

cancer risk.

The Cancer Imaging Informatics Lab, part of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, manages

the Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) with the objective to increase public availability of high quality cancer

imaging datasets for research, supports NIH data sharing requirements for the cancer imaging community,

enhances reproducibility in research, and creates a culture of open data sharing and collaboration among

cancer imaging researchers.

The Cancer Imaging Informatics Lab also supports the development of new technologies and methodologies

such as clinical imaging data de-identification and curation, radiomics and image characterization, AI and deep

learning, and integrative, multi-disciplinary data analysis (e.g., radiogenomics). The Lab provides leadership,

expertise, and imaging data support to NIH program activities such as the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN),

Informatics Technology in Cancer Research (ITCR), CPTAC, and Moonshot APOLLO and imaging analysis and

‘omics integration projects.


Scientific oversight and project management of multiple imaging characterization activities in the

context of imaging-proteogenomics research which will be built upon TCIA data collection efforts

Assist the head of the laboratory in drafting statements of work and reviewing deliverables of


Provide overall scientific project management oversight and maintain coordination and communications

among all parties

Monitor progress against plans and provide status to senior management using project/program

management tools and techniques to organize, plan, track, coordinate, execute, report, and evaluate

program projects and objectives

Maintain coordination and communication between research operations, program management, and

team members

Prepare meeting minutes and follow-up to action items

Assist in the preparation of scientific data reports and data analysis

Prepare and manage multi-tiered project documentation and technical project coordination with lead

scientist’s/study directors

Stay abreast of current research techniques and remain knowledgeable in pertinent areas through

reading literature and by attending scientific presentations

Interface with government officials, primary investigators, program specialists, Leidos Biomed executives,

and other staff

Perform assignments independently, but may be subject to supervisory or appropriate project staff

oversight as needed

Compose and edit various program and technical communications, including presentations, standard

processes and other communications

This position may travel up to 15%

This position is will be primarily teleworking, but the client’s office is based out of Rockville, MD and in person

attendance of meetings may be required occasionally


Possession of a MS degree from an accredited college or university. Foreign degrees must be evaluated

for U.S. equivalency

In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of related experience

Ability to provide scientific and technical direction to subcontracts

Strong written and oral communication skills

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


PhD in relevant field

Knowledge of contract management

Demonstrated ability to critique and evaluate scientific relative reports

Demonstrated experience with image processing applications

Demonstrated knowledge of current advances in medical imaging (radiology and pathology)

Fluency using Python

Familiarity with high-performance computing environment

General experience in machine learning approaches

Familiarity with libraries for neural network applications (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, CNTK)

Familiarity with latest image processing techniques

Ability to work effectively in a Linux operating environment

Experience with application development using high-level languages

Demonstrated ability to telework

Ability to independently design and conduct experiments

Must be detail oriented

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects

Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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