AI/ML Job: Research Engineer: Optical Engineering

Rice university

Research Engineer: Optical Engineering at Rice university

Houston, Texas, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Jul 15 2018)
About the company
Scalable Health Labs are focused on mobile bio-behavioral sensing, to develop novel “sensors” that can simultaneously measure both bio- and behavioral-markers for a given healthcare context. The challenge lies in measuring both bio- and behavioral-markers in-situ, away from a clinic or healthcare facility. The new sensors will be the foundation of next-generation healthcare architecture, where both the patient and healthcare providers are empowered by relevant and timely information

Job position

Job description
Scalable Health Initiative ( is looking for a research engineer with expertise image processing, computer vision and machine learning. Scalable Health Initiative is a unique environment combining research in medical device and algorithms development, conducting clinical trials with our global medical partners and fueling new startups.

The candidates must have demonstrable experience in using computer vision, and machine learning tools and must have a Masters in signal processing, machine learning, computer vision or commensurate experience in a related field.

The position has an excellent history. Four out of our last five research engineers have started their own companies, many leveraging the innovations in the lab. The candidates will become engineering leads on one or more projects, and work closely with graduate and undergraduate students, along with faculty members. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Machine Learning and Computer Vision Algorithms development, testing and deployment

- Analyze, design, and develop algorithms for mobile health applications.

- Advise on machine learning concepts and applications for Scalable Health projects.

- Assist with supervision of graduate students working on this and related Scalable Health projects.

- Assist in the preparation of data for and writing of publications.

- Work closely with external partners on research and deployment of technologies for technology transfer.

Research Support

- Development of proposals for research funding and possible collaborations.

- Assist in the preparation of reports to research sponsors.

Skills & requirements
Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Concentration / Degree Type

Education Preferred

Master’s degree.

Experience Required 3 years

Type of Experience

In computer vision and machine learning tools experience or commensurate experience in a related field.

Skills Required

Deep Learning


Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Computer vision, machine learning, or a related field.

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