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Research Scientist, Optimization

Company: Accuray Incorporated
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day - helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer - helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world.

Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems for alternative cancer treatments. Our radiation therapy for cancer makes treatment shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives.

Job Description

Summary:

This research scientist will participate in the research, evaluation, and advanced development of algorithms applied to therapeutic radiation treatment planning with a primary focus on development and implementation of treatment plan optimization algorithms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and prototype optimization algorithms for application to therapeutic radiation treatment planning systems with a team of research scientists and software engineers

  • Benchmark and compare performance of algorithms with alternative approaches

  • Design algorithms to support multi-thread implementation to achieve performance goals

  • Maintain integrated research environment and evaluate algorithms in a variety of clinical situations

  • Document work in written reports and oral presentations

  • Interact with research collaborators and medical professionals to evaluate technical capabilities, user needs, and alternative approaches for mathematical solutions of clinical problems

  • Occasional travel may be required

Qualifications:

a. Required

  • MS or higher degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Medical Physics or related field (Ph.D. preferred)

  • Minimum 3 years experience doing optimization algorithm research, development, and integration

  • Knowledge on derivative calculation via direct (forward) and adjoint (backward) methods

  • Experience with data science/machine learning, 3D segmentation, 3D deformation, tracking, modeling radiographic / biological systems a plus

  • Previous experience in the medical equipment industry a plus

  • Experience with design of parallel implementations is desired; CUDA knowledge a plus

  • C/C++ development experience required; cloud computing experience a plus

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Must be able to interact with clinical customers such as physicians, medical physicists, and research collaborators

  • Will consider appointment as a Senior Research Scientist for more experienced candidates

b. Desired or Preferred

  • Experience with data science/machine learning, 3D segmentation, 3D deformation, tracking, modeling radiographic/biological systems

  • Previous experience in the medical equipment industry

  • Experience with design of parallel implementations; CUDA knowledge

  • C/C++ development experience required; cloud computing experience

Location: Flexible. Preferred locations: Sunnyvale, CA, Chapel Hill, NC, Pittsburgh, PA, Madison, WI, and Guadalajara, Mexico; open to candidates working remotely from other locations.

To qualify for this position, candidates must be able to furnish proof that they are authorized to work in the country they are applying on a permanent basis without sponsorship.

EEO Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top - and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin - including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Keywords: Accuray Incorporated, Chapel Hill , Research Scientist, Optimization, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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