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Beth Israel Lahey Health Biomedical Engineering Research Assistant III in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Job Summary: Cardiovascular MR Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Biomedical Engineer Research Assistant. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of imaging scientists, AI scientists, and cardiologists to develop next-generation cardiovascular MR technologies. As a Biomedical Engineer Research Assistant, you will participate in technical projects in imaging technology and be responsible for creating project plans and implementing and evaluating new algorithms. You will also work closely with our industrial partner, Siemens Healthineers, to implement your new methods in clinical MRI systems.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

As a Biomedical Engineer Research Assistant, you will collaborate with other group members to design and develop innovative algorithms to improve the imaging of cardiovascular disease with a focus on MRI data acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis.

Develop novel artificial intelligence tools to improve our ability to predict adverse outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease by integrating multi-modality data, including cardiac imaging.

Collaborate with scientists with our industry partner, Siemens Healthineers, to implement and integrate new methods into clinical MRI scanners.

Provide technical assistance to lab members on projects at the intersection of engineering, radiology, and cardiology.

Being responsible for various software developments, clinical cardiac imaging analysis software and data handling in the lab

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related scientific field required. Master's degree or a related scientific field preferred.

1-3 years related work experience required.

Bachelor's degree and two years experience or a Master's degree and one year experience.

Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent coding skills in Python or Matlab. Skills and ability to quickly prototype in Python are a must.

Prior hands-on experience with deep learning tools (e.g., PyTorch or TensorFlow-Keras).

Documented history of completed software projects

Strong communication and writing skills.


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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