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Job Req ID:  79317

IT Specialist

The Pathology Department is seeking an IT Specialist who develops computer vision algorithms to support both our operational and research image processing needs, particularly in regard to whole-slide imaging data.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop algorithms in Python/Matlab/equivalent to analyze large whole-slide image data.
  • Extensively test and analyze algorithm performance under a variety of conditions.
  • Communicate results to stakeholders and collaborators on a regular/weekly basis.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 2 years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate courses in signal processing, image processing, relevant programming skills.
  • Proficiency in Python, Matlab, or equivalent with at least 2 years of demonstrated experience in academia, publications, or industry. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Solid skills of Python, Matlab, or equivalent.
  • Fundamental knowledge of signal processing that can be applied to imaging data.
  • Write solid, maintainable code that can be reused and is documented; following best practices for version control of code.
  • Strong communication and team interaction skills.
  • Must have excellent problem solving, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Work requires problem solving skills, interpreting data, finding solutions to technical problems. 
  • Work requires precision and attention to detail.
  • Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work, and follow through on assignments. 
  • Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in at remote locations.
  • Able to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • May be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.


Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:

  • Computer experience and available equipment/space for remote IT work.


Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 85% of the time.  
  • Required to operate computer keyboard/mouse. Repetitive motion.
  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color
  • Frequent use of the telephone, while multi-tasking to retrieve or review information from the computer in order to assist callers quickly and confidentially. 


Classified Title: IT Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OF 
Starting Salary Range: $20.01 - $27.51/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00PM 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: SOM Pat Pathology Informatics  
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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