Computational - Imaging Scientist

TissueVision, Inc. - Somerville, MA


Job Title: Computational - Imaging Scientist

Location: Somerville

TissueVision develops novel imaging and tissue analysis products to help researchers develop cures for diseases. Since founding the Company based on our research at MIT with high speed 3D tissue imaging, we have seen our products and services go on to be used by thousands of scientists in academia and industry across North America, Europe and Asia, and result in major findings published in top journals.

We are looking to add an enthusiastic and experienced Computational Imaging Scientist to our team.

As part of an interdisciplinary team you will be applying image analysis and data processing skills broadly to help develop high throughput analysis pipelines, and novel image analysis solutions.

What's it like to work at TissueVision? We are small team of collaborative scientists, engineers and programmers who have a passion to apply our expertise to make better assays for biologists. One of the major problems in biomedical research today is that researchers don't have the right tools to answer crucial questions, especially when investigating the all-important tissue and organ levels of biology. We are making the tools that fill this need.

As a member of our team you will be working with researchers and scientists directly through our life sciences contract research arm TissueMetrics ( to develop novel image-based assays for biological discovery and disease pathologies.

In addition, you will also interact with our Product team including experienced chemical engineers, optomechanical engineers, biophysicists working to help develop our next generation imaging and tissue processing hardware and services.

Responsibilities: Your primary role will be to develop methods for data/image processing and analysis targeting to our internal system development and client research endeavors. Through our work we generate and analyze TBs of imaging data from multiple whole organ/tissue types (brain, heart, kidney, tumor), that provide answers to critical pathological states of cancer, fibrosis, and neurodegeneration conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

We are looking for a candidate who has a strong record in developing methods for extracting meaningful data from large scale imaging datasets, with a strong background in mathematics and statistics. This is a unique opportunity to develop image-based assays that will provide researchers and industry clients tools to answer foundational biological questions targeting some of the most difficult diseases of our time.

This position would be ideal for a person with a strong technical background who is now looking to apply these skill sets to the growing field of biomedical image analysis and digital pathology. Salary is commensurate with experience.

If you find the idea of applying your skills in computation image analysis to further biomedical research exciting, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Develop software tools and methods to identify anatomical features in image data.
  • Build computational models for predicting and evaluating tissue specific pathology
  • Establish and implement metrics for the success of image registration/ image fusion and signal detection algorithms.
  • Support primary analysis through data visualization
  • Follow good coding practices.


  • MS/PhD in applied mathematics, computer science, computational biology, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years working in a data analysis role performing scientific computing.
  • Proven record of developing custom solutions for image analysis.
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud-based data storage/processing.
  • Strong programming ability (Python - preferred).


  • Experience with scientific data visualization.
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. postgreSQL, mongoDB).
  • Strong knowledge of statistics.
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms for image processing.

Please send your CV and cover letter.

TissueVision is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected factor.

Job Type: Full-time


  • AWS: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Data Analysis Skills: 5 years (Preferred)
  • PostgreSQL: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Data Visualization: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location