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Scientist/Engineer - Image Processing & Instrument Control

Job Description:

We are seeking a Software Engineer, Research Engineer, or Scientist to join our Research & Development group. In particular, this position is focused on the development of the recently announced Hyb & Seq TM technology (NGS), a novel single-molecule hybridization-based sequencing chemistry. The work is highly interdisciplinary will involve working closely with biologists, chemists, hardware/software engineers, and external OEM manufacturers.  The applicant will be expected to have strong verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to manage communication with OEM partners.  The position will involve development of software to extract data from images to yield sequencing results. 

Essential functions:

  • Experience with advanced mathematics and algorithm development associated with image analysis and image processing
  • Translation of prototype Matlab code into commercial code
  • Develop software to run on a commercial instrument


  • M.S., or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer science, bioengineering, physics, biophysics, mathematics, or related field
  • 3-8 years experience,2 years of industrial experience
  • Experience with advanced mathematics and algorithm development associated with image analysis and image processing
  • Experience with image processing: affine transformation, registration, feature extraction, filtering, segmentation, and feature extraction
  • Experience with parallel processing technologies and algorithms
  • A hands-on orientation toward fast algorithm/automation prototyping, experimental verification and rapid concept/idea testing
  • Proficiency in C#, and open CV

Additional experience preferred:

  • Experience in software development in a commercial environment
  • Design, modification, development, writing and implementation of software programming applications.
  • Proficiency in C# and C++ in a Visual Studio development environment.
  • Ability to follow configuration management best practices. Experience with Microsoft TFS and VSS.
  • Automation of instrument control, image acquisition, and data transfer
  • Knowledge of basic optics (fluorescent and diffraction limited microscopy especially)
  • Experience with CUDA and utilization of GPUs for acceleration of image/data processing
  • Translation of Matlab code into commercial software
  • Automation of repetitive activities through script-level programing and/or .net.
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing
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