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Graduate Student Positions

We are always looking to recruit talented researchers from around the world. Interested graduate students should apply either through the Department of Bioengineering or the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics. We encourage getting in touch with us in advance to discuss research projects within our group, in order to add a reference into your admission application. Interested postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to contact us directly about opportunities. 

Postdoctoral Positions

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record, including first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, or related field. 

Ideal applicants should have a background on biomedical image analysis, computer vision, pattern recognition and/or machine learning. Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and computer programming (e.g., Python, C/C++) is essential. Experience with medical image analysis (e.g., MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound) or statistical methods and software packages (e.g., ITK C/C++ libraries, R/SPSS) is preferable. Applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment and will work closely with clinical investigators. Collaborators include faculty in our Radiology department, the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA), the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB).

Additional Information

Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA):

Abramson Cancer Center (ACC):

Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB):

Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI):

Penn Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs:


Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
Joint Affiliations: Bioengineering, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics Graduate Groups
Senior Fellow, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Rm D702 Richards Bldg.
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia PA 19104
ph: 215-746-4064

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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