Software Engineer

Howard Hughes Medical Institute   •  

Ashburn, VA

Not Specified years

Posted 244 days ago

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world.


We are looking to hire a software engineer for at least one year, to work on the implementation of automatic neuronal arbor reconstruction from volumes of electron microscopy: a central problem in the emerging field of large-scale cellular connectomics.


The work will be centered on bringing automation to the software CATMAID [1], in particular by applying flood-fill networks [2] and their tensorflow implementation [3] to build a workflow that will speed up the work of dozens of laboratories already using CATMAID for computer-assisted yet manual reconstruction of neurons for mapping wiring diagrams with synaptic resolution.


The engineer will be embedded in the Cardona lab at HHMI Janelia [4], among computer scientists and neuroscientists working together to map the wiring diagram of complete brains at synaptic resolution.