Software Developer IV - Radiology/MRI Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Software Developer IV - Radiology/MRI Research

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001T2

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The Software Developer role will assist in the research and translational activities in medical imaging to solve important clinically-relevant problems. The Software Developer will work in a thriving research and software development environment where they will be able to interact with researchers and clinicians in the department. This position will involve software development tasks to support the AI algorithm development lifecycle (including advanced algorithmic development, development of data infrastructures to interface with the clinical radiology PACS systems, development and testing of AI solutions, and development of front-end deployment platforms for AI solution), and will allow for improving the candidate's engineering/coding skills, as well as becoming familiar with medical imaging subject matter, while gaining real-world experience in working with contemporary healthcare data and healthcare date infrastructures

  • Develop informatics software pipelines for data collection, analysis, processing, and visualization from the radiology clinical imaging databases, including PACS.

  • Develop and test AI and machine learning algorithms for research and translational projects for the department.

  • Assist in preparing scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and other forms of communication of research results.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Develops and implements complex applications, application databases, and interactive Web interfaces according to design specifications and departmental standards; establishes test plans and data; validates and verifies functions in applications; and prepares necessary forms and documentation for implementation.

  2. Interviews clients/users for problem definition and analyzes user needs, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

  3. Writes and maintains technical documentation for application requirements, coding standards, and operational procedures.

  4. Maintains, revises, and updates current application code or configuration including troubleshooting, fixing bugs, and improving functionality.

  5. Resolves problems that arise with existing production applications.

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience with computer hardware, software and programming.

Excellent technical and general communication skills, both oral and written.

Experience with Web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related field, or related experience in lieu of education.

Field of study preferred:biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, biological sciences, or other field of study related to AI and/or radiology research. Independent coursework in relevant field (e.g. AI or data science) can be substituted for formal degree

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) year of relevant experience.

Prior experience with computer science, data science, healthcare or biological sciences coursework or research preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.