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Machine Learning Intern, PhD

Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
We are seeking a Machine Learning Research Engineer Intern to join Aspect’s highly multidisciplinary research and product development team. In this role, you will help create modern machine learning, computer vision, and LLM applications to support and accelerate Aspect’s tissue design and therapeutic workflow.
The hiring range for this role is $3,500 - $6,000 per month. Our ranges are based on market data and offered salaries will be based on a combination of factors including, but not limited to, the successful candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. Members of the Aspect team also receive equity, a comprehensive benefits package, and support for continuous learning and career progression.


  • Research and develop state-of-the-art computer vision, LLM, and deep learning technologies.
  • Work on high-impact real-world problems and datasets, including image and video analysis, biomedical imaging, multimodal data processing, data mining, structure prediction, foundation models, supervised, self-supervised, and unsupervised learning, active learning, and model uncertainty.
  • Contribute to end-to-end ML software development from problem formulation and data curation to model design, optimization, evaluation, and deployment.
  • Provide feedback on Aspect’s products and contribute to technical product development discussions.
  • Maintain rigorous documentation records following Aspect’s standards.


  • Education: PhD student enrolled in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields with strong math and programming skills.
  • Development Experience: Hands-on experience in rapid prototyping with machine learning and deep learning libraries. Familiarity with cloud computing, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.
  • Software Experience: Experience in planning and executing reliableand test-driven code. Understanding Git and familiarity with code, data, and ML model version-control practices.
  • Technical Skills Set: Machine learning, data analysis, and scientific computing packages, e.g., PyTorch, Tensorflow, SciPy, Scikit-learn, Pandas, SQL. Familiarity with scientific image analysis tools such as ImageJ, ImageScope, and QuPath are extra.
  • Research Experience: Papers at relevant conferences such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, MICCAI, etc. are extra.
Who We Are
Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company creating bioprinted tissue therapeutics to transform how we treat disease. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to create a new class of regenerative medicine and work towards a future where our bioprinted tissues are used to save lives and make people healthier. We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Every person on our team is a key contributor to our success and is eager to roll up their sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. If you are committed to making a real impact and accelerating the development of life-changing therapies, we want to hear from you!
At Aspect Biosystems, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.