Job of the future

Health-focused artificial intelligence specialist

December 12, 2020
Duration: 02:50

The health-focused artificial intelligence (AI) specialist programs models/algorithms that accomplish tasks usually carried out by human being to process and analyze collected data. The AI specialist makes sure that the model is executable and deployable on a large scale in specific environments.

Main duties

1. Develop, enhance and modify software, computer programs and web platforms

2. Manage testing activities, debug and update the IT systems and software

3. Develop secure programs and web platforms in compliance with best practices in coding

4. Ensure technical support and training is provided to users

Initial training


DEC (Diploma of College Studies)
• Information technique
• Web programming

Bachelor’s degree
• Computer science and computer engineering
• Software engineering

• Masters or Ph.D. (an asset)

Continuous training


• CONTINUUM

Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
Biotechnologies
Medical Technologies
Health IT / AI
Natural Health Products

Profile of required skills

Health-focused artificial intelligence specialist profile

TECHNOLOGICAL
  • Know how to program internal software
  • Be proficient in programming languages and tools
  • Develop and interpret software tests
  • Be proficient in AI algorithms and develop AI solutions
  • Know how to manage cybersecurity
SCIENTIFIC

n.s.p.

REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
  • Master best practices in coding (documentation)
RELATIONSHIPS AND SALES

n.s.p.

MANAGEMENT
  • Be proficient in project management concepts and tools (Agile approach)
  • Ability to work in a team
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
  • Take an interest in innovative technologies
Health-focused artificial intelligence specialist

Industry opportunities

 

Required profile

• Programmers with work experience
• May come from other industries
• Ability to code with LSHT standards

Prospects – Findings

• Very favourable outlook with the development of software to accompany the hardware
• Skilled in developing LSHT: User experience, AI, cybersecurity (data confidentiality)

Salary range
$70,000$ to $97,000