Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Oct 04, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #739844 - Requisition 11320

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine invites applications for a neurosurgery research fellowship (sponsored by Synaptive Medical) to develop computational techniques for neuroimaging-related datasets. Specific projects will focus on the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data, and the investigation into the use of white matter tractography for prediction and assessment of surgical outcome in patients undergoing resective surgery for primary brain tumors. The position will be expected to oversee collection, collation and organization of the neuroimaging data; conduct DTI/tractography analyses; and help write/prepare manuscripts. This is a 12 month position.

Minimum Qualifications:

MD or PhD in Neuroscience or biomedical-related field

Experience in standard neuroimaging analyses including: image segmentation, registration, and visualization.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in neuroimaging quality control and pre-processing, atlas-based analyses, familiarity with standard neuroimaging tools (FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, etc.,), and/or a strong background in a high-level scripting language (Matlab, Python, R, etc.,) are highly desirable. Familiarity with DTI specific programs: ExploreDTI, DSI Studio, Dipy, DTI-TK, or TrackVis are also highly desirable.


A successful candidate will be highly organized; has the ability to effectively communicate both written and orally; and can collaborate with a highly interdisciplinary group of clinicians and basic neuroscientists.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11320

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20335 - SOM-Neurosurgery

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sophie Eggert

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739844


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