Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Ophthalmology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #717727- Requisition 14426

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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 Ophthalmology currently seeks a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Laboratory of Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging, CellSight, in Denver, Colorado. The focus of the lab is on research for development of new and innovative in vivo ophthalmic imaging systems at CellSight. (See

The lab is currently seeking a Postdoc who is highly motivated and accomplished in design and construction of interferometric and multiphoton microscopes and has (or anticipates having) a recent Ph.D. or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical engineering, or a related field.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/Masters in one of these fields Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, or related field
  • Two years of progressive experience in design and implementation of optical coherence tomography and/or multiphoton microscopy

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in design and implementation of adaptive optics in ophthalmic research.
  • Experience with ultrafast and nonlinear optics.


  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab
  • Demonstrated proficiency and excellence in Matlab or Python.

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.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). Proof of Degree (transcript or diploma). 4). Contact information for a minimum of 3 professional work references. 5). Request one letter of recommendation be sent directly to: Omid Masihzadeh Mail Stop 8311 RC-1 North 12800 E. 19th Avenue, P18-5115 Aurora, Colorado 80045 [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20254 - SOM-Ophthalmology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Omid Masihzadeh

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00717727





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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 1/5/2019
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