Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Denver 

Department of Neurology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: 1438

Position Number: 00784096


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 Department of Neurology has an opening for a motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow to support the CU Neuromagnetic lab. This position is anticipated to be for 2 or more years. The postdoctoral fellow will work independently under the supervision of Dr. Isabelle Buard to assist in investigating oscillatory patterns of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) during sleep and their relationship with sleep quality and memory consolidation. We are seeking an individual who is collaborative, communicative, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality and dedicated to personal growth.

The CU Neuromagnetic lab at CU Denver exists since 1975 and has been involved in many MEG “firsts”. These include first recording of the magnetic equivalent of the P50 auditory evoked magnetic field and the first published MEG recordings in non-human primates. Several patient populations were first studied in Denver with MEG as well: 1) patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and Fragile X syndrome. Our current research projects focus on movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, as well as on clinical populations with traumatic brain injuries.

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The position is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Hours are usually 8:00 to 5:00 weekdays, but occasionally longer hours are required. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year.  The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100-degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008, the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.

Examples of Work Performed

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Investigate oscillatory patterns of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) during sleep and their relationship with sleep quality and memory consolidation.
  • Assist with MEG data collection and lead the analysis part of the project, in collaboration with other study stakeholders.
  • Learn and understand the clinical profile of people with TBI and its relevance to functional impairments.
  • Learn about grants and the submission process. This position will receive grants submission mentorship and is encouraged to submit grants.
  • Working, communicating, and collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders and colleagues (e.g., principal investigator and research team, Marcus Brain Institute for Brain Health -, research staff, finance and billing professionals, and regulatory team).
    Salary and Benefits:

    The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $53,760. 

    The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting. 

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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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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    Office of Equity:

    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.

      Required Qualifications

      • Ph.D. in neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, computer science or associated field.
      • Prior experience with MEG signal processing and analysis
      • Knowledge and experience with neuroimaging-based specific statistical methods
      • Proficient programmer in Matlab, Python or similar
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

      • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and with the team 
      • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
      • Great attention to detail and quality
      • Ability to follow all department SOPs and department policies
      • Good documentation practices
      • Dedication to professional development and life-long learning
      • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and to think on your feet
      Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

        Job Category: Faculty
        Primary Location: Aurora
        Schedule: Full-time
        Posting Date: Jun 3, 2021
        Unposting Date: Ongoing




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        Job No:
        Posted: 6/5/2021
        Application Due: 9/3/2021
        Work Type: Full Time