University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Radiation Oncology

Post Doctoral Researcher - Altunbas Lab

Position 00008127 – Requisition 26519


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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with a 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 Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Post-Doctoral Researcher.

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The Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Colorado Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) physics. We are developing novel imaging technologies to improve tissue visualization and quantitative accuracy in CBCT in this National Cancer Institute-funded project. This is expected to lead to significant advances in adaptive radiation therapy, and utilization of CBCT in treatment response and toxicity assessments. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development of novel imaging hardware and associated data processing algorithms in our research CBCT platform. The successful candidate will also help to translate the research CBCT platform into a clinical CBCT system for a first-in-human clinical trial. Other responsibilities involve conducting CBCT imaging experiments, presentation of results in national or international meetings, and preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

Skills in one or more of the following areas are desired:

    Physics of x-ray sensors or particle detectorsModeling of imaging or detector systemsHands-on experience with detector instrumentation and data acquisition systemsAlgorithm development for signal processingExperience with computed tomography and image reconstruction algorithms
Specific experience in CBCT imaging or image-guided radiation therapy is not required. A track record of peer-reviewed publications is required. Candidates interested in clinical medical physics career path will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in radiation therapy physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology.


Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $54,835 to $65,598.  


The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, applied math, biomedical engineering or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of research experience in physics, image/signal processing, imaging systems development, image reconstruction, computer vision, or related fields
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Programming experience in Matlab, Python, or C++



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 27, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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