Post-Doctoral Fellow - 24928 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Informatics and Data Science
School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #794594 – Requisition #24928

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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The University of Colorado 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 Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

This position reports directly to the Assistant Professor, Nicholas Dwork in the Section of Informatics and Data Science and is responsible for medical imaging and radiation therapy algorithm and software development.

Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research

The goal of the lab is to create self-contained products for clinicians that function with an extremely high confidence of success in a pleasingly small amount of time. The lab is focused on robust engineering based on applied mathematics with theoretical guarantees. To this end, we exploit known physics, consistent data phenomenology, and specific computer architecture (e.g. levels and amount of cache).

The areas of research are fast medical image reconstruction, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and adaptive radiation treatment planning. As a postdoctoral fellow/trainee, you will be responsible for developing novel technologies to make medical image reconstruction faster, more robust, and clinically applicable. You may be responsible for innovations in radiation treatment planning to reduce the human labor required and take advantage of this efficiency to automate adaptive radiation treatments. Additionally, you will be responsible for aiding in the writing and submission of grant applications.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760- $65,292

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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.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, or a related discipline
  • Experience with medical imaging and/or radiation treatment planning algorithm development
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with linear algebra, convex optimization, and/or non-convex optimization
  • Computer programming, with some experience in C
  • Data oriented design
  • GPU programming, preferably in Metal
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin 04/01/2022 and continue until position is filled. 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. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 24928 Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: Required application materials: 1) Cover letter 2) Resume/Vitae 3) A list of publications (if not included in your Resume/Vitae) 4) Proof of Degree (unofficial transcript or diploma) 5) Contact information for a minimum of [3] professional work references 6) Request 1-2 letters of recommendation be sent directly to: Nicholas Dwork, [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21764 - SOM-PEDS Informatics&Data Sci

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 1, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Nick Dwork Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00794594

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