Post-Doctoral Fellow - 25129 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - Center of Health and Artifical Intelligence

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00795028 – Requisition #25129

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Center of Health and Artifical Intelligence has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow position.

The Way Lab at the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus welcomes applications for computational postdoctoral positions.

The Way Lab's mission is to integrate high-dimensional biomedical data into clinical decision-making and drug discovery. We are biologists who use data science to reduce human suffering. We develop and validate analytical methods, novel approaches, and write open-source software for the biology community. We aim to improve patient treatment strategies, discover biological mechanisms, and enable computational reproducibility with open source software.

We are currently focused on developing cell morphology as a systems biology measurement of cell state. We are establishing collaborations with academic and industry labs around the world to tackle challenging biomedical problems of today and tomorrow. Come join us to help shape our future and fulfill our mission!

Nature of Work:

The Way Lab at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out research in the area of biomedical data science. Postdocs will have the opportunity to work with large collections of imaging data, both publicly available and from collaborative projects, and to generate hypotheses from these data.

Research projects center around developing machine learning methods to extract insights from high-dimensional systems biology assays. These assays may include transcriptomics, proteomics, cell morphology, and more. The candidate will be responsible for 1) developing methods and approaches to derive biologically-meaningful representations, 2) building new approaches to interpret these representations, 3) discovering mechanistic links between data types through methods for multi-modal data integration, 4) contribute to well-documented software, and 5) participate in team science collaborations with academic and industry labs.

Postdocs are expected to contribute to the lab's culture of creativity, integrity, courage, and openness. We expect all postdocs to share their own methodological advances and biological discoveries at both national and international venues.

The Way Lab is growth-oriented, and we will work with all members to learn and apply necessary skills to succeed. We encourage compassionate scientists with diverse backgrounds and career aspirations to apply.

Professional Field:

Biomedical Sciences

Supervision Received:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Gregory Way, PhD.

The PI will mentor, provide research direction, and train the Postdoctoral Fellow in effective management and scientific approaches. The PI aims to provide personalized mentorship and opportunities to fulfill the specific career goals as mutually established.

Examples of Work Performed:

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Designing and planning research projects Writing software and analytical workflows to carry out specific experiments Assisting in research grant applications Analyzing and interpreting research results Maintaining effective communication with the investigator and other team members Keeping an organized record of research experiments and results on GitHub (lab notebook) Assisting in the training and mentoring of students and technicians Preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals Participating in lab meetings and attending scientific seminars and conferences

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $70,000 - $70,000.

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 Required Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD in a relevant scientific discipline 3+ years of hands-on experience with common data science tools (e.g. Jupyter, github, pandas, dplyr, dask, sklearn, keras, pytorch, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:
    A strong background in biomedical data science, computer science, machine learning, statistics, genetics, cell biology, systems biology or a closely related field Programming experience (e.g. Python) with attributable contributions to source code Experience with computational reproducibility tools (e.g. Github, conda, snakemake) A track record of scientific productivity, leadership, and a commitment to your craft

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to learn and implement new technologies Experience handling large datasets in a UNIX/LINUX environment Experience with high-performance cluster or cloud computing Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. ggplot, seaborn, shiny) for effective data communication and publication Knowledge of existing software packages used for machine learning Ability to work independently and effectively with others as part of a multidisciplinary scientific team
Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 25129 Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) 4. A list of up to three links to publicly available source code repositories that you've contributed to 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: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21925 - SOM-BIO CTR AI General Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 12, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Michelle Fiandra Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00795028

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