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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 26862 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/ Department of Radiology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position # 00799864 – Requisition #26862

* 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

The School of Medicine's Department of Radiology has an opening for a full-time University Staff Postdoctoral Fellow position.

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work:

This position reports directly to Dr. Jody Tanabe, MD, Professor in the Department of Radiology. The goal of our research group is to treat and improve the understanding of mechanisms underlying substance use disorders. We use task-based and resting state functional MRI and electrophysiological methods to study brain addiction circuits. The successful candidate will be part of a diverse group of clinicians and scientists including radiologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, and will build upon the group's previous work using functional imaging and local field potentials.

Specific Position Duties (Percentages of Time are approximate) may include the following:

Data analysis (85%):

    Create image analysis pipelines for functional MRI data

    Maintain accurate, up to date imaging and field potential databases with QC/QA documentation

    Conduct statistical image analyses to understanding neurobehavioral and treatment responses

    Conduct signal processing analyses on local field potentials

    Perform data analytics across temporal-spatial scales

    Apply machine learning methods to predict brain-behavioral relationships

Scientific productivity (10%):

    Submit and present at least 1 scientific abstract annually

    Prepare and submit at least 1 first-authored manuscript annually

    Conduct literature reviews, create annotated bibliographies, reference manager

    Assist preparing papers and grants

    Apply for independent research grants (optional)

Other (5%):

    Maintain certifications in Human Subjects Research

    Monitor participants during fMRI and local field potential (LFP) sessions

    Attend weekly research meetings

    Lead journal club

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $54,840 - $66,600, which is in alignment with the most current NIH NRSA pay scale, based on years of postdoctoral experience.

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This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

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 Requirements:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD degree in Biomedical engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, or related fields.
  • Research experience in at least one of the following areas: resting or task-based functional MRI, multivariate pattern analysis, or computational modeling.
  • Command of programming tools such as Matlab, R, Linux, Python, and scripting abilities, Jupyter notebooks, Google Colab.
  • Experience with image analysis, modeling, or data mining tools (i.e. AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM, DTI studio, Conn, LEAD-DBS, fMRIPrep, etc.)

Desired or preferred:
  • Demonstrated evidence of critical thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions should be directed to: Victoria Bress at [email protected]. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 26862. Review of applications will begin from date of posting and will continue until the position is filled. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: 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 minimum 5 professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) 4. Proof of Degree (transcript or diploma) 5. Github (or other online public repository of past programming projects) profile link 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 - 20295 - SOM-RAD GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 15, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Victoria Bress Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00799864

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