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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 24282 Faculty

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver 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

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong computational skills, evidence of a productive academic record (e.g., published manuscripts, conference abstracts), and good interpersonal skills.

This is a 1-to-3-year postdoctoral fellowship position in the Kheyfets Cardiopulmonary Simulation Laboratory within the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Lab (CVP). The applicant will be responsible for coordinating a collaborative research project between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Stanford University. This includes data collection and management and serving as a point of contact between collaborators. Furthermore, the applicant will be asked to train and supervise graduate students and technical staff in the laboratory.

The technical responsibilities of the position include: (1) developing a post-processing pipeline for cardiac MR images to measure contractile mechanics and structure; (2) developing finite element models of the heart/lungs; and (3) preparing manuscripts and conference abstracts that outline the study findings.

Professional Field:

Biomedical engineering; Applied Mathematics; Biophysics

Supervision Received:

The position will report to Drs. Kurt Stenmark and Vitaly Kheyfets

Supervision Provided:

The chosen candidate will supervise and mentor graduate students and technical staff working under the principal investigators supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as point of contact between two collaborating laboratories
  • Develop software (in Matlab and/or Python) for image post-processing, and perform strain analysis on all study subjects.
  • Develop and execute the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) model of the cardiopulmonary system (using ADINA).
  • Mentoring and supervising graduate students and technical staff.

Salary Range:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $53,760 to $65,292.

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.

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.

Minimum qualifications:
    Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience Experience in software development (Matlab or Python)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Minimum education:

MD or PhD in Bioengineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, or related discipline.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 24282

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
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 - 20865 - SOM-MED-CARD CVP LABORATORY

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 4, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Position Number: 00640258

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