Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Dept. Biostatistics & Informatics - University of Colorado)

Friday 9th October 2020

The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics of the Colorado School of Public Health - University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus) is looking for a motivated postdoctoral research fellow. The selected candidate will work on a NIH-funded project that has the goal to quantitatively characterize head development in children using large medical image datasets. The outcomes of this project with improve pediatric healthcare directly and will establish the necessary scientific basis to better understand how pathology and genetic factors affect cranial development.

Requirements:
- Have a PhD or be in the last year of a PhD program in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent
- Proactivity and excellent communication skills (oral and written)
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member within a research environment
- Track of peer-reviewed publications in the field of medical image computing

Desirable skills:
- Proficiency in Python and C++ programming languages
- Experience with ITK/simpleITK and/or VTK
- Experience with machine learning methods
- Experience with statistical shape modeling methods

Responsibilities:
- Creation of novel image analysis and machine learning methods resulting in peer-reviewed publications
- Application of image analysis and machine learning methods to create normative population standard references using large image datasets
- Coordination with clinical collaborators
- Contribution to lab activities and growth

The lab is committed to support the career development of the candidate. We offer full benefits package and we are committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Interested candidates are welcome to send their CV and cover letter directly to Antonio R. Porras (antonio.porras@cuanschutz.edu)

Research environment
The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics of the Colorado School of Public Health brings together biostatisticians, data scientists and computer scientists to create methods and tools that allow analyzing data quantitatively to find answers. The selected candidate will be part of a young, dynamic and collaborative team that works in direct collaboration with clinicians to address important challenges in medicine and healthcare.
The department is at the center of the Anschutz Medical Campus – a modern education, research and patient care facility and one of the largest academic health centers in the west of the US. Built to promote multi-disciplinary collaborations, the campus includes a biomedical education area, a clinical area, and a research area with multiple centers and institutes that perform ground-breaking internationally renowned research. The lab also works in close collaborations with two nationally ranked teaching hospitals on campus that treat 1.9 million patients each year: The University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

The Denver metropolitan area
Denver has been ranked as the second-best city to live by the US News and World Reports. Nicknamed the Mile High City for its 5,280-foot elevation, Denver is one of the sunniest cities in America (300 days of sunshine a year on average) and its location at the base of the Rocky Mountains provides a gateway to a great number of outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. The area of Denver is also home to a flourishing arts scene and music is a big part of life for Denver citizens, with world class music venues such as the Red Rocks Amphitheater. During the last decade, Denver’s popularity has grown significantly, and it has become one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Because of the fast influx of migrants, Denver’s population is young and progressive, and millennials make up about 22% of the population now.

Organization Dept. Biostatistics & Informatics - University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus)
Location Denver metropolitan area
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Email Address antonio.porras@cuanschutz.edu