University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/03/2016

Requisition Number PRN12584B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

VP Area

Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55,000 to $70,000 Post-doc funding depending on experience

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah invites applications for one post-doctoral researcher for interdisciplinary work computer science, data science, and applied computational geometry. The candidate selected will contribute to the Institute’s world-class research and software development efforts and have the opportunity to develop their research, publication, and presentation skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators. Please contact Ross Whitaker ( for further information.


This job responsibilities will depend on the qualifications and interests of the candidate, and they include (but are not restricted to):

•Meshing methods, algorithms, and software for producing finite element meshes from large anatomical images,

•New algorithms and software for analysis and visualization of high dimensional data for better understanding engineering design,

•New algorithms and methods for modeling, representing, and visualizing uncertain data relating to complex geometric objects.

Minimum Qualifications

We are seeking talented and committed individuals with demonstrated abilities to work well with minimal supervision in a multidisciplinary research environment. Backgrounds in the engineering sciences, applied mathematics, computational and/or computer science will be considered. Individuals comfortable with one or more of the following areas is preferred: computation geometry, image analysis, numerical simulation, data analytics/learning, visualization. Being self-motivated and having good organizational, communication, and teamwork skills is essential.



The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI, Institute is a world-class research institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. We are a highly dynamic and motivated group of over 150 faculty, staff, and students. The overarching goal of the Institute’s research is to create new techniques, tools, and systems to provide science-based solutions to problems affecting various aspects of human life. We believe that developing state-of-the-art computational solutions for such complex systems requires research in a number of areas within scientific computing including visualization, simulation, and modeling.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please send resume and cover letter to Dr. Ross Whitaker:

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.