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


Open Date 05/09/2016

Requisition Number PRN11181B

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 50000 to 60000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Bioengineering and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah invite applications for a post-doctoral researcher for interdisciplinary work in neuromodulation therapy including deep brain stimulation (DBS). The successful candidate will perform research and work closely withSCIInstitute researchers and external collaborators to integrate clinical and computational data. This position is part of a newly fundedNIHgrant aimed at improving patient outcomes ofDBS.

TheSCIInstitute is seeking a highly talented and committed individual with a demonstrated ability to work well with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will contribute to the Institute’s world-class research in computational modeling and have the opportunity to develop their research, publication, and presentation skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators.

Benefits: The University of Utah offers a very competitive benefits package.

Start date and term: Immediate. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of an extension based upon performance and availability of funding.

The SCI Institute: TheSCIInstitute is a world-class research institute located within the new Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus. We are a highly dynamic, driven group of over 170 faculty, staff, and students. The overarching goals of theSCIInstitute’s scientific computing research are to create new techniques, tools, and systems, by which scientists may solve problems affecting various aspects of human life. We believe that to advance the state-of-the-art and create meaningful computational solutions for such complex systems, one needs to advance research in a number of areas within scientific computing, including: visualization, simulation, and modeling. TheSCIInstitute presents a highly challenging, collaborative work environment that can be deeply rewarding for the right individual. Further information is available at


This positions has two main responsibilities:

1) Develop novel computational methods to integrate imaging (MR, CT andDTI), finite element models and multicompartmental neuron models to build predictive patient-specific models of neuromodulation therapies includingDBS.

2) Work closely with our collaborators to integrate clinical data with the computational models, analyze and report the results.

Non-Technical Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory. A willingness to collaborate in a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary environment is also essential.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field

Expert knowledge in scientific computing, particularly in finite element modeling and clinical imaging.

Strong mathematical skills/knowledge.

Experience with large integration projects is a plus


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please contact Christopher Butson ( for further information. Applications can be made through the University of Utah Division of Human Resources.

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.