Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO

Job posting number: #7108032

Posted: August 12, 2022

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

The Pulmonary Biomechanics laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering at the Anschutz Medical campus is seeking skilled, passionate, and industrious applicants for a postdoctoral research fellow position. The successful candidate will develop and conduct research projects to investigate the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury. These studies may include in vivo experiments, computational modeling, and/or clinical data science.

Specific Position Details

The Smith Lab is a multidisciplinary team with a broad focus on lung physiology, lung injury, and mechanical ventilation. The lab is highly collaborative, working with other research groups across the Anschutz Medical Campus and at other institutions in the US and abroad. This specific position is part of the project ‘Predicting and Preventing Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury' (details here) that has the overarching goal of developing algorithms to optimize subject-specific lung protective ventilation during acute respiratory distress syndrome. This will be accomplished with in vivo experiments to generate acute and ventilator-induced lung injury while measuring lung mechanics, lung morphometry, and injury biomarkers. We are also collecting clinical ventilator data for model development and evaluation. Computational analyses of both the clinical and experimental data will identify the characteristics of injurious ventilation and predict subject-specific lung protective ventilation settings. The project team includes biologists, bioengineers, critical care physicians, and data scientists.

The ideal candidate will develop projects related to identifying injurious ventilation and determining how to optimally ventilate a particular subject based on the characteristics of the underlying lung injury. These studies may be experimental, computational, or some combination of those two approaches. The candidate will join a highly supportive team and will be provided with resources and mentoring to develop their own research interests and to develop new research skills. They must be highly motivated and willing to learn new techniques and approaches, and able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team. For more specific questions about research projects, the nature of the position and duties, or any other enquiries or interest please contact Dr Bradford Smith: [email protected]

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $53,760 to $65,292. Salary will be based on the current NIH postdoctoral pay scale guidelines.

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.

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Diversity and Equity:

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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 Requirements:
* Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological or physical sciences, engineering or related field.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:
* Experience with numerical modeling, applied mathematics, and advanced statistics
* Programming expertise in Matlab, Python, R, or other languages
* In vivo experimental experience
* Knowledge of lung physiology, surfactant dynamics, and lung injury
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 24194 When applying, applicants must include: 1. A letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2. A current Resume/CV. 3. A one to two-page description of research interests noting the alignment of these interests with the Smith Pulmonary Biomechanics Lab. 4. 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: Denver Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 30214 - CEDC-Bioengineering

Schedule: Full-time

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