Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Open Date 01/12/2023
Requisition Number PRN33460B
Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret
Working Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Scientific Computing
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary  
VP Area President
Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $60,000 - $70,000
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
SCI-HMHI Postdoc Position
Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute
University of Utah
The University of Utah is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to lead collaborative efforts among researchers at the University of California San Diego, the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute in developing and applying methods in predictive and causal modeling of complex biomedical and social processes.
This work will involve the design of innovative techniques to conduct analysis and modeling in novel, high dimension and/or multimodal data in mental health disorders and high-profile social problems such as suicide and drug overdose deaths. The translation of cutting-edge data science results into usable scientific, policy-related or clinical knowledge is a particular focus.
The successful applicant should have significant research experience in at least two of the following areas: (a) deep learning; (b) causal search/discovery; and © dynamical systems.
Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience applying these methods on scientific problems. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or related field at the start of the appointment.
Applicants from historically marginalized or underserved backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be based in Salt Lake City with biannual travel to La Jolla, CA. The largest city in the Intermountain West, Salt Lake is renowned for its 11 world class ski resorts on the Wasatch Mountain Range and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities including five incredible National Parks.
Along with easy commuting and mass transit, historic neighborhoods and a vibrant performing arts scene, these features have attracted many new residents and contributed to the ethnic and cultural diversity that characterizes modern Salt Lake City.
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.

Start date: Immediate.

The initial appointment will be for a three-year period, with the possibility of an extension based upon performance and availability of funding.
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah was founded in 2019 with an inaugural $150 million gift from the Huntsman family and a further $350 million pledged in fundraising efforts. This groundbreaking initiative established a national institute for mental health research and treatment aimed at replicating the success of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which has grown into an internationally-renowned center for cancer research. HMHI’s overall vision is to advance mental health research through innovative collaborations, cutting edge facilities and public-private partnerships.
The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah was founded in 2000 to solve important problems for humankind by performing cutting-edge collaborative scientific computing, image analysis and visualization research. Over two decades, SCI has established itself as an internationally-recognized leader in data science and has graduated over 400 students and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to faculty positions with universities internationally and become innovators at companies such as nVIDIA, Google, Intel and Medtronic.
The Halicioglu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego was founded in 2018 as a unique, collaborative, and multidisciplinary academic unit that works to lay the groundwork for the scientific foundations of the emerging discipline of data science, including development of new methods and infrastructure. HDSI has also quickly emerged as a world leader in educating students, faculty, and industry partners in cutting-edge methods to use data science to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Minimum Qualifications  
Ph.D. Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or related field at the start of the appointment.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary  
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

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