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Open Date 10/05/2017
Requisition Number PRN15436B
Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc
Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Care 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 up to $55,000
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary Job Description
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist position in the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah to work on DHS project “Machine Learning and Signature Analysis of Nuclear Forensic Data.” The SCI Institute at the University of Utah conducts original research to establish the scientific capabilities that govern the design, performance, and integration of computational tools into scientific platforms. This appointment will be for 12 months in duration with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funding.

Responsibilities As a postgraduate researcher you will work with Dr. Tolga Tasdizen on machine learning and deep learning techniques to segment, classify and predict attributes of microscopy images of nuclear material. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team to realize the full potential and utility of deep learning for unlocking the potential revolutionary speed-ups to particle analysis in microscopy datasets. You will also perform basic research in semi-supervised learning and domain adaptation techniques and apply them to natural and microscopy images.

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics
• Strong research background in machine learning, image processing and computer vision.
• Experience with programming software (e.g. Python, C/C++, MATLAB)
• Experience with machine learning tools (Tensorflow, Caffe2, PyTorch, MxNet)
• This project is funded by DHS: All qualified applicants must be a US citizen or a US Permanent resident.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong background in mathematics and statistics.
• Experience with Electron Microscopy.
• Good communication and collaboration skills.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary Interested applicants should fill out the application form with a cover letter detailing research interests, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as specified in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169