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Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Open Date 06/08/2022
Requisition Number PRN30896B
Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc
Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc
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 58000 to 78000 based on qualifications, training and experience
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
Job Summary
The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah invites applications for one or more full-time (1.0 FTE) post-doctoral researchers for interdisciplinary work that involves the analysis of medical images from pathology slides. The SCI Institute is seeking highly talented and committed individuals with a demonstrated ability to work well with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Successful candidates will enjoy being part of a world-renowned research institute and working closely with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, software developers/engineers, research scientists, and faculty members to develop cutting-edge computational and mathematical tools.
Successful candidates will contribute to the Institute’s world-class research and software development in biomedical image analysis. They will perform research at the interface of machine learning, image analysis, and computational pathology, and work closely with SCI Institute researchers and collaborators in the Department of Pathology. The long-term goal of this interdisciplinary research is to develop algorithms that lead to more precise and cost-effective response to cancer treatments and to better patient care.  
Please contact Profs. Ross Whitaker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Shireen Elhabian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.
Start Date and Term: Start date is immediate, preferably before August 1st, 2022. The initial appointment will be for a 2-year period, with the possibility of an extension based upon performance and availability of funding.
The SCI Institute
The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah is an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis applied to a broad range of domains. The SCI Institute brings together faculty in bioengineering, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering, in the application of advanced computing technologies to challenges in a variety of domains, including biology and medicine. The SCI Institute includes 19 faculty members and over 200 other scientists, administrative support staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. 
The overarching goals of the SCI Institute’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 image analysis, visualization, simulation, and modeling. The SCI Institute presents a highly challenging, collaborative work environment that can be deeply rewarding for the right individual. 
At the SCI Institute, we offer flexible working hours, the potential for career development and personal growth, diversity of work, and interaction with students. We also foster and support the sense of community among principal investigators, software engineers, and researchers in a collaborative environment. Furthermore, the University of Utah offers a competitive benefits package.
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Opportunities for Professional Development
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their research, publication, and presentation skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators. Successful candidates will benefit from mentoring activities at the SCI Institute and School of Computing (SoC) to prepare them for the next phase of their career. Through the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals (CIP) Cooperative (Co-Op) at the SCI Institute, the successful candidate will have access to a community of research computing and data experts working together in supporting and sustaining SCI’s world-class research efforts. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to join the Future Faculty Fellow Program offered by the SoC. This program trains postdoctoral candidates in elements needed for an academic career as researcher, teacher, mentor, and computing citizen. Professional development opportunities, including training in teaching, are also available on campus through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (
Work Environment
-          You will be contributing to cutting-edge computational methods for computational pathology.
-          We offer flexible working hours.
-          We offer professional career development opportunities.
-          The University of Utah offers a very competitive benefits package.
-          Health, dental, and wellness coverage\_wellness.php
-          Free public transportation pass ( (Utah Transit Authority)
-          Paid leave time (
-          Tuition reduction for employee and family members (
-          and more: 
The SCI Institute is a world-class research institute located within the Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the hub of many emerging tech start-ups. Surrounded by stunning mountain views and amazing hiking and camping destinations just 20 minutes outside the city, Salt Lake is a great place for networking in tech and outdoor activities alike.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.
-          Research, formulate, implement, and apply advanced machine learning, data science, and image analysis methods for computational pathology applications in a collaborative scientific environment.
-          Implement, test, and evaluate computational methods within collaborative code bases.
-          Document methods and results in technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.
-          Scientific interaction among SCI faculties, pathology collaborators, software engineers, and graduate students
-          Provide scientific support and mentoring for graduate students.
Qualifications and Skills
-          Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field awarded at time of the hire date.
-       Individuals having a proven track record of research in one or more of the following areas are highly preferred: image analysis, computer vision, computational pathology, data science (e.g., machine/deep learning, probabilistic modeling), uncertainty quantification, or scientific visualization.
-       Hands on experience with deep learning libraries (e.g., PyTorch and TensorFlow)
-       Competence in git and GitHub.
-       Debugging and critical thinking skills including identifying bottlenecks, and bugs and devise solutions to these problems.
Desirable Skills
-          Experience with scientific programming in C/C++ or Java.
-          Experience with high-performance computing, GPU/parallel programming, and cloud computing.
Non-Technical Skills
-       Able to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction.
-       Being self-motivated and having good organizational, communication, and teamwork skills is essential.
-       A willingness to collaborate in a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary environment is also essential.
-       Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team environment. 
-       Communication and presentation skills to engage technical and non-technical audiences.
Note: This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Application Documents 
-       Resume/CV
-       Names and contact information of three references.
Minimum Qualifications  
Please also send your application documents to Profs. Ross Whitaker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Shireen Elhabian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If we accept your application, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.
Type Benefited Staff
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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.

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