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University of Colorado Sr. PRA - Research Associate in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery, Thompson Lab

Sr. Professional Research Assistant or Research Associate – Computational Neuroscience

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a full-time Sr. Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA) or Research Associate (RA) with experience in Computational Neuroscience to conduct research with human subjects. The position is located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The candidate will work under the direction of Dr. John A. Thompson. The lab is currently using invasive electrophysiology as well as behavioral and computational methods to explore motor related to sleep, decision-making, social decision-making, sensory processing, interoception and memory.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with conducting experiments in a variety of clinical settings: Neurology clinic, the operating room, and the epilepsy monitoring unit.

  • Acquire, manage, process, and analyze 1) electrophysiological data, including both single neuron spike data and local field potential data, 2) behavioral data, 3) sensor data, 4) neuroimaging data, including structural MRI, CT, and diffusion tensor imaging data.

  • Use Matlab and Python programming environments/packages to process, explore, analyze, and visualize data.

  • Compose and edit scientific manuscripts

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

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Office of Equity:

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 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree for Sr. PRA or Doctorate degree for RA in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Bioengineering or related field

  • 1-2 years experience working/participating in a Neuroscience laboratory

  • 2-3 years demonstrated experience with the programming in Matlab – either published examples of work, personal web-based examples (e.g., Medium) or a public repository (e.g., Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, etc.,)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with signal processing

  • Experience with machine learning tools/approaches

  • Previous experience with human scalp-or intracranial EEG or animal intracranial electrophysiology is preferred.

  • Proven ability to conduct high-quality research evidenced by first author publications

  • Familiar with neuroimaging software, ITK-SNAP, FSL, Freesurfer, DSI-Studio, AFNI, MRtrix3

  • Familiar with popular machine learning libraries: pytorch, keras, tensorflow, scikit-learn

  • Has had previous experience with invasive neural monitoring in humans: intracranial recordings in epilepsy patients or deep brain stimulation

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance and operation of specialized equipment

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 28, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name John Thompson

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00778919

Req ID: 19282

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.