The Gibson biophotonics lab at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is seeking a motivated scientist for a postdoctoral position to conduct interdisciplinary research in optical engineering and neuroscience. The position is funded through a National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative grant to Profs. Emily Gibson (Department of Bioengineering) and Diego Restrepo (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology). The candidate will work on optical engineering and optimization of a miniature two-photon fiber coupled microscope developed in the lab for imaging and stimulation of neural activity in mice during behavior experiments. The microscope uses miniature adaptive optical elements for full three-dimensional neural imaging as well as spatially shaped optical illumination for neuromodulation.
The candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research interests, and will also assist in writing progress reports, manuscripts and grant proposals. The candidate must be highly motivated, and able to work independently and in a highly interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and optical and mechanical engineers.
We will be available at SfN 2017 for interviews with interested candidates. Please email us at: Emily.Gibson@ucdenver.edu and Diego.Restrepo@ucdenver.edu for a meeting.
PhD in physics, electrical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field.
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to work independently
Experience in biological microscopy
Experience in optical engineering and multiphoton microscopy
Experience with animal surgeries and handling.
Knowledge of LabView and MATLAB programming languages
Knowledge of optical design and Zemax
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on the current NIH postdoctoral pay scale guidelines, and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.
About University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the premier research university in Colorado. The new Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The campus is minutes away from downtown Denver. Students, staff and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural oppo...rtunities.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.