Postdoctoral Fellow-Orthopedic Data Analysis

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 May 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow-Orthopedic Data Analysis
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300887AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 50,000-65,000 ; Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 07/03/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 06/30/2025
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/31/2023
Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University (CSU) is a land-grant institution and is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, with annual research expenditures of nearly $400 million and an enrollment of over 33,000 students.
The Systems Engineering Programs began in 2008 and offers graduate-level degrees including a Master of Engineering (M.E.), a Master of Science (M.S.), a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), a Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.), and a graduate certification in Systems Engineering Practice. Systems Engineering gained full Department status in 2019. The Systems Engineering courses (and all degrees) are offered face-to-face and by distance delivery, synchronously and asynchronously, and may include lecture, seminar, and other distance education formats.
Its culture is to embrace intellectual creativity at all levels, operating under the principles of openness, inclusiveness, and integrity. The department continues to grow with 36 associated faculty, 8 professional memberships, and a management forum including systems engineering leaders from Woodward, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Northrup Grumman Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United Launch Alliance (ULA), Hewlett Packard (HP), Merrick & Company, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Boeing Company, Western Digital, and more. For more information about the Systems Engineering Department, please visit our web page:

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Fort Collins is a community of approximately 165,000 nestled at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United Sates for its high quality of life measures and offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at
Position Summary
The Department of Systems Engineering ( ) at Colorado State University (Fort Collins campus) invites applications to work alongside researchers in the Orthopaedic Research Center, Translational Medicine Institute to develop advanced diagnostic techniques for managing athletic health in horses. A position focused on this initiative is being offered for no less than two years. The researcher will work closely with the principal investigators to develop data analysis techniques in the areas of 1) visual assessment of equine athlete behavior (indicative of pain during performance); 2) limb motion characteristics from IMU data; 3) diagnostic imaging outcomes layered on exercise history to monitor performance injury; and 4) computed tomography-based modeling of joint shape and texture. Opportunities will exist to publish the results of these studies, develop research proposals to seek sustainable funding in these areas and participate in the creation of intellectual property in this space. The goal is to develop a sustained program for long-term participation in this area of work.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date; the department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
This is a full time, temporary, 12 month assignment, can be extended up to 2 years depending on source funding. For more information on postdoctoral fellow employment benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at:
Required Job Qualifications
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or documentation of completion of Ph.D. requirements in a related field by the position start date
  • Relevant research experience in related field
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Authored or co-authored peer- reviewed manuscripts
  • Experience in multiple research models
  • Evidence of successful student mentoring in research environment
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous scholarly or industrial experience in the fields of systems engineering
  • Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Individual Research
  • Actively participate in planning, measuring, analyzing, and publishing technical research results from funded research projects.
  • Engage in scholarly publication in conference proceedings and journal publications
  • Support technical presentation of related work
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Team Research
  • Actively participate in planning, measuring, and publishing technical research results from funded research projects.
  • Engage in scholarly publication in conference proceedings and journal publications
  • Support the technical presentation of related work
  • Possibility of supervising graduate and/or undergraduate students
Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by 5-31-23. Applicants will need to upload the following materials to be considered complete. Hard copy or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  • Cover letter, two pages maximum, clearly indicating how you meet the requirements and preferences of the position
  • A Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A list of names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates; and
  • In alignment with the CSU principles of community ( ), all candidates are required to submit a one-page personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals.

  • For information on Systems Engineering’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit:

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