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Nature of Work
The Ashar lab in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position focused on the brain mechanisms of primary (nociplastic) chronic pain and its treatment. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a novel psychological treatment paradigm aiming to provide substantial relief or recovery from chronic pain. Primary responsibilities include a) oversight of a large clinical trial using natural language, daily experience sampling, and audio-video recordings to investigate the mechanisms of pain reprocessing therapy, and b) an fMRI investigation of distinct brain pathways supporting nociceptive vs. nociplastic chronic knee pain and brain mechanisms of cognitive pain regulation strategies. There will be ample opportunities to support other emerging lines of research in the lab on interoceptive function and chronic pain, opioid tapering interventions, brain mechanisms of cannabis-based pain relief, psychological treatments for "long COVID", and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Opportunities for manuscript preparation, conference submissions, and funding applications will be available. The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate closely with Dr. Joseph Frank, director of the Chronic Pain and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Veterans Administration. The position is hybrid in-person/remote, and the applicant must be available to work on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus several days a week.
Examples of Work Performed
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Oversee study design and data collection, including clinical trials and fMRI investigations of brain function
Analyze multiple datasets, including features extracted from audio-video recordings, natural language data, resting and task-based fMRI
Coordinate research assistants working on projects
Support IRB applications for new projects
Prepare manuscripts for publication
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760 - $65,292, in alignment with current NIH salary range dependent upon years of postdoctoral experience.
This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Doctorate degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, computer science) Record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals Experience with chronic pain and/or other related conditions
Experience with fMRI study design, data collection, and analysis Experience running clinical trials Knowledge of or experience with primary (nociplastic) pain assessment and treatment Proficiency or expertise with software/scripting (MATLAB, Python, and R preferred)
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Refer to requisition number: 28207. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20209 - SOM-MED-GIM