Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Scholar Funding Opportunities

The Ritchie School is currently reviewing candidates for the roles posted below. Please check back regularly for new opportunities. 

  • Graduate Research Assistantships, Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics

    Get paid to earn your graduate degree while working in a state-of-the-art biomechanics lab right in the heart of Denver!  Join the growing orthopaedic biomechanics group at the University of Denver’s Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.

    The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics is hiring multiple post-docs and graduate assistants at the MS and PhD levels to join a dynamic group working on funded projects including in-vivo joint mechanics, sports performance, computational modeling, implant testing, and wearable sensors. This is an amazing opportunity to earn your graduate degree in bioengineering or mechanical engineering while being mentored by student-centered faculty who conduct cutting edge research and have strong records of funding and publication.

    Required Qualifications

    • BS degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related field
    • Keen interest in learning new skills and techniques
    • Ability to work both independently and in team settings
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Must be admitted to the desired degree program before being awarded an assistantship

     

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Previous orthopaedic or human movement research
    • Finite element analysis using commercial FEA codes
    • Multi-body dynamics simulation
    • AI/maching learning tools
    • Dynamic radiography and image post-processing
    • Musculoskeletal modeling using OpenSim or similar tools
    • Programming languages (C++, Python, Matlab)

     

    The Facilities

    The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Denver is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through biomechanics research and education in the areas of sport, performance, joint replacement, rehabilitation, injury, and repair through advanced musculoskeletal research.  The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics is housed in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, and contains world-class facilities, including a full motion capture laboratory with stereo radiography, experimental biomechanics laboratory with 6DOF joint simulator and mechanical test frames, implant retrieval laboratory, and computational biomechanics laboratory.  More details online here.

    For more information contact Dr. Kevin Shelburne at kevin.shelburne@du.edu

     

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blockchain for Smart Grid Applications

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Denver is seeking highly motivated individuals for a postdoctoral research fellow position. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to two years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The position's start date is April 15, 2021.

    Position Summary

    The selected postdoctoral research fellow will assist in ongoing industry collaborations while helping in promoting associated research and education activities. The essential responsibilities are as follows:

    • Engage in independent research, scholarship, and creative work under the guidance of an assigned mentor. The fellow will also be expected to be active in the DU community of scholars engaged in research and teaching.
    • Participate in campus-wide efforts in bridging various academic divisions and departments in related areas of research and education.
    • Take the lead in one of the strategic research areas and be active in closely working with industry partners in progressing the identified goals. 

     

    Topics of Interest

    Interested applicants will be working on Blockchain for Smart Grid Applications. This includes investigation and application of innovative blockchain based methods to improve the planning and operation of distribution grid with high penetration of DERs, with a specific focus on improving flexibility, security and efficiency of the grid.

     

    Required Qualifications

    • PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, or a closely relevant STEM field.
    • Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the related field.
    • Committed to working with academe and industry.

     

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline
    Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 10.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $66,000 - $72,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Research Statement

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: March 29, 2021
    Applications close: Open until filled

     

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics

    Gain valuable experience working in a state-of-the-art biomechanics lab right in the heart of Denver! Join the growing orthopaedic  biomechanics group at the University of Denver’s Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Our previous post-docs have gone on to successful careers in both industry and academia, and you can too!

    The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics is hiring multiple post-docs and graduate assistants to join a dynamic group working on funded projects including in-vivo joint mechanics, sports performance, computational modeling, implant testing, and wearable sensors. This is an amazing opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor who conducts cutting edge research and has a strong record of funding and publication while developing your skills to become a successful independent investigator.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Ability to work independently and with teams of graduate students and faculty.
    • Interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

    Required Qualifications

    • PhD degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, biomechanics or a closely related field.
    • Previous experience conducting orthopaedic or human movement research using in vivo, in vitro, or in silico techniques.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Grant-writing experience.
    • Finite element analysis using commercial FEA codes.
    • Multi-body dynamics simulation.
    • AI/machine learning experience.
    • Dynamic radiography and image post-processing.

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline
    Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 8.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume or CV
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: April 15, 2021
    Applications close: Open until filled

     

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Denver is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research fellow position. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The position start date is April 1, 2021.

    Position Summary

    The selected postdoctoral research fellow will assist in an ongoing collaboration with industry partners of the project while promoting associated research and education activities.

    Essential Functions

    • Engage in independent research, scholarship, and creative work under the guidance of an assigned mentor. This includes primarily grant writing, peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations.
    • Participate in campus-wide efforts in bridging various academic divisions and departments in related areas of research and education.
    • Actively work with industry partners in progressing the identified goals and meeting project goals and milestones.   

    Topics of Interest

    Interested applicants will be working on Applied Quantum Computing in Smart Grids. Quantum computing has shown to provide significant computation capability compared to traditional methods for specific problems. However, there have been very few applications in smart grids. The selected postdoctoral research fellow will research the application of quantum computing in improving power system planning and operation.

    Required Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in a relevant STEM field.
    • Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the related field.
    • Committed to working with academe and industry.

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline
    Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 10.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $66,000 - $72,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Research Statement
    4. Applicants may be asked to provide two letters of recommendation

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: March 08, 2021
    Applications close: Open until filled

     

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