Computational Neuroscience/Physiology Assistant Professor

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Full Time Assistant Professor

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a computational neuroscientist or computational physiologist to fill an open tenure-eligible junior faculty position. The applicant's research program should emphasize the use of mathematical and computational methods to address fundamental questions in physiology and/or neuroscience. We especially encourage applicants with research interests that complement and extend those existing in the Department ( We expect appointees to conduct vigorous independent research and to participate in professional and graduate teaching and training. This faculty position is one of two open in the Department this year, the other being in the complementary areas of systems physiology or systems neuroscience.

Appointees will join a vibrant and growing Department, as well as wider neuroscience and physiology communities at the School of Medicine. Research interests in the Department currently include computational neuroscience, sensory and motor systems neuroscience, cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology, ion channel biology, cell signaling, developmental neurobiology, and synaptic function. Extra-departmental interactions, including basic science and translational collaborations, occur naturally and are facilitated by various interdepartmental programs and centers (e.g., NIH T32-supported Neuroscience Program,; NIH T32-supported Computational Biology Program,; Integrated Physiology Program; Center for Neuro Science; NIH P30-supported Rocky Mountain Neurological Disorders Center).


Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and appropriate post-doctoral research experience to establish an independent research program and obtain extramural funding.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06445

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
  4. A 2-3 page statement of research interests and plans
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: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20127 - SOM - Physiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rob Stiner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00727544


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