Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Jun 21, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellow

We are searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow with a strong background in cellular neuroscience to work with Dr. Paco Herson in the Neuronal Injury Program (NIP), Department of Anesthesiology, and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. NIP is a multi-PI research group with long-standing and productive research projects directed towards identifying novel therapeutic strategies to provide neuroprotection and improve functional recovery in the post-ischemic brain. Dr. Herson's laboratory is specifically interested in identifying mechanisms that contribute to hippocampal dysfunction following global and focal cerebral ischemia. In vivo animal models, histological and immunohistochemical analysis of cell death, slice electrophysiology and neurobehavioral testing are utilized for the interdisciplinary studies performed in our laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in neuroscience or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.
  • Experience with animal surgery and behavior preferred.
  • Experience with microscopy preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The applicant should have experience with techniques in molecular and cell biology, microscopy and a good understanding of cell death signaling.
  • Small animal handling and surgical experience is also preferred.
  • Excellent record keeping ability, communication skills, and ability to work independently.

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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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 7232

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
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 - 20138 - SOM-Anesthesiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 24, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00729559


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