Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #739448 - Requisition 11219

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Allyson L. Alexander for the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Applicants must have a passion for science and must be able to work well independently, given that the PI is 50% clinical. Projects in this laboratory focus on uncovering the mechanisms of pharmacoresistance in human forms of epilepsy as well as on examining the role of interneuronal microcircuits in this disease. We will be using fresh tissue resected from patients during epilepsy surgery as well as animal models of epilepsy as a comparative control. Additional techniques utilized in the lab include immunohistochemistry, slice culture, in-vivo EEG monitoring, and optogenetic techniques. This lab also has collaborations with several other epilepsy labs at CU Denver.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at (FOR BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS ONLY)

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

Position requires a PhD in neuroscience or a related field with extensive experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology. Candidates with an MD and extensive research experience will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with coding in R or Matlab, immunohistochemistry, rodent surgeries, and EEG analysis would also be useful.


A successful candidate must be able to integrate well into a team, have great organizational and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, and work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner. The candidate should also have strong oral and written communication skills. A strong interest in the application of neuroscience to clinical medicine is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20335 - SOM-Neurosurgery

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Estelle Brock

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739448


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