Asst Professor

Aurora, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Asst Professor

The Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Campus is seeking applicants to fill the tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the areas of neuroscience and neuropharmacology. The research of the applicant should emphasize molecular and cellular mechanisms of nervous system function that are broadly related to new drugs and therapies to treat neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. In particular, we seek applicants whose research would complement existing strengths in studying the regulation of neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels, kinase and phosphatase signal transduction, and gene expression in control of neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity. We encourage applicants from individuals who would thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary scientific environment that includes anesthetic mechanism and toxicity, brain ischemia and pain research. We also seek applicants who employ a variety of innovative experimental approaches including: in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo molecular and cellular imaging, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic and genetic control of neuronal function, neurobehavioral testing, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis, and modern immunology. For more information on the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, please see: and

Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching medical and graduate students, serving as research mentors in graduate and postdoctoral training programs in pharmacology and neuroscience, and becoming active members of the Center for Neuroscience, which fosters collaboration between basic and clinical researchers and manages core facilities for neuroscience research on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and appropriate and sufficient postdoctoral experience to establish an independent research program and be competitive for obtaining extramural grant support. Competitive start-up funding and laboratory space provided by the Department of Anesthesiology. Limited clinical duties can be arranged for MD applicants.

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.

The University of Colorado Denver 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 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12010

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: Dec 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00741560


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