Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

As a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology you will be expected to perform research, analyze data and publish manuscripts in the field of neurotoxicity of general anesthetics using electron microscopy technique, perform immunohistochemical and biochemical experiments and/or in vivo behavioral studies under guidance and supervision of Dr. Jevtovic-Todorovic. To do this you will have available state-of-the-art equipment as well as appropriate lab space in the South Research building assigned to Drs. S. Todorovic and V. Jevtovic-Todorovic. You are expected to attend Departmental Research Seminars and national scientific meetings and present your results. You are also expected to provide instructions and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students in our laboratory.

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time

[ 70]%

1st area of responsibility:

We expect that you will be able to perform research, analyze data and publish manuscripts in the field of anesthetic neurotoxicity in relation to the developing brain. We expect that you will have a very high level of independence in pursuing the outlined studies. It will be your responsibility to set up and trouble shoot your experiments independently. In addition, we expect you to analyze the data, thoroughly document experimental results and data using a laboratory notebook in conjunction with electronic documentation and data back up, as well as interpretation of results in the context of the current literature, and appropriate statistical analysis. Moreover, we expect that you will be able to write manuscripts, grant applications etc. in a highly independent fashion. As such, you are expected to actively pursue working in a relatively independent manner with thorough and frequent reviews of current literature that pertains to your research topic; discuss your experimental strategies with Dr. Vesna Jevtovic- Todorovic and her research team; consider the team's advice, guidance and leadership and apply the information obtained to improve your results.

[ 15]%

2nd area of responsibility:

Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic is the direct supervisor of the laboratory and its members. Thus, Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic will be your direct supervisor. You will meet with Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic on a regular basis. During these meetings, research progress, planning of experiments, grants and manuscripts will be discussed. Attendance and regular presentations of your own research project is required regularly laboratory meetings.

[ 15 ]%

3rd area of responsibility:

We also expect that you will actively pursue collaborative efforts with other members of the research team, e.g. by providing your expertise and knowledge

behavioral action of ligands selective for GABAA and or NMDA receptors in different animal models. As such, you are to share your knowledge and expertise with the members of the research team; help with the training of new team members; assist with maintaining the infrastructure of the laboratory, which may include cell/tissue culture, ordering, organizing of the laboratory, etc. These activities may not be directly related to your own research projects.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MD or PhD in the field of pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology and/or neuroscience
  • Excellent communication skills using the English language.
  • The ability to work independently within the research lab on assigned projects
  • Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills

Desired or preferred:

Experience in Anesthesiology

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: 12644

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: Feb 14, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00743644


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