Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral position (2-3 years) available to study role of T-type (low-voltage-activated) calcium channels in animals with painful diabetic neuropathy. Our research involves biophysical techniques to measure membrane currents (whole-cell voltage-clamp and current-clamp recordings) from the dorsal root ganglion neurons and dorsal horn neurons. We also plan to use immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy to identify subtypes of voltage-gated calcium channels on nerve terminals of sensory neurons and their expression and trafficking in diabetic animals. At the system level, we will examine the behavioral effects of pharmacological agents in wild-type mice, as well as mice lacking subtypes of T-type calcium channels.

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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Candidates must have PhD degree or equivalent. Experience with optogenetics is desirable but not required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Email: [email protected]

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12642

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 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743641





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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