Associate Professor

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine


The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.


The Department ofPharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz MedicalCampus is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professorlevel in the area ofneuroscience/neurotechnology with afocus on candidates developing and/or leveraging novel optical imaging tools andmethods to understand nervous system function. The research of theapplicant should emphasize molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that arebroadly related to understanding human nervous system diseases and/or theactions of existing drugs or the development of new drugs and therapies totreat neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.  In particular, we seek applicants whoseresearch would complement our existing strengths in neuropharmacology studying regulation of neurotransmitter receptors,ion channels, cell adhesion molecules, kinase and phosphatase signaltransduction, and gene expression in control of neuronal function in normal learningand memory, as well as in neurodegeneration, ischemic brain injury, intellectualdisability, schizophrenia, autism, and addiction.

This recruitmentwill be in conjunction with the new NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) at theUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine. 

One of the central missions of the NTCis to recruit faculty whose research is focused on developing, adapting, andimplementing novel technologies to study nervous system function (both basicand translational).  In this search we arein particular seeking applicants who use and develop novel molecular andcellular imaging methods, tools and approaches, including optical sensors and probes, to study nervous systemfunction in vitro, ex vivo and/or in vivo

We encourageapplications from individuals who would thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinaryscientific environment that also includes cancer research, structural biology, epigenetics,and bioinformatics.  For more informationon research in the Department of Pharmacology see: 

Applicants should alsobe enthusiastic about teaching and serving as research mentors in our interdepartmentalgraduate training programs in pharmacology and neuroscience: ( (

Salary and Benefits:

Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons withdisabilities.

Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.



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Diversityand Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and appropriateand sufficient post-doctoral experience to establish and/or maintain an independentresearch program competitively funded by extramural grant support. Review ofapplications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position isfilled. Applicants should submit a CV, 2-3 publication reprints or unpublishedmanuscript preprints that have been posted on BioRxv or similar sites, a 2-3page statement of research interests and future directions, and contactinformation for 3 references by applying to 17431 at

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 10, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 3/22/2020
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