Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor fulltime position

Position Number: 00784635 


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

The Department of Neurosurgery at CU Anschutz has an opening for a full-time faculty position in the tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department’s goal is to build a multi-disciplinary group of investigators driving research innovations and education in neurologic health. We are seeking expertise in neurochemical studies on aging and neurologic injury and development of programmatic research on aging, neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. The Department is focused on developing novel approaches to understanding neurologic injury and disorders, and identifying and applying methods, approaches and tools to diagnosis and treatment. In addition to collaborating with other researchers and clinicians within the Department of Neurosurgery, we anticipate that the faculty member will develop new collaborations with other Departments and multidisciplinary groups on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Professional Field

Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, Pharmacology

Supervision Received

Position will report to the Vice-Chair for Research.

Supervision Exercised

Position will supervise technical staff and trainees and will assist in the coordination of professional staff activities and efforts.

Examples of Work Performed

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Conduct researchCollaborate with other physicians-scientists and scientists both within and outside of the DepartmentDevelop novel technology for biomarker detection, inflammation and aging fieldResearch mentorship (graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, fellows, and research staff)Obtain extramural support for studies involving the study of aging, neurologic injury and neuroinflammation.Publish high-impact manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.Provide academic leadership and service to the Department, School, University and profession.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Ability to design and conduct rigorous experimentsStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionAbility to lead and supervise others to achieve high productivity
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for positions at the Research Assistant Professor level has been established at $80,000 to $85,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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 checks for all new employees prior to their 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.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

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

    PhD in Neuroscience, Toxicology, Pharmacology, or a related degreeAccomplishments and publications in the areas of aging, neurologic injury and/or neurodegeneration.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with team-based research that promotes an inclusive environmentExperience in morphological, behavioral, biochemical techniquesExperience in methodological development for exosome isolation and characterization is a plusDemonstrated potential to establish an independent extramurally funded program of researchApplicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 3, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time