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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Location
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Anesthesiology 

Post Doc-Peters Lab

Post Doctoral Fellow

 

 

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  •  Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado 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 Post-Doc in the Department of Anesthesiology will be expected to perform research, analyze data, and publish manuscripts in the field of neuroscience, and perform in vivo behavioral studies including optogenetics and fiber photometry. State-of-the-art equipment and appropriate lab space assigned to Dr. Peters will be available to perform these duties, as well as designated space in the animal facility at CU Anschutz. The post-doc will be expected to attend Departmental Research Seminars and present data at local and national scientific meetings. In addition, the post-doc will provide training and guidance to graduate students and technicians in the Peters lab. 

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time

[ 80 ]% 

[1st area of responsibility]:

The Post-Doc will be expected to perform research, analyze data, and publish manuscripts in the field of neuroscience in relation to disorders of addiction. The post-doc is expected to bring a very high level of independence in conducting research in these areas and should be able to set up and trouble shoot experiments independently. In addition, the position will entail data analysis using Python, Matlab, and other tools, thoroughly documenting experimental results and data using a laboratory notebook in conjunction with electronic documentation and data backup, as well as interpreting results in the context of the current literature, and performing appropriate statistical analyses. The post-doc will be expected to write manuscripts, grant applications etc. in a highly independent fashion. As such, the post-doc will be expected to stay informed of the current literature that pertains to his/her assigned research topic, discuss experimental strategies with Dr. Peters and her research team, consider the team’s advice, guidance and leadership, and apply the information obtained to continuously improve in all areas.

[ 5 ]% 

[2nd area of responsibility]:

Dr. Jamie Peters is the direct supervisor of the laboratory and its members. The Post-Doc will meet with Dr. Peters on a regular basis. During these meetings, research progress, planning of experiments, grants and manuscripts will be discussed. Attendance and presentation of ongoing research is required regularly at laboratory meetings.

[ 15 ]% 

3rd area of responsibility]:

The Post-Doc will also be expected to pursue collaborative efforts with other members of the research team, e.g. by providing expertise and knowledge on neuroanatomy and functional neural circuits controlling motivated behavior in different animal models. As such, the post-doc will share knowledge and expertise with members of the research team; help with the training of new team members; assist with establishing and maintaining the infrastructure of the laboratory, which may include setting up new equipment, ordering equipment and/or supplies, organizing the laboratory, etc. These activities may or may not be directly related to the post-doc’s own research projects.

 

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $53,76- $65,292.

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 (or hiring 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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.



Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:

  • MD or PhD in the field of neuroscience, pharmacology, or related field
  • Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical experience
Desired or preferred:

  • Experience in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Proficiency in Python and/or Matlab
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to work independently within the research lab on assigned projects
  • Interest in learning in vivo fiber photometry and optogenetics
  • Excellent communication skills
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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