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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 27358 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00801840 – Requisition #27358

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal 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.

Department of Anesthesiology has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Nature of Work

Post-doctoral fellow position available to study role of T-type (low-voltage-activated) calcium channels in analgesic effects of natural compounds in animals with surgical skin incision and 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 in wild-type rats and mice, as well as mice lacking subtypes of T-type calcium channels.

Candidates must have MD or PhD degree or equivalent. Experience with slice physiology and patch clamp recordings is desirable but not required.

Professional Field

Neuroscience Research

Examples of Work Performed
    Perform surgery on rats and mice. Perform behavioral pain testing in rats and mice Perform recordings of spontaneous synaptic currents in acute spinal cord slice preparation. Perform recordings of optogenetically evoked synaptic currents in acute spinal cord slice preparation. Perform recordings of calcium currents in acute slice preparation. Perform recordings of action potentials in acute spinal cord slice preparation. Perform pharmacological experiments in acute spinal cord slice preparation. Analyze the data. Write scientific manuscripts. Other post-doc, students and instructors in the lab are not trained to work on spinal cord slice preparation. Additionally, they are fully engaged in performing experiments and duties required for other extramurally funded projects.

Supervision Received

The Post-doctoral Fellow reports to the Lab Director, Dr. Slobodan Todorovic.

Supervision Exercised

The Post-doctoral Fellow will not supervise other employees.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $54,840 - $66,600 and is commensurate with skills and experience based on the NIH scale.

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.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]​.

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Education: MD or PhD in the field of pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology

and/or neuroscience

Preferred Qualifications
    Background in physiology and anesthesiology

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:
    Excellent communication skills; written and verbal. The ability to work independently within the research lab on assigned projects Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27358. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) 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: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20138 - SOM-AN Admin GeneralOperations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 9, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Melissa Martinez Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00801840

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