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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 31688 Faculty

Description
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Physiology and Biophysics

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Position #00817331 – Requisition #31688

Job Summary:

Nature of Work

The Poleg-Polsky lab in the Visual Processing Center within the Department of Physiology and Biophysics is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join a team focused on understanding the functions of neurons and circuits in the visual system using experiment and theory. This position offers collaboration across three laboratories, combining retinal electrophysiology and imaging, cellular and circuit modeling, in vivo two-photon microscopy of synaptic and cellular activity, two-photon optogenetic perturbations, CRISPR/Cas9 gene manipulations, and rodent visual behaviors. In addition to understanding normal function, we are interested in degenerative neurological conditions leading to alterations in visual processing.

Supervision Received

Supervision is provided by Dr. Alon Poleg-Polsky, M.D., PhD.

Additional supervision provided by Drs. Gidon Felsen, PhD and Benjamin Scholl, PhD

Examples of Work Performed
  • Electroretinogram measurements
  • Whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology
  • Two-photon calcium imaging of cellular populations and synaptic inputs
  • Large-scale extracellular electrophysiology (Neuropixels)
  • Biophysical modeling and construction of ML-based models
  • Statistical analysis of single-cell and population-level recordings
  • Scientific communication to local and international audience

  • Work Location:

    Onsite – this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, Colorado.

    Why Join Us:

    The Department of Physiology and Biophysics has a long history of applying quantitative approaches to key problems in biomedical research. Our faculty use cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches and incorporate their strengths in molecular, cellular and systems biology, electrophysiology, electrical engineering and advanced light microscopy to carry out internationally recognized research. Whereas the specific research interests of the faculty are diverse, we have in common the goal of using innovative and rigorous methods to address fundamental questions. These core bonds have led to a collaborative and supportive environment, ideal for training of graduate students & post-doctoral fellows and fostering interactions with basic and clinical researchers in other departments.

    The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4907153&targetURL=Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Position #00817331 – Requisition #31688

    Job Summary:

    Nature of Work

    The Poleg-Polsky lab in the Visual Processing Center within the Department of Physiology and Biophysics is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join a team focused on understanding the functions of neurons and circuits in the visual system using experiment and theory. This position offers collaboration across three laboratories, combining retinal electrophysiology and imaging, cellular and circuit modeling, in vivo two-photon microscopy of synaptic and cellular activity, two-photon optogenetic perturbations, CRISPR/Cas9 gene manipulations, and rodent visual behaviors. In addition to understanding normal function, we are interested in degenerative neurological conditions leading to alterations in visual processing.

    Supervision Received

    Supervision is provided by Dr. Alon Poleg-Polsky, M.D., PhD.

    Additional supervision provided by Drs. Gidon Felsen, PhD and Benjamin Scholl, PhD

    Examples of Work Performed
  • Electroretinogram measurements
  • Whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology
  • Two-photon calcium imaging of cellular populations and synaptic inputs
  • Large-scale extracellular electrophysiology (Neuropixels)
  • Biophysical modeling and construction of ML-based models
  • Statistical analysis of single-cell and population-level recordings
  • Scientific communication to local and international audience

  • Work Location:

    Onsite – this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, Colorado.

    Why Join Us:

    The Department of Physiology and Biophysics has a long history of applying quantitative approaches to key problems in biomedical research. Our faculty use cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches and incorporate their strengths in molecular, cellular and systems biology, electrophysiology, electrical engineering and advanced light microscopy to carry out internationally recognized research. Whereas the specific research interests of the faculty are diverse, we have in common the goal of using innovative and rigorous methods to address fundamental questions. These core bonds have led to a collaborative and supportive environment, ideal for training of graduate students & post-doctoral fellows and fostering interactions with basic and clinical researchers in other departments.

    The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness.

    Diversity and Equity:

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Requirements:
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Applicants should possess or expect to complete a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biophysics, or similar fields. Mathematics/Physics or related science disciplines will also be considered.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Higher priority will be given to candidates with experience in any of the following:
  • Electrophysiology
  • Multiphoton or confocal imaging
  • Histology, CLARITY, in-situ hybridization
  • Programming (Matlab/IgorPro/Python), electronics fabrication

  • How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
    1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position (only use if a cover letter is necessary)
    2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
    3. Five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

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

    Questions should be directed to: Alon Poleg-Polsky: Alon.Poleg-Polsky@cuanschutz.edu

    Screening of Applications Begins:


    Immediately and continues until position is filled.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

    The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE –

    $56,484 - $62,132

    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. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

    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.

    Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

    ADA Statement:

    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 hr.adacoordinator@cuanschutz.edu​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Vaccination Statement:

    CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.
    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20127 - SOM-PHYS GENERAL OPERATIONS

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Nov 1, 2023

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Alon Poleg-Polsky Posting Contact Email: Alon.Poleg-Polsky@cuanschutz.edu Position Number: 00817331





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