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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 31807 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Neurosurgery

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee

Position #: 00817641 – Requisition #: 31807

Job Summary:

The BIOElectrics lab, a translational neuroscience research group led by Dr. Cristin Welle, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team. Our group investigates neuroelectronic interfaces, and this project focuses on the effect of vagus nerve stimulation on motor learning, cortical plasticity and rehabilitation. Our approach combines chronic VNS with optogenetics, in vivo two-photon imaging, electrophysiology and skilled motor tasks in the mouse model system. We are seeking creative neuroscientist or neural engineer with a background in motor control, systems neuroscience or related fields. Prior experience with animal models, survival surgery, programming, designing and implementing closed-loop systems and in vivo imaging are desired.

The BIOElectrics lab spans clinical and engineering departments, and is an active part of the Neuroscience Program. As such, the research project includes both basic and translational neuroscience work. We are a creative, collaborative lab with a focus on support and career development. This position has a competitive starting salary and great mountain views at the new Anschutz Medical Center in Denver.

Duration: Minimum of 1 year with advancement to the second year dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year. The appointment may be extended beyond 1 year contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Key Responsibilities:

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for measuring cortical structural and functional dynamics using multiphoton in vivo imaging in response to closed-loop optogenetic or electrical stimulation in behaving animals. This includes designing and conducting experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, conference presentations and applying for fellowships/grants.

Why Join Us:

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 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:

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD in one of these fields of Neuroscience, Neural Engineering, or a related field. Minimum of 2 years experience in electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, optogenetics or programming in Matlab/Python.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience with animal models, survival surgery, behavior, designing and implementing closed-loop systems and/or in vivo imaging Background in motor control systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to work independently and with a team Demonstrated proficiency with in vivo imaging

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

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. Proof of Degree (transcript or diploma)

4. Three professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Cristin Welle,

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 - $59,592

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 is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

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:

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​.

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, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20335 - SOM-NS GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 29, 2024

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Cristin Welle Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00817641

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