Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Position- Neuroscience

Aurora, Colorado
Commensurate with experience and education.
October 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pharmacology



The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level in the area of neuroscience/neurotechnology with a focus on candidates developing and/or leveraging novel optical imaging tools and methods to understand nervous system function. The research of the applicant should emphasize molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that are broadly related to understanding human nervous system diseases and/or the actions of existing drugs or the development of new drugs and therapies to treat neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.  In particular, we seek applicants whose research would complement our existing strengths in neuropharmacology studying regulation of neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels, cell adhesion molecules, kinase and phosphatase signal transduction, and gene expression in control of neuronal function in normal learning and memory, as well as in neurodegeneration, ischemic brain injury, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, autism, and addiction.

This recruitment will be in conjunction with the new NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/neurotechnologycenter One of the central missions of the NTC is to recruit faculty whose research is focused on developing, adapting, and implementing novel technologies to study nervous system function (both basic and translational).  In this search we are in particular seeking applicants who use and develop novel molecular and cellular imaging methods, tools and approaches, including optical sensors and probes, to study nervous system function in vitro, ex vivo and/or in vivo

We encourage applications from individuals who would thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary scientific environment that also includes cancer research, structural biology, epigenetics, and bioinformatics.  For more information on research in the Department of Pharmacology see: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/Pharmacology/Pages/Pharmacology.aspx 

Applicants should also be enthusiastic about teaching and serving as research mentors in our interdepartmental graduate training programs in pharmacology and neuroscience: (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/Graduate-School/academic-programs/pharmacology/Pages/home.aspx) (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/programs/Neuroscience/Pages/Neuroscience.aspx).

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and appropriate and sufficient post-doctoral experience to establish and/or maintain an independent research program competitively funded by extramural grant support. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, 2-3 publication reprints or unpublished manuscript preprints that have been posted on BioRxv or similar sites, a 2-3 page statement of research interests and future directions, and contact information for 3 references by applying at: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17431&lang=en