Assistant or Associate Faculty Position in Neuroscience

University of Colorado Anschutz Pharmacology
Aurora, Colorado (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 21, 2022

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Position Type
Full Time
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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 tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the area of Neuroscience, with a focus on candidates whose research program leverages, or develops novel approaches to understand nervous system function. This recruitment will be in conjunction with the NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine ( 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 seeking applicants who either use, or develop, cutting-edge molecular and cellular approaches, imaging methods, tools, sensors or probes, to study nervous system function in vitro, ex vivo and/or in vivo. The research of the applicant should emphasize molecular, cellular or circuit mechanisms that are broadly related to understanding human nervous system or associated diseases, actions of existing drugs, or the development of new drugs or therapies to treat neurological or neuropsychiatric disorders.

The department is a collegial and collaborative interdisciplinary scientific group, with strengths in neuroscience, cancer research, structural biology, epigenetics, cellular optogenetics, and bioinformatics. We especially seek applicants whose research would complement our existing strengths in neuropharmacology studying regulation of neuronal circuits, neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels, cell adhesion molecules, signal transduction, and gene expression in control of neuronal function in learning and memory, neurodegeneration, ischemic brain injury, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, autism, and addiction.

The Department of Pharmacology is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion both within the department and the university. We encourage applications from all individuals who would thrive in a collaborative and collegial scientific environment. Applicants should also be enthusiastic about teaching and serving as research mentors in our interdepartmental graduate training programs such as the Pharmacology Graduate Program ( and the Neuroscience Graduate Program (

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. The department offers outstanding resources to support new faculty, including competitive salary and start-up support, junior faculty mentoring and guidance, well-supported core facilities and a strong collegial neuroscience research environment on campus.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page statement of research interests and future directions, and contact information for three references by applying to posting 27539 at


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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. 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.

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