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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Anesthesiology

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00823533: – Requisition #:33910

Job Summary:

Nature of Work

A post-doctoral position is available to study the non-canonical mechanisms by which immune complement proteins modulate cortical network function (see Phadke et al., 2023, bioRxiv). In our lab, we utilize a variety of methods and approaches to analyze biological mechanisms. These include in vivo calcium and dendritic spine imaging using multiphoton microscopy, in vivo calcium imaging using 3D-printed miniature microscopes to record neural activity in freely moving rodents, spatial transcriptomics, generation of genetic mouse models, transsynaptic circuit mapping, optogenetic interrogation of neural circuits, and the use of electrophysiological methods.

Professional Field

Neuroscience Research

Supervision Received

The Post-doctoral Fellow reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Alberto Cruz-Martín.

Supervision Exercised

The Post-doctoral Fellow will not supervise other employees but may assist with mentoring and training of others in the lab.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform biochemical approaches.
  • Perform CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.
  • Perform high-throughput proteomics and spatial transcriptomics.
  • Perform advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques.
  • Perform behavioral measurements using 1P and 2P miniscopes.
  • Perform immunohistochemistry.
  • Analyze the data.
  • Write scientific manuscripts.
  • Attend conferences.
  • Mentor and train graduate students.
Work Location:

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

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare. The Department of Anesthesiology has several clinical specialties and is a nationally recognized leader in anesthesiology and perioperative medical education. We are dedicated to developing leaders in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine who demonstrate clinical excellence, professionalism, and a commitment to life-long learning. Our faculty have a resolve to create an exciting academic environment that will build upon what is already recognized as one of the finest residency programs in the country, and by advancing education within our specialty, we continue to improve the lives of learners and patients in a complex and evolving world of medicine.

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.

  • Education: PhD in the field of pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology and/or neuroscience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in basic and advanced laboratory techniques as well as in the research field of anesthesiology.
  • Background in molecular biology and biochemical methods, pharmacology, biophysics, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering.
  • Experience with behavior and in vivo imaging is desirable but not required.
  • MATLAB, Python, and R software, equipment operation, or research technical skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently within the research lab on assigned projects
  • Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills.
  • Ability to generate first drafts of manuscripts and fellowship applications.
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. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Questions about the research should be directed to: Dr. Alberto Cruz-Martin Cruz, ALBERTO.CRUZMARTIN@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU questions about the recruitment should be directed to Abigail Jacoba, ABIGAIL.JACOBA@CUASNCHUTZ.EDU

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by December 1, 2024.

Anticipated Pay Range:

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


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.

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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 .

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