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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Anesthesiology

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00781622: – Requisition #: 33925

Job Summary:

Post-doctoral fellow position available to study role of modulators of T-type (low-voltage-activated) calcium channels in native tissue preparations and in recombinant cells . Our research involves biophysical techniques to measure membrane currents (whole-cell voltage-clamp and current-clamp recordings) from the human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells, dorsal root ganglion neurons and dorsal horn neurons in wild-type rats and mice, as well as mice lacking subtypes of T-type calcium channels.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform surgery on rats and mice.
  • Perform recordings of spontaneous synaptic currents in acute spinal cord slice preparation.
  • Perform recordings of optogenetically evoked synaptic currents in acute spinal cord slice preparation.
  • Perform recordings of calcium currents in acute slice preparation, dorsal root ganglion neurons and HEK cells.
  • Perform recordings of action potentials in acute spinal cord slice preparation.
  • Perform pharmacological experiments in acute spinal cord slice preparation.
  • Analyze the data.
  • Write scientific manuscripts.
Work Location:

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

Why Join Us:

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: MD or PhD in the field of pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology and/or neuroscience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in physiology and anesthesiology
  • Experience with slice physiology and patch clamp recordings is desirable but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills using the English language.
  • The ability to work independently within the research lab on assigned projects
  • Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills
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 should be directed to: Abigail Jacoba (

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:

Starting at $61,428 to $71,532 based on years of experience.

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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