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Assistant Professor-Research

University of Colorado

Job Description

Assistant Professor-Research - 28874 
Research Faculty 



University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Physiology and Biophysics

Job Title:  Assistant Professor - Research

Position #00806477 – Requisition #28874

Job Summary:

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics’ Research Assistant Professor position will join a vibrant and growing Department with a commitment to mentoring faculty and trainees from diverse backgrounds, as well as the wider neuroscience and physiology communities at the School of Medicine. Research interests in the Department currently include cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology, cell signaling, computational neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, ion channel biology, sensory and motor systems, and synaptic function. Extra-departmental interactions, including basic science and translational collaborations, have been and are facilitated by several interdepartmental programs and centers (e.g., NIH T32-supported Neuroscience Program, www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/neuroscience; NIH T15-supported Computational Biology Program, compbio.ucdenver.edu; Integrated Physiology Program; Center for Neuroscience) . In addition, the Neurotechnology Center supports state-of-the-art core facilities that include advanced light microscopy, super resolution nanoscopy, rodent in vivo behavior and electrophysiology, optogenetics, neural engineering and a machine shop. Other shared resources include genomics, proteomics and molecular structure cores, an electron microscopy center, and a machine shop.

Supervision Received -  This position will report to the Department Chair, Dr. David DiGregorio

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with researchers on user-initiated projects 
  • Facilitating collaborations among existing cores in light microscopy, behavior and physiology, neural engineering, and machining to provide enhanced products and services to neuroscience researchers.
  • Developing and implementing open-source software-based approaches to enhance capabilities in image analysis, electronics design, and behavioral and electrophysiological analyses
  • Collaborate with NTC member department labs working on scientific questions related to systems neuroscience


Why Join Us:

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics has a long history of applying quantitative approaches to key problems in biomedical research. Our faculty use cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches and incorporate their strengths in molecular, cellular and systems biology, electrophysiology, electrical engineering and advanced light microscopy to carry out internationally recognized research. Whereas the specific research interests of the faculty are diverse, we have in common the goal of using innovative and rigorous methods to address fundamental questions. These core bonds have led to a collaborative and supportive environment, ideal for training of graduate students & post-doctoral fellows and fostering interactions with basic and clinical researchers in other departments.

On-going areas of research span the range of molecular and cellular studies of neuronal and muscle cell function and development to systems level analyses of information processing in the brain. The individual Faculty web pages provide more and specific details of our exciting research program.

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: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness .

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.

  • PhD in neuroscience
  • Minimum 5 years of postdoctoral experience
  • Experience in the field of systems neuroscience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with embedded systems
  • Matlab, python, or other programming experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Ability to be flexible and effectively adapt to a varied and shifting workload


How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  • A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address
  • Questions should be directed to: Robby Rigby, robby.rigby@cuanschutz.edu

    Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers .

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Review will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

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

    $75,000 - $89,000

    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: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

    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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu ?.

    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:

    The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

    Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

    Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    • Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


    The University of Colorado seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.





          Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 
    Job Category
    : Faculty 
    Primary Location
    : Aurora 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Feb 2, 2023 
    Unposting Date
    : Feb 8, 2023, 1:59:00 AM 
    Posting Contact Name: Robby Rigby 
    Posting Contact Email: robby.rigby@cuanschutz.edu 
    Position Number: 00806477

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