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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado in the Aurora, Colorado
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Date Posted January 31, 2019

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

Nature of Work:

This is a full time, Postdoctoral Associate position in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora, CO. The fellow will report to Dr. Ethan Hughes and will work in his research group. The position will focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying cortical remyelination. 


Examples of Work Performed:


  • Development and implementation of methods including in vivo multi-photon imaging, mouse genetics, and optogenetics. 

  • Performing experiments

  •  Write and prepare manuscripts for publication. 

*The role offers substantial opportunities for professional growth in speaking and writing, experimental design, data analysis and primary publication.  Ambition and independence of thought and work are highly encouraged. The position will begin immediately.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


The University of Colorado Denver 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.


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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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Diversity and Equity:

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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 and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.






Minimum Requirements:


  • PhD in Neuroscience or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • This position requires knowledge and experience in cellular neuroscience, advanced microscopy, immunohistochemistry, survival surgery, image analysis, and programming. 

  • This position requires problem solving skills, as well as scientific aptitude and creativity. 

  • Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Neuroscience, or a closely related field. 

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to research from strong publications and letters of reference is required.


Special Instructions to Applicants: REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Ethan Hughes at Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Job Category

: Faculty 

Primary Location

: Aurora 

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20091 - SOM-Cell and Devopmental Bio 


: Full-time 

Posting Date

: Oct 26, 2018 

Unposting Date

: Ongoing 

Posting Contact Name: Ethan Hughes 
Posting Contact Email: 
Position Number: 00600416
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