As a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology you will be expected to perform research, analyze data and publish manuscripts in the field of neurotoxicity of general anesthetics using electron microscopy technique, perform immunohistochemical and biochemical experiments and/or in vivo behavioral studies under guidance and supervision of Dr. Jevtovic-Todorovic. To do this you will have available state-of-the-art equipment as well as appropriate lab space in the South Research building assigned to Drs. S. Todorovic and V. Jevtovic-Todorovic. You are expected to attend Departmental Research Seminars and national scientific meetings and present your results. You are also expected to provide instructions and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students in our laboratory.
We expect that you will be able to perform research, analyze data and publish manuscripts in the field of anesthetic neurotoxicity in relation to the developing brain. We expect that you will have a very high level of independence in pursuing the outlined studies. It will be your responsibility to set up and trouble shoot your experiments independently. In addition, we expect you to analyze the data, thoroughly document experimental results and data using a laboratory notebook in conjunction with electronic documentation and data back up, as well as interpretation of results in the context of the current literature, and appropriate statistical analysis. Moreover, we expect that you will be able to write manuscripts, grant applications etc. in a highly independent fashion. As such, you are expected to actively pursue working in a relatively independent manner with thorough and frequent reviews of current literature that pertains to your research topic; discuss your experimental strategies with Dr. Vesna Jevtovic- Todorovic and her research team; consider the team’s advice, guidance and leadership and apply the information obtained to improve your results.
Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic is the direct supervisor of the laboratory and its members. Thus, Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic will be your direct supervisor. You will meet with Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic on a regular basis. During these meetings, research progress, planning of experiments, grants and manuscripts will be discussed. Attendance and regular presentations of your own research project is required regularly laboratory meetings.
We also expect that you will actively pursue collaborative efforts with other members of the research team, e.g. by providing your expertise and knowledge behavioral action of ligands selective for GABAA and or NMDA receptors in different animal models. As such, you are to share your knowledge and expertise with the members of the research team; help with the training of new team members; assist with maintaining the infrastructure of the laboratory, which may include cell/tissue culture, ordering, organizing of the laboratory, etc. These activities may not be directly related to your own research projects.
MD or PhD in the field of pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology and/or neuroscience
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
Desired or preferred:
Experience in Anesthesiology
Internal Number: 52118
About University of Colorado Denver
The Department of Anesthesiology is an independent department within one of the three campuses of the University of Colorado. The Health Sciences Center is now located at our new Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Our affiliate hospitals are the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health,and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Department offers a four-year residency, approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In addition, the Department offers advanced fellowship training in anesthetic subspecialties such as Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, and Pain Management, anesthesiology research at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado. The Department has also developed post-doctoral research fellowships that take advantage of the university's post-graduate clinician-scientist training program. To help encourage residents entering our program commit to a research-oriented academic career, we offer the Robert W. Virtue Research Scholarship to an entering CA-1 resident each year.
Our faculty has a... new resolve to create an exciting academic environment that will build upon what was already recognized as one of the finest residency programs in the country. We have recently recruited the highest caliber from top academic centers across the country (Columbia, Cornell, UCSF, University of Chicago, Harvard, Johns Hopkins to name a few) to drive new programs in research and virtually every area of clinical care. Whether your interests in our Department are to practice anesthesiology, perioperative care, pain medicine, do research, teach, be taught, or even that you are one of our patients and want to know more about the care provided by our physicians, this website is a good place to start.