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Colorado State University Post-Doctoral Fellow - Vigh in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Vigh

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201900975AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 50000

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/15/2019

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Biomedical Sciences: This interdisciplinary department contains over 25 faculty with strong international reputations and a track record of extramural support. Faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative biology, reproductive biology including gonadal function, and neurobiology with relevant emphasis in areas related to neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry, sensory biology, artificial neural networks, and neuroendocrinology. The department is highly interactive and offers postdoctoral fellows a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between fellows and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern biomedical research. Program faculty members are housed in modern research buildings with state-of-the-art equipment. All of the training faculty members have laboratories that are within relatively close proximity. University facilities that support research efforts include electron microscopes, flow cytometer and fluorescent activated cell sorter, confocal microscopes, DNA, RNA and protein sequencing and syntheses labs, a mass spectrometer lab, and facilities for genomics, preoteomics, and transgenic animal research. The hard work of research is balanced by the unique opportunity to enjoy the mountains and canyons of beautiful Colorado.

Position Summary

NIH funded postdoctoral positions are available at Colorado State University in the laboratory of Dr. Jozsef Vigh to study synaptic processing of visual information in the retina. This research uses electrophysiological techniques in conjunction with behavioral neuroscience methods. These positions are research positions. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to design, perform, analyze experiments outlined in the founded research proposal and in this process supervise participating undergraduate students. They are also expected to prepare and present project related material at scientific meetings and participate in the drafting of peer-reviewed publications.

Required Job Qualifications

  • PhD in neuroscience, or related field

  • experience in electrophysiological methods

  • good written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Job Qualifications

  • experience in behavioral neuroscience methods

    Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Neuroscience Research/data analysis


This entails designing/performing in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological experiments (i.e. EEG and patch clamp, respectively) and behavioral experiments (wheel running and telemetric activity measurements) as outlined in the founded NIH proposal. Data analysis will be performed by a set of appropriate computer softwares.

Percentage Of Time 75

Job Duty Category Lab Operation/supervision of undergraduate students


This entails keeping track of experimental animal (mouse) colonies and ensuring that consumables and chemicals necessary for operations are available, routine tests assigned to undergraduate students are performed.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Presentation/publication material preparation


Presentation/publication material preparation

Percentage Of Time 5

Special Instructions to Applicants

To receive full consideration, please apply by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on November 15, 2019 with a cover letter detailing experience, a CV and names/contact information of two professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. This posting will remain open until filled.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Dr. Jozsef Vigh:

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 2

Maximum Requested 2

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Optional Documents