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Assistant or Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Physiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) seeks a scientist and educator to fill a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Cardiovascular research interests within the Department include the effects of reactive oxygen species on arterial smooth muscle ion channels and their impact on vascular function under pathophysiological conditions; the significance of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in vascular function during health and disease, blood flow and angiogenesis changes during pregnancy, and the effects of dietary fatty acids on myocardial structure and function. Interests of adjunct faculty include control of vascular tone in humans during exercise and hypoxia, and the influence of essential fatty acid metabolism, membrane phospholipid remodeling, and mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure and cardiovascular disease. The Vascular Physiology Research Group, composed of members of BMS and other departments, is a highly collaborative and productive unit that constitutes the core of an emerging Cardiovascular Research Center.
Preference will be given to candidates with an established research program in cardiovascular science integrating cellular/molecular studies with whole-organism physiology. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent, extramurally-funded research program, preferably in an area that complements existing departmental strengths in neuroscience and/or reproductive physiology. These groups constitute two University Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence;the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program (MCIN) (http://mcin.colostate.edu/) and the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) (http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/bms/arbl/). Interests of MCIN faculty include ion channel and neurotransmitter receptor structure/function, mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, integrative neurotransmission, neuroendocrinology, and developmental neurobiology. Faculty interests within ARBL include gamete biology, gonadal function, molecular endocrinology, embryo development, embryo-uterine and placental-fetal interactions, fetal development, parturition, reproductive disease and toxicology, and zoonoses.
Opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in clinical and basic science departments across campus. The CSU Veterinary Medical Center (http://csuvth.colostate.edu/) houses MRI, CT, and PET imaging technology and a clinical cardiology service with advanced cardiothoracic surgical capabilities. Joint appointment to the School of Biomedical Engineering, an interdisciplinary program that bridges four colleges and 13 departments, is available for interested and qualified applicants (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/bep/). Expansion of existing collaborations with physicians at the Medical Center of the Rockies in nearby Loveland, Colorado is supported.
Core facilities available to the successful applicant include central AAALAC approved animal care facilities, well-equipped general instrumentation rooms, a large-animal hypobaric chamber, echocardiography, a fluorescence-activated cell sorter/flow cytometer laboratory, a microscope lasercapture microdissection laboratory, confocal microscopes including a Zeiss LSM 510 Meta and a spinning disk confocal dedicated to live cell imaging, Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) and super-resolution (STORM) microscopy, an electron microscopy center equipped with transmission and scanning EM, and the University’s Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (http://www.pmf.colostate.edu/).
The individual selected for this position will be expected to teach within the undergraduate, graduate and/or professional veterinary medicine programs. Teaching responsibilities will be in the general area of physiology. The Department sponsors an undergraduate Biomedical Sciences major and both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs. Departmental faculty also participates in DVM/PhD training. Additional information about the BMS Department and faculty can be found at www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/bms.
Fort Collins is a community of 144,000 people located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains approximately 60 miles north of Denver. The city offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities and quality of life. Fort Collins was named Money magazine's Best Place to Live 2006, #2 in 2008, and #6 in 2010. Additional information on the city of Fort Collins can be found at www.fcgov.com.
Applicants must have a PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent degree and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience with evidence of research productivity. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competitiveness for independent national-level funding for their research program. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and a list of three references should be sent electronically to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Scott Earley, care of Karen Solomon, by clicking the apply now button below.
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012, and continued to be accepted until a successful candidate is found. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
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