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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics

cu campusThe Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: Psychology and Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Computer Science, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We anticipate that the appointment will begin August 2015. The Institute seeks to build on its strengths in human behavioral, quantitative, and statistical genetics. Successful candidates may include, but are not limited to, individuals whose research on human genetics utilizes whole-genome data in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: statistical genetics; behavioral/psychiatric genetics; genetic epidemiology; population genetics; computational biology. Appointees will participate in the research and teaching missions of both the Institute and their academic department.

Minimum requirements are a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3 to 5 sample research papers, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application materials are accepted electronically at (job posting number F01771). Application review will begin October 15, 2014, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Matt Keller.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute

IBG postdocThe Institute has three federally funded training programs. One training grant, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, supports one post doctoral fellow and five predoctoral students. A second training grant, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, supports one postdoctoral fellow and four predoctoral students. A third training grant, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, supports two postdoctoral fellows and four predoctoral students. Individuals interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship should initially contact a Faculty Fellow with whom they would wish to work.

Behavioral Pharmacogenetics of Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Postdoctoral fellowships are available for research in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse, utilizing pharmacogenetic and behavior genetic strategies. Laboratories contributing to this multidisciplinary postdoctoral training program range from those conducting human epidemiological and genetic studies to those undertaking molecular biological, genomic and proteomic studies of animals. Units of the University of Colorado involved in the program are the Departments of Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Medicine in the School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO; the School of Pharmacy at the Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO, and the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics in Boulder, CO. This training program is now in its 31st year and supports 8 postdoctoral fellows. Preference will be given to candidates early in their postdoctoral training. Initial inquiries should be sent to the Training Grant Administrator, Donna Moye (303-724-3627).

Executive Committee: Paula Hoffman (Principal Investigator), Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Nancy Zahniser, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center; John K. Hewitt, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Investigators, consultants, and preceptors: Michael Browning Allan Collins, Thomas Crowley, Richard Dietrich, Mark Dell'Acqua, Robert Freedman, Paula Hoffman, Christian Hopfer, Lawrence Hunter, Kent Hutchison, Thomas Johnson  (, David Jones, Sherry Leonard, Dennis Petersen, Richard Radcliffe, Paula Riggs, James Sikela, Andrew Smolen, Michael Stallings, Boris Tabakoff, Vasilis Vasiliou, Jeanne Wehner, Michael Zawada, Christine Wu, Kim Heidenreich, Marissa Ehringer and Thomas Beresford.

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