Research Associate

Boulder, CO
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

A position for a full-time research scientist is available immediately in the laboratory of Natalie G. Ahn to investigate mechanisms of cell migration. The goal is to investigate a novel rear-directed cell polarity structure that controls persistence in directional migration, in response to noncanonical Wnt signal transduction. Approaches include mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, and live cell imaging, as well as biochemical analysis of protein-protein interactions and functional proteomics.

Relevant publications include: Witze et al. 2008 Science 320:365; Witze et al. 2013 Dev. Cell. 26:645.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and NIH and University of Colorado guidelines. The laboratory is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain city of Boulder, CO, and housed in the new state-of-the-art Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building.


Competency with experimental design, quantitative analysis, literature review and critical thinking required.

Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or related fields.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to Boulder campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1- Cover Letter 2- CV including list of publications 3- Names and contacts of three references NOTE: proof of highest degree earned and an official letter of recommendation will be required to be submitted at the appropriate time during the search from the finalist for the position. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10592 - Biochemistry

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Natalie Ahn

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00645665


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