Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Jun 02, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Pharmacy

Postdoctoral Fellow in Protein Biophysics

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position in in the laboratory of Dr. John Carpenter. The University of Colorado provides an outstanding research environment and we are seeking highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellows, with training and expertise in protein biophysics. The research projects provide opportunities to have major, positive impacts on human medicine by investigating the mechanisms of aggregation and particle formation for therapeutic proteins. The projects involve becoming an expert on state-of-the art new instruments, many of which are being promoted by regulatory agencies and rapidly adopted by pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Also, there will be collaborative projects with Professor Ted Randolph from the University of Colorado Boulder. Former students and post docs from the Carpenter and Randolph labs are scientists and executives in pharmaceutical companies such as Amgen, Johnson and Johnson, BMS, GSK, MedImmune, Teva, Lilly, Genentech, Regeneron, and Sanofi to name a few.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be based on the NIH stipend scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field. Candidates with strong knowledge and experience in protein biophysics; and excellent writing skills, as evidenced by multiple peer-reviewed publications, are preferred. Curiosity and a passion for biomedical science; and an ability and desire to work independently, but also be part of a cooperative, productive team are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Any questions regarding the responsibilities of this position can be directed to Dr. John Carpenter at Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Jay Rodenburg, Director of Personnel at or at 303/724-2648. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09751

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (with a brief summary of your research experience)
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20518 - SOP-Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jay Rodenburg

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00705264


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