Assistant Professor

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor in the Basic and Translational Research Division of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus seeks an Assistant Professor to work in the Basic and Translational Research Division of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:

This is a Full time (FTE 1.0) tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant professor level in the Basic and Translational Research Division of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. The selected applicant will be expected to establish a strong independent externally funded research program related to Type 1 Diabetes research. The selected individual will also be responsible for the daily management, supervision, training and evaluation of lab personnel (such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professional research assistants) whose positions are funded by research grants on which s/he is the principal investigator.

Job Responsibilities:

The duties of the individual holding this position will be twofold. First and foremost, the individual is expected to develop a productive and cutting edge, externally funded research program. This responsibility will include keeping abreast of current literature, formulating long- and short-term research goals, designing and performing appropriate experiments to achieve these goals, evaluating laboratory data and protocols, preparing and submitting manuscripts based on research conducted within the lab, and preparing and submitting grant applications to appropriate federal or private agencies to secure funding for the research program. It is important that individual to interact effectively with other members of the scientific and clinical research communities and establish fruitful research collaborations. The individual is expected to present research in all appropriate venues to increase the awareness of research being performed in the lab, and to facilitate collaborative interactions. Second, the individual is expected to participate in service activities within the department, the university and the broader scientific community that contribute to the accomplishment of department and university missions, and that promote the success and welfare of the broader scientific and medical. The individual will be able to:

  • Establish and maintain an independent, externally funded internationally recognized research program
  • Establish collaborations with faculty within the BDC and the University of Colorado.
  • Participate in graduate training and teaching of pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Participate in faculty meetings and provide committee service to the BDC research division and affiliated departments/programs
  • Become an interactive member of the BDC research division.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary 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.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

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:

  • This position requires a PhD and/or MD degree or comparable doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences with at least three years of post-doctoral experience within the field of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Experience in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or a closely related field is essential.
  • A strong publication record in the field of T1D.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience investigating basic or translational research models of immune dysfunctions related to Type 1 Diabetes.
  • The applicant must be highly motivated, have good interpersonal skills, and have experience in supervising or training of research personnel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with and training graduate and undergraduate students.

Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Basic science research, teaching, university committees, grant writing

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please do not submit any of your application materials via email to the job positing contact. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 27th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09185

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, Statement of Research Philosophy and Vision
  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 - 20061 - SOM-Barbara Davis Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 20, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Talisha Bell

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732698


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