Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Jun 23, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics or Microbiome Analysis

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position in Bioinformatics or Microbiome Analysis in the laboratory of Dr. Vanessa Phelan. The research project focuses on using multi-omics methods to measure the structure and function of in vitro microbiome communities to elucidate the effect of pharmaceutical treatment on the microbiome. The lab takes a multidisciplinary approach, applying modern tools in combination with traditional chemical, molecular and biochemical approaches to investigate the role of small molecules in the development and persistence of polymicrobial infections, particularly those affecting cystic fibrosis patients. We are seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow to lead microbiome analyses.


Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbial ecology, or a closely related field. Candidates with strong knowledge and experience in multi-omics analyses are highly desired.

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.

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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Special Instructions to Applicants:Any questions regarding the responsibilities of this position can be directed to Dr. Vanessa Phelan 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.

Applicants, please apply electronically at to job posting number 8543. Applicants must submit electronically a letter of interest (with a summary of your research experience and career goals), curriculum vitae and the names of three references with regular and e-mail addresses, phone and fax numbers.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08543

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  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: Feb 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jay Rodenburg

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00673412


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