Postdoctoral Research Associate

Denver, Colorado, USA
Sep 07, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver (DU) is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on two areas of research and teaching, 1) Cell and Molecular Biology - including biophysics, neuroscience, cell signaling, and developmental biology, and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity - including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) or Integrated Sciences (B.A.).

Position Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences invites application for a one-year postdoctoral research associate in the Asensio lab beginning Jan 1, 2018, with potential for annual renewal subject to performance evaluation and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be involved in investigating the mechanisms controlling the formation of endocrine secretory granules. Responsible for assigned lab duties, supervising undergraduate and graduate students. Detailed goals are specified in funded research proposals.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Endocrinology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience or related discipline.
  • Highly motivated and productive candidates should have rigorous training in molecular and cell biology with experience cell culture, Western Blotting, cloning and transfection.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mammalian endocrine cells and/or pancreatic islets.
  • Experience with mice breeding, genotyping and physiology.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional weekends & evenings depending upon class and research schedule.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online with a cover letter and resume will be accepted. Once within the job description online, scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Cedric Asensio at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names of contact information for 3 references

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.