Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

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The Department of Pathology has Postdoctoral fellow position available for highly motivated candidates with a fresh PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular/ cell Biology, Cancer Biology or Neuroscience to join the the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

This position provides a unique opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic research team working towards increasing survival for brain metastasis patients both through basic and translational research. Our goal is to unveil the mechanisms that allow cancer cells to spread to and colonize the brain and to discover novel therapeutic strategies for brain metastases

Ongoing projects include:

  • Defining how hormones regulate early extravasation and blood-brain-barrier dysfunction during metastasis.
  • Defining how estrogen affects microglia recruitment and polarization during brain metastatic colonization.
  • Define how breast cancer cells adapt to the brain microenvironment and become resistant to targeted therapies.
  • Identifying novel targetable markers for established brain metastases in breast cancer.


To achieve our goal, we use a variety of neuroscience, molecular biology, cell and tissue imaging and in vivo modeling of metastasis. We work in close collaboration with neurosurgeons and oncologists and use human-derived samples to help the translation of our basic research into real-life treatments.

The Lab Values:

  • Organization and communication. While team members are working independently we recognize it is our joined efforts that make us successful. We encourage open and honest communication and collaboration between team members.
  • Creative thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers.
  • People who can see the "big picture" while being meticulous about details.


Specific job description/duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing pre clinical studies with brain metastasis patient-derived cancer cells and cancer cell lines. Isolation and characterization of cancer and brain cell populations from clinical samples and mice, tissue labeling and imaging. In vitro cell culture and cell-based assays, standard molecular and biochemistry techniques.
  • Contribute to maintain a high standard of quality and cleanliness in the lab, maintain relevant databases updated.
  • Maintain updated notebooks and relevant databases, present progress reports weekly.
  • Critically think and carry on experiments from design to data interpretation (this is a must).
  • Able to work independently after initial training with minimum supervision
  • Write grants and manuscripts, and present at scientific conferences.



Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular/ cell Biology, Cancer Biology or Neuroscience




The ideal candidate will:

  • have natural curiosity and critical thinking skills
  • be highly motivated to advance in this field
  • be self - driven and forward focused
  • have a passion for innovative, transformational research
  • be a master of organization and multi-tasking
  • have the utmost respect for the research that we do, particularly when handling human and animal tissue
  • be internally self-aware, able to communicate freely both discoveries and challenges


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.

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. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.



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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11189

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 - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby

Posting Contact Email: Matt.Bilby@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00702975

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