Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #669489- Requisition 11855

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fontenot Lab, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. This basic, clinical and translational research scientist who will conduct experiments related to clinically-applicable immunology issues in transplantation and autoimmunity. The particular project focuses on bridging innate and adaptive immunity in the lungs of mice and humans.

Examples of Work Performed:

Exposure of mice to various antigens and harvesting lungs, spleen and lung-draining lymph nodes for single cell analysis, monoclonal antibody staining of those cells for analysis by flow cytometry, cloning and expressing TCRs on hybridoma cells, proliferation assays, adoptive transfer, immuno-histochemistry and immunofluorescence staining, and Western blotting.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience; and will follow NIH guidelines. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 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. 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 Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or MD in one of these fields of study: Immunology or Molecular Biology.

Minimum of 5 year(s) experience in one or more of the above fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience in immunology with particular interest in T and B cells.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

In depth knowledge of human and murine immunology, as related to the lung; ability to work independently, meet responsibilities without supervision and excellent written and verbal communication; proven expertise in manuscript submissions. The applicant should also be proficient at trouble shooting and problem solving, keeping detail records and maintain the highest level of scientific integrity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20174 - SOM-MED-Clinical Immunology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Cole

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00669489


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