Post-Doctoral Fellow -Wang

Aurora, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
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

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

The University of Colorado Denver seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work in the Department of Pathology at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver 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.

The Postdoctoral position is in a lab that has research activities on the role of TGF signaling in head and neck cancer, skin cancer, skin development, and wound healing, and the pathological functions of TGF in inflammatory skin disorders. Ongoing research includes the following areas: cancer stem cells, experimental therapeutics of head and neck cancer, the microenvironment in head and neck cancer and skin cancer, microRNAs in head and neck cancer, chronic wound healing and therapeutic interventions, and inflammatory or fibrotic skin disorders. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, and able to work independently. Qualified candidates should have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with a background in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and/or oncology. Self-motivation, commitment to scientific research, ability to learn new techniques, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicant should be proficient with computers. Experience with cell culture, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, PCR and animal models, including handling, colony management and genotyping strongly preferred. Position will include conducting research experiments, data management, molecular biology assays, writing grants and papers, and other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

Must have completed an advanced degree (PhD, MD, DVM) from an accredited institution and have working knowledge of basic research skills as they relate to cancer research. Applicants must be NRSA training grant eligible (a US citizen or permanent resident).

Preferred Qualifications:

Particular consideration will be given to applicants with experience in signal transduction and mouse models of cancer

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be based on the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows, must be a US citizen/green card holder. 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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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically only through CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12443 When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications A current Resume/CV 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: Jan 29, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00692676


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