Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Mar 01, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




University of Colorado - School of Dental Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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.

The University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the Craniofacial Biology Department at the Denver Campus or the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. 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.

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study the in vivo dynamics of PDGFR dimer-specific formation and the resulting effects on gene expression and cell activity during mouse craniofacial development. This project will utilize an array of complementary approaches such as bimolecular fluorescence complementation, mass spectrometry and conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo, with the ultimate goal of providing therapeutic directions aimed at the treatment of human birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology who published a first-author paper as a result of their Ph.D. work. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website (http://www.fantauzzolab.org).


Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and/or genetics
  • Willingness to work with laboratory mice and primary cell cultures
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently, but cooperatively, within a research lab


Desired or preferred

  • Strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology
  • Publication of at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work


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.

Ideal Start Date

As early as April 1, 2018



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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12799

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 - 20425 - SDM-Craniofacial Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 28, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Katherine Fantauzzo

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00682702

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