Lung Cancer Postdoctoral Fellow-Doebele Lab

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Lung Cancer Postdoctoral Fellow - Doebele Lab

Job Summary

Now hiring for a full-time postdoctoral fellow research position which will be responsible for executing the research projects in the areas of Oncology with oversight but minimal daily supervision from PI faculty. There will be an emphasis in developing and characterizing cell line and patient-based animal models for the study of human lung cancer, with a focus on drug development and understanding mechanisms of drug resistance. Training and career development may also be supported by investigators in a NRSA research training grant (T32) funded program in the Cancer Biology or Lung, Head and Neck Programs of the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

This position reports directly to Robert C. Doebele, MD, PhD, PI of a lung cancer research laboratory in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. The laboratory is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The position is a faculty research position with the primary duties to conduct research and will not be involved in course instruction and is not eligible for tenure. An employee in this position can be terminated at any time without notice and severance pay may not be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position is a postdoctoral fellow position and will be responsible for the performance and of basic laboratory research. The position will require the following duties:

  • Developing research protocols;
  • Collaboration with other laboratories (both within the University of Colorado and with outside institutions) including PIs, post-docs, or professional research assistants;
  • Preparation and handling of human and animal tissues, cells, and cell lines;
  • Analysis of human tumor samples or blood for cancer-related biomarkers; light and fluorescent microscopic analysis;
  • Perform recombinant DNA and protein; work with lentiviruses; extraction and analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein;
  • Animal care related to animal models of lung cancer including anesthetization, injection and imaging of small animals;
  • Fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry;
  • Training and supervision of laboratory personnel including PRAs, postdocs, graduate students, medical fellows or summer students in experimental techniques;
  • Completion of research project including preparation of written manuscripts and submission for publication;
  • Presentation of work on campus or at scientific meetings including the preparation of MS PowerPoint presentations;
  • Assistance in the writing of grants;
  • The employee must be willing to learn relevant techniques from the PI and other personnel and function with a reasonable level of independence;
  • Completion of research project including preparation of written manuscripts and submission for publication;
  • Presentation of research work on campus or at scientific meetings including the online preparation of MS PowerPoint presentations;
  • Assistance in the writing of grants.

A two-year commitment is required. Start: as soon as possible.

Working Conditions

The position requires 100% effort working within the secured research laboratory. Note: Working in the evening or working on weekends may be required and reviewed on a project-by-project basis within the research laboratory. The position will require research laboratory bench work skills, moderate lifting of research laboratory supplies, handling of research laboratory animals and good hand to eye coordination.


Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD not older than 4 years in relevant field is required.
  • Proven experience and familiarity with mammalian cell culture, western blotting, cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Publication record with at least two first publications.
  • Candidate will be asked to submit a writing sample (e.g., grant or other similar).
  • Prior supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have significant prior research lab experience:

  • Working with mouse models of cancer.
  • Working experience in cancer cell signal transduction.
  • Strong background in Molecular Biology.
  • The final candidate will be motivated, reliable and willing to learn new research techniques, be team-oriented, flexible, and able to communicate and possess the ability to work independently and effectively with research details.
  • Applicants authorized for employment in the United States are strongly preferred. However, visa sponsorship may be considered for an exceptional foreign applicant with well-developed English language writing ability and/or English language writing skills.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US Permanent resident, or a foreign national holding a valid and appropriate visa (J-1 or H1-B). Applicant must already be in the USA to be eligible.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary follows the NIH stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees.

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.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Please attach a cover letter, a CV/Resume and three (3) current professional references listing telephone number and e-mail address for each. If you do not include references in your resume, do attach an additional sheet of references. These four (4) documents are required to be uploaded: Resume/Vitae, Cover Letter, List of References, English language Writing Sample. These documents are optional to be uploaded: Unofficial transcripts from graduate school. Important: DO NOT submit documents (via e-mail) to the job posting contact. All applicant data will be reviewed from the online site at Position is open until filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20214 - SOM-MED-Oncology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Everlyn Sandoval

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744001





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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
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