Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Mar 06, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position # 744112 - Requisition # 12803

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.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

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 | 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.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers postdocs most employee benefits. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Postdoc-specific benefits are found here:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical campus is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

This position reports directly to the Fellowship Training Program Director in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and is responsible for carrying out basic and translational research in the area of immune-mediated mechanisms of bile duct injury.

This position is also responsible for the oversight of work performed by research assistants and education of basic molecular biology and immunology theory and techniques to research assistants, students, fellows in training.

Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research

  • The position entails carrying out basic and translational research in the area of immune-mediated mechanisms of bile duct injury. A specific focus on mechanisms of innate immune system activation and dysregulation is preferred.
  • Basic and translational research project in the lab including:
    • Standard and advanced immunological assays
    • Standard molecular biology techniques
    • Cell culture
    • Animal work
    • Human specimen (blood, tissue) analysis
    • Participation in preparation of manuscripts, grants and presentations

Minimum Requirements

  • The candidate must have completed a PhD at an accredited program.
  • Be proficient in various techniques of molecular biology, immunology, general cell culture work, and animal work.
  • Have a strong background in immunology and principles of inflammation
  • Comfortable with independent/self-directed study

Desired or preferred qualifications

  • A specific focus on mechanisms of innate immune system activation and dysregulation
  • Strong background in the field of immunology
  • A background in animal models of inflammation/autoimmunity

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants mus apply through

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. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Required Application Materials: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV with publication list 3. Letters of reference (3) (upload under "other", "document 1" and/or "document 2") 4. A letter of motivation (upload under "Research/creative work/artist statement")

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20936 - SOM-PEDS Gastro-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 5, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Cara Mack, MD

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00744112


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