Research Associate

Job description

A position for a full-time research scientist or postdoc is available immediately in the laboratory of Natalie G. Ahn to investigate mechanisms of cell migration. The goal is to investigate a novel rear-directed cell polarity structure that controls directional migration in response to Wnt signal transduction. Approaches include mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, and live cell imaging, as well as biochemical analysis of protein-protein interactions and functional proteomics.
Relevant publications include: Witze et al. 2008 Science 320:365; Witze et al. 2013 Dev. Cell. 26:645; Connacher et al. 2017 Mol. Biol. Cell 28:1924.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines. The laboratory is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain city of Boulder, CO, and housed in the new state-of-the-art Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology building.


Ph.D. in biochemistry, biological sciences, or chemistry.

Competency with experimental design, quantitative analysis, literature review, and critical thinking are required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. 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 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [email protected]

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

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Letter of Interest; 2 - CV including any publications and contact information for 3 references. Final candidate will provide Proof of Degree that can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10592 - Biochemistry

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 21, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Natalie Ahn

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00613515





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Posted: 5/22/2018
Application Due: 7/21/2018
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