Assistant Research Professor

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery - Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Assistant Research Professor

Position #723451

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.

Position Summary:

The Division of GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking an assistant research professor with a doctorate in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or related field with research interests in basic and translational research in the area of trauma and burns. The position will help supervise the research projects of members of the laboratory, including graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, research residents, undergraduates and laboratory technicians. This is a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of assistant research professor.

Research related duties:

  • Independently design hypothesis-based research experimental protocols.
  • Advise and assist with experimental design and execution.
  • Perform and teach all aspects of experiments (animal surgical/manipulation work, cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques, and statistics).
  • Interpret data statistical and data analysis.
  • Assist with the writing of manuscripts for publication, grant applications, progress reports, IACUC applications. Those with interest in writing their own grant applications are encouraged to apply.
  • Collaborate with other laboratories inside and outside the Department.
  • Help supervise day to day lab operations
  • Help coordinate experiments of all lab members.
  • Help supervise members of the laboratory (approximately 4-6 individuals at any given time including high school students, undergraduates, medical students, PhD and MD/PhD level students, postdoctoral fellows, research residents, and laboratory technicians.
  • Present research findings at laboratory meetings, departmental seminars, and scientific meetings (local, national and international).

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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, physiology or related field, supplemented with 4-6 years of post-doctoral training.
  • Experience working with rodent models of tissue injury and repair and extensive knowledge of experimental methodologies related to molecular and cell biology and immunology is preferred.
  • Extensive publication record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with experience using pharmacological or molecular inhibitors to regulate inflammation are preferred.
  • Experience with signaling pathways regulating inflammatory/innate immune responses are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience studying inflammatory responses after traumatic injury, alcohol intoxication and/or in advanced age
  • Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English, be able to supervise laboratory personnel and trainees, and have the ability to present complex material to both scientific and general audiences.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20318 - SOM-SRG-GI Clinical

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Bryan Downey

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00723451





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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 8/8/2018
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