Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Jul 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Dental Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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 has proudly positioned itself as one of the top urban research universities in the country.

A fully-funded postdoctoral position is available at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Using primarily zebrafish, the successful applicant will study craniofacial development, disease and evolution in the laboratory of James Nichols in the Department of Craniofacial Biology. The Nichols laboratory is interested in craniofacial variability, especially how some genotypically mutant individuals can overcome a deleterious mutation to produce a wild-type phenotype. This project will utilize an array of complementary zebrafish approaches including live imaging on laboratory-dedicated instruments, forward and reverse genetics, next-generation sequencing, protein biochemistry, and others. The University of Colorado has a strong collaborative group of zebrafish laboratories with diverse interests, as well as an interactive core group of craniofacial development laboratories.

We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website (


Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics or related discipline
  • Desire to work with zebrafish, fish experience not required.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently, but cooperatively, within a research lab

Desired or preferred

  • Strong background in modern developmental biology methods including imaging, and next generation sequencing technologies
  • Publication of at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and will adhere to published NIH guidelines. 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.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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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. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 13965

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: Jul 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: James Nichols

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00691520


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