Post-Doctoral Fellow - Schwartz/Yang Lab

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Schwartz/Yang Lab

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the Schwartz/Yang Lab in the Pulmonary Division on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

Examples of Work Performed:

The research in the Schwartz/Yang Lab focuses on understanding how the mucin, MUC5B, is involved in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. The lab is particularly interested in early pathogenic processes leading to the development of pulmonary fibrosis. State-of-the-art techniques, including next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, and transgenic animal models are used to accomplish these goals. This individual will perform research projects focusing on the role of the airway mucin MUC5B in pulmonary fibrosis using existing animal and cell models in the laboratory. However, bioinformatics projects analyzing sequence (DNA and RNA) data are also available.

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time:

100% Research:

  • Laboratory based research focused on genetics and epigenetics of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Mentored research that will continue for at least two years
  • Interaction with other lab personnel both scientifically and programmatically


Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in a biological or computational biology discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of mentored research
  • Excellent communication skills using the English language
  • The ability to work in a supervised/mentored research environment
  • Computational skills to compile and analyze data
  • Technical skills to produce wet lab results in animal and cell models
  • Demonstrated expertise in presentation of results - both didactic and publications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven experience and familiarity in genetics and genomics

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.

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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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09433

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 - 20154 - SOM-MED Admin Research

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 4, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ethan Hagen

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00698400





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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