Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Medicine-Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #00669037- Requisition 12253

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.

Nature of work

This position will be a joint effort between the laboratories of Oliver Eickelberg in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and Kirk Hansen in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. This position will focus on defining micro-environmental niches in lung injury and regeneration. This will be addressed using state-of-the-art genomics and proteomics technologies, as well as single cell approaches.

Candidates should have expertise in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, primary cell cultures including generation of extracellular scaffolds, (live)-imaging techniques, and animal models. The project involves the investigation of human lung tissue samples, animal experimentation, and extensive studies with 2D and 3D cell and tissue cultures, using proteomic profiling. Suitable candidates are required to have a high degree of enthusiasm and motivation, demonstrated research productivity and ability to work with colleagues in collaborative interactions. The laboratories have extensive expertise in translational research in lung regeneration and fibrosis, animal models, advanced cell and tissue culture approaches, as well as proteomic technologies. The position will assist with training of junior investigators, students and fellows, and research assistants.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.

Salary and Benefits

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience; and is in line with NIH guidelines for Postdoctoral stipends. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or an MD
  • 2 years of laboratory experience
  • Experience with primary cell techniques--including generation of extracellular scaffolds, (live)-imaging techniques, and animal models

Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Prior experience/expertise in proteomics or lung pathology (physiology)
  • Experience with experimentation involving animals

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3- 5 professional references.

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20219 - SOM-MED-Pulmonary Disease

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rebecca Propes

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00669037





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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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