Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado - School of 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.

This position reports directly to Dr. Hopp in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension and is responsible for understanding the importance of the cystic microenvironment in Polycystic Kidney Disease progression. This position supervises graduate students and PRAs in the Hopp laboratory.

Areas of Responsibility/Scope of Research

Dr. Hopp's laboratory studies Autosomal Dominant PKD (ADPKD) pathomechanisms. ADPKD is the most common monogenic renal disease worldwide with currently limited therapeutic options to alleviate disease burden characterized by progressive cyst growth and end stage renal disease. ADPKD has many molecular and cellular commonalities with cancer, in which the microenvironment has shown tremendous potential for therapeutic intervention.

We are interested in studying the role of the microenvironment, specifically immune cells, in ADPKD progression and apply the knowledge gained from the cancer field to PKD. The project makes heavily use of PKD mouse models to understand the interplay between immune cells and cystic renal epithelial cells. Hence, a post-doctoral applicant should be familiar with utilizing mouse/rat models for basic/translational research including knowledge about mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, breeding of single, double, and triple transgenic lines, preclinical studies, and histopathological analyses. Additionally, background knowledge in immunology and immunological techniques (flow cytometry) are highly encouraged and experience with basic cellular, molecular techniques (Western blotting, PCR/qPCR, IHC/IF) and statistical analyses (Microsoft Excel/PRISM/JMP) are required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD and or MD/PhD.
  • Minimum of 2-year(s) experience in research
Desired or Preferred:

  • PhD in the field of PKD research and/or immunology
  • Proven experience and familiarity with PKD systems and procedures
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab
  • Experience in mentoring PhD students/laboratory technicians
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability/proficiency/excellence computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and based on NIH guidelines. 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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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14110

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 - 20224 - SOM-MED-Renal General

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 3, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike, Human Resources Professional

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00655127





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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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