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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Position #631278 - Requisition 14752

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 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases currently seeks a full-time (1.0FTE) Post-Doctoral Fellow with three or more years of experience in primary laboratory research involving mouse work and structural biology. The candidate will work extensively with mouse immunization, evaluating antibody responses and protection against infection. The work will be done with protein constructs generated from a bacterial surface protease. One aspect addresses the structural biology of the protein, substrate binding, proteolytic activity and biologic function using electron microscopy, Cryo-EM, biochemical and immunologic methods. The second aspect of the work involves characterizing the immunogenicity of the protein and molecular variants, generating monoclonal antibodies, and mouse immunizations to determine active and passive protection against bacterial infection afforded by the protein immunogen.

Skills in structural biology and mouse handling are preferred. The role offers substantial opportunities for professional growth in speaking and writing, experimental design, data analysis and primary publication. Ambition and independence of thought and work are highly encouraged.

This position has the potential to contract with the VA under an IPA Agreement once the selected candidate has completed 90 working days with the University. Should the VA and the University approve the IPA Agreement, the position will transition from a Postdoctoral Fellowship to a Professional Research Assistant (PRA) role per IPA regulations. Candidates should be open and willing to make this change.

Hazardous Chemicals
Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids
HIPAA - Access to PHI
HIPAA - Operations
HIPAA - Payment
HIPAA - Research
HIPAA - Treatment

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 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.

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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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, Structural Biology, or a directly related field

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years' experience in primary laboratory research involving mouse work and structural biology


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong work ethic and a high level of organization
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team

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 3-5 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: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 - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 24, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Edward Janoff

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00631278





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Posted: 11/24/2018
Application Due: 1/23/2019
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