Post-Doctoral Fellow - Pietras Lab

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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.

The Department of Medicine in the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematological Malignancies Program at the University of Colorado|Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a bright, creative and enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Fellow interested in advancing their career in a new, high-impact laboratory headed by an energetic, recently recruited principal investigator, Dr. Eric Pietras. The lab is part of a richly collaborative interdisciplinary group of basic scientists and clinicians from the immunology, hematology and molecular biology backgrounds with significant resources and expertise in understanding normal and diseased blood development.

Nature of Work

This position reports directly to Dr. Pietras in the Division of Hematology and is responsible for developing, executing and analyzing data from research projects aimed at understanding the effect of inflammation on the biology and function of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and their progeny under normal and disease conditions. The position is an opportunity for a bright, creative and enthusiastic individual to advance their career by performing impactful, cutting-edge biomedical research in an exciting field of study.

Individuals who are about to graduate, or have recently graduated from their doctoral training are preferred.

Examples of Work Performed

This position is expected to work independently under the guidance of the principal investigator. Projects will involve work with research animals and extensive development and use of cutting-edge flow cytometry, molecular biology and cell biology assays on rare bone marrow-derived hematopoietic populations. Specific duties include:

  • Develops procedures to perform multi-color flow cytometry
  • Design and implement projects relating to the laboratory's overall research program.
  • Analyze, interpret, and fully document experimental results
  • Operate and maintain advanced flow cytometry equipment
  • Perform animal husbandry and colony maintenance
  • Prepare data and manuscripts for publication
  • Prepare grant proposals to obtain independent post-doctoral funding
  • Actively participate in and present data at group meetings, journal clubs and conferences
  • Work in conjunction with the PI and other lab staff to achieve programmatic goals
  • To fulfill job requirements, candidates must receive training, and adhere to institutional standards of best practice in: animal care and handling, radiation and chemical safety, laboratory safety and other areas as determined by the institution and/or PI.
  • Other duties as assigned

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

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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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

  • A doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD) in immunology, stem cell biology, experimental hematology, molecular biology, or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • At least one first-author publication in an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal.

Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate must be able to work with laboratory animals and animal tissues.
  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for NIH T32 and F32 postdoctoral fellowship awards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate training in a biomedical laboratory setting, studying immunology, molecular biology, hematology and/or stem cell biology.
  • Experience with the use of advanced flow cytometry equipment (including LSRII and FACSAria II) for analysis and sorting of cells, and development of multicolor antibody staining panels.
  • Experience in mouse handling, husbandry and dissection.
  • Experience in experimental hematology and molecular biology assays and techniques, including HSC isolation and analysis, and high-throughput sequencing.
  • Candidates that have successfully obtained competitive, extramural funding during their doctoral studies are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member within a research environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with computer software including Microsoft Office.
  • Skilled with the use of aseptic mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • Skilled with common laboratory techniques and equipment consistent with PhD-level graduate training.
  • Ability to commit to an independent scientific career in stem cell biology, immunology, or a related field, with a proven high degree of independence and self-motivation to achieve these ends.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the project.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15198

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 - 20164 - SOM-MED-BoneMarrow Transplant

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 29, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Spencer LaFasto

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00756437





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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 1/29/2019
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