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.

A NIH funded T32 postdoctoral fellow position ( USA citizenship or USA permanent residency required) is available in the Shepherd laboratory ( in the Department of Pharmacology and Pediatric Heart Lung Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora CO. The focus of the research program is the development and application of high-throughput 3D multiplexed molecular imaging to understand how endothelial progenitor cell programming is regulated in developing mammalian organs. We are particularly focused on vascular development in the brain and lung development in models of disrupted fetal development. The applicant will be responsible for the development and application of multiplexed RNA imaging assays using optical tissue clearing, light sheet microscopy, and machine vision to map spatial transcriptome of endothelial progenitor cells. The ideal applicant will have a biophysics, developmental biology, or molecular and cellular biology background with an interest in the spatial regulation of stochastic genetic regulation.

    Must be able to sustain prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in the laboratory environment. Must be willing to work with animal models. Must be willing to work in a standard research environment that may contain lasers, electronics, fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, sharp objects, hazardous materials, tissue, and body fluids. Must be willing to work on multi-disciplinary projects with a biological emphasis. Funding for this position requires that the selected individual hold US citizenship or a US permanent residence.

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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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 Requirements:
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a recent PhD in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Biophysics or a related field. Minimum of 3 years experience in physical sciences. Excellent communication skills in English Proven ability to work independently within a research lab Demonstrated ability to work with cell and tissue cultures Demonstrated ability to perform immunofluorescence labeling Demonstrated ability to perform in situ labeling
Desired or preferred:
    Experience with animal models Experience with ex vivo lung explants Experience with light sheet fluorescence microscopy Experience with quantitative image analysis Experience with basic statistical analysis Applicants should be highly-motivated and accomplished, interested in creative approaches, and have (or anticipate having) a recent PhD in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Biophysics or a related field.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10572

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 - 20120 - SOM - Pharmacology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 4, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Orsund

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00627254





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Posted: 12/2/2018
Application Due: 1/31/2019
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