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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Developmental Biology


Position # [00756847] - Requisition # [15296]

The University of Colorado Denver | 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 public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics, is seeking an independent investigator and Professor to work in the field of Developmental Biology.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Establish an independent program of extramurally funding contributing to no less than 60% of total compensation by the end of year three (3) of the appointment
  • Contribute scholarly work in the form of original publications, manuscripts and presentations
  • Support the career development of pre- and post-doctoral graduate students, clinical residents and fellows in the understanding and application of developmental biology and organism development
  • Participate in and support the development of multi-disciplinary collaborations and translational research program development

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. 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 Employee Services.

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 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 Requirements
  • PhD or MD/PhD in Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related field
  • Must currently be at the rank of Professor and possess the experience to hired at the rank of Professor in accordance with School of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics policies
  • Previously held an Associate Faculty appointment in Biochemistry
  • Completed a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in Biomedical Research

Condition of Employment:
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
  • Must be able to successfully meet the requirements for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong commitment to graduate and medical education
  • Ability to design and execute quality and cutting edge research
  • Ability to foster faculty career development through mentoring/co-mentoring
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills including both written and verbal
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary group to expand methodologically sophisticated research

Preferred Qualifications
  • Established track record of creative and cutting-edge research
  • Demonstrable publication accomplishments
  • Successful record of trainee mentorship

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to Teri Wilson at [email protected]

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. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application deadline is December 10, 2018.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21300 - SOM-PEDS Devl Biology-GenOp

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 5, 2018

Closing Date: Dec 10, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Teri Wilson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00756847





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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