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.

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work:
This position reports directly to Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD. Neuroendocrine tumors can occur in all organs of the body and are unique in their capacity to secrete hormones. The mechanisms of metastases and aggressive clinical behavior are unknown, and there are no known curative therapies for metastatic disease. Our laboratory is working to understand drivers of metastatic disease, identify biomarkers to predict aggressive disease and identify therapeutic targets.

Area of Primary Responsibility (80%):

The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory will be to assume the role of work in the area of neuroendocrine tumor biology and genetics. Activities related to this responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Performing molecular and cell biology techniques related to novel genes involved in neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Performing data analysis including basic biostatistics and bioinformatics.
  • Developing hypotheses and designing experiments to test these hypotheses.
  • Overseeing other members of the laboratory including PRAs and students.
  • Meeting with the PI on a regular basis to provide updates and progress, discuss problems and devise solutions, and summarize and interpret data.
  • Prepare data for presentations at regional and national meetings.
  • Publish data in original manuscripts, as well as reviews, etc.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, for successful and timely completion of research projects.
Other responsibilities and areas of focus (20%):

As this post-doctoral fellowship training is considered a career-development period, it is expected that a portion of time be dedicated to:

  • Enhancing general knowledge in related fields by attending on campus seminars, research conferences and grand rounds.
  • Attending and presenting at weekly lab meetings.
  • Presenting at local, regional and national meetings.
  • Establishing an independent line of research in an area of related interest to the PI that the post-doctoral fellow can continue after the training period if that is in-line with the fellow's career goals. This will be achieved by:
        Working on grant writing skills
  • Discussing ideas for future career development grants Working on presentation skills regarding data obtained and hypotheses generated


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD and/or MD.
  • At least three years of experience with molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Bioinformatics understanding with some experience using either publically available databases or personally generated data.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) using the English language.
  • Ability to work independently within the laboratory.

Desired or preferred:

  • Experience in cancer biology research

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14900

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 - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 9, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00664229





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Posted: 12/9/2018
Application Due: 2/7/2019
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