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 the Judith Blaine, MD, PhD, in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, and is responsible for conducting experiments, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts, posters and talks for research conducted in a laboratory studying podocyte cell biology and glomerular disease.

Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research

The Blaine lab studies podocyte cell biology, trafficking pathways and interactions between podocytes and the immune system. Research will be conducted in both in vitro and in vivo systems to examine podocyte response to and trafficking of serum proteins such as albumin and IgG as well as immune complexes. The ultimate goal of this research is to define molecular pathways involved in the podocyte response to and handling of serum proteins and immune complexes to allow for the creation of targeted therapies to treat immune mediated kidney diseases and prevent podocyte structural derangements, cell death and progression of glomerular disease.

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 PhD

Desired or Preferred

  • Proven experience and familiarity with cell culture, Western blot analysis, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and IHC techniques as well as working with in vivo mouse models. Additional experience in advanced imaging methods will be considered favorably as will experience with RNA-seq including data analysis.
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab
  • Demonstrated ability/proficiency/excellence with large data set analysis such as experience with RNA-seq data analysis.
  • Proven ability to independently design experiments and analyze data.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

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

When applying, applicants must include: 14956
  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 - 20224 - SOM-MED-Renal General

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 16, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike, Human Resources Senior Professional

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00633120





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Posted: 12/16/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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