Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Fellow 

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes in the Department of Medicine/School of Medicine located on the Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow.  

Area of primary responsibility (80%): This position reportsdirectly to Dr. Margaret E. Wierman, MD. The candidate will develop and lead projects in the area of cancer andtumor biology, including drug development in adrenal cancer and other endocrinetumorigenesis.  Activities related to this responsibilityinclude but are not limited to:

  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques to dissect the mechanisms involved in the control of adrenal cancer and endocrine tumorigenesis
  • Expertise in the study of xenograft models where candidate genes are overexpressed or silenced
  • Development and testing of novel kinase inhibitors or other novel drugs towards new treatments for patients these tumors
  • Supervision and mentoring of members of the laboratory including PRAs, students and fellows
  • Performing data analysis including bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • The individual is expected to enhance their general knowledge base and skills related to related to general and endocrine related tumor biology, drug discovery and genetics
  • Meet with Dr. Wierman on a regular basis, to provide updates on progress, discuss problems encountered and devise solutions, and summarize and interpret data
  • Prepare data for presentation at regional and national meetings
  • Publish data in original manuscripts, reviews etc
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, for successful and timely completion of research projects 
  • The applicant will workclosely with collaborators across the institution in genomics, bioinformatics,SOPharmacy high throughput core etc.

    Other responsibilities and areas of focus (20%):  As this post-doctoral training is considered a career-development period,it is expected that a portion of time be dedicated to the following.

    1.    Enhancing general knowledge in related scientific areas by attending   intramural seminars, research conferences, and grand rounds

    2.    Attending weekly Wierman lab meetings

    3.    Presenting research in progress at lab meetings and yearly Endocrine     researchconference

    4.   Developing the skill sets towards independence in an area of related                    interest  to the field.  The objective isto prepare and submit, prior to 

          the end of the training period (2-3 yrs), amentored training grant                        application.  Thiswill be achieved by

    a.   Using resources (reading the scientific literature, attending seminars) to enhance their understanding of the field, communication and grant-writingskills.

    b.   Discuss potential ideas with the Wierman lab and other experts on campus

    c.   Present ideas for future studies at lab meetings

    d.   Participate in and give feedback during lab meetings where other  membersof the group present grant submissions for review


    Minimum Requirements:

    ·        Graduationfrom an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD

    ·        Expertisein tumor biology and use of molecular and cell biology techniques

    ·        Experiencewith nude mouse models

    ·        Excellentcommunication skills 

    ·        Theability to work independently and work collaboratively with others in           the lab

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Feb 5, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 2/9/2019
    Application Due: 4/10/2019
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