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.

Thisposition reports directly to the Director of the Radiochemistry Program in the Departmentof Radiology, and is responsible for developing radiolabeled peptides forcancer imaging and therapy. The research involves synthesis, characterization,and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of radiopharmaceuticals forpotential molecular imaging of cancer using SPECT/PET/CT. 

Responsibilitiesinclude organic synthesis, cell culture, HPLC analysis, animal biodistributionand imaging studies. The postdoctoral fellow will work with the principalinvestigator to design the receptor-targeting peptides and use peptidesynthesizer to prepare the peptides. The postdoctoral fellow will determine thereceptor-binding affinities of peptides using competitive cell binding assayand radiolabel the peptides with nanomolar binding affinities. Then, thepostdoctoral fellow will use high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) topurify the radiolabeled peptides for animal biodistribution and imagingstudies.

Specific Position Dutieswith Percentages of Time

85% of her/his time to conduct the experimentsand record the research results, summarize novel research findings for grantreports, and prepare manuscripts for publications. 15% of her/his time topersonal career development and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students.Other duties may be assigned by the PI as needed.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish2-3 first-author research papers. In terms of personal career development, the postdoctoralfellow is encouraged to present the results in weekly lab meetings, appropriateresearch seminars, national and international scientific meetings. The postdoctoralfellow is also encouraged to actively attend in the research seminars in the Departmentof Radiology and Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn the latest advancement inthe field of molecular imaging and cancer research. Routine work also includesgeneral maintenance of laboratory and equipment, ordering of supplies, andproviding guidance to graduate and undergraduate students to use the equipment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The Universityof Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment forour faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons withdisabilities.

Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.



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Diversityand Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Thecandidate must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Should have research experiencein some of the following areas: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry,radiochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology andradiopharmaceutical chemistry. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Usual expectation will be development of an independentresearch area related to current program. Research experience in Radiochemistryor Radiopharmaceutical Science will be a plus. Postdoctoral experience is notnecessary but will be a plus. The University of Colorado Denver is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 8, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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