Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow 

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals withdemonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and workingenvironment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students,faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This position reports directly to the Principal Investigator of a research laboratory in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. The candidate will participate with a team of investigators performing experiments in mice related to vascular biology and involving changes in vascular smooth muscle function in response to mechanical arterial injury and atherosclerosis progression. In addition, lineage-tracing studies will be used to define the fate of vascular smooth muscle cells and to define the role of resident vascular progenitor cells under various conditions. The candidate is expected to have experience with mouse surgery preferably related to cardiovascular disease. The candidate will be trained in specific animal procedures for these projects. The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to use (or learn to use) confocal microscopy.
The major responsibility of the candidate will be to direct his/her own project related to the funded projects in the lab under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, standardize all procedures, perform surgeries in a reproducible way, and train additional laboratory personnel. Additional responsibilities include managing mouse colonies containing transgenic and knockout mice for these experiments. Training will also be provided by the Animal Facility at the University of Colorado Denver. The candidate is expected to carry out all aspects of projects involving animal procedures, including surgery, tissue harvesting from these animals, and preparation for analysis, including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and cell culture and molecular biology approaches. The candidate is expected to work in close association with technicians and graduate students in a supervisory role, including training in the use of equipment and procedures and overseeing the progress of experiments conducted by others. The candidate will be expected to present regular research-in-progress lectures to various groups within the University and to write post-doctoral fellowship grant applications. 

QualificationsMinimum Requirements:
  • PhD/MD, preferably in the cardiovascular field
  • Two years of experience managing genetic mouse colonies and animal handling/surgery.
  • Three years experience with standard molecular and cellular biology, microscopy, and cell culture techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills using the English language.
  • The ability to work independently within the research laboratory
Desired or preferred: 
  • Experience in vascular biology
  • Proven experience and familiarity with confocal microscopy imaging
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
Special conditions of employment:
  • Required training expected to fulfill job requirements
  • Funding for this position requires that the selected individual hold U.S. citizenship or US permanent residency. 

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 with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on yourpaycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans andretirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz MedicalCampus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a cultureof inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 5, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 3/8/2019
Application Due: 5/7/2019
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