Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Universityof Colorado – School of Dental 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.

A full-time NIH-fundedpostdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo inthe Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado AnschutzMedical Campus to study the dynamics of PDGFR dimer formation and identifyPDGFR dimer-specific interacting proteins in the craniofacial mesenchyme, withthe ultimate goal of providing therapeutic directions aimed at the treatment ofhuman birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. This project will utilize anarray of complementary approaches such as fluorescence microscopy of wholeembryos and cultured cells, conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo andimmunoprecipitation followed by mass spectrometry. We are seeking highlymotivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to workindependently. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong backgroundin biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology who published a first-authorpaper as a result of their Ph.D. work. More information about our group andresearch interests can be found on our laboratory website ( candidates should provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae andcontact information for three professional references.

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.

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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.




  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and/or genetics

  • Willingnessto work with laboratory mice and primary cell cultures

  • Excellentcommunication skills 

  • Abilityto work independently, but cooperatively, within a research lab

Desired orpreferred

  • Strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology

  • Publicationof at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 26, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 3/15/2019
Application Due: 1/11/2020
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