Post-Doctoral Fellow

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine

Universityof Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Schoolof Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sectionof Developmental Biology


Position#761934– Requisition #16386

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

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of DevelopmentalBiology has an opening for a full-timePostdoctoral Fellow position.   

TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinicaland research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medicaldestination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, andhealthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programsthrough 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in researchawards each year. We are the single largest health professions educationprovider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by ouraward-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academicexcellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroomto the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. ReadCU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates maybe responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and anyrelocation expenses, if applicable.

Salaryand Benefits:

The for this position has been established at$50,004 per NIH guidelines.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number onyour paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plansand retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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The Universityof Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus iscommitted to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, 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.


The Universityof Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus isdedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff,students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective employees.


Job Summary:

The Departmentof Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology has a full-time opening for aPost-doctoral trainee position in the Siegenthaler lab ( The Siegenthaler lab studies the CNS vasculatureand meninges in development, health and disease. A successful postdoctoralcandidate is expected to progress existing lab projects as well as develop newresearch directions aimed at understanding the complex interplay between thevital support structures of the meninges, vasculature and the CNS. Funding forthis position is guaranteed for a minimum of two years, during which time thecandidate is expected to apply for and obtain post-doctoral fellowshipfunding. 

Examples of Work Performed:

  • With guidance from the mentor, develop independent research projects focused on the brain vasculature and meninges in development, health and disease
  • Plan, execute and analyze experiments related to their projects
  • Prepare manuscripts and figures for submission to peer reviewed journals
  • Attend local, national and international scientific conferences to present findings (poster or talk)
  • With guidance from the mentor, develop and write postdoctoral fellowship application to obtain funding
  • Help with mentoring other trainees (graduate, undergraduate, high school students)
  • Participate in postdoctoral training opportunities on campus
  •  MinimumQualifications:

  • PhD in the biomedical sciences, preferably neuroscience
  • Experience in the following: standard molecular biology techniques, microscopy (epiflorescence, confocal) and imaging-related analyses, cre-flox, transgenic animal lines, animal breeding and experimentation, small animal surgery, animal dissection, cell culture techniques
  • Biostatistics knowledge and experience
  • Experience in manuscript preparation and grant writing
  • Conditionsof Employment:

    • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a 10-panel drug test
    • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminalbackground check


  • Microscopy: time-lapse live imaging, 2-photon imaging techniques
  • Flow cytometry
  • Bioinformatics (bulk and scRNA-seq)
  • Animal behavior experience
  •  Competencies:

  • Ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment
  • Must have proven strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to actively engage with other lab members (e.g., be a good lab citizen) and provide constructive feedback on other lab projects in group setting (ex: lab meeting)
  • Ability to critically evaluate the relevant literature and incorporate/consider new findings in the field into ongoing projects
  • Ability to actively seek new collaborations on campus and at other research institutions to complete research projects (as needed)

  • Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: May 29, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/30/2019
    Application Due: 8/28/2019
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