University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Nephrology
Position #771664– Requisition #18227
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nephrology has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Post-Doctoral Fellow position.
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PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Nature of Work:
This position is a joint appointment between the Precision Diagnostics Laboratory, PDL, at Children's Hospital Colorado, and the Renal Section of the Department of Pediatrics. The day to day activities will be overseen by the PDL Scientific Director Dr. Alisa Gaskell whilst the project direction and content will be driven by the Renal Section Head, Dr. Bradley Dixon. The fellow will be responsible for the development and optimization, of a clinical Next Generation Sequencing panel intended for the genomic stratification of patients with complement-mediated renal diseases (i.e. atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome or aHUS, and C3 glomerulopathy or C3G). The overall description of responsibilities include modifying and optimizing current short read NGS chemistry and analysis pipeline approaches to achieve high confidence genomics data within the aHUS and C3G disease population. The candidate will be responsible for assembling the validation cohort as well as executing and establishing the clinical testing parameters. The assay development responsibilities include driving the development of the bioinformatics analytical pipeline and generating all the clinical documentation according to the regulatory requirements regarding Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). The fellow will be joining a clinical lab with an established genomics assay development team and will have the opportunity to augment their understanding of clinical utility of the testing by being exposed to patients in the clinical setting. Job Duties:
* Modifying and optimizing current short read NGS chemistry and analysis pipeline approaches to achieve high confidence genomics data within the aHUS and C3G disease population.
* Assembling the validation cohort as well as executing and establishing the clinical testing parameters.
* Assay development responsibilities include:
* Driving the development of the bioinformatics analytical pipeline and generating all the clinical documentation according to the regulatory requirements regarding Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs).
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $54,144 to $65,292.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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Diversity and Equity:
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• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field.
• Working knowledge and hands on experience in genomics is required.
• Understanding of the clinical compliance requirements is desirable but not essential.
• Minimum of 1 year of post graduate laboratory experience. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. Conditions of Employment:
• Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
• Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check Preferred Qualifications:
* Previous research experience in complement-mediated renal diseases.
* Previous experience in clinical trials.
* Previous experience in an academic setting. Competencies:
* Flexibility in targets and expectations
* Excellent communication* Ability to thrive in an independent work environment * Proven ability to work independently within a research lab Job Category:
Mar 1, 2021Unposting Date: