Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow 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.  

This is a full-time, NIH-funded Postdoctoral Associate position in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora, CO.  The fellow will report to Dr. Mair Churchill and will work in her structural biology research group.

The position will focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying chromatin structure and its assembly. Duties will involve development and implementation of methods to determine structures, interactions and functions of histone chaperones. In addition to performing experiments, the fellow will write and prepare manuscripts for publication; and the fellow is expected to pursue extramural funding to help support their research project.

This position is in the professional field of Biochemistry and Structural Biology. The laboratory studies structural and mechanistic aspects of gene regulatory systems in eukaryotes using biochemical, biophysical, and structural methods.

This position may train Professional Research Assistants, Graduate Students and Student Workers, with specific biochemistry or structural biology techniques.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760.00 to $54,540.00.

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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


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


This position requires knowledge of structural biology, X-ray crystallography, NMR, electron microscopy, biochemistry, protein chemistry, biophysics, mass spectrometry, molecular biology to differing degrees.  This position requires problem solving skills, as well as scientific aptitude and creativity.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, or have investigated a closely related field for their Ph.D. research project. Evidence of a strong commitment to research from strong publications and letters of reference is required.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 3/7/2020
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time