University of Colorado – School of MedicineDivision of CardiologyPost-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.Description:A federally funded laboratory in the Department of Medicine of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in cardiovascular and cell biology research. The qualified individual should be experienced in quantitative life science research in cell biology, cellular physiology, cardiovascular biology, or a related field. The ideal candidate should show a sustained interest in research related to cellular differentiation and maturation, cell-cell interaction and communications, and cellular stress and senescence models using human induced pluripotent stem cell models, and will develop and apply large-scale sequencing, proteomics, and bioinformatics methods to analyze cellular models for health research. In addition, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about performing original research in an academic settings, show excellent organizational skills, able to work both independently and in a team setting, dedicated to maintaining a healthy and respectful workplace, and wish to contribute to a vibrant and energetic research environment in a leading scientific institution in the Rocky Mountain region. Responsibilities:
- Design and execute research projects using human induced pluripotent stem cell systems to model cardiac differentiation and diseases.
- Design and execute large-scale sequencing and proteomics experiments to profile cellular model and to generate testable hypotheses.
- Develop new cell culture and co-culture models to examine and manipulate cellular communication between human cell types.
- Interpret data and communicate experimental results and findings in both spoken and written formats to colleagues in the department and beyond.
- Work independently or as part of a team on cell biology and tissue culture experiments, which may include cellular differentiation, characterization, and daily maintenance of pluripotent stem cell cultures.
- Ph.D. or equivalent in physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related scientific fields from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of 3 years of active research experience in the life sciences in an academic environment.
- Prior experience with cell culture models including human induced pluripotent stem cell models as applied toward basic biomedical research.
- Prior experience with large-scale bulk or single-cell RNA sequencing or proteomics approaches preferred.
- Must be able to sustain prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in the laboratory environment.
- Must be able to handle, carry, and lift objects encountered in the research settings, up to 10 kg in weight.
- Must be willing to work in a standard research environment that may contain fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, sharp objects, hazardous materials, tissue, and body fluids.
- Must be willing to work with complex laboratory equipment, chemical solutions, and biological materials.
Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Oral and written communication skills; evidence for effective communication of science.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficiency with computational and statistical approaches to the analysis of quantitative data, familiarity with command line interfaces and statistical programming languages preferred
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Mar 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing