Post Doctoral Fellow - Jordan Lab
DescriptionSchool of Medicine - Department of Medicine Hematology / Blood & Marrow TransplantPost Doctoral FellowThe 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.Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of WorkThis position reports directly to Dr. Craig Jordan, the Chief of the Division of Hematology, and will work within Dr. Jordan’s laboratory, a component of the School of Medicine’s Molecular Biology Program. This position is involved in studies aimed at defining the biology of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells. Specifically, the Fellow will help investigate the role of asymmetric cell division in the pathogenesis of acute myelogenous leukemia. The Fellow is expected to conduct research projects, to think independently, be highly motivated, design and carry out experiments, analyze data, and interpret and publish results. It is the Fellow’s responsibility to fully understand the technical details of Dr. Jordan’s projects as well as how each applies within the larger context of defining novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of leukemia and cancers. Professional FieldCancer ResearchExamples of Work PerformedThe duties and responsibilities of this position include:
- Design and Performance of Research Experiments (70% of Time Spent)
- Mechanism based discovery of cancer therapeutics, including: computational modeling of drug interactions, molecular analyses of redox biology, and development of novel therapeutic agents.
- In-vitro and in-vivo experiments with human and murine samples.
- Characterization of the cell division mechanisms of leukemia stem cells.
- Development of animal model systems to study the role of asymmetric cell division in relation to leukemia.
- Molecular characterization of pathways related to asymmetric cell division.
- The minimum qualification for this type of position in this university is a PhD degree in Pathology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field.
- The ability to work independently within a research laboratory.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience and familiarity with screening of experimental reagents and analysis of stem/progenitor cell populations.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 16, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing