Post-Doctoral Fellow

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado – School of MedicinePost- 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.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has full time openings for Postdoctoral Fellows in the Division of Reproductive Sciences (Jansson/Powell group). The post docs will be working in the area placental origins of disease, studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of regulation of placental function and to investigate the role of placental function in determining fetal growth and long-term health. Specifically, the post-doctoral fellows will perform mechanistic studies in (1) human placental experimental models, (2) novel cutting-edge mouse models employing Piggy Bac transposon mediated transgenesis and lentivirus-mediated blastocyst transfection, respectively, to achieve trophoblast-specific gene targeting and (3) determining the role of placental exosomes in regulating maternal glucose tolerance and in the initiation of parturition. The research group employs physiological, molecular and translational approaches. The lab utilizes a wide variety of model systems including primary human trophoblast cells and explants, human placental tissue, mice, rats, and non-human primates.

Nature of the work:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has full time openings for two Postdoctoral Fellows in the Division of Reproductive Sciences (Jansson/Powell group). The two post docs will be working in the area placental origins of disease, studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of regulation of placental function and to investigate the role of placental function in determining fetal growth and long-term health. Specifically, the two post-doctoral fellows will perform mechanistic studies in (1) human placental experimental models, (2) novel cutting-edge mouse models employing Piggy Bac transposon mediated transgenesis and lentivirus-mediated blastocyst transfection, respectively, to achieve trophoblast-specific gene targeting  and (3) determining the role of placental  exosomes in regulating maternal glucose tolerance and in the initiation of parturition. 

The research group employs physiological, molecular and translational approaches. The lab utilizes a wide variety of model systems including primary human trophoblast cells and explants, human placental tissue, mice, rats, and non-human primates.  Current projects include studies of the impact of lipids on placental function, identifying mechanistic links between altered placental function, fetal growth and adult health, placental-fetal signaling in modulating fetal organ development, the role of placental exosomes in the development of pregnancy complications and exploring the potential of proteins and miRNA secreted by the placenta as novel interventions in prematurity.

Supervision received:

A principal investigator (Dr. Thomas Jansson) with an established laboratory on the Anschutz Medical Campus will supervise this position.

Supervision Exercised:

None

 Examples of work performed:

    Perform experiments using advanced biomedical research techniques and develop new methods/applications.Have the primary responsibility for writing scientific publications. Present the results at national and international scientific meetings.Write and submit grant applications to major funding agenciesProvide instructions to students, research associates and other post-doctoral fellows.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The applicant must have documented training and experience in integrative physiology, molecular/cell biology and/or mouse models. The applicant should be motivated, maintain methodic and careful work practices, have interest in learning new skills and knowledge, have excellent communication skills, be able to have flexible work schedule as required for completion of study goals and enjoy teamwork.  Moreover, the successful applicant is expected to have an ability to work independently, a strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist with excellent skills in scientific writing.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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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.



QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

    A minimum of a PhD in relevant scientific area such as Physiology, Molecular Biology and Cell BiologyA working knowledge of computer software for data analysis and presentation.
Preferred Qualifications

    Background in perinatal biology 
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 6, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/8/2020
Application Due: 2/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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