Assistant Professor-Research

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Assistant Research Professor

Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Position Number: 00779569

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.

Nature of WorkThe Department of Immunology seeks full time Assistant Research Professor to serve as Project Director for and NIH funded grant focused on elucidating the role of CD8-B cell collaboration in the CD8+ T cell response to subunit vaccination Professional FieldPhD in Immunology or closely related. Supervision ReceivedThe position will report directly to Ross Kedl, PhD, Professor of Immunology, Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIH grant. Supervision ExercisedPosition will most likely supervise PRA’s, graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows as necessary. Examples of Work PerformedThe Project Director, working closely with the PI, will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project as a whole. The specific tasks include: 
  • Perform experiments consistent with the goals of the specific aims of the grant; using cutting edge immunological techniques, interrogate the role of B cells and the B cell repertoire in controlling the magnitude and longevity of the CD8+ T cell response to vaccination. 

  • Act as general manager of this specific project, interacting and coordinate research activities with other lab members and their projects;

  • Identify targeted areas where evidence is needed to answer important as yet unresolved experimental questions;

  • Provide methodological support for other projects in the lab, specifically in the areas of flow cytometry, mouse handling, and advanced techniques of immunological analysis;

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest methodology and policies in the Kedl lab;

  • Supervise methodologists and research assistants;

  • Take primary responsibility in tracking project timelines and deliverables;

  • Contribute content to, and actively participate in lab meetings and departmental presentations;

  • Organize, contribute content to, and actively participate in the writing of manuscripts, grants and graduate and post graduate fellowships for lab members;

  • Present project findings at internal and external meetings and at conferences;

  • Monitor budget and prepare yearly progress reports;


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A deep understanding of Immunological methodology (flow cytometry, mouse screening and colony maintenance, molecular biology techniques, next generation sequencing procedures and analysis, etc);

  • Excellent time and project management skills to handle multiple priorities and concurrent projects;

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Keen attention to detail;

  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative and independent judgement; 

  • Ability to direct, motivate, and lead;

  • Accountable and respect timelines;

  • Familiarity with a variety of software applications including word processing, graphing, statistical, presentation and reference management software.

  • This position requires a high degree of independent action. This position is funded 100% on a grant. This is not an entry level position; not a statistical analyst position; or a lab scientist position. A successful candidate will be expected to operate independently under the guidance of the PI. Regular publication of results and contribution to grant renewal is expected.   

    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 Requirements

    PhD degree in Immunology or other health-research related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    At least four years of post-doctoral experience related to investigation of mechanisms of cellular immunology and peripheral lymphocyte function. 

    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Nov 16, 2020
    Unposting Date: Nov 21, 2020, 11:59:00 PM




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    Posted: 11/17/2020
    Application Due: 2/15/2021
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