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.

The Department of Ob-Gyn is searching for a qualified post-doctoral fellow to join our growing laboratory, whose principal investigator is a physician-scientist. This individual will conduct research focused on biochemical, cellular, and molecular mechanisms underlying human placental angiogenesis and development, with a primary focus on severe, early-onset fetal growth restriction. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a strong work ethic, to have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, to exhibit excellent skills in scientific writing, and to display meticulous, detail-oriented technical skills and record-keeping.

Specific Position Duties 

  • Research 
  • Designing and performing experiments in a methodical, scientific manner using advanced biomedical research techniques
  • Developing and validating new methodologies/applications
  • Writing full-length, high-quality scientific publications
  • Presenting research at national and international scientific meetings
  • Developing grant-writing skills by applying for institutional or other small grants
  • Teaching
  • Teach/supervise students, professional research assistants, and other lab members
  • Relevant technical skills, including experience with primary cell isolation/culture and routine laboratory experiments such as performance and analysis of real-time PCR, western blotting, biochemical assays, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, EIAs, gene transfection/transduction studies, generation of viral constructs
  • Ability to record and maintain thorough lab research documentation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • 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.

    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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    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 in relevant scientific area such as Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Reproductive Biology
      • Relevant previous post-doctoral experience (for applicants with a previous postdoctoral fellowship)
      Preferred Qualifications

      • Prior understanding/knowledge of extracellular matrix/cell microenvironments
      • Prior experience with organoid development Prior experience with advanced cellular imaging techniques, including live-cell imaging
      • Prior experience with angiogenesis assays and analyses
      Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

      Job Category: Faculty
      Primary Location: Aurora
      Schedule: Full-time
      Posting Date: Dec 10, 2020
      Unposting Date: Ongoing




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      Job No:
      Posted: 12/11/2020
      Application Due: 2/7/2021
      Work Type: Full Time