Post-Doctoral Scholar

Boulder, Colorado
Jan 23, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

Research FacultySchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

12-Feb-2021Date Posted:

02-Feb-2021 Close All Job SummaryThe Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder has a Postdoctoral Position working with Dr. Tanya L. Alderete in the Department of Integrative Physiology. The ADOR Lab is applying a multidisciplinary approach to dissecting the contributions of diet, environmental exposures, and the gut microbiome to human health. The Lab’s primary focus is on obesity, type 2 diabetes, and health disparities. Current research is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreThe CU Boulder Department of Integrative Physiology was ranked sixth overall among Physiology units in the U.S. in the most recent (2010) National Research Council report on doctoral programs. The Department of Integrative Physiology is one of the top four departments in extramural funding in the Division of Natural Sciences and has the largest number of undergraduate student majors (~1800) on the CU Boulder campus. The Department has ~25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 full-time instructors, and ~70 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students. Faculty research and the undergraduate and graduate curriculums focus on physiological function from molecules and genes to human populations and public health. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Conduct research, develop, and deploy new analytical methods for integrated omics analysis.
  • Collaborate with the other team members on ongoing projects.
  • Assist Dr. Alderete on the project management and coordination.
  • Mentor Ph.D. and MS students for research.
  • Publish research results in journals, present findings at national and international conferences.
  • Contribute to securing funding for the development of new research opportunities.
What You Should Know
  • The initial appointment for this position is for one year, with the expectation of annual renewal for additional years upon the receipt of additional funding and satisfactory performance.
  • The initial start date will be during Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, depending on the applicant's availability.
  • Ability to travel domestically.
What We Can OfferThe annual salary range is $50,000.00 - $60,000, depending on experience. BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Adaptable. Be Proactive. Be Boulder.What We RequirePh.D. in a field relevant to bioinformatics, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or environmental epidemiology.
  • While applicants are required to have received their Ph.D. before starting the position, their Ph.D. need not be from one of the above fields, as long as they can demonstrate a strong track record of research in relevant areas.
What You Will Need
  • Strong background in statistics and epidemiology through journal and conference publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Proven experience in data analysis, epidemiology, and microbiome or metabolomics research.
  • Proven understanding and experience with programming languages, preferably R, SAS, and Python.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References: 2-3 references who are very familiar with your research work
  3. Cover Letter: Please upload a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position, research interests, and availability.
  4. PDF Sample of Work: Please upload 2-3 first-author journal papers combined into one pdf sample of work.
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Non Confidential)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Dr. Tanya L. Alderete

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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