Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

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 Black and Sullivan labs are seeking postdoctoral fellows. We employ an integrated approach including functional genomics, mechanistic studies, and animal research to make biological discoveries with translational potential. Our current work is focused on understanding how DNA rereplication is misregulated in cells with trisomy 21. This work has potential to provide new insights into the clinical impacts of trisomy 21 in people with Down syndrome, including predisposition to autoimmune conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease, and protection from solid malignancies.

This NIH-funded position reports directly to Drs. Black and Sullivan in the Pharmacology unit, and will work to develop a research project aligned with the overall goals of the team. Responsibilities include designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, contributing to the writing of grants and manuscripts, and aiding in oversight of more junior team members.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760.00- $54,540.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services. Postdoc-specific benefits are found here:,

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in a biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab.  
Preferred Qualification:

  • Proven experience and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques.
  • Proven experience and familiarity with cell culture.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time