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.

Postdoctoral fellow to work on prostate cancer genomics and signaling. Procedures include perform CRISPR-mediated mutagenesis experiments in mouse and human cell lines and in vivo screening of cancer phenotypes. Computational biology and systems biology approaches to discover novel pathways. Prior experience in molecular biology, cloning and tissue culture required. Persons with demonstrated prior experience with CRISPR mutagenesis will be given preference. Minimum educational qualifications are a PHD in Molecular and Cell Biology or related field and prior lab experience as noted above.

  • Perform molecular and cellular biology techniques, including CRISPR/CAS mutagenesis design and screening, PCR, western blotting, screening, isolation and mapping clones, plasmid sub cloning, isolation of DNA or RNA from cell lines and tumors.
  • Cell culture techniques. Primary mouse stem cell isolation, human organoid cultures, cell line maintenance, flow cytometry.
  • Review scientific journals, abstracts, and other research literature to obtain or verify additional information used in the design and development of original procedures or techniques related to the research projects.
  • Utilize in vivo models in experiments, follow experimental protocols, monitor animals and maintain health records in accordance with USDA and other guidelines.
  • Collect tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis; obtain samples, prepare, mount, and stain tissue, blood, and other substances for microscopic examinations.
  • Comply with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace.
  • Maintain inventory list, maintaining stocks of materials, reagents, cells maintenance and other miscellaneous related duties as required
  • Develop an independent research program
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760 - $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,

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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in an area of biology or cell and molecular biology with a focus on cancer and/or cell signaling.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • Prior experience in molecular biology, cloning and tissue culture required. Persons with demonstrated prior experience with CRISPR mutagenesis will be given preference.
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