University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Position 00781170 – Requisition 20218The 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 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, The metropolitan area affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. Moreover, the state of Colorado offers ample outdoor activities through its 42 state parks, 8 mountain ranges, and 7 national forests.Job Summary: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Russo, Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado. Our research is aimed at understanding how bacterial pathogens cause disease. Specifically, we are using cellular models of Shigella flexneri infection to determine how this organism spreads between cells. Examples of Work Performed
- Perform hypothesis driven research.
- Analyze research data and interpret results.
- Maintain research records in a laboratory notebook.
- Present data in laboratory setting and at appropriate Department and University seminars.
- Training of junior laboratory personnel in experimental techniques. Apply for independent funding.
- PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field
- Previous experience working with BSL2 level pathogens
- Previous experience with molecular cloning, microscopy, western blotting, and genetic screening
- Ability to compete for NIH T32 training grants (US citizen or permanent resident)
- Excellent oral and written communication.
- Ability to effectively plan and organize a research project.
- Demonstrated ability to independently develop hypotheses and to perform, design, and analyze experiments.
- Experience in keeping activity logs and maintaining a laboratory notebook. Self-motivated, hard-working, and willing to work flexible hours.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Mar 4, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing