Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position 00781170 – Requisition 20218

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 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.


Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $52,704-$53,460. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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 microbiology, molecular biology, or related field
Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 4, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time