Post-Doctoral Fellow


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Postdoctoral 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.

Nature of Work

The candidate is expected to take a major role in multiple projects in the Weiser-Evans laboratory focusing on vascular biology. The major responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to carry out all aspects of projects including animal procedures, including surgery, tissue harvest from these animals, and preparation for analysis, including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology and next-generation sequencing approaches. The candidate is expected to work in close association with technicians and graduate students in a supervisory role, including training in the use of equipment and procedures and overseeing the progress of experiments conducted by others. The candidate will be expected to present regular research-in-progress lectures to various groups within the University and to write postdoctoral fellowship grant applications.

Professional Field

Vascular Biology Research

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Transgenic mouse colony management and genotyping (5%)
  • Perform surgery in mouse models of cardiovascular diseases (10%)
  • Mouse sacrifice and tissue harvest (20%)
  • Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining (10%)
  • Microscopic imaging, confocal imaging and image analysis (20%)
  • Cell culture maintenance and in vitro experiments (5%)
  • Single cell suspension preparation, flow cytometry and cell sorting (10%)
  • Molecular and biochemical assays, such as western blotting, qPCR, molecular cloning. (10%)
  • Bioinformatics analysis of next-generation sequencing data (10%)
Supervision Received

The Postdoctoral Fellow reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Mary Weiser-Evans.

 Supervision Exercised

The Postdoctoral Fellow will not supervise other employees.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $$53,760- $65,292. NIH range depending on years of postdoctoral experience

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.

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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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Office of Equity:

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, MD, or PhD/MD preferably in the cardiovascular or related field
  • Two years of experience managing genetic mouse colonies and animal handing/surgery
  • Three years of experience with standard molecular and cellular biology microscopy and cell culture techniques.
Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in vascular biology.Proven experience and familiarity with confocal/fluorescent microscopy imaging.Basic knowledge in bioinformatics data analysis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work independently within the research laboratory.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 26, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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