Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunology/Immunotherapy

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunology/Immunotherapy

Position #00783271 


The University of Colorado 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 Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.


Postdoc in Immunotherapy/Data Science Opening

The SciOmics lab (Single-Cell Integrated Omics), led by David Woods PhD, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking a postdoc to join our team. With a focus on anti-cancer immune responses, the SciOmics lab utilizes high-dimension, single cell technologies to analyze cancer patient samples for the purpose of identifying, characterizing, and targeting biomarkers of patient response to immunotherapies. Our lab fosters a culture of teamwork and creativity in these pursuits.


Nature of Work:

The primary projects associated with this position focus on investigating cytokine signaling pathways as biomarkers and targets for enhancing cancer immunotherapies. An ideal candidate would have a background in immunology and/or cancer biology with an interest in learning/utilizing data science to identify, characterize, and target biomarkers of patient response to cancer immunotherapies. While the position requires knowledge of immunology and experience with flow cytometry and murine models, there is an expectation that many of the position responsibilities will be developed “on the job”.

Major Responsibilities:

    Oversee and develop research projects. Communicating results in one-on-one interactions with lab members, regular lab meetings, meeting with collaborators, scientific publications, scientific conference abstracts and presentations, grants and progress reports. Developing, optimizing and running various experimental assays on various platforms including: flow cytometry, Luminex, CITE-Seq, IsoLight. Developing and performing experiments in murine modelsUtilizing various software including FlowJo and learning and using the R/Python programming languages for data analysis.
Salary Range:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760 - $65,292, in line with the NRSA 2021 postdoc stipend levels.

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.

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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:

    A Ph.D. in an applicable discipline. A background in immunology or cancer biology
Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with flow cytometry.Experience in murine models. Experience with R and/or PythonExperience with sequencing technologies
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    A basic knowledge of statistics.Computer/technologically savvy. Creative, organized, motivated with a desire to learn.Works well on a small team in a dynamic environment.A strong knowledge of immunology.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 10, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 7/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time