University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine
Position Number: 00783074
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, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.Nature of Work: We are a gut microbiome research lab in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine. We conduct clinical and laboratory research on how the gut microbiome influences various disease states including 1) metabolic co-morbidity and chronic inflammation in HIV infected individuals and 2) mechanisms underlying an effect of diet on morbidity and mortality from Clostridioides difficile infection. This individual will perform original research related to these projects. Examples of Work Performed:
- Bioinformatic analysis of molecular microbiome data (16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomics) from human and mouse gut.
- Laboratory experiments exploring the effects of synbiotic intervention strategies to prevent C. difficile morbidity and mortality in gnotobiotic mice.
- Support a clinical trial to test whether a high fiber/ low fat diet can prevent C. difficile recurrence in cancer patients.
- Prepare manuscripts for publication and present results at conferences
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related fieldPreferred Qualifications
- Experience with microbiome data analysis tools including QIIME
- Some skills in programming: e.g. R and/or python
- Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial culture
- Prior experience working with gnotobiotic mice
- Prior experience with analysis of microbiome data.
- Experience with molecular techniques including, but not limited to, PCR, qPCR.
- Experience with bacterial culture.
- Strong writing and communication skills
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: May 12, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing