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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00784653 – Requisition #21696

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.


A fully funded Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in proteomics and systems biology research in the laboratory of Dr. Maggie Lam in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our lab’s ongoing research interests include the development of proteogenomics methods to identify novel coding loci and alternative splicing protein isoforms, stable isotope labeling methods to measure protein homeostasis in cellular aging and toxicity models, and bioinformatics tools to extract hidden gene-disease relationships from the existing biomedical literature.

We are seeking a team member who is passionate about performing original research in an academic setting, has excellent organizational skills, is able to work both independently and in a team setting, dedicated to maintaining a healthy and respectful workplace, and wishes to contribute to a vibrant and energetic research environment in a leading scientific institution in the Rocky Mountain region.

The ideal Postdoctoral Fellow should show evidence of a sustained interest in quantitative life sciences, including but not limited to topics related to protein expression, dynamics, and modifications in oxidative stress response, ER stress, and aging research. Experience in the development and application of large-scale sequencing, proteomics, and bioinformatics methods to analyze cellular and/or animal models are preferred. Please see for more information.


    Design and develop experimental and analytical methods to acquire and analyze large-scale proteomics data, maintain and calibrate mass spectrometry instrumentationDevelop quantitative mass spectrometry approaches to examine molecular phenotypes underlying fundamental cell biological and homeostatic processes.Interpret data and communicate experimental results and findings in both spoken and written formats to colleagues both within and outside the institution.Work independently or as part of a team on protein biochemistry experiments, which may include mouse models, cell culture, immunostaining, and protein and nucleotide analysis.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is based off the current NIH and will start at $53,760.

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 (or hiring 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:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Ph.D., D. Sc., or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, or related scientific fields, or related scientific fields from an accredited institution.Minimum of 3 years of active research experience in the physical or life sciences in an academic environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Hands-on experience with peptide and protein analytical approaches using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry preferred.Experience with statistical, machine learning, and data science approaches to analyze quantitative large-scale transcriptomics and proteomics interpretation preferred.Experience in common scientific programming languages including R and Python as well as proficiency in command line interfaces in a Unix/Linux environment preferred.Evidence of successful completion of research projects including a first-authored original article in a relevant area in a peer-reviewed journal within the past 5 years preferred.Evidence of experience and competency to seek additional external research funding either individually or as part of a team preferred.
Conditions of Employment:

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, the fellow must be willing and able to sustain prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in the laboratory environment Must be willing and able to handle, carry, and lift objects encountered in the research setting, up to 10 kg in weight.Must be willing and able to work in a standard research environment that may contain fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, sharp objects, hazardous materials, tissue, and body fluids.Must be willing and able to maintain regular working hours and report timely research progress to colleagues and supervisor.Must be willing and able to work with complex laboratory equipment, chemical solutions, and biological materials. Must be willing and able to travel nationally or internationally to scientific conferences up to twice a year where required and approved.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Excellent spoken and written communication skills and evidence for effective communication of science.Ability to work independently and as part of a team and maintain a healthy and respectful work environment
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 15, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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