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Assistant Professor-Research

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery – Division of Surgical Oncology

Assistant Research Professor


* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  •  Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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.

Nature of Work

This is a Basic Research position in the Department of Surgery. The position will primarily focus on basic and translational research in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy.

This Assistant Research Professor is expected to provide high-level, professional and scientifically rigorous design and analysis support. The area of research focuses on basic or translational research into characterizing novel pathways that limit antitumor immunity in the tumor microenvironment, with the aim of developing therapeutic agents to improve current immunotherapies in clinic. The research instructor will be expected to work independently with research groups and mentor and supervise more research assistants, surgical residents, and medical students. The research instructor in this position will consult and collaborate with investigators on all aspects of the research process, including: design of new studies, experimental execution, data analysis, and dissemination of results. This individual is expected to authorize scientific manuscripts and write grant applications.

Supervision Received

The Assistant Research Professor position will be supervised by the PI of the research laboratory.

Supervision Exercised

The Assistant Research Professor will have supervisory responsibilities with graduate students, Professional Research Assistants (PRA), medical students, and residents.

Examples of Work Performed

Mouse tumor models, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescent imaging, tumor cell biology, monoclonal antibody generation, RNAseq and data analysis, immunoassays and immunotherapy (CAR-T, immune checkpoint inhibitor).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of cancer biology and immunology.
  • Previous experience with cancer cell cultures and microscopic imaging, flow cytometry, gene and protein expression analysis.
  • Experience in animal experiments (tumor implantation, peripheral blood collection, IV injection) is desired.
  • An ability to work with high performance computing environments and cloud computing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • highly motivated, positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.
  • Come up with ideas for proposals and write and submit grant applications.
Salary and Benefits

The established salary range for this position is: $90,000 - $110,000

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

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.

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.



  • MD, or DVM, or Ph.D. in life science
  • Three to five years of experience in tumor immunology.
  • Strong record of publications.
  • The applicant is expected to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and drive scientific and technical innovation with other members of the group.

  • MD, or DVM, or Ph.D. in life science
  • Experience with RNAseq and data analysis, histology, flow cytometry, gene and protein expression are desired.
  • Experience with animal tumor models, including orthotopic mouse tumor models (pancreas), is a plus.
  • Previous experience in anti-cancer immuno-therapeutic development (ex, CAR-T, immune checkpoint inhibitors) is desired.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Sep 22, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
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