Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Univerity of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

 Department of Dermatology 

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Shellman Lab 


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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.

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

The Shellman lab is recruiting highly motivated post-doc candidates for NIH-funded projects on melanocyte and melanoma biology. The Shellman lab is a part of Department of Dermatology and Cancer Biology program of University of Colorado AMC. The position provides an opportunity for postdoctoral training in a highly collaborative setting. Our projects aim to better understand proliferation, differentiation, maintenance, and development of the melanocyte lineage, and tumor microenvironment of melanoma. The relevant models for these studies are already established in our lab, and include transgenic and xenograft mouse models, cell cultures, and a human iPSC model. As part of a team, the main emphasis of this position is to utilize mouse models and in vitro molecular and cell biology techniques to study the functions and molecular mechanisms of a novel human pigmentation gene we identified

The main d.uties of this position include:

  • Performing experiments, record-keeping, analyzing and reporting data
  • developing experimental approaches and hypotheses relevant to the overall lab research goals
  • Participating and maintaining a collaborative and inclusive lab environment
  • Participating in lab organization and compliance with university, state, and federal guidelines
  • Supervising students or research assistants
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at$53,760  per NIH Guidelines 

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.

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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.

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 Requirements:

  • PhD in biological related fields
  • Prior successful experiences working with mice or molecular, cell biology techniques
  • Able to design and execute controlled experiments independently
Required competencies:

  • Strong work ethic and excellent team communication skills
  • Able to keep detailed documentation and meet deadlines for experiments and literature research
  • Strong scientific writing skills and reliable organizational skills 
  • Able to work independently and efficiently, as well as in a team setting
  • Basic computer software skills, and the ability to learn new software programs
Desired experiences:

  • Embryonic development of mice
  • Development of melanocyte
  • Flow cytometry and immunostaining
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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