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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

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Post Doctoral Fellow


* 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.
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 University of Colorado’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned School of Pharmacy and a top tier school (ranked #20 out of 143 pharmacy schools in the country). At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences, we are committed to excellence and innovation in professional, graduate and post-graduate education; scholarship and research; patient-centered care; public health advocacy; and societal leadership and engagement.  Together, our innovation, discoveries and engagement with our communities improves the health and well-being of society.

As an important member of our research team, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will focus principally on the continuing development of research skills and knowledge.  More specifically, this position’s research emphasis will be to determine the role of thioredoxin interacting protein in non-IgE mast cell activation in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.  This work will primarily involve mechanistic in vitro studies of mast cells, protein modifications using mass spectrometry and exposome analysis. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Examines thioredoxin interacting protein in mast cells including protein knockdown and genetic manipulation.
  • Compiles and records observed experimental results, analyzes and interprets data, and documents results.
  • Collaborates with the principal investigator and other research staff to review scientific literature and develop experimental protocols.
  • Writes research proposal documents for grants purposes, manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and documents lab results.
  • Applies for fellowships in an effort to develop an independent research program.
  • Keeps up to date on research and technical developments.
  • General laboratory administration, such as maintaining lab records, ensuring lab equipment is in general working order, general lab clean up, ordering lab supplies, completing requisition forms, processing financial transactions, and filing.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary Range

The salary for this position has been established 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

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

Ph.D. in immunology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry or a closely related field.


Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with mast cell/allergy research is preferred.Experience with cell culture, research animals, and/or human subjects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Immunology/Toxicology.
  • Knowledge of experimental design and basic science techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service and interpersonal comunication skills.Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to interpret and comprehend complex research protocol information.Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 24, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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