Post-Doctoral Fellow

Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Post Doctoral Fellow

 

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

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:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

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.

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:

The research in the Schwartz/Yang Lab focuses on understanding how environmental stimuli affect health through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art techniques, including next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, primary cell culture and transgenic animal models are used to accomplish these goals. We are looking for an individual interested in developing skills in functional genomics. This individual will work on projects that use multi-omic analysis of bronchoalveoalr lavage (BAL) cell samples from patients with berylliosis and sarcoidosis to identify key targets for understanding disease biology, developing biomarkers of disease, and identifying novel therapeutic targets. This individual will work on both computational analysis of single cell and bulk omic datasets, in a team setting, and laboratory validation of the multi-omic models using CISPR-dCas9 tools in cell culture. This individual will work under the mentorship of Dr. Ivana Yang.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Validation of findings from multi-omic models by targeted sequencing (DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility and transcriptome) on the Illumina MiSeq platform.
  • Functional validation of findings from multi-omic models by using CRISPR-dCas9 tools to manipulate methylation, chromatin accessibility and transcriptome in cell culture.
  • Analysis of single cell and bulk epigenomic and transcriptomic datasets, in collaboration with other team members.
  • Application of multi-omic integration methods, in collaboration with other team members.
Salary and Benefits:

Current NIH salary levels for 0-3 years of experience: $53,760 - $56,712. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services. The University of Colorado offers postdocs most employee benefits. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/postdoc

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/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.



    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications (Required):

    • Ph.D. or equivalent in the biological sciences.
    • Minimum of 2 years of mentored research
    • Excellent communication skills 
    • The ability to work in a supervised/mentored research environment
    • Demonstrated expertise in presentation of results – both didactic and publications
    • Must be able to work independently and have advanced problem solving skills
    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proven experience and familiarity with genetics and genomics
    • Proven experience and familiarity with primary cell culture and molecular biology
    • Proven experience and familiarity with CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-dCas9 tools
    • Some experience in the analysis of -omic data, including DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility and transcriptomic datasets
    Skills:

    • Primary cell culture
    • Molecular biology and cloning
    • CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-dCas9 tools
    • Computation analysis of -omic data


    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Feb 17, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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