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Research Assistant Professor – Orthopedics and Osseointegration

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics

Research Assistant Professor – Orthopedics and Osseointegration

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

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

The Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado is seeking the ideal candidate to collaboratively direct clinical and wet bench research for the Osseointegration Research Program.   Work will include human subjects research and all regulatory aspects to human protocol development, in vitro and in vivo experimental planning, execution of molecular, cellular and animal model-based experiments, and general oversight of clinical and basic lab operations.  This position will be supervised by Dr. Jason W. Stoneback, MD; Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Chief of the Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery section and Director of the Limb Restoration Program.

This position will also be responsible for the oversight and supervision of two Research Professionals and one Research Resident

Professional Field

Skeletal Biology & Orthopedic Research

Examples of Work Performed

  • Development of human potocols for submission to the COMIRB
  • Completion of any FDA-level regulatory steps, including development of IDE/IND applications
  • Contribution to recruitment and consenting of participants to human studies and execution of outcome measure assessments in this context
  • Collection and banking of human tissues collected from various limb restoration procedures
  • Planning and performing laboratory experiments, including in vitro and in vivo work
  • Management of rodent and other animal colonies as needed
  • Performance of surgical procedures in animal models of limb restoration and osseointegration
  • Performing various assays including Western and Northern blots, real-time qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISAs, and microarrays, histological staining/immunostaining, procedures with animal models, and imaging and data analysis
  • Oversee all lab activities, including ordering of supplies and record keeping
  • Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $70,000 - $78,000.

    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.

    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.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Interest in limb restoration and the biology of implant osseointegration in the context of limb amputation
  • Organizational skills, knowledge base, independence and leadership skills to support running the newly formed osseointegration laboratory
  • Communication skills and evidence of writing ability based on publication track record
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills in bench science (in vitro, in vivo)
  • Comfortable working as part of a multidisciplinary team

    Minimum Requirements

  • PhD degree in a biological sciences field, or an MD degree
  • 3 years of postdoctoral experience post-completion of the terminal degree
  • Evidence of publication and presentation track record from work on previous projects
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record of research in musculoskeletal biology
  • Experience studying implant-bone interface and developing biological and engineering based approaches to enhancing integration at this interface
  • Grant writing experience and willingness to contribute to grant writing as part of an investigative team

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jan 4, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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