Post-Doctoral Fellow


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition

School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #791715 – Requisition #23960

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.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 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 full-time postdoctoral position that reports directly to Darleen Sandoval, PhD, in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The fellow will be responsible for conducting research understanding the role of the gut-brain axis in metabolism.  We conduct a wide array of studies examining mechanisms for bariatric surgery and the physiology and pharmacology of the GLP-1 systems.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • collect data from a range of in vivo physiological and behavioral studies predominantly in genetic mouse models, learn a variety of surgeries, learn gold standard methodologies to study glucose and lipid metabolism, and will use neuroscience, molecular biological, and/or immunohistochemistry techniques.
  • be responsible for working with the PI to direct research projects which will include experimental design, data collection, analysis (graphing and statistics), quality control, and writing manuscripts and grant proposals. 
  • work well independently and as a member of a highly collaborative team.
  • maintain detailed and organized research notes, write research manuscripts and grant proposals.
Salary Range:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $53, 760.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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.

Minimum Requirements:

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD and/or MD in nutrition, physiology, neuroscience, or related biological science discipline.Preclinical research experience in mice.Recent research experience and publications relevant to metabolism, neuroscience, or physiology. Proven ability to work independently within a research lab.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Conditions of Employment:

    Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital ColoradoMust be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications

    Proven experience and familiarity with obesity, nutrition, and/or physiology in mouse models.
    Experience in small rodent handling including basic procedures (gavage, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections), and basic tools of assessment of glucose homeostasis in animal models. Research experience and/or interest in the role of the gut-brain axis in regulation of metabolism. Experience in published science writing and in scientific presentations.
Competencies -

    Demonstrated skills working both as a team member and a leader. Ability to learn quickly and work independently. Ability to communicate effectively

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Dec 6, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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