University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Medicine – Division of Cardiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow


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The Division of Cardiology has an opening for a full-time Post-doctoral Fellow position


About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit




A fully funded Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Division of Cardiology in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy McKinsey in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our lab is focused on understanding the signaling and gene regulatory mechanisms that control heart failure and associated disorders. We are particularly interested in the role of epigenetics in regulating the pathological cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis that is associated with heart failure.

We are also interested in the mechanisms whereby signals derived from cell surface receptors are conveyed to histone-modifying enzymes by proteins kinases and phosphatases. The long-term goal of our work is to translate basic discoveries to novel therapies for patients with heart failure, which afflicts millions of adults in the U.S. and is associated with a 5-year mortality rate of nearly 50%. As such, our lab has established core expertise to enable in vitro, cellular and in vivo assessment of experimental small molecule compounds in support of early stage drug discovery.

We are seeking a team member who is passionate about performing original research in an academic setting, has excellent organizational skills, is able to work both independently and in a team setting, dedicated to maintaining a healthy and respectful workplace, and wishes to contribute to a vibrant and energetic research environment in a leading scientific institution in the Rocky Mountain region.



    Design and develop experimental and analytical methods to acquire and data looking at the role of epigenetics in regulating the pathological cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis.Interpret data and communicate experimental results and findings in both spoken and written formats to colleagues both within and outside the institution.Work independently or as part of a team on protein biochemistry experiments, which may include mouse models, cell culture, immunostaining, and protein and nucleotide analysis.

Conditions of Employment:

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, the fellow must be willing and able to sustain prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in the laboratory environment.Must be willing and able to handle, carry, and lift objects encountered in the research setting, up to 10 kg in weight.Must be willing and able to work in a standard research environment that may contain fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, sharp objects, hazardous materials, tissue, and body fluids.Must be willing and able to maintain regular working hours and report timely research progress to colleagues and supervisor.Must be willing and able to work with complex laboratory equipment, chemical solutions, and biological materials. Must be willing and able to travel nationally or internationally to scientific conferences up to twice a year where required and approved.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Excellent spoken and written communication skills and evidence for effective communication of science.Ability to work independently and as part of a team and maintain a healthy and respectful work environment

Salary and Benefits:


Salary is based off the current NIH and will start 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:

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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.


To Apply:


Required Application Materials: 

To apply, please visit: and attach:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current CV/resume
  3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)
  4. Any individual who is interested in and qualified for the position should also send an email to Dr. Timothy McKinsey [email protected]  and include: (i) a cover letter with a statement of interest, (ii) CV/Biosketch, and (iii) the contact information for three professional references.


Minimum Qualifications:


Ph.D., D. Sc., or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, or related scientific fields, or related scientific fields from an accredited institution.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

    Evidence of successful completion of research projects including a first-authored original article in a relevant area in a peer-reviewed journal within the past 5 years preferred.Evidence of experience and competency to seek additional external research funding either individually or as part of a team preferred.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 21, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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