University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Otolaryngology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00795312  – Requisition #25257


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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 Department of Otolaryngology has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow position

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The lab of Dr. Sarah Clark, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a full-time position on the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

The Clark lab investigates host-pathogen interactions with a focus on innate immune responses to bacteria in the respiratory tract. We use tissue culture, in vivo infection models, and clinical samples to explore the impact of respiratory tract commensal and pathogenic bacteria on inflammation and infection in the upper and lower airway.

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to spearhead research investigating host and microbial factors that promote bacterial otitis media (ear infection) using our newly developed murine model. Additional projects include investigating how potentially beneficial members of the airway microbiome impact protection against lung infection the bacterial pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. Overall, the goal of these studies is to identify microbial factors and host immune pathways which improve the clearance and resolution of respiratory tract infections.

The PI is committed to supporting the candidate’s career development and research progress, including the exploration of new project areas and collaborations. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $53,760 - $63,036

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, 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:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Ph.D. in Immunology or Microbiology (or similar) Track record of productive research including first author publication(s) and presentations
Preferred Requirements:

    Experience using mouse infection modelsExpertise in one or more of the following research areas: microbiology, molecular biology, tissue culture, and flow cytometry
Knowledge, skills, and Abilities:

    Strong communication and organizational skills

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 24, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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