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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 Pharmacology has full time Instructor position in Structural Biology is available in the laboratory of Dr David Jones to investigate protein structure and dynamics.  The position is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora Colorado, which has available world class structural biology facilities including access to a partly owned synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Light Source in Berkley California, a 900 MHz NMR spectrometer and 200 kV Talos Artica cryo electron microscopes for single particle structure determination.

Nature of Work

The selected person will be responsible for performing structural and biophysical studies on a number of projects using X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and biophysical methods. The goal will be to identify and characterize changes in protein conformation and dynamics that are critical for regulating protein structure and function in disease states.

The chosen individual must have a strong background in molecular biology and protein chemistry techniques needed to prepare proteins for structural studies. The individual must be capable of working independently to affect the outcomes of the project with little daily supervision, but have the ability to provide input and feedback to insure successful outcomes of the work. The individual is expected to apply advanced methodologies and approaches to solve analytical and practical challenges in the project.

It is expected that the chosen individual will contribute to the intellectual development of the project through analysis of current literature and available data, and contribute to publication activities. They are expected to co-author manuscripts, abstracts, oral and poster presentations.

The individual will have the opportunity to develop their own research interests and apply for independent funding under the direction of Dr. Jones.

The chosen individual is expected to participate in both the research and educational mission of both the Department of Pharmacology and Structural Biology and Biochemistry Program.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $72,000 – $95,000.  

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:

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 Qualifications  Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated training in X-ray crystallography and biophysical methods
Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience
  • Experience with modern software used in analysis of X-ray crystallography data
  • Knowledge of Linux based computers in analysis of structural data
  • A combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Skills Required

  • Experience in X-ray crystallography is required
  • Experience in Biophysical methods for study of protein-ligand interactions, examples include fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy and titration calorimetry
  • Strong Molecular Biology and microbiology techniques for cloning and expression of proteins.
  • Experience in liquid chromatography techniques applied to protein purification.
  • Strong knowledge of software programs for the analysis of X-ray crystallography data
  • Must have the ability to work independently within the research lab on your own research project
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with NMR spectroscopy whilst not required is highly desired

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 10, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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