This job has expired

Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

View more

Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00798461 – Requisition #26410



* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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 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.

Department of Dermatology has an opening for a full-time Post Doctoral Fellow.  

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

Job Summary:

An NIH/NIAID R01-supported post-doctoral research fellow position is available to study the role of IL-37 in human regulatory T (Treg) cells in adaptive immunity and tumor immunology at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. IL-37 is a fundamental inhibitor of innate and adaptive immunity with a broad spectrum of mechanisms.

We have found that IL-37 inhibits adaptive immunity (Luo et at., PNAS 2014; Chen et al., Cytokine 2015; Dinarello et al., EJI 2016; Osborne et al., Mol Carcinogenesis 2019; Osborne et al., Cells in revision; Osborne et al., in preparation). Using human PBMC and various unique mouse models (including IL-37tg mice, IL-37-mutant tg mice, TIR8 KO mice), our current efforts are to understand the mechanisms of action of IL-37 in CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, and dendritic cells. The successful post-doctoral fellow will define the role of IL-37 in adaptive immunity by dissecting intracellular and extracellular signaling pathways and will develop ways to alter the effects of IL-37 in autoimmunity and tumor immunology. We seek a highly motivated individual with a recent PhD degree in Immunology or related fields. Individuals with experience in adaptive immunity or immune tolerance are especially desired.

Located in the Denver metro area near the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Anschutz Medical Campus) integrates world-class education, research and patient care on one of the nation’s newest health sciences campuses. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV and names of three references to: Dr. Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Email: [email protected]. Dr. Fujita’s laboratory is supported by NIH (NIAID) R01, NIH (NIAAA) R21, VA Merit Award, NIH program grant-pilot projects, and various foundation grants.

Specific duties include:

  1. Immunological experiments
  2. FACS analysis and sorting
  3. Cellular biological experiments
  4. Molecular biological experiments
  5. Planning experiments
  6. Analyzing and interpreting data
  7. Troubleshooting experiments
  8. Summarizing data for a weekly discussion, lab meeting, or a national/international conference
  9. Transfection or knockdown/knockout of genes, generation of stable clones.
  10. Supervise and teach students
Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring salary for this position has been established at a minimum of $54,840 per year.

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:

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.

  • Graduation from an accredited college/university with a PhD in Immunology or relevant program.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Immunology (including a PhD training)
  • Experience in working with small animal models is required.
  • Prior successful working experience using a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to handle and process detail-oriented documentation and meet designated research deadlines.
  • Excellent in writing, reading and verbal communciation.
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently within the research lab.
  • Must be team-oriented, flexible, and able to communicate with others.
  • Computer software, equipment operation, or wet lab (benchwork) skills.

Although the position will be supported initially by the NIH R01, it is preferable to transition to a post-doctoral fellowship within a year or two. We will help you obtain a fellowship award.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 15, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert