Post-Doctoral Fellow - 26100 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Dental Medicine/ Craniofacial Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #00623578 – Requisition #1438

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Nature of Work

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to characterize alternative RNA splicing mediated by the RNA-binding protein Srsf3 during mouse craniofacial development. We have previously demonstrated that ablation of Srsf3 in the mouse neural crest lineage leads to facial clefting due to defective cranial neural crest cell proliferation and survival, and further showed that Srsf3 regulates the alternative splicing of transcripts encoding protein kinases in the mouse facial process mesenchyme. This project will combine conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo with next-generation sequencing to test the hypothesis that Srsf3-dependent alternative RNA splicing mediates reciprocal signaling between the ectoderm and neural crest-derived mesenchyme during mouse craniofacial development. These studies will provide significant insight into the mechanisms underlying gene expression regulation during mammalian craniofacial development. We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in mouse developmental biology who published a first-author paper as a result of their Ph.D. work. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website (

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience and will adhere to published NIH guidelines.

The entry level salary has been established at $54,840.

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.

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Diversity and Equity:

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Minimum Qualifications
    Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, developmental biology and/or genetics

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Willingness to work with laboratory mice Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong background in mouse developmental biology Publication of at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 26100 Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 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 five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20425 - SDM-Craniofacial Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 27, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Postdoctoral Fellow Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00623578

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