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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 21202 Faculty

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Number: 00783074

The University of Colorado Denver l 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 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Nature of Work:

We are a gut microbiome research lab in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine. We conduct clinical and laboratory research on how the gut microbiome influences various disease states including 1) metabolic co-morbidity and chronic inflammation in HIV infected individuals and 2) mechanisms underlying an effect of diet on morbidity and mortality from Clostridioides difficile infection. This individual will perform original research related to these projects.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Bioinformatic analysis of molecular microbiome data (16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomics) from human and mouse gut.
  • Laboratory experiments exploring the effects of synbiotic intervention strategies to prevent C. difficile morbidity and mortality in gnotobiotic mice.
  • Support a clinical trial to test whether a high fiber/ low fat diet can prevent C. difficile recurrence in cancer patients.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and present results at conferences


Must be knowledgeable in samples inventory (receiving and data entry), and some experience with nucleic acid extractions and fluid handling. The candidate will perform established laboratory assays with the initial supervision of senior personnel until capable of performing those assays independently.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760 or current NIH levels.

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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Office of Equity:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with microbiome data analysis tools including QIIME
  • Some skills in programming: e.g. R and/or python
  • Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial culture
  • Prior experience working with gnotobiotic mice

  • Prior experience with analysis of microbiome data.
  • Experience with molecular techniques including, but not limited to, PCR, qPCR.
  • Experience with bacterial culture.
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 21202

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
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 - 21533 - SOM-MED-BIOMED GEN OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 12, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Latrina Gilmore Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00783074

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