Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 21211 Faculty

University of Colorado | School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #: 783583 | Requisition #: 21211

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.

Nature of Work

This position reports directly to the PI/Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center who is responsible for providing a mechanism for the hired individual to develop into a successful independent researcher in the field of Mucosal Immunology. The research focus of the laboratory is to discover knowledge related to inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal mucosal immunity. The proposed training will be conducted at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Our laboratory aims to improve our knowledge of CD4+ T cell subtypes including regulatory T cells, Th17 cells and their response to cell stress. This laboratory searches for possible therapeutic targets for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions. This research project will provide intensive training, with the ultimate goal of successful transition into a position as an independent investigator in academia or industry.

Professional Field

Mucosal Immunology, Cell stress Biology, Molecular Biology

Supervision Received

Edwin de Zoeten, M.D./Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Supervision Exercised


Example of Work

Approximately 80% of the position:
  • Participate in the initiation of the research projects
  • Carry out projects independently
  • Develop research protocols and novel techniques
  • Perform experiments as related to research project
  • Trouble-shoot and problem-solve as related to the research project
  • Record results of experiments: tabulate research data and maintain a detailed, easily understandable laboratory notebook
  • Interpret experimental results
  • Collaborate with PI and others in the lab
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Train laboratory personnel in experimentation techniques
  • Measure and monitor gene expression
  • Perform flow cytometry
  • Perform protein analysis
  • Animal care related to research procedures
  • Perform recombinant DNA work
  • Perform light microscopy
  • Modify, test, verify and analyze research data
  • Prepare samples for analysis by various instrumentation
  • Develop and maintain research databases
  • Apply bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq) data
  • Other related duties as assigned by PI

Approximately 15% of position:
  • Present results at lab meetings
  • Present results at project meetings such as research in progress
  • Present results at (inter)national meetings
  • Write and publish manuscripts describing results
  • Prepare grant applications, as necessary

Approximately 5% of the position:
  • Perform all research compliance activities required by the University of
  • Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Perform general administrative duties as requested within lab

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760 to $65,292. Postdoc-specific benefits are found here:

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 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.

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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
  • PhD degree in life sciences such as Immunology, cell biology or molecular biology or related field (PhD must be conferred prior to starting position, but need not be completed at time of application)
  • Prior experience with animal experimental models
  • Prior experience with Flow cytometry
  • Prior experience with Protein analysis

Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of education within 60 days of hire date

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Effective communication
  • Knowledge of cell biology

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with mouse models and handling.
  • Experience with protein and cell signaling analysis
  • Prior experience with confocal microscopy is beneficial

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: 21211

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 - 20936 - SOM-PEDS Gastro-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 19, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Edwin deZoeten Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00783583

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