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Post-Doctoral Fellow (LaBarbera Lab)

Post-Doctoral Fellow (LaBarbera Lab) - 27543 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Post-Doctoral Fellow (LaBarbera Lab)

Position # 00803024 – Requisition # 27543

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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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.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow Position position.

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

The University of Colorado's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned School of Pharmacy and a top tier school (ranked #20 out of 143 pharmacy schools in the country). At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences, we are committed to excellence and innovation in professional, graduate and post-graduate education; scholarship and research; patient-centered care; public health advocacy; and societal leadership and engagement. Together, our innovation, discoveries and engagement with our communities improves the health and well-being of society.

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position in high-throughput and high-content screening (HTS/HCS) sciences is available in the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD), drug discovery and development shared resource (D3SR). The D3SR is a diverse multidisciplinary research team comprised of scientists with expertise in robotic automation, HTS/HCS drug discovery, pharmacology, and hit-to-lead drug validation. The laboratory is located in outstanding new facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. We are seeking a talented individual with a background cell culture, molecular biology, and pharmacology to join our team. This position requires a highly motivated self-starter who is willing to learn and able to work effectively independently and as a contributing team member. She/He will obtain training and experience in utilizing and maintaining state-of-the-art HTS/HCS drug discovery instrumentation and automation equipment.

Examples of Work Performed
    Lead and conduct experiments and data analyses supporting a variety projects such as cell culture, HTS/HCS assay development, robotic automation, drug discovery, and hit-to-lead drug validation studies. Compile and record observed experimental results, analyze and interpret data, document results, and present research results in weekly lab meetings. Collaborate with all members of the research team to review scientific literature, develop experimental protocols, and conduct data analyses. Lead and collaborate with writing manuscripts, including figures, graphs and charts for publication in scientific journals. Provide general laboratory administration such as maintaining lab records and notebook, general lab clean up, and lab organization.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position are subject to change based on business and project need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The budgeted salary for this position is $54,840. The salary for this position uses NIH guidelines for postdoctoral fellowships commensurate with years of experience since earning a PhD or MD.

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 Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    A PhD and/or MD degree with research experience in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience working with big data analysis protein purification and recombinant enzyme assays, cell culture, cell imaging, and a variety of cell assays such as cell viability, Western blot, immunofluorescence, and endogenous reporter assays.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the research team Excellent organizational skills Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently Excellent attention to detail Ability to design experiments, collect, process, and analyze data Experience with basic science techniques
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27543. 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 - 20518 - SOP-Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 23, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Dr. Daniel LaBarbera Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00803024

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