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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 27757 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Pathology

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Translation Breast Cancer Research - Dr. Sartorius

Position #27757 – Requisition #00803643

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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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.

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

Nature of Work

The Department of Pathology is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team of interdisciplinary investigators focused on mechanisms of breast cancer drug resistance and metastasis. This full-time postdoctoral research position will provide training in working with patient specimens, pre-clinical oncology models and next generation sequencing with an emphasis on single cell technologies. These studies are funded by the NIH and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The successful candidate will work with the Hormone Dependent Breast Cancer Translational Research Group and will have the opportunity to interact with researchers from multiple disciplines, both locally and nationally. The overall goals of the postdoctoral fellow position are to advance knowledge of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer with improvement in medicines that will help transform later-stage breast cancer into a chronic disease. There will be some opportunities for learning bioinformatics skills. The PI and department are committed to supporting the fellow's career development with authorship on manuscripts, facilitating grant submissions, opportunities to present at local and national scientific meetings, and developing new projects and collaborations. The department research centers on cancer biology with a collaborative and interactive group of PIs and trainees and state of the art equipment.

Professional Fields:

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Translational Cancer Biology, Next Generation Sequencing

Supervision Received

The employee will report to Dr. Sartorius.

Examples of Work Performed

• Execution of molecular biology assays including protein/mRNA/DNA extraction, processing, and analysis.

• Processing and management of patient tissue samples (serum, normal tissues, tumor tissues and fluid).

• Next generation sequencing applications including single cell platforms; understanding of genomic-based platforms and sample preparation.

• Working with primary breast cancer cell lines and organoids.

• Complete research projects, data analysis, and prepare research presentations and written manuscripts for first author publications.

• Collaboration with other laboratories including PIs, other postdoctoral fellows, and bioinformaticians with opportunities for co-authorships.

• Presenting research at national and international scientific meetings.

• Opportunities to submit grants for postdoctoral research fellowships

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at:

Years of Experience

0 - $54,840

1 - $55,224

2 - $55,632

3 - $57,850

4 - 59,784

5 - $61,992

6 - $64,296

7 or more - $66,600

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.

• PhD degree, or expected graduation within 6 months, from an accredited college or university in the biological sciences or related field.

• A publication record in PubMed referenced journals.

Preferred Qualifications

• Excellent communication skills.

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Excellent skills in scientific writing.

• Ability to work independently yet collaboratively.

• A strong work ethic and commitment to being a team player and advancing knowledge in the field.

• Eligibility for federal grants from the National Institutes of Health or Department of Defense.

• Experience in cancer research with skills in molecular and cellular biology techniques and working with laboratory animals.

• Previous experience with molecular biology techniques including RNA/DNA isolation, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry.

• Experience with animal models of cancer and/or patient samples.

• Prior experience in next generation sequencing.

• Knowledge of programming software including R.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27757. 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 - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 17, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00803643

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