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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 28199 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00804651 – Requisition #28199

* 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 Department of Biomedical Informatics has an opening for a full-time/part-time Post-Doctoral Fellow.

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:

We are a gut microbiome research lab in the Department 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

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) 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.

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 Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    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 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.
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: 28199. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below 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 - 21925 - SOM-BIOMED Informatics Gen Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 18, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Michelle Fiandra Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00804651

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