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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 25034 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00794727 – Requisition #25034

* 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

Position: The Guthmiller laboratory in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects to investigate humoral immunity against influenza viruses using human samples and mouse models of influenza virus infection. The candidate should have expertise in immunology, virology, vaccinology, or biochemistry, and willingness to be trained in influenza virology and B cell immunology. The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigator to develop research projects, grant applications, presentations, and manuscripts.

Examples of Work Performed:

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time

Research (80%)
    Pursue research goals established by the principal investigator and the fellow. Responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, operating, recording, and reporting of assigned research projects. Participates actively in designing, developing, and executing a wide variety of experimental investigations with considerable independence on a day-to-day basis. The fellow will regularly work with the principal investigator to make progress on these objectives. Has or acquires the skills necessary to accomplish research goals including, but not limited to, techniques in molecular biology (DNA and RNA manipulation, cloning, PCR), biochemistry (expression and purification of monoclonal antibodies and other recombinant proteins, SPR, BLI), virology (virus infection, cell culture, neutralization assays), immunology (flow cytometry, cell sorting, ELISA, ELISPOT), and in vivo mouse work (injection, infections, blood collection, organ harvesting, mouse genetics/breeding). Collaborate with and teach other researchers to accomplish major research goals Maintains a neat and orderly laboratory workspace, including data collection and organization, maintaining laboratory equipment, and generally being a good lab citizen. Participates regularly in departmental seminars, journal clubs, research in progress presentations, and lab meetings.

Research Publications and Grant Applications (10%)
    Analyzes and prepares research data for presentation at scientific meetings, for publication, and for use in grant applications. Assists the principal investigator with writing and editing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications. Meets regularly with principal investigator to present research progress, review research data, troubleshoot, and plan future experiments. Presents data in more formal settings including lab meetings, departmental research in progress presentations, journal clubs, and national and international conferences, meetings, and workshops.

Supervision and Training (10%)
    Trains and supervises laboratory student workers, medical, or graduate students, professional research assistants, or other laboratory personnel, as assigned by the principal investigator. Acts as a technical and scientific advisor to laboratory members and/or collaborating scientists regarding areas of expertise.

​​​​​​​Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $53,760-$65,292.

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:

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:
    All requirements of graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D., M.D, D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral level degree in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field before the starting date for this position. Candidates in the final stages of completing their doctoral level degree are eligible to apply.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Published work in a peer-reviewed journal. Demonstrated skills in problem solving, and in working collaboratively and effectively with other members of a research team. Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Experience working with viruses, animal handling and experimentation, and processing of human blood and tissues. Experience with basic immunology techniques including flow cytometry, ELISAs, and ELISPOT. Experience in or knowledge of computational approaches.

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: 25034 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 three to 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 - 21577 - SOM-IMM MICRO GENERAL OPER

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 8, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Brooke Lydick Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00794727

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