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Perform biochemistry and related experiments.
Analyze biochemical data.
Write and edit scientific functions.
Teach others scientific skills.
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The Horowitz Biochemistry Lab seeks a part time post-doctoral fellow to study the mechanism of nucleic acids as chaperones, and to assist in other research in the Lab as necessary. This is a one-year grant funded position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Expertise in nucleic acids as chaperones.
Expertise with chaperone assays, CD spectroscopy, nucleic acid handling, and RT-PCR equipment.
Experience training others in a laboratory environment.
Ph.D. in biochemistry or related area.
Established publication record on nucleic acids as chaperones.
Ability to relocate to Denver area.
Experience with Kaleidagraph software
Standard office environment.
Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
Noise level is quiet to moderate.
Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
The Universitys administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 2, 2023.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is GE8.
The hourly range for this position is $27.05 - $27.24.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
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