Post Doctoral Associate

Aurora, Arapahoe County
Jul 11, 2014
Position Type

Posting Description: This position will focus on the molecular and functional genetics related to inherited arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies. Job Description A Full Time 100% Postdoctoral Associate position is available for an independent and motivated post-doctoral student to the study the genetic mechanisms of cardiomyopathies in the collaborative group of Luisa Mestroni, MD, and Matthew Taylor, MD, PhD (Cardiovascular Institute and Dept. of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus). The group utilizes molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and functional genomics (cellular models and zebrafish models) to study mutant genes causing inherited cardiomyopathies. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biology or Biochemistry, or have investigated a closely related field for their Ph.D. research project. Experience with basic molecular genetics, molecular and cell biology is required. Experience with next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and animal models, in particular zebrafish, is desired; fluency in English is required. Evidence of a strong commitment to research from publications in high-impact journals and letters of reference is required. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01533 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver 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. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD, or other relevant terminal degree Fluency in English Evidence of a strong commitment to research from publications in high-impact journals and letters of reference is required.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities Experience in one or more of the following: Molecular genetics Basic molecular and cell biology Gene expression analysis in primary cells, human tissue and animal models of cardiomyopathy Next Generation sequencing Bioinformatics

Desired Qualifications: Experience with animal models, in particular zebrafish models

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus