Post-Doctoral Fellow

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Aurora, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 21670 



University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Requisition #21670

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .

The University of Colorado Denver l 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.

Nature of Work

This Postdoctoral position reports directly to PI Heasley who is responsible for providing a mechanism for the hired individual to develop into a successful independent researcher in the fields of Cancer Biology, Pharmacology or Experimental Therapeutics. The research focus of the laboratory is to discover knowledge related to mechanisms of therapeutic response of oncogene-driven lung cancers and head and neck cancers to targeted agents such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The studies will involve RNAseq, multispectral imaging (Vectra 3.0/Polaris), flow cytometry/CyTOF, in vivo studies with novel murine lung cancer cell lines propagated in syngeneic mice and investigations of basic mechanisms of pathways mediating the reprogramming responses to oncogene-targeted agents. The proposed training will be conducted at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Professional Field

Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology

Example of Work

Approximately 80% of the position:

  • Participate in the initiation of the research projects
  • Carry out projects independently
  • Develop research protocols and novel techniques
  • Perform experiments as related to research project
  • Trouble-shoot and problem-solve as related to the research project
  • Record results of experiments: tabulate research data and maintain a detailed, easily understandable laboratory notebook
  • Interpret experimental results
  • Collaborate with PI and others in the lab as well as other laboratories involved in team science
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Train laboratory personnel in experimentation techniques
  • Measure and monitor gene expression
  • Perform flow cytometry
  • Animal care related to research procedures
  • Perform recombinant DNA work
  • Perform light microscopy
  • Modify, test, verify and analyze research data
  • Prepare samples for analysis by various instrumentation
  • Develop and maintain research databases
  • Apply bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) data
  • Other related duties as assigned by PI

Approximately 15% of position:

  • Present results at lab meetings
  • Present results at project meetings such as research in progress
  • Present results at (inter)national meetings
  • Write and publish manuscripts describing results
  • Prepare grant applications, as necessary

Approximately 5% of the position:

  • Perform all research compliance activities required by the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Perform general administrative duties as requested within lab

Condition of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of education within 60 days of hire date

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $53,760 to $65,292.   Postdoc-specific benefits are found here:

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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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:

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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 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

  • PhD degree in life sciences such as Cancer Biology, Immunology, cell biology, molecular biology or related field (PhD must be conferred prior to starting position, but need not be completed at time of application)
  • Prior experience with experimental animal models

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to communicate well in a team setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with animal models

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse models and handling.
  • Experience with protein and cell signaling analyses
  • Prior experience with analyses of “omics” data.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

      Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers , refer to requisition ID: 21670
When applying, applicants must include:
  • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  • A current Resume/CV
  • Proof of degree
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
  • 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 - 20425 - SDM-Craniofacial Biology 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Jun 11, 2021 
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing 
    Posting Contact Name: Laurine Szymanski 
    Posting Contact Email: 
    Position Number: 00648469
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