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Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 10/08/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 19266 



University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellow

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.

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work
The research in the Schwartz/Yang Lab focuses on understanding how environmental stimuli affect health through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art techniques, including next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, and transgenic animal models are used to accomplish these goals.  We are looking for an individual interested in developing skills in functional genomics.  This individual will work on projects that use animal and cell models to delineate the function of human genetic variants associated with pulmonary fibrosis. This individual will work under joint mentorship of Drs. David Schwartz and Ivana Yang.

Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research
This individual will primarily use CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-dCas9 tools to introduce genetic variants and manipulate expression of relevant genes in primary cell models of lung fibrosis. Work on other related projects on functional role of pulmonary fibrosis genetic variants will also be included.

Competencies & Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work in a supervised/mentored research environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in presentation of results – both didactic and publications
  • Must be able to work independently and have advanced problem solving skills

Special conditions of employment:

  • Must be willing and able to work after hours when required by project deadlines

Salary and Benefits:
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 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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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.



Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in a biological discipline

  • Minimum of 2 years of mentored research

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proven experience and familiarity with genetics and genomics
  • Technical skills to produce wet lab results in animal and cell models
  • Proven experience and familiarity with CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-dCas9 tools

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: 19266
When applying, applicants must include:
  • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  • A current Resume/CV
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 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 - 20154 - SOM-MED Admin Research 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Oct 1, 2020 
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing 
    Posting Contact Name: Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee 
    Posting Contact Email: Katie.Rodriguez@cuanschutz.edu 
    Position Number: 00699506
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