Post Doctoral Fellow

$53,760 - $65,292 yearly
  • University of Colorado, Reproductive Sciences Division, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, School of Medicine
  • Aurora, CO, USA
  • Mar 04, 2022
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Job Description


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow


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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 Denver 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

We are searching for a qualified post-doctoral fellow to join our growing laboratory, whose principal investigator is an NIH-funded physician-scientist. This individual will conduct research focused on biochemical, cellular, and molecular mechanisms underlying human placental angiogenesis and development, with a primary focus on severe, early-onset fetal growth restriction. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a strong work ethic, to have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, to exhibit excellent skills in scientific writing, and to display meticulous, detail-oriented technical skills and record-keeping.

Specific Position Duties with percentages of time

  • Research (95%)
    • Designing and performing experiments in a methodical, scientific manner using advanced biomedical research techniques
    • Developing and validating new methodologies/applications
    • Writing full-length, high-quality scientific publications
    • Presenting research at national and international scientific meetings
    • Developing grant-writing skills by applying for institutional or other small grants
  • Teaching (5%)
    • Teach/supervise students, professional research assistants, and other lab members

Requirements for hazardous materials handling or exposure

  • Human blood or tissue:  Yes
  • Hazardous chemicals:  Yes
  • Radioactive materials/ionizing radiation:  Yes

Additional requirements for this specific position

  • Willingness and ability to partake in a rotating call schedule among lab members for human placental cell isolation

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at 53,760 to $65,292. Salaries commensurate with experience according to NIH Kirschstein-NRSA guidelines. 


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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Office of Equity:

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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • PhD in relevant scientific area such as Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Reproductive Biology
  • Relevant previous post-doctoral experience (for applicants with a previous postdoctoral fellowship)
  • Relevant technical skills, including experience with primary cell isolation and routine laboratory experiments such as performance and analysis of real-time PCR, western blotting, biochemical assays, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, EIAs, gene transfection/transduction studies, generation of viral constructs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to record and maintain thorough lab research documentation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent skills in scientific writing
  • Appropriate knowledge of basic statistics and facility with standard statistical programs such as GraphPad Prism
  • Ability to work independently yet collaboratively
  • A strong work ethic and a commitment to being a team player in the lab and advancing knowledge in the field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior understanding/knowledge of tissue microenvironments, including but not limited to extracellular matrix, macrophages
  • Prior experience with advanced cellular imaging techniques, including live-cell imaging
  • Prior experience with epigenetic/bioinformatics analyses
  • Prior experience with 3D and/or organoid models
  • Prior experience with angiogenesis assays and analyses

Application Details

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 24437

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. 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 


: Full-time 

Posting Date

: Jan 20, 2022 

Unposting Date

: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Olivia Castillo 
Posting Contact Email: 
Position Number: 00793185


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