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University of Colorado Post-Doctoral Fellow in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Post-Doctoral Fellow

School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Position Number: 00776133

The University of Colorado 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.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Zhao Laboratory

The laboratory of Dr. Rui Zhao is seeking a motivated, independent, creative entry level post-doctoral researcher to join our laboratory at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and its role in disease processes, including cancer, as well as developing potential therapeutic approaches targeting splicing in these processes. We use a combination of structural (cryoEM and crystallography), biochemical, genetic, molecular biology, and cell biology approaches.

Candidates will be expected to plan and execute independent work, write and submit fellowship applications, assist in the writing and publication of experimental results, and contribute positively towards the atmosphere and culture of the lab.

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time


The postdoc candidate will study the mechanism of splicing using biochemistry, structural biology, and molecular biology approaes or the role of a splicing factor in Myc-driven cancer and drug discovery targeting the splicing factor.


The candidate will also assist in the preparation of manuscripts to publish their work, the preparation of grant applications, both internal and external, and the preparation of scientific data for presentation at various meetings and conferences. The candidate will also mentor junior scientists in the lab in their scientific development.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760 to $56,712.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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.



The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, have ample scientific curiosity, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to contribute in a positive manner to the collegial atmosphere of the laboratory and the department. The candidate will be expected to plan and execute independent research, mentor more junior lab members, and apply for fellowship funding.

Minimum requirements:

  • PhD in biology-related field

  • Strong record of productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized English language journals

  • Excellent communication skills in the English language

  • Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and biochemical techniques

  • Experience in structural biology is a plus but not required

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 17, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Rui Zhao

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00776133

Req ID: 18897

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.