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University of Colorado Post-Doctoral Fellow in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post- Doctoral Fellow

Department of Dermatology

Position Number: 00775543

Req. Number: 18796

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

This full time position will report directly to Dr. Yiqun Shellman in the Department of Dermatology, and will work on grant funded projects, mainly on a new R01 project.

We aim to better understand proliferation, differentiation, maintenance, and development of the melanocyte lineage, and tumor microenvironment of melanoma. The relevant models for these studies are already established in our lab, and include transgenic and xenograft mouse models, cell cultures, and a human iPSC model. As part of a team, the main emphasis of this position is to utilize mouse models and in vitro molecular and cell biology techniques to study the functions and molecular mechanisms of a novel human pigmentation gene we identified. We are seeking motivated and independent candidates.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to experiments with mice; immuno-fluorescence, immunohistochemistry staining of tissue samples; flow cytometry; culture of mammalian cells; and basic and advanced cell biology techniques including confocal microscopy. This position can have supervisory responsibilities of medical students, undergraduates or research or student assistants.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760 to $54,285.

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.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in developmental and cell biology or biological related fields

  • Prior successful experiences working with mice

  • Basic computer software skills, and the ability to learn new software programs

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Required competencies:

  • Strong work ethic and excellent team communication skills

  • Able to keep detailed documentation and meet deadlines for experiments and literature research

  • Strong scientific writing skills and reliable organizational skills

  • Able to work independently and efficiently, as well as in a team setting

Desired or preferred:

  • Experiences in embryonic development of mice

  • Experience in development of melanocyte

  • Experiences in confocal microscopy

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 23, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Joyce Nelson

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00775543

Req ID: 18796

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.