University of Colorado Post-Doctoral Fellow in Aurora, Colorado
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
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
Vascular calcification is one of the major complications and cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Currently, CKD affects an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. (15% of the adult population; more than 1 in 7 adults), There is no efficiency therapy available for the treatment of calcification. The major goal of this position is to find a novel therapeutic target for vascular calcification. This position is responsible for characterizing genetically modified mice and cell lines to elucidate the molecular mechanism of vascular calcification. The person will remove genes in the entire genome of cells using CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene editing to examine which gene participates in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification. The study also will require advanced microscopic analyses (such as immunofluorescence confocal live imaging) to elucidate the function of proteins in the development of vascular calcification. The results will be reported in high-impact journals.
Examples of Work Performed
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Performing confocal microscopes
Characterizing genetically engineered cell lines
Performing CRISPR gene editing
Performing general biochemical molecular biological techniques such as quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunoblot analysis
Helping supervisor to write grants.
The Post-doctoral reports to the Professor Makoto Miyazaki, PhD, Professor- Research
The Post-doctoral fellow does not directly supervise anyone, however, this position will train and mentor Professional Research Assistants, graduate and undergraduate students.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position has been established at $52,704- $64,008.
Please note, salary will be determined in accordance with current corresponding NIH stipend level.
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.
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Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or MD.
Requires experience with confocal microscopes and other advanced microscopes.
Requires experience with cell cultures
Requires a publication with confocal microscopes or other advanced microscopes.
The post-doctoral fellow must have excellent knowledge of techniques of cell biology and advanced microscopies in addition to excellent publication record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To be successful in this position, candidate will need at least the following: confocal microscopy techniques, CRSPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene editing and cell culture works.
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Feb 12, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Betsy Pike, Human Resources Senior Professional
Posting Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Number 00632873
Req ID: 19926
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.