Post-Doctoral Fellow - 21670

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

Job posting number: #7079839

Posted: June 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

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

This Postdoctoral position reports directly to PI Heasley who is responsible for providing a mechanism for the hired individual to develop into a successful independent researcher in the fields of Cancer Biology, Pharmacology or Experimental Therapeutics. The research focus of the laboratory is to discover knowledge related to mechanisms of therapeutic response of oncogene-driven lung cancers and head and neck cancers to targeted agents such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The studies will involve RNAseq, multispectral imaging (Vectra 3.0/Polaris), flow cytometry/CyTOF, in vivo studies with novel murine lung cancer cell lines propagated in syngeneic mice and investigations of basic mechanisms of pathways mediating the reprogramming responses to oncogene-targeted agents. The proposed training will be conducted at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Professional Field

Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology

Example of Work

Approximately 80% of the position:

Participate in the initiation of the research projects
Carry out projects independently
Develop research protocols and novel techniques
Perform experiments as related to research project
Trouble-shoot and problem-solve as related to the research project
Record results of experiments: tabulate research data and maintain a detailed, easily understandable laboratory notebook
Interpret experimental results
Collaborate with PI and others in the lab as well as other laboratories involved in team science
Conduct literature searches
Train laboratory personnel in experimentation techniques
Measure and monitor gene expression
Perform flow cytometry
Animal care related to research procedures
Perform recombinant DNA work
Perform light microscopy
Modify, test, verify and analyze research data
Prepare samples for analysis by various instrumentation
Develop and maintain research databases
Apply bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) data
Other related duties as assigned by PI
Approximately 15% of position:

Present results at lab meetings
Present results at project meetings such as research in progress
Present results at (inter)national meetings
Write and publish manuscripts describing results
Prepare grant applications, as necessary
Approximately 5% of the position:

Perform all research compliance activities required by the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus
Perform general administrative duties as requested within lab
Condition of Employment:

Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check
Must be able to provide proof of education within 60 days of hire date

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Job posting number:#7079839
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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United States
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