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University of Colorado Post Doctoral Fellow in Aurora, Colorado

  • *University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Fellow

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.

This position reports directly to the Joshua Thurman, MD in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension and is responsible for designing and conducting experiments to explore mechanisms of glomerular inflammation in autoimmune disease. This work will entail in vivo models of autoimmune kidney disease, small animal imaging, flow cytometry and CyTOF, and analysis of RNAseq experiments. The overall goal of these experiments is to develop novel therapies for preventing tissue inflammation. Analysis of the experiments will include biochemical assays, flow cytometry, histologic analysis.

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time


Perform imaging experiments with probes to detect tissue inflammation:

  • Produce and purify recombinant proteins for use as imaging probes. These proteins have already been designed.

  • Test the probes in animal models (imaging will be conducted at the small animal imaging core)

  • Detailed analysis and recording of results


Animal models of renal disease:

  • Conceive experiments utilizing novel therapeutic agents in models of renal disease

  • Conduct experiments using animal models of glomerulonephritis

  • Examine histologic and physiologic outcomes

  • Flow cytometry and CyTOF of immune cells

  • Analyze transcriptional profiles within tissues (RNAseq)

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of tissues

  • Detailed analysis and recording of results


General laboratory support

  • Assist with maintenance of animal colony

  • Assist with laboratory upkeep and supply ordering


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD in one of these fields of study: Immunology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with relevant methods and assays

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • The ability to work independently within the research lab

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Desired or preferred:

  • Proven experience and familiarity with murine models of renal disease

  • Proven excellence and familiarity within standard molecular biology techniques

  • Proven experience and familiarity with FACS analysis

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Prism

Special conditions of employment:

  • Irregular hours may be necessary for some experiments

_Salary and Benefits_

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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_Diversity and Equity_

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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.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16566