University of Colorado – School of Dental Medicine
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.
A full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study the dynamics of PDGFR dimer formation and identify PDGFR dimer-specific interacting proteins in the craniofacial mesenchyme, with the ultimate goal of providing therapeutic directions aimed at the treatment of human birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. This project will utilize an array of complementary approaches such as fluorescence microscopy of whole embryos and cultured cells, conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo and immunoprecipitation followed by mass spectrometry. We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology who published a first-author paper as a result of their Ph.D. work. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website (http://www.fantauzzolab.org). Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.
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Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and/or genetics
Willingness to work with laboratory mice and primary cell cultures
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently, but cooperatively, within a research lab
Desired or preferred
Strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology
Publication of at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work
Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Requisition ID: 15926