Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, CO

Job posting number: #7108033

Posted: August 12, 2022

Job Description

School of Medicine | Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position #00800414 – Requisition #27020

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado 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 postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Russo, Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado. Our research is aimed at understanding how bacterial pathogens cause disease. Specifically, we are using cellular models of Shigella flexneri infection to determine how this organism spreads between cells.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

* Perform hypothesis driven research.
* Analyze research data and interpret results.
* Maintain research records in a laboratory notebook.
* Present data in laboratory setting and at appropriate Department and University seminars.
* Training of junior laboratory personnel in experimental techniques.
* Apply for independent funding.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $54,840-55,632

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.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]​.

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field. The applicant should be self-motivated, hard-working, and willing to work flexible hours.

Preferred qualifications:
* Excellent oral and written communication.
* Ability to effectively plan and organize a research project.
* Demonstrated ability to independently develop hypotheses and to perform, design, and analyze experiments.
* Previous experience working with BSL2 level pathogens is desired but not required.
* Previous experience with molecular cloning, microscopy, western blotting, and genetic screening is desired.
* Experience in keeping activity logs and maintaining a laboratory notebook.
* Ability to compete for NIH T32 training grants (US citizen or permanent resident) is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27020. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21577 - SOM-IMM MICRO GENERAL OPER

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: adrianne lydick Posting Contact Email: adrianne[email protected] Position Number: 00800414

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