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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Full Time
Medical Anthropology
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 30772 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Biomedical Informatics

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00813186: - Requisition #:30772

Job Summary:

The Norman Lab in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Department of Immunology and Microbiology, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in the variation of immunological responses that determine susceptibility and severity of infectious and autoimmune diseases (immunogenetics). Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

70% Perform Primary Research
    Participate in the design and initiation of research projects Independently carry out literature reviews, analysis, and interpretation of results with guidance from the PI Collaborate with the PI, other members of the lab, and local and international collaborators Maintain transparent and easy to follow documentation of research projects from start to finish, including reproducible and sharable code.
    15% Communicate ideas and findings
      Present research in progress at lab meetings, project meetings, and individual PI meetings Submit abstracts and present results at local, national and international conferences Write and publish manuscripts Actively pursue fellowship awards and assist the PI in grant writing
      5% Train and Mentor
        Write and share workflows and protocols Train graduate students and research associates
        5% Administrative Duties
          Complete required research trainings Perform general administrative duties as requested by the PI
          5% Career Development
            Attend career development seminars and networking events Complete an Individualized Development Plan (IDP) to be discussed with the PI annually Keep CV up to date
            Work Location:

            Onsite - this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, CO.

            Why Join Us:

            The Norman Laboratory focuses on the study of natural variation in immune responses with respect to multiple aspects of human health and medicine. To support these efforts, a postdoctoral position is proposed to provide specific research expertise on the role of genetic diversity in determining immune function during infectious disease and autoimmunity. The major focus of this position will be on the role of NK cells/innate lymphocytes in the development and course of multiple sclerosis. The postdoctoral researcher will perform specific assigned research projects under the guidance and mentoring of the laboratory director, Dr. Paul Norman. The postdoctoral position will conduct specific research as assigned and assist other Norman lab staff as necessary based on expertise. The postdoctoral position will be responsible for analyzing project data, creating presentations and manuscripts for publication, assist in developing proposals for funding and participate in all lab related activities. This position will not be responsible for supervising lab staff.

            The main research efforts in which the postdoctoral position will be responsible will be related to specific research developing, optimizing, validating and evaluating new laboratory assays and bioinformatics methods, as well as laboratory assays using cohorts of human specimens in support of sponsored studies within the Norman lab. The postdoctoral position will be required to attend all Norman lab related seminars and group meetings and attend DBMI and Immunology Department seminars and School of Medicine lectures/seminars as they pertain to the genetics and immunology of human disease.


            The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

            Diversity and Equity:

            The University of Colorado 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.


            Minimum Qualifications:

            Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
              PhD in in biological sciences with emphasis on immunology and/or host-pathogen interactions
              Preferred Qualifications:
                Experience in developing laboratory methods to study cellular immunology in vitro Experience in ex vivo cellular and humoral immunology assays Experience with high-resolution flow cytometry Ability to use existing bioinformatics protocols (e.g. for single cell data) Experience in cell culture, cloning, retroviral transduction and molecular biology Interest in the diversity of human populations and anthropology Experience in R, Python, and/or a comparable programming language, preferably in a High-Performance Cluster Unix computing environment
                Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                  Proficiency in scientific communication with evidence of first author manuscript(s) in peer-reviewed journals and oral presentation(s) at local or inter(national) conferences upon or following completion of your PhD.
                  How to Apply:

                  For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

                  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

                  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

                  3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

                  Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

                  Questions should be directed to: Michelle Fiandra,

                  Screening of Applications Begins:

                  Immediately and continues until position is filled.

                  Anticipated Pay Range:

                  The starting salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:


                  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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

                  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.

                  Total Compensation Calculator:

                  ADA Statement:

                  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​.

                  Background Check Statement:

                  The University of Colorado 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.

                  Vaccination Statement:

                  CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

                  Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

                  Job Category: Faculty

                  Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21925 - SOM-BIOMED Informatics Gen Ops

                  Schedule: Full-time

                  Posting Date: Aug 2, 2023

                  Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Michelle Fiandra Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00813186

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