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University of Colorado Post-Doctoral Fellow- Pietras Lab in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Pietras Lab

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.

The Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado|Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Fellow interested in advancing their career in a high-impact laboratory headed by principal investigator, Dr. Eric Pietras. The lab is part of a richly collaborative interdisciplinary group of basic scientists and clinicians from the immunology, hematology and molecular biology backgrounds with resources and expertise in understanding normal and diseased blood development.

Nature of Work

This position reports directly to Dr. Pietras in the Division of Hematology and is responsible for developing, executing and analyzing data from research projects aimed at understanding the effect of inflammation on the biology and function of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and their progeny under normal and disease conditions. The position is an opportunity for a creative, and enthusiastic individual to advance their career by performing impactful, cutting-edge biomedical research in an exciting field of study.

Individuals who are about to graduate or have recently graduated from their doctoral training are preferred.

Professional Field

Research in Medicine specifically Hematology

Supervision Received

Reports to Eric Pietras, PhD

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work Performed

This position is expected to work independently under the guidance of the principal investigator. Projects will involve work with research animals and extensive development and use of flow cytometry, molecular biology, and cell biology assays on rare bone marrow-derived hematopoietic populations. Specific duties include:

  • Develop multi-color flow cytometry and molecular biology approaches

  • Design and implement projects relating to the laboratory’s overall research program

  • Analyze, interpret, and fully document experimental results

  • Operate and maintain advanced scientific equipment

  • Perform animal husbandry and colony maintenance

  • Prepare data and manuscripts for publication

  • Prepare grant proposals to obtain independent post-doctoral funding

  • Actively participate in and present data at group meetings, journal clubs and conferences

  • Work in conjunction with the PI and other lab staff to achieve programmatic goals

  • To fulfill job requirements, candidates must receive training, and adhere to institutional standards of best practice in animal care and handling, radiation and chemical safety, laboratory safety and other areas as determined by the institution and/or PI

  • Other duties as assigned

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidate must be able to work with laboratory animals and animal tissues.

  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for NIH T32 and F32 postdoctoral fellowship awards.

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 at Employee Services at .

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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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:

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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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD) in immunology, stem cell biology, experimental hematology, molecular biology, or related field from an accredited institution.

  • At least one first-author publication or first-author manuscript in revision at an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate training in a biomedical laboratory setting, studying immunology, molecular biology, hematology and/or stem cell biology.

  • Experience with the use of advanced flow cytometry equipment (including LSRII and FACSAria II) for analysis and sorting of cells, and development of multicolor antibody staining panels.

  • Experience in experimental hematology and molecular biology assays and techniques, including HSC isolation and analysis, and high-throughput sequencing.

  • Candidates that have successfully obtained competitive, extramural funding during their doctoral studies are preferred.

  • Ability to commit to an independent scientific career in stem cell biology, immunology, or a related field, with a proven high degree of independence and self-motivation to achieve these ends.Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the project.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the project.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member within a research environment.

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with computer software including Microsoft Office.

  • Skilled with the use of aseptic mammalian cell culture techniques.

  • Skilled with common laboratory techniques and equipment consistent with PhD-level graduate training.

  • Skills in molecular genetics (cloning, viral transduction, CRISPR).

* Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Aug 20, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Halah Jundi


Posting Number 00723203

Req ID: 18997

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.