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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.



Job Description

University of Colorado Anschutz

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: SOM/Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics




RESEARCH AREA:Mechanism and modulation of pre-mRNA Splicing



Postdoctoral Fellow in the Zhao Laboratory

The laboratory of Dr. Rui Zhaomotivated, independent, creative entry level post-doctoral researcher to join my laboratory at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. My lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and its role in disease processes, using a combination of structural (cryoEM and crystallography), biochemical, molecular biology, and cell biology approaches.

Candidates will be expected to plan and execute independent work, write and submit fellowship applications, assist in the writing and publication of experimental results, and contribute positively towards the atmosphere and culture of the lab.

_Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time_


The postdoc candidate can choose to focus on any one or more of the following projects depending on his/her interest and expertise:

Structural studies of spliceosome and related proteins/RNAs using cryoEM and crystallography;

Functional studies of spliceosomal proteins or RNAs and splicing mechanism using molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology approaches.


The candidate will also assist in the preparation of manuscripts to publish their work, the preparation of grant applications, both internal and external, and the preparation of scientific data for presentation at various meetings and conferences. The candidate will also mentor junior scientists in the lab in their scientific development.

_Salary and Benefits:_

The hiring salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. We are seeking an entry level postdoc (levels 0-1 per NIH Guidelines).

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at (FOR BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS ONLY)

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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




The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, have ample scientific curiosity, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to contribute in a positive manner to the collegial atmosphere of the laboratory and the department. The candidate will be expected to direct independent research, mentor more junior lab members, and apply for independent fellowship funding.

_Minimum requirements:_

  • PhD in biology-related field

  • Strong record of productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized English language journals

  • Excellent communication skills in the English language

  • Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and biochemical techniques

  • Experience in structural biology is a plus but not required

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 17855