Sie Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sie Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Colorado-Boulder, the BioFrontiers Institute, and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome seek courageous and innovative postdoctoral fellows to ameliorate cognitive, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative or other ill effects of trisomy 21 in affected children. Possible approaches include working with people with Down syndrome, mouse or other animal models of Down syndrome, or cell lines trisomic for chromosome 21. This should be considered an opportunity to apply modern techniques, such as next generation sequencing, induced pluripotent stem cells, or advanced techniques in proteomics, to aid in understanding a very complex syndrome coming from a known but poorly understood genetic alteration, an extra copy of the smallest human chromosome.

Sie Fellows may work in any laboratory on the Boulder campus, and will interact with the entire Boulder bioscience community and with colleagues at the Crnic Institute at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver. Sie Fellows will be awarded a very competitive salary depending on field, experience and qualifications, as well as substantial research budgets. Fellows will be encouraged to take the project with them when they start their independent faculty positions.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and no more than three years of prior postdoctoral experience. Applications should include C.V. and a letter describing their interest in Down syndrome research. Applicants should email these materials to Lyndy Bush ( with a subject line of Sie Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and should have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the same address.

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