Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Colorado
Universtiy of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Salary commensurate with experience
June 22 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the area of skin cancer biology. The successful candidate will focus on the role of the p53 tumor suppressor in the skin response to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). In addition, the candidate will examine the impact of UVR-induced p53 signaling on skin cancer and melanoma initiation, progression and metastasis. Methodologies to be used include molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, 3D mammalian skin cell culture, xenografting and mouse genetics. RNA sequencing and other genomic approaches will also be used to examine skin-UV interactions. An opportunity to study gene – environment interaction using human genetics methodologies may be offered depending on the skill and interest of the candidate.

We are looking for a self-motivated, detail and career oriented candidate to conduct an exciting discovery based project. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and hosts a renowned NCI-funded Cancer Center. The University recognizes the value that postdoctoral fellows bring to our institution, and as such, provides a training environment provided by the Postdoctoral and Career Development Office that allows postdoctoral fellows to thrive. In fact, we are recognized by The Scientist as one of the Best Places to Work for postdocs. With our solid academic reputation, the University of Colorado is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government.

The successful candidate will join an interactive research team and network with expert collaborators in melanoma and skin cancer and biology. The postdoctoral fellow will also write and communicate experimental results to the team and the scientific community. Qualified US. Citizens and permanent residents may have an opportunity to participate in a NIH T32 funding opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in skin biology, cancer or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in mouse cancer genetics and/or melanoma research.

Highly motivated and energetic candidates are encouraged to contact me by e-mail at Alternatively, please send a letter to:

Neil Box, PhD

Associate Professor

Co-Director of the Gates Summer Internship Program

President of the Colorado Melanoma Foundation

Department of Dermatology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

12800 E. 19th Ave., Mail stop 8320

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-0160

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