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Post Doctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department, the Shen Lab welcomes applications for postdoctoral fellow positions at the University of Colorado Boulder. The postdoctoral fellow will join a highly collaborative and encouraging group to participate in one of the two cell biology projects. This opportunity provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, and retirement funds.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

University of Colorado Boulder, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department, the Shen Lab. The university sponsors H1 and J1 visas for international scholars. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top comprehensive research universities in the United States (with four Nobel Laureates on faculty) and ranks top 12 in federal funding. Located at the footsteps of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is regarded as one of the best places to live in the U.S.A., offering outstanding outdoor activities such as skiing, biking, and mountain hiking.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Participate in one of the two cell biology projects:
  1. the molecular basis of metabolism and type 2 diabetes; 
  2. the role of extracellular vesicles (e.g., exosomes) in neuronal signaling and Alzheimer’s disease. Our primary experimental approach will be cell culture models, complemented by CRISPR genetic screens and mouse models.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The starting salary will be between $46k and $50k based on experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be inspired. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Ph.D. degree (or expected) in biological sciences or related field is required. 
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture is required. 

What We Would Like You To Have

Priority will be given to applicants with at least one first-author publication or with a first-author manuscript fully written. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Degree/Transcripts
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for at least one reference and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Jingshi Shen

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