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PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Spencer Lab is encouraging applications for a systems biologist or computational biologist to perform research on single-cell proliferation-quiescence decisions.

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

Since 1986, Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder has offered a world-class interdisciplinary research environment in a breathtaking mountain setting. Faculty include a Nobel Laureate, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, three Howard Hughes Investigators, and many other esteemed scientists who have established themselves as research leaders within biochemistry.

The Spencer Lab is a collaborative and interdisciplinary lab working at the interface of cell biology, cancer biology, and systems biology with a focus on single-cell heterogeneity. The lab is well-funded, energetic, and highly productive. More information out the Spencer Lab can be found here: 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

To perform independent research on cell proliferation-quiescence decisions using computational or systems biology approaches.

What You Should Know

The start date is flexible within the year 2021.

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

Annual Salary will be based on years of experience: 
0 years =  $52,704
1 year   =  $53,706
2 years =  $53,460
3 years =  $55,596
4 years =  $57,456
5 years = $59, 580
6 years =  $61,800
7+ years= $64,008


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.

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What We Require

Ph.D. in computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biophysics, or similar.

What You Will Need

A strong track record of creative and rigorous research as demonstrated by publication record and recommendation letters (requested at a later time). 

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience with single-cell RNA sequencing or image processing is a plus. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV: Include name and contact information for 3 references in CV
  2. Cover Letter
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will remain posted and open until 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: Sabrina Spencer

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