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PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Alex Whiteley Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry encourages applications for a PhD-level cell biologist or immunologist to study the activation of stress response pathways in lymphocytes upon proteome dysregulation. 

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 includes 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 Alex Whiteley Laboratory studies protein homeostasis and how protein regulation influences cancer and neurodegenerative disease. Specifically, we focus on a family of poorly understood regulators of the proteasome called ‘ubiquilins’. The lab is newly established, well-funded, and an enthusiastic environment! More information can be found at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

To perform independent research on cellular stress upon UBQLN loss using a variety of methods including flow cytometry, microscopy, western blotting, and other cell biological and biochemical methods.

What You Should Know

The start date is flexible within the year 2021.

What We Can Offer

Salary commensurate with 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.

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Be Adaptable. Be Enlightened. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Ph.D. in cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, or similar field. 

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 primary cell culture and flow cytometry is a plus. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV: Include name and contact information for 3 references. 
  2. Cover Letter: should explain your interest in the laboratory and goals for the postdoctoral position. 
Review of applications will begin on 12/1/2020 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: Alexandra Whiteley

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