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PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The ADOR Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder is encouraging applications for a PostDoctoral Associate!

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

The Department of Integrative Physiology was ranked sixth overall among Physiology units in the U.S. in the most recent (2010) National Research Council report on doctoral programs. The Department of Integrative Physiology is one of the top four departments in extramural funding in the Division of Natural Sciences and has the largest number of undergraduate student majors (~1800) on the CU Boulder campus. The Department has ~25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 full-time instructors, and ~70 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students. Faculty research and the undergraduate and graduate curriculums focus on physiological function from molecules and genes to human populations and public health.

The ADOR Lab is applying a multidisciplinary approach to dissecting the contributions of diet, environmental exposures, and the gut microbiome to human health. The Lab’s primary focus is on obesity, type 2 diabetes, and health disparities. Current research is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Conduct research, develop, and deploy new analytical methods for integrated omics analysis.
  • Collaborate with the other team members on ongoing projects.
  • Assist Dr. Alderete in project management and coordination.
  • Mentor Ph.D. and MS students for research.
  • Publish research results in journals, present findings at national and international conferences.
  • Contribute to securing funding for the development of new research opportunities.

What You Should Know

  • The initial appointment is for one year, with the expectation of annual renewal for additional years upon satisfactory performance.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align 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 salary range for this position is $55,000 to $65,000.


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

  • Applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to bioinformatics, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or environmental epidemiology. While applicants are required to have received their Ph.D. before starting the position, their Ph.D. need not be from one of those fields, as long as they can demonstrate a strong track record of research in relevant areas. 

What You Will Need

  • Strong background in statistics and epidemiology through journal and conference publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request the letter of recommendation immediately following your application. 

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain posted 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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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