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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 encourages applications for a cell biologist or neuroscientist to study the role of UBQLN2 in ALS-FTD.

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 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 Alex Whiteley lab is a well-funded, and enthusiastic environment! More information can be found at :

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Perform independent research on cellular stress upon UBQLN loss using a variety of methods including advanced cell culture, in vivo studies, microscopy, western blotting, and other cell biological and biochemical methods.

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.
  • The start date is flexible within the year 2022. Must start by January 1, 2023.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this full-time position is $54,835-$55,227 annually.


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 ambitious. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Ph.D. in immunology or similar field.

What You Will Need

  • Experience with animal work and primary neuron cell culture is required.  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 proteomic mass spectrometry is a plus.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV including name and contact information for three references.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
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.

You will be asked to provide contact information for one confidential letter of recommendation provider. We will request a letter from the finalists later in the search process. 

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

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