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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 to study the role of Ubiquilins in protein degradation.

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’ and how they promote degradation via the ubiquitin proteasome system. The Alex Whiteley lab is a well-funded, and enthusiastic environment!

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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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Perform independent research on how Ubiquilins function to promote protein homeostasis in the cell 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

  • The start date is flexible within the year 2023.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this full-time position is $54,840 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.

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What We Require

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

What You Will Need

  • Experience with molecular biology and cell culture is required. 
  • A strong track record of creative and rigorous research as demonstrated by publication record.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience with flow cytometry 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.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

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

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