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Postdoctoral Associate

Requisition Number:

56978

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

31-May-2024

Job Summary

Applications are invited to fill a postdoctoral position at the intersection of immunology, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. This project is led by Prof. Stephanie J. Bryant in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Materials Science and Engineering Program, and the BioFrontiers Institute.

 The successful applicant will pursue and participate in research in a highly collaborative team environment.

 Specific areas of expertise desired include: 
  • Innate immunology with a focus on myeloid cell biology (e.g., macrophages and neutrophils).
  • Small animal model handling for in vivo studies.
  • Cell culture and various biochemical and molecular biology assays (e.g., ELISAs, qPCR, flow cytometry, proteomics, etc.).
  • Biomaterials, tissue engineering, and/or regenerative biology.
Questions can be directed to Stephanie Bryant (sbryant@colorado.edu)
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 Biomaterials and Functional Tissue Engineering laboratory led by Prof. Bryant develops novel biomimetic materials for medical devices and regenerative medicine with the goal of translating these technologies into humans. A major focus of this lab is on musculoskeletal and vascular tissues and understanding the role of the immune system to implanted biomaterials for medical device and tissue engineering applications. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Perform research related to immunological responses to biomaterials (i.e., literature searches, design experiments, execute experiments to include in vitro and animal studies, analyze data, interpret results).
  • Prepare written progress reports.
  • Participate in project meetings (including presenting on research progress).
  • Work collaboratively with team members in the research group and with collaborators.
  • Prepare and write manuscripts for publication of research.
  • Presents research findings at conferences.

What You Should Know

Due to the start date, preferred applicants are U.S. citizens or permanent residence; International applicants are welcomed but should already be in the U.S. 

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000 annually. Salary will be commensurate with prior post-doctoral or related experience.

Benefits

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 should have a PhD in immunology, biology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biology, chemical engineering, or related fields.

What We Would Like You to Have

Applicants may have either recently completed their PhD or have at most 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience.

Specific areas of expertise desired include: 
  • Innate immunology with a focus on myeloid cell biology (e.g., macrophages and neutrophils).
  • Small animal model handling for in vivo studies.
  • Cell culture and various biochemical and molecular biology assays (e.g., ELISAs, qPCR, flow cytometry, proteomics, etc.).
  • Biomaterials, tissue engineering, and/or regenerative biology.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV 
  3. Essay - Essay should be up to 2 pages, describing your research background and scholarly interest
  4. (Optional) Transcripts/Proof of Degree
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation immediately after you apply. One must be the PhD advisor or if the applicant is currently a post-doctoral scholar or in a related position, one letter must be from that supervisor.

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 (if applicable) as an optional attachment.
 
Application review will begin on June 10, 2024, 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: Stephanie Bryant

Posting Contact Email: sbryant@colorado.edu