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University of Colorado Denver  Department of Integrative Biology
  • Molecular Biologist [Job Posting #815425]
  • Geneticist [Job Posting #815436]
  • Systems Biologist [Job Posting #815434]
     

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants at the rank of assistant professor for the positions of 1) Molecular Biologist, 2) Geneticist, and 3) Systems Biologist. We seek candidates with active research programs, successful funding records, experience teaching and mentoring students, and innovative approaches to research problems.  

The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university comprised of the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.  It is a recently consolidated university within the University of Colorado system.  The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research.

The Denver Campus is located on Auraria Campus next to a vibrant downtown commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, and city and state government offices.  Student housing is available adjacent to campus. The Denver Campus alone has an enrollment of over 15,000 students and a highly diverse student population.

The Biology Major in the Department of Integrative Biology emphasizes basic knowledge in biology ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution, as well as the development of skill sets in the scientific method, critical thinking, and technical writing.  The Denver Campus Health Professions Advising office is based within Integrative Biology. The department is on a growth trajectory; it currently has 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 6 full-time instructors.  The department has an active Masters program, with a joint doctoral degree program with the Anschutz Medical Campus under development.  

  

1) Molecular Biologist [Job Posting #815425]

Job responsibilities:

The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program related to the field of molecular biology.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate level courses in molecular biology and other areas of the candidate's expertise.  The successful candidate will mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and a strong record of publishing in molecular biology, or a related field, are required.  We encourage scientists with a broad range of research questions and systems to apply.  The candidate should be self-motivated and able to collaborate with faculty members in Integrative Biology and other UCD programs, and possibly scientists at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Preferred qualifications:

Postdoctoral research, experience applying to national funding agencies, and experience with mentoring students and teaching are highly desirable qualifications.

 

2) Geneticist [Job Posting #815436]

Job responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program in genetics.  The Department is particularly interested in the use of molecular approaches in the candidate's research program.  Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in general genetics and upper division or graduate level courses in population and evolutionary genetics or in the candidate's area of expertise.  The successful candidate will mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and a strong record of publishing in genetics or a related field are required.  We encourage scientists with a broad range of research questions and systems to apply.  Research areas could include plant, animal, or microbial systems and should complement, but are not limited to, current faculty interests.  The candidate should be self-motivated and able to collaborate with faculty members in Integrative Biology and other UCD programs.

Preferred qualifications:

Postdoctoral research, experience applying to national funding agencies, and experience with mentoring students and teaching are highly desirable qualifications.

3) Systems Biology [Job Posting #815434]

Job responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will establish independent, externally funded research programs related to systems biology.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidates' areas of expertise; the successful candidate will instruct courses directly related to the proposed doctoral program and develop new courses related to their research areas.  The candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.     

Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and a strong record of publishing in the area of systems biology, or a related field are required.  We are searching broadly in systems biology, and research areas of the applicant pool should span all levels of biological organization from the genome to ecology and evolution.  All study systems will be considered and should complement, but are not limited to, current faculty interests.  The candidate should be self-motivated and able to collaborate with faculty members in the Department of Integrative Biology and other UCD programs, including those at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Preferred qualifications:

Candidates should have experience in computational methods and modeling necessary to study how systems operate.  Experience with experimental approaches to research is also preferred. Additional highly desirable qualifications include a demonstrated record of funding and applying to national funding agencies, a record of mentoring students, and teaching experience. 



Applications are submitted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com

Review of applications will begin as they are received, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

 
 

 

 


For all positions, salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs and eligibility are available at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/

Applications must include:

1.    A letter of introduction, which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant.

2.    Full Curriculum Vitae.

3.    Research Statement, describing research interests.

4.    Teaching Statement, describing philosophy and courses taught and history of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

5.    The names, addresses, and daytime phone numbers for four professional references.

Questions regarding the Molecular Biologist and Genetics positions should be directed to Dr. Brad Stith: brad.stith@ucdenver.edu.

Questions regarding the positions in Systems Biology should be directed to Dr. Mike Greene: michael.greene@ucdenver.edu.

UCD is dedicating to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, and students.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

 

 

posted 2011.11.07