Company: The University Of Denver
Posted on: April 5, 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher, Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) brings together key
strengths from around campus and the region to address growing
needs here in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address
complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on the University
of Denver's (DU) dedication to the public good by supporting
research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines. Lab
scientists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, education
specialists, business faculty members, and others are routinely
involved. The work of the Institute is truly collaborative work,
leveraging the assets of the DU community in the discovery and
design of knowledge and engagement across our campus and around the
world. Position Summary The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging has
an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join Dr.
Aur--lie Ledreux's laboratory located at the University of Denver
(DU) in Denver, CO. The Ledreux lab is looking for a motivated and
technically gifted Postdoctoral fellow to play a key role in a
project funded by an R01 from the National Institutes on Aging. The
postdoctoral fellow is expecting to engage in studies investigating
the noradrenergic dysfunction in Down syndrome, using intracranial
administration of Designer Receptors (DREADDs) and exosomes.
Preference will be given to individuals with previous experience in
stereotactic surgery in mice. The Postdoctoral fellow is expected
to work in close collaboration with the Granholm and Paredes
laboratories at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, located in
the Engineering Building at DU. Essential Functions
- Play a key role in a funded R01 project: plan, design and
conduct complex experiments, analyze data including statistics,
write manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.--
- Work closely with laboratory staff and faculty to coordinate
and develop research studies.
- Routinely conduct surgery and behavioral testing on mice.
- Routinely conduct assays using molecular and biochemistry
techniques such as ELISA, immunohistochemistry, and western
- Participate in ongoing lab projects as needed.
- Participate in weekly lab meetings, present and discuss results
and relevant literature.
- Present data at national and international meetings. Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter
and a team member.
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
- Strong enthusiasm for science, with published scientific
manuscripts and excellent writing skills.
- Experience with biochemical assays, western blots,
immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy are desired.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word,
willing to work flexible hours, and willing to work as part of a
- Proficient with SPSS, JASP, GraphPad or similar statistical
- Must be willing to learn and use new processes, tools, and
- Must be able to drive and finish projects independently.
- PhD in neuroscience, cell biology or biology related field by
the time of appointment.--
- Skilled with mouse handling, behavioral studies and
stereotactic surgery. Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working in a Basic Science research lab. Work
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include
the following documents with your application:
- CV Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is GE.
The salary for this position is $51,000/annually.-- The University
of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its
good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position
at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or
less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the
selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the
qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget
availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available
market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that
empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about
the University of Denver .
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of
its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status
protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of
a criminal history background check. Advertised: March 04, 2021
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