The Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder has a Postdoctoral Position working with Dr. Tanya L. Alderete in the Department of Integrative Physiology.

Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Associate will work independently on funded projects, travel to conferences, and present relevant publications as appropriate. Applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to bioinformatics, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or environmental epidemiology. While applicants are required to have received their Ph.D. before starting the position, their Ph.D. need not be from one of those fields, as long as they can demonstrate an excellent track record of research in relevant areas.

University of Colorado Boulder: The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system and one of the top state-affiliated research universities in the United States. Biological, biomedical, and physical sciences are particular strengths of the CU Boulder campus. In addition to Integrative Physiology, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Natural Sciences houses numerous nationally recognized science departments including Physics, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Chemistry/Biochemistry, along with several
internationally renowned research institutes that provide access to shared core facilities. The Division of Natural Sciences is the home of four active Nobel Laureates. Due to the outstanding academic research reputation and geographic location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains adjacent to a major metropolitan area (Denver), CU Boulder attracts outstanding faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff to lead and support scientific investigation.

Department of Integrative Physiology: The CU Boulder Department of Integrative Physiology was ranked sixth overall among Physiology units in the U.S. in the most recent (2010) National Research Council report on doctoral programs. The Department of Integrative Physiology is one of the top four departments in extramural funding in the Division of Natural Sciences and has the largest number of undergraduate student majors (~1800) on the CU Boulder campus. The Department has ~25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 full-time instructors, and ~70 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students. Faculty research and the undergraduate and graduate curriculums focus on physiological function from molecules and genes to human populations and public health.

Alderete Diabetes and Obesity Research (ADOR) Lab: The ADOR Lab is applying a multidisciplinary approach to dissecting the contributions of diet, environmental exposures, and the gut microbiome to human health. The Lab’s primary focus is on obesity, type 2 diabetes, and health disparities. Current research is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000, depending on experience.
Closing Date for Applications: The position is open until filled.
Start Date: Spring 2020 or Summer 2020, depending on applicant’s availability.
Duration: Up to 2 years of guaranteed funding.
To Apply: Please apply via CU Careers Link, with a cover letter describing your research interests, a CV, date of availability, 2–3 first-author journal papers in PDF, and a list of 3–5 references who are very familiar with your research work. The initial appointment is for one year, with the expectation of annual renewal for additional years upon satisfactory performance. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

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