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The Program has an opening for a full time post doctoral position


The University of Colorado Denver seeks a Postdoctoral Research Candidate to work in the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. The university has proudly positioned itself as one of the top urban research universities in the country.

Job Responsibilities:  This is a post-graduate entry-level position in which the individual is responsible for assisting with research activities, conducting independent research projects, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing grants and papers.
The program has ongoing research in the following areas:   the role of TGFβ in carcinogenesis; the function of Smads in head and neck cancer and skin cancer; the function of Smads in skin development;  the role of TGFβ signaling in wound healing, and the pathological functions of TGFβ in inflammatory skin disorders; studying methods to prevent cancer through the use of dietary and synthetic agents; salivary gland tumorigenesis studies; identification of biomarkers for early detection in melanoma and lung cancer; human papillomavirus and cancer of the oral cavity studies; studying therapeutic pathways in advanced thyroid cancer and, the development of xenograft models of head and neck cancer . Qualified candidates should have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry or related field with a background in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and/or oncology. Self-motivation, commitment to scientific research, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. 
Experience in cancer/developmental biology and generating knockout mice are preferred.  US citizens or permanent residents are required for the NIH training grant support. Send CV, Research Interest, and reference contact information to Ms. Pamela Garl at

Required Qualifications: Must have a recently completed an advanced degree (PhD, MD, DVM) from an accredited institution and have working knowledge of basic research skills as they relate to cancer research

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Head & Neck Cancer Research Program

Pamela Garl, MS, MBA • Program Administrator
Phone: 303-724-6480 • Fax: 303-724-4730

Street Address: 12801 17th Avenue, RC1-North Room 5130 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 8104, Aurora, CO 80045


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