Post-Doctoral Fellow – 24142 (University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus)

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow  24142




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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine Department of Dermatology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00792106 – Requisition #24142


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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds

The Department of Dermatology has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow.  

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado – that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers that offers students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. The University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges in addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities. The University of Colorado Denver is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government.

Research area

Dr. Robert Dellavalle’s dermatoepidemiology laboratory in the Department of Dermatology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine has been awarded a fully funded big data inflammatory skin disease research fellowship (Pfizer Dermatology Fellowship 2020).

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time

100% of time commitment for 40 hours/week.

Summary of position:

The successful candidate will perform big data research with the Observational Health Data and Science Informatics ( program under the direction of Dr. Dellavalle, Dr. Lisa Schilling, Dr. David Norris and in collaboration with biostatistical support.  There are six months remaining on this fellowship, January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022.

  1. Conduct and publish two research projects for examining AD big data questions in OHDSI.

Methods and Analysis

The goal of the fellowship is to provide research support and training to a dermatology fellow interested in pursuing cutting edge, big data research on atopic dermatitis and inflammatory and immune-mediated skin disease outcomes using the combined resources of the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, the University of Colorado’s Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) Initiative, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Health Data Compass, and Health Science Library.

Below is a link to a protocol exemplifying the type of work we will be doing with

Expected Timeline of Research Progress (This is a six-month project)

Data analyses: Jan. 2021-Feb. 2021

Manuscript writing:  Feb.-April 2021

Manuscript submission: May 2021

Project wrap up: June 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Supervision Exercised

This position can have supervisory responsibilities of medical students, undergraduates or research or student assistants.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,760 to $60,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity: University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.





Minimum Requirements:

  • MD

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


  • A cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications
  • A current Resume/CV
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references attached to your CV

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a dermatology residency
  • Experience with research project

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Competence with basic computer software
  • Highly motivated, eager to learn and taking initiative
  • Great organizational record keeping abilities skills
  • Strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English and Spanish communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting within the research lab.
  • Ability to handle and process detail-oriented documentation and meet designated research deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills



Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 24142

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact

Job Category

: Faculty

Primary Location

: Aurora



: Full-time

Posting Date

: Dec 15, 2021

Unposting Date

: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Joyce Nelson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00792106