Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher – Espinosa-Diez Laboratory (Req1180)
Job Number: 56715
Location: Detroit, US
Position reference (Req1180)
The Espinosa-Diez Laboratory at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, seeks a highly motivated and talented junior Postdoctoral Researcher to join our dynamic team.
As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be able to play a crucial role in our ongoing projects focused on non-coding RNA biology, microvascular remodeling, and cancer-induced vascular toxicity. As a member of our collaborative and inclusive team, you will be able to make significant contributions to research while being involved in several ongoing projects. We aim to understand how cancer therapies shape the epigenetic landscape of vascular cells, leading to long-term vascular complications. Specifically, we investigate the response of long-non-coding RNAs to anti-cancer agents and their pivotal role in vascular remodeling across diverse contexts. Leveraging innovative techniques, such as lineage fate mapping and Cas9-mediated transcriptional and epigenetic reprogramming, we are characterizing two distinct lncRNA knockout models. Through comprehensive in vitro and in vivo studies, we seek to unravel the intricacies of angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. If you have recently obtained your Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field and possess a strong background in advanced molecular techniques, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team of dedicated researchers.
Skills and Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field.
• Strong expertise in molecular biology techniques
• Familiarity with mouse handling and basic experimental procedures involving animal models.
• Proven ability to design and execute complex experiments independently.
• Excellent analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis software and statistical methods.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Lead and contribute to the preparation of scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations, under the guidance of senior mentors.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration and mentorship within the lab.
• Appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work environment.
* Prior experience in vascular disease, epigenetics, or non-coding-RNA biology is not required, but it is a plus.
We offer a competitive salary (NIH scale) and a stimulating research environment with professional growth and mentorship opportunities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Wayne State University is an equal-opportunity employer, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit your CV, a brief research statement (1-2 pages), a cover letter detailing your qualifications and research experience, and contact information for three professional references through the Wayne State University application system with reference number Req1180
Wayne State and Living in Detroit:
Wayne State University is renowned for its commitment to research excellence and academic innovation. The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to advancing our understanding of complex diseases through cutting-edge molecular and genetic research. As a Junior Postdoctoral Researcher in the Espinosa-Diez Laboratory, you will have access to scientific and career resources, interdisciplinary collaborations, and a stimulating scientific community, all within the vibrant and culturally rich city of Detroit.
Detroit, known as the “Motor City,” has experienced a renaissance with a thriving art, cultural, and music scene. It is also home to popular sports teams like the Detroit Tigers, Pistons, and Lions. Living in Detroit offers proximity to the Great Lakes, providing stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The city features numerous parks, waterfront areas, and bike paths for outdoor enthusiasts. With affordable housing, a lower cost of living, and a strong sense of community, Detroit is an ideal environment for researchers seeking a vibrant scientific and cultural hub.
Application Deadline: 2023-11-24