Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Associate / Lab Manager – Espinosa-Diez Laboratory (Req1179)

Job Number: 56680

Location: Detroit, US

Job Description

Position Reference Req1179

Are you ready to play a pivotal role in launching a dynamic laboratory focused on vascular research? Look no further! The Espinosa-Diez Laboratory at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, located at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, is seeking a dedicated and motivated Research Associate to join our team. Our work focuses on the fascinating intersection of non-coding RNA biology, microvascular remodeling, and cancer-induced vascular toxicity. As a Research Associate / Lab Manager, you will be instrumental in establishing our lab and contributing to a vibrant and team-oriented environment. This is an incredible opportunity for a motivated individual with 3 or more years of research experience to make a significant impact in vascular research.

Minimum Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field

– 3-5 years of experience in a research setting


·       Assist in the establishment and organization of our laboratory, including controlling supply sourcing, ordering, and communicating with vendors ensuring efficient and effective day-to-day operations.

·       Manage and maintain the laboratory’s mouse colony, including breeding, genotyping, and maintaining comprehensive records.

·       Provide guidance and support to junior lab members, assisting in training and mentoring on experimental techniques, protocols, and safety procedures.

·       Assist in the optimization and execution of experiments related to non-coding RNA reprogramming and vascular disease.

·       Conduct experiments on cells and tissues using molecular and cellular techniques, contributing to our understanding of vascular disease.

·       Collaborate closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members in data collection, organization, and analysis, ensuring accuracy and adherence to established protocols.

·       Foster a safety culture and ensure compliance with laboratory safety protocols, including proper waste disposal and equipment maintenance.

·       Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, promoting teamwork, diversity, inclusion, and respectful communication within the lab.


Skills and Qualifications:

·       Deep understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics, enabling groundbreaking discoveries in vascular research.

·       Proficiency in a wide range of laboratory techniques, including cell culture, PCR, RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, Immunofluorescence, and Western blotting.

·       Experience in mouse handling, genotyping, and experimental procedures involving animal models, adhering to ethical standards.

·       Organizational abilities to contribute to the efficient management of a dynamic laboratory.

·       Good communication and interpersonal skills, fostering effective collaboration and mentorship within the lab.

·       Passion for scientific research and commitment to advancing knowledge in vascular biology.

·       Appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work environment.


We offer a competitive salary and a stimulating research environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Wayne State University is an equal-opportunity employer, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your CV, a cover letter detailing your qualifications and research experience, and contact information for three professional references through Wayne State University application system with reference number req1179

Application Deadline: 2023-11-24


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