Research Associate - Department of Medicine

Research Associate, Cardiovascular Medicine


Title: Research Associate

Department: Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine

Supervisor Name and Title: Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D.; Director of Case Cardiovascular Research Institute and Division Chief of Cardiology for University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


● A highly motivated and skilled researcher in central nervous regulation of metabolism/inflammation and/or diabetes with experience in molecular physiology.

● Projects currently address the role of systemic inflammatory stimuli in regulation of metabolism. Metabolic regulators of inflammation and role of gut peptides in the regulation of metabolism and vascular function. The lab is well-funded through the NIH.

● The qualified candidate will utilize mouse gene targeting in gain- and loss-of-function experiments and employ a wide array of cellular, molecular, vascular and invasive hemodynamic and central nervous system cannulation techniques.

● As a search associate, he/she will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals.

● Additional managerial experience will be an asset and looked upon favorably


Expertise in mouse study as in vivo mouse metabolism and phenotyping 

In vitro cell culture techniques, Imaging-based cell biology techniques

molecular biology, biochemistry

In vitro based cell substrate utilization and metabolism

Experience in exposing laboratory animal with air pollution

 Experience in gene arrays and bioinformatics analysis is highly desirable - Experience with in-vivo central nervous system manipulation and cannulation is strongly preferred - Proficiency in flow cytometry preferable - Experience in mouse surgery and hemodynamic analyses preferred but not required.


Supervise laboratory technicians/assistants and student trainees in experimental design and data analysis of a variety of projects.


● Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, biology, physiology, or equivalent. Prior post-doctoral research experience is not required, though experience in modern techniques of molecular biology and mouse handling/experimentation is essential.

● A background in CNS and/or vascular physiology is highly preferred but not required. The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

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