Research Associate, Medicine

Title: Research Associate

Department: Medicine

Supervisor Name and Title: Xudong Liao, Assistant professor

  • Statement of research and scientific responsibilities

This position within Department of Medicine is for a highly motivated individual with good communication skills and ability to interact with diverse group of researchers. As a research associate (RA), he/she will work under limited supervision and is expected to carry out complex research assignments. In addition, the RA will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, assist with manuscript preparation, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals. The research associate will contribute to the experimental design and executing designed experiments for the project. These include studying innate immunity system in heart diseases and studying the role of neurophils in heart failure.

Selected candidate will actively participate in performing the experiments and preparation of manuscripts. The selected research associate will conduct research on variety of inflammatory disorders and clinical problems based experimental evidence. In addition to these, selected candidate will perform experiments designed for the project, which includes sample preparation and analysis. Other responsibilities include prepare scientific reports/manuscripts for publication. 

  • Technical skills

Expertise in molecular biology, immune cell biology, neutrophils and experimental animal models required.

  • Supervisory Responsibilies


  • Education Requirements

Education requirements include a Ph.D. degree and fluency in English. Hematologist strongly preferred. A background in cardiovascular and/or immune cell biology is required.

Years of relevant experience required are: M.D and Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology; record of relevant peer-reviewed publications; and provision of references who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications.

Other qualifications include,

(1) Strong expertise in molecular biology and cell biology.

(2) Expertise in studying innate immunity in heart disease

(3) Experience with animal and cellular models

  • Years of relevant experience Required

      At least 0-2 years of experience in area of innate immune cell biology.

      Publications in peer reviewed journals (2-3 publications)


37,500$-$40,000 per year. May change based on experience in relevant field.


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