University of Michigan RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan

How to Apply

CV and letter of interest should be sent to:

University of Michigan Health System

Section of Vascular Surgery

Attn: Jonathan Eliason, MD

1500 E. Medical Center Dr.

Frankel Cardiovascular Center - Rm 5169

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5867

Job Summary

This job posting is for an entry level research investigator. The Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratory is seeking a researcher to work in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan L. Eliason. The primary area of research will be the study of the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular health hazards of electronic cigarette vapor (e-cig) and conventional tobacco smoke, using rodent models of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) as a disease model. Experience with environmental exposure chambers delivering cigarette smoke, as well as in vitro , ex vivo and in vivo analyses will be required. Proficiency in cytokine analysis, cell culture (including co-culture), assessment of cell signaling, biochemistry, enzymology including zymography, protein purification and characterization, gene therapy and viral transfection are all requisites for this position. Additional research experience with non-human primate animal models will also be necessary, as a secondary focus of this lab is hemorrhage control for trauma.

The hired research investigator will be expected to present their research at national and international meetings, mentor resident doctors, graduate and undergraduate students, and run the day-to-day functioning of lab and its personnel. Assistance with protocol generation, grant writing, and reporting of results will be expected.


  • Must be able to work without direct supervision.

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all standard University of Michigan operating procedures and quality assurance standards pertaining to a research investigator position, including benchmarks for promotion.

  • Be responsible for the day to day management of federal and or industry sponsored projects. Order and inventory supplies, work with administrative and university procurement personnel to secure equipment needed for research projects.

Physical demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position during the entire shift?.

  • The employee ?routinely move equipments ?up to 25 pounds.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D or equivalent degree.

  • Ability to work independently as needed while still working courteously and effectively with others.

  • Basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and Emails). Advanced computer skills (image analysis, photo-shop). Advanced microscopy skills for photo-documentation (immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, histology).

  • Should have strong communication skills.

  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers.

Work Schedule

  • Hours/Week 40 Hours

  • Normal 40-hour weekday work schedule, potential for flexing this schedule to cover occasional weekends and holidays as needed based upon protocol demands.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories is to improve the human condition by preventing, curing and lessening the burden of vascular disease through means of research discovery, while providing a training arena for future vascular surgeons and scientists.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

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Work Location

Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


Vascular Surgery Section

Posting Begin/End Date

10/17/2016 – 10/24/2016

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