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Senior Research Associate– Benign Urologic Research

Weill Cornell Medicine - Department of Urology
New York City, New York (US)
$47,476 - $82,652
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
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Senior Research Associate– Benign Urologic Research

The Rodriguez Laboratory is recruiting a senior scientist to fill a Senior Research Associate role and to focus on benign urologic/bladder research. Dr. Rodriguez has developed patented techniques and innovative surgical strategies to provide treatment in areas such as stress incontinence and reconstruction of the bladder and lower urinary tract. The focus of the laboratory involves animal models of benign urologic disease which affect women including urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, overactive bladder, and bladder pain. In particular, she is interested in the role of stress in the maintenance and development of lower urinary tract symptoms and on cell-based therapies for treatment. Dr. Rodriguez is interested on the effects of stress at the level of the bladder, the spinal cord and the brain that may modulate bladder sensation and micturition. Currently the laboratory is evaluating how stress, via effects on mitochondrial function, may affect urinary function.

The successful candidate should have a PhD, have made significant contributions to scientific literature and demonstrated the ability to independently design and implement research projects and programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, conduct and report on original and collaborative research
  • Supervise the overall research operations of the laboratory
  • Train and mentor PhD students, postdocs, clinical fellows, and other laboratory staff
  • Participate in ordering, maintenance of lab equipment and other lab organization as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and troubleshoot experiments
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for doing science and an ability to pick up new techniques quickly
  • At least 2 years of experience working with mammalian cell lines and molecular biology
  • Knowledge of and experience performing basic molecular biology techniques, including molecular cloning, nucleic acid isolation, PCR, and protein expression analyses
  • Experience in electrophysiology/neuroscience is a plus, but not required

Salary Range: $47,476 – $82,652

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and credentials

Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements.  The salary range listed is for fulltime employment not including bonuses, clinical incentive compensation, or benefits. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs.

The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Please forward all CVs to Tonya McKnight, Academic and Faculty Affairs Manager at


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