Van Andel Research Institute has seen immense growth in the past year, hiring over 6 new Principle Investigators to start research labs with the goal of improving health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations.
One of these new Principle Investigators, Viviane Labrie Ph.D., will be joining VARI in March 2016. Dr. Labrie’s research focuses on exploring the complex interplay between genetic and epigenetic features, and how the dysregulation of this interactive network contributes to psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative illnesses. Her research will look at the combined effect of genetic factors, genomic regulatory elements, epigenetic marks and 3D chromatin architecture in schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
To ensure Dr. Labrie is able to continue to direct research studies that will benefit understanding of disease mechanisms and generate novel therapeutic strategies, she is actively seeking a talented Lab Manager, to start in March 2016. You will be key in orchestrating and conducting research in her lab.
You would be Dr. Labrie’s right hand person in the laboratory and tasked to:
Manage and handle the day-to-day operational activities of the laboratory
Participate in and facilitate staff laboratory research projects
Successfully execute his/her own projects
Contribute in managing grants and laboratory budgets
Provide mentorship for new and more junior staff