The position involves studying the role and signaling mechanisms of endothelial to mesenchymal transition in vascular biology and particularly in adult vascular disease. This project involves a broad array of advanced techniques including leveraging systems genetics, and both small and large animal models. Additional aspects of this position include using cell/tissue culture, flow cytometry, high throughput genomics studies (RNA sequencing etc.), animal models and molecular biology. The candidate should be independent, self-motivated and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.