Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering

Date: 11/21/2019

Title: Research Associate

Department: Biomedical Engineering

School: CSE

Location: Wickenden 1st Floor

Supervisor Name and Title: Dominique Durand, Professor

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The main responsibility for this position is to carry out research experiments to test scientific hypotheses. In particular, the Research Associate for this position will study methods to control seizures in animal models of epilepsy

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Carry out experiments to establish animal models of epilepsy 15%
  2. Design methodology using electrical stimulation to control seizure frequency and duration 15%
  3. Perform electrophysiology experiments to measure the brain activity and monitor the status of the animals 15%
  4. Analyze data generated by the experiments 15%
  5. Write scientific manuscripts to be submitted for publication 10%
  6. Train undergraduate and graduate students to perform similar experiments 10%
  7. Participate in writing grant proposal 10%
  8. Collaborate with other staff on other projects in the laboratory. 10%

 

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Participate in and contribute to lab meetings.
  2. Help maintain the surgical facility
  3. Attend scientific conferences and present results

 

CONTACTS

Department Staff: Animal technician, Graduate students, Undergraduate students,

Principal Investigator, External (Other scientists)

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

The research assistant for this position will supervise undergraduate students working in the laboratory and assigned to this project as well as graduate students working on this or other projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Three years of experience in animal experimentation

Education/Licensing: PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. animal experimentation
  2. recording of brain activity,
  3. animal surgery,
  4. chronic implantation,
  5. animal models epilepsy,
  6. signal processing,
  7. scientific writing,
  8. programming

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work required will take place either in an office and in a laboratory. Occasional travel will be required.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Send all application materials to Dominique Durand at dominique.durand@case.edu.