Research Associate - Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Associate, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/General Medical Sciences (Oncology)


An opportunity to work in close collaboration with a multi-investigator team consisting of clinicians and basic scientists within the CWRU GI Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) and Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) programs is available. The motivated research associate will be an integral member of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The research associate will be working towards characterizing the function of gene(s) associated with susceptibility to Familial Barrett’s Esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, using animal and cell culture models. The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing functional assays using in vitro and in vivo model systems to study the role of such genes in the development of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. The candidate will also be involved in writing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals, preparing for oral presentations at various meetings, and providing assistance with writing grant proposals.


Candidate must have hands-on expertise in the generation, maintenance, and interrogation of genetically modified mouse models and hands-on expertise in interrogating tumor xenograft growth in immunocompromised mice. A strong fundamental knowledge in cancer biology/genetics is required. Candidate must have hands-on expertise in molecular techniques routinely used in cancer research including but not limited to, cell culture, sequencing, generation of genetically modified cell lines, DNA/RNA/protein assessments, in vitro/in vivo assays etc. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences with sub-specialties in any of Genetics, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology or in other relevant fields.  Candidates who are about to graduate in the Fall of 2019, or recent graduates with less than 2 years of prior postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply.


Highly motivated individuals should submit via email a brief description of their research interests (maximum 1 page), full CV, and contact information for 3 references to:


Kishore Guda, DVM, PhD

General Medical Sciences Oncology

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2103 Cornell Rd, WRB 3143

Cleveland, OH44106



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