Research Associate, The Center for Global Health and Diseases

Research Associate position in The Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Project: Environmental influences on urban schistosomiasis transmission and elimination as well as other water-borne diseases in Brazil

The Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate position available in the areas of parasite population genetics, microbiology and antimicrobial resistance in collaboration with Brazilian research institutions. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. with at least 3-5 years’ experience in basic molecular biology laboratory techniques and data analysis. Facility with population genetics, genetic epidemiology and Spanish or Portuguese language will be very useful, but not required. International travel is likewise not required, but may be possible.

The responsibilities for this position include maintenance of records for regulatory entities, international receipt and shipping of materials and samples, identification of microsatellites for the parasite Schistosoma mansoni, validation, genotyping via the Genetics Core using the ABI automated sequencer and data analysis using statistical and population genetics programs. The candidate will be asked to develop new methods for analyzing genetic, genomic data as appropriate from studies of parasite elimination in Brazil. In addition to general laboratory maintenance, the research associate will coordinate collaborations locally, nationally and internationally, will present research results at national and international conferences. Write research papers and reviews.

The Candidate will have technical skills to 1) Efficiently conduct, analyze and interpret GenBank searches, 2) Will have facility with data handling, primer design, qPCR amplification and native DNA PAGE, 3) DNA extraction, measurement, basic molecular biology techniques (bacterial culture, plasmid isolation, cloning, restriction digest etc.).

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference sent to reb6@case.edu.

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.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.