Research Associate - Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology


The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine seeks a highly motivated Research Associate to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Karn, Reinberger Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology; Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology; Director, CWRU/UH Center for AIDS Research.


The responsibilities of this position include planning and executing projects on the epigenetic regulation of HIV transcription in T cells and microglial cells.  There are a variety of ongoing projects including studies of lncRNA, nuclear receptors, impact of drugs of abuse and use of CRISPRs to eradicate HIV.  Knowledge of next generation sequencing and advanced flow cytometry is essential.  As a Research Associate this individual will help prepare draft manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals. 


Key responsibilities will include (1) design, carry out and troubleshoot experiments using molecular virological biological, biochemical, genetic, and advanced cell and molecular imaging techniques; (2) develop new protocols and techniques as needed and (3) collect and analyze data, amend research direction as dictated by the results and developments in the field. The Research Associate may have direct supervisory responsibility for certain postdocs and research assistants. 


The ideal candidate will have (1) experience in the biochemistry of transcription, molecular virology and/or gene expression in mammalian cells; (2) advanced experimental skills in biochemistry and molecular biology related to DNA cloning, quantitative PCR, next generation sequencing, and detection of gene expression, and (3) knowledge of next generation sequencing and advanced flow cytometry. Experience using advanced flow cytometry and/or next generation sequencing is preferred.


The applicant must have a PhD in Molecular Virology, Biochemistry or Genetics, experience in biomedical research and experience in Cell and Molecular Virology of HIV, with an excellent record of multiple publications.


Please send inquiries containing a cover letter, CV with a list of publications, and contact information of 3 references to Brinn Omabegho re:  Research Associate Position via email: .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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.


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