Research Associate, Department of Pathology


The responsibilities of this position include: conceive, plan, organize, and conduct research projects. Conduct literature reviews and interact with other scientific staff members and faculty.  Will be responsible for the overall design of experiments, generation and the analysis of data (including use of specialized software). Will be required to write manuscripts, papers and grant applications.

 Job Opportunities

There are two positons available in the department of Pathology.  


  • Design and perform experiments. Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator

  • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.

  • Manage project timelines and the monitoring of the project budgets

  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.

  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures.

  • Attend seminars and training sessions on various topics


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Frequent contact with Pathology Department Administration

University: Frequent contact with other CWRU collaborating Departments including other basic science departments

External: Infrequent contact with vendors, IRB, other collaborating institutions

Students: Daily contact with students  




Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience

Education/Licensing:  M.SC required


  1. Demonstrated expertise in Immunology, Flow cytometry , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  2. Professional and effective oral and written communication skills; and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the University.  Must be able to clearly relay information to the PI and other researchers and prepare written documents for grant submissions, manuscripts, publications, etc. as needed.

  3. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.  Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through.  

  4. Effective management skills; ability to lead, train, work with, and elicit cooperation from team members and staff. 

  5. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team.  Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.  Must demonstrate a strong desire to learn and to advance research.

  6. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making. 

  7. Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure; must be able and willing to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. 

  8. Willingness to follow protocols and provide suggestions to the PI. 

  9. Ability to operate laboratory equipment. 

  10. Good computer skills; must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and data management.


Standard research lab environment. May need to work nights and weekends if necessary to complete process runs or if there is equipment malfunction. Will need to complete all necessary DOES safety trainings.

 Qualified candidates should submit their cv to

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