Research Associate - Department of Pathology

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Research Associate will be responsible for conceiving, planning, organizing, and conducting research projects related to HIV. The RA will conduct literature reviews and interact with other scientific staff members and faculty.  They will be responsible for the overall design of experiments, generation and the analysis of data (including use of specialized software and will be required to write manuscripts, papers and grant applications. The RA is expected to generate independent funding within the next year

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.       Write and publish manuscripts on past and current work relating to HIV research; two manuscripts have to be published by end of Year 2016

2.       Generate independent funding

3.       Design and perform experiments in HIV research. Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator

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

5.       Manage project timelines and the monitoring of the project budgets

6.       Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data

7.       Attend seminars and training sessions on various topics

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

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

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: Ph.D. degree in biology or chemistry and 5 years of laboratory research experience.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

1.       Demonstrate expertise in Immunology

2.       Ability to operate laboratory equipment. 

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

4.       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.

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

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

7.       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.

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

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

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

General laboratory environment, including work with exposure to hazardous chemicals, potential bloodborne pathogens, and radioactive materials. Will be required 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 traning(s).  Occasional heavy lifting required up 25 to 49lbs.  This position will deal with job hazards such as being around moving machinery, blood borne pathogens, chemicals, fumes, dust, infectious agents, and being present in restricted areas.

 

Qualified candidates should send cv’s to rxs745@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 for 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.