Research Scientist - Department of Pathology

Date: July 2018
 

Title: Research Scientist Department: Pathology School: Medicine

Location: Wolstein Research Building

Supervisor Name and Title: David Wald, Associate Professor Dept of Pathology

 

POSITION  OBJECTIVE

This position within the laboratory will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator and will have the goal of working towards an independent PI or Co-I role on research grant proposals. The qualified candidate will perform a project related to the testing of therapeutics in mouse cancer model systems. The candidate will also prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.     Design, plan and carry out experiments in collaboration with Pl. Provide assistance and oversight of staff, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students/fellows ensuring projects are being completed according to the research plan. Advise/Assist in developing improved techniques, project methods, or procedures.

2.      Oversee general lab operations including inventory, lab organization and maintain certain equipment/facilities. Must demonstrate compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of the Animal Resource Center, IACUC, Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines for which essential training will be provided.

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

4.      Analyze, interpret, summarize and record results; provide high level analysis to Pl.

5.       Preparation of independent grant proposals with the goal of securing independent lab funding.

6.      Lead writing of publications and presentations as author or co-author.

7.      Plan and execute research in collaboration with other investigators on and off campus. Goal of obtaining PI and or Co-I research.

8.      Develop and maintain an external reputation through activities such as publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals, refereeing and conference presentations.

 

NONESSENTIAL  FUNCTIONS

1.     Assist to manage lab wastes, organize lab inventory and take care of lab safety.

2.       Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

Department: Admin staff - Occasional

University: Environment health and safety, Animal Resource Center - Occasional

 

External: Collaborators - Occasional

Students: Graduate and undergraduate - Occasional

 

SUPERVISORY   RESPONSIBILITY

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: >6 years of post-graduate research experience (after PhD) Education: PhD

REQUIRED SKILLS                                                                            .

1.      Ability to work effectively independently strictly following directions and protocols, and to work well collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible and dependable.

2.      Good organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, good time management, ability to work on several projects simultaneously and follow-through on assigned tasks.

3.      Good problem-solving skills; must demonstrate good analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.

4.      Good interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the University.

5.      Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure, must be able and willing to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.

6.      Effective oral and written communication skills; Must be able to effectively communicate with the Pl/supervisor as well as other lab members.

7.      Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality, and to consent patients for clinical-translational  studies.

8.      Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in biomedical and cancer research, molecular biology, and (tumor) immunology.

9.      Familiarity and compliance with policies and procedures of lab and chemical safety and laboratory animal handling and welfare.

10. Ability to organize, maintain and prepare accurate records.

11. Ability to rely on and follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

12.  Ability to operate laboratory equipment and learn to operate new instruments.

13.  Knowledge in Microsoft Office, database applications, and with internet navigation.

14. Willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and software programs as needed.

 

WORKING  CONDITIONS

General laboratory environment. Mostly, will work at bench performing experiments that requires long time standing and sitting. Will perform some experiments in the animal room and standing at the laminar flow hood. Involves walking between different building on campus.

Must be willing to adjust working hours according to the nature of ongoing experiments and many times work extended hours to finish the experiments. Working on weekends and holidays are required depending on the ongoing experiments and need to accelerate data generation and data collections.


 Qualified candidates can send cvs to dnw@case.edu

 

DIVERSITY  STATEMENT

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.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS

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.