Research Scientist (RS) - Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

Title:   Research Scientist (RS)

Department:   Genetics and Genome Sciences

Supervisor (name and title): Dr. Maria Hatzoglou, Professor




The selected candidate will participate in biochemistry, molecular, and cellular biology research with a central focus on endoplasmic reticulum stress response and mRNA translation regulation. With minimum mentorship, the selected candidate will be expected to generate hypothesis, design experiments, interpret data, prepare manuscript for publication, and present discoveries at departmental seminars or scientific meetings. Priority will be given to selected candidates, who can work independently, or with the supervisor and/or with other investigators to develop new research directions and to establish an externally funded research program. The research scientist  is expected to participate in the research design phase and in the preparation of research proposals that will be initiated by the candidate or other investigators. The research scientist is expected to be an independent researcher in their area(s) of interest notwithstanding group or collaborative science and apply for grant funding as PI. The selected candidate will also participate collaboratively with other Pls within and outside of CWRU. The position will require the incumbent to perform tasks in an organized manner, work accurately, meet deadlines, and employ excellent problem-solving skills.



1.       The research scientist will work with Dr Hatzoglou and outside investigators, to develop novel experimental approaches, test experimentally different novel hypothesis, obtain reproducible experimental data, write research articles for publication and assist preparation of research proposals. (40%)

2.    Grant Writing – The research scientist will work independently to formulate and prepare grant proposals as PI on grants. (20%)

3.       The research scientist should have expertise with bioinformatics. He/She is expected to assist the analysis of data produced or used in the Hatzoglou laboratory. (20%)

4.       The research scientist with expertise on experimental approaches to study protein phase separation during cellular stress will be desirable for the position. (20%)




Development of new methodologies and validation of the existing approaches in RNA analysis  and protein chemistry. Strong expertise in molecular and cell biology, quantitative RNA biology, and mRNA translation using state-of-the-art approaches.




Supervise Laboratory Research Assistant, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students in conducting sample preparation, experimental design and data analysis of a variety of projects in the laboratory.




A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or highly relevant fields.




A minimum of 5 years of post-terminal degree related experience or demonstrated expert skills and knowledge related to critical research functions is required. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong history of publications in peer-reviewed journals. A strong history of collaborative efforts with other researchers is a plus.


Please send CV’s and three references to Michelle Yanick at


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