Senior Research Associate - Department of Nutrition

Title: Senior Research Associate

Department:  Department of Nutrition

Supervisor Name and Title:  Nicole L. Ward, Ph.D. Professor


  1. Statement of research and scientific responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include: planning and executing between 4-5 projects for the laboratory of Professor Nicole Ward. The SRA will be involved in experiment design for research projects related to better understanding psoriatic disease pathogenesis, including skin and musculoskeletal manifestations of the disease and related comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease and depression. The SRA will also be involved in data generation, data analysis  as well as helping preparing grant proposals and manuscripts. Specifically, this position requires experience and expertise in immunology, cellular and molecular biology and working with transgenic and knockout preclinical animal models. The suitable candidate will design and implement such projects independently. For collaborative research projects, the successful candidate will require broad research experience in experimental design, immunology, cellular and molecular biology methods and approaches, data analysis and data interpretation as it pertains to the needs of studying chronic inflammatory disease models. The position requires good reporting ability, strong inter-personal skills and excellent communication skills. The candidate will be expected to multi-task strongly such that wet-lab work in relation to 4-5 projects can be managed concurrently.  The SRA will also be responsible for developing new methodologies. Other duties include: interfacing with ‘Omics collaborators to integrate ‘omics data with biological data, trouble shooting instruments and training users.

  1. Technical skills

Development and discovery of new methodologies and validation of the existing approaches in cell and molecular biology and immunology.

Strong expertise in generating and studying preclinical animal models of disease, specifically inflammation models.

Investigation of organ contained inflammation and distant organ injury using flow cytometry, tissue analyses, protein and RNA assays, RNASeq and analyses, CyToF, and in vitro experimental assays. 


  1. Supervisory Responsibilities


May supervise more junior members of the lab.


  1. Education Requirements

PhD in Immunology, Cell biology or related field

  1. Years of relevant experience Required

      At least 8 years of experience

      Multiple publications


  1. 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.


Interested candidates should send cv and letter of interest to Nicole Ward at