Senior Research Associate, Genetics and Genome Sciences


The objective of this position is to conceive, design and implement high impact colon cancer research projects with translational goals. The research scientist is expected to work with the supervisor to mentor postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.


  1. Conceive, design and implement colon cancer research projects with high likelihood to be funded (20%).
  2. Conduct experiments involving colon cancer cell lines, colon cancer tissues and colon cancer mouse models (50%).
  3. Perform metabolite tracing experiments in cell line and animal models (20%).
  4. Mentor postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (10%).


Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervise postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Provide technical assistance and help to trouble shoot research problems.


Experience: Position requires a minimal of 3 years of experience in colon cancer research. The candidate must have published multiple first-author research articles.

Education/Licensing: A PhD in biological science.


The candidate must have the following technical skills: various molecular biology techniques including gene targeting, molecular cloning, western blot analysis, real-time PCR, ect; various cellular assays involving colon cancer cell lines; immunohistochemistry analysis of tumor tissues; establishment colon cancer xenograft models; developing and analyzing transgenic mice with intestinal tumors and stable isotope metabolite tracing.


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The applicant will work with tissue-cultured cells, mice and radioactive isotopes.  

Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity.  Qualified woman and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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