Senior Research Associate (Part Time) - Department of Physiology & Biophysics


The candidate will serve as the Director of the Mouse Physiological Phenotyping Core (MPPC). The Core provides performs various  prescribed tests on animals and the results are disseminated to users. The results being used to support grant proposals and articles for publication



  1. Represent  MPPC and function as point of contact with   investigators  both on campus and off campus .Update cost of reagent and adjust pricing throughout year  . Provide expertise in protocol development and execution  (40%)
  2. Collaborate with MPPC users to provide insight in study data and analyses performed by this core  (15%)
  3. Oversee activities of MPPC staff with respect to execution and experimental protocols  (15%)
  4. Market MPPC to outside organizations  to grow business opportunity. (10%).
  5. Maintains accurate records of all procedures and billable hours and reconcile  charges on a monthly basis.  (10%)



  1. Ensure members of MPC are current with EHS training. (5%)
  2. Perform other duties as assigned. (5)



Department: Chairman and Principal investigators  (continuous) 50%

University: Other basic science departments (regular)  (35%

External:  Other Entities  (occasional )10%

Students: (infrequent)





Direct supervisory responsibility includes the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline subordinate employees or effectively recommend such actions.

Research Assistant III; and Research Assistant II


Experience: Expertise with small animal experimental procedures and design, acute and survival surgeries, data acquisition and analyses.  Minimum three years postgraduate  experience required

Education/Licensing: Doctoral degree focused on comparative, or organ system, physiology/zoology, DVM or equivalent degree



  1. Must demonstrate compliance with CWRU animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
  2. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within CWRU facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission.  Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.
  3. Previous experience working with animals preferred.
  4. List those measurable or observable knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or behaviors that are required to succeed in performing the essential functions.
  5. Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, School and University, and with individuals outside the University. 
  7. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and give attention to detail in order to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  8. Excellent customer service skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships and address the potential and current needs of customers.
  9. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  10. Ability to learn and apply new ideas, processes, policies, functions, etc. Must be highly motivated and a self starter.
  11. Ability to problem solve effectively; developing and implementing alternative solutions as needed. Must demonstrate good judgment and logical decision-making.
  12.  Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. Must be flexible in order to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. Must be able to adapt to varying workloads and respond appropriately to stressful situations.
  13.  Proven ability to follow-through on assigned projects and provide timely follow-up as needed.
  14.  Technical competence with software with Microsoft office to include word, excel, powerpoint, access, publisher, and google chrome, firefox and outlook.



Please forward your resume to and on subject line please state MPPC Director



Work will take place in general research environment in proximity to the Animal resource Center. Use of chemicals may be required and labcoats, protective eyewear,and gloves

 Case's animal facilities are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and is managed according to the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” appropriate Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service “Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals."  This position, and all animal research personnel, are subject to internal compliance to SOM Animal Resource Center Standard Operating Procedures and to compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines.



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