Open Positions

Faculty

Assistant, Associate, or Professor level

The Center for Global Health and Diseases (CGHD) and Department of Pathology is recruiting new faculty to expand its research portfolio at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. Applications are encouraged from candidates with basic science and clinical research programs in any area of immunity and pathogenesis of infectious disease of global health significance.   Applicants with international collaborative research programs are encouraged to apply. These positions will be supported by substantial start-up packages. The CGHD has research programs in adult and pediatric infectious disease, including malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis and onchocerciasis, SARS-CoV2, HIV, and mosquito-borne viral diseases through international partnerships in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The CGHD and Pathology together support research from basic immunology to international clinical trials, an Immunology Training Program, and NIH training grants in both immunology and global health/infectious diseases. Annual research funding in immunology and infectious diseases exceeds $100M across CWRU and affiliates, and the Pathology Department is ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding. Other institutional strengths include the CWRU Center for AIDS Research, the Tuberculosis Research Unit, the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine and the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology. CWRU values interdisciplinary thinking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurial ideas. It also believes strongly in the vital importance of diversity within the professorial ranks, both in terms of women and underrepresented minorities.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a demonstrated record of success in multiple venues with substantial potential to obtain external funding. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels should have robust and active research programs and demonstrable national or international reputations, respectively. Associate and Full Professor candidates should also have a history of mentorship and leadership.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, a diversity and equity statement (see below), and names of 3 references in a single pdf file to cghdsearch@case.edu.

Diversity and equity statement: Applicants are also asked to submit a statement (1/2 page) explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

 

Staff

Research Assistant II (Job# 8903)

POSITION OBJECTIVES

Working under general supervision, plan and carry out research project in accordance with general plans, related to multiple systems biology tools, such as proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and immunology. The research projects are to understand how the microbiome contributes to human health and susceptibility to infectious disease, with a focus on women’s health. The research team collaborates with international partners in Arica, Europe, and Canada.

ESSENTIAL FUNCITONS

  1. Plan and carry out project in accordance with general plans. Integrate multiple systems biology tools (proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, immunology) to study host-microbial interactions in human health. (15%)

  2. Conduct a series of immunology, proteomic, and/or microbiome experiments to supply scientific information as part of a larger project. Sub-culture cell lines, analyze cell proliferation patterns, growth rates, etc.), conduct Western blots, DNA analysis, PCR, liquid chromatography, ELISA, mass spectrometry, and other compatible assays. (25%)

  3. May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures in DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, cell sorting, in vitro cell culture. (10%)

  4. Prepare samples for protein/ metabolite analysis (mass spectrometry-based proteomics/ metabolomics), flow cytometry, and/or microbiome (16S rRNA sequencing). Collect, analyze data, and create reports on activities to present at lab meetings. (15%)

  5. Maintain equipment related to microbiome, proteomics, or immunology. Manage biohazardous waste. (10%)

  6. Oversee inventory of supplies necessary for daily work, including but not limited to mass spectrometry sample preparation, tissue culture, flow cytometry, DNA analysis, and other related functions. (10%)

  7. Train students, post-doctoral fellows and staff in techniques, data analysis, and utilization of equipment related to microbiome, proteomics, or immunology. Enforce occupational and environmental safety rules. (10%)

NONESSTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

CONTACTS

Department: Daily contact with senior research personnel and principal investigator regarding project activities. Frequent contact department administration to maintain workflow.

University: Occasional contact with other researchers and collaborating departments regarding on-going project and lab activities.

External: Occasional contact with vendors, IRB, other collaborating institutions regarding supplies and equipment needs.

Students: Occasional contact with students to explain data, techniques, etc., and to maintain workflow.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has no direct supervision of staff employees. Train new staff; direct the work of students.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and experience: Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of related experience or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years of experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  1. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, chemistry or related discipline.

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

  3. Ability to operate laboratory equipment including Thermo Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers for proteomics/metabolomics, Illumina sequencers for microbiome and DNA analysis, advanced liquid chromatography systems, tissue culture systems.

  4. Ability to ensure laboratory safety.

  5. Ability to perform basic laboratory assays.

  6. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter. Ability to meet consistent attendance.

  7. Good/strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.  Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through.  

  8. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.  

  9. Excellent customer service skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships and address the potential and current needs of customers. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.

  10. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee will work mostly in Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) facilities and will use infectious materials, and general chemicals.  This job will include handling of human biological specimens that may be infected with HIV, malaria, TB, and other pathogens. This position may provide opportunities for international travel and presentations at international conferences.

 

Research Assistant I (Job # 8902)

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Working under moderate supervision, perform research work in medical and related technical integrating multiple systems biology tools, such as proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and immunology. The research projects are to understand how the microbiome contributes to human health and susceptibility to infectious disease, with a focus on women’s health. The research team collaborates with international partners in Arica, Europe, and Canada.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform research work including basic laboratory assays, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, cell sorting, in vitro cell culture (sub-culturing cell lines, analyze cell proliferation patterns, growth rates, etc.), Western blots, DNA analysis, PCR, liquid chromatography, ELISA, mass spectrometry, and other compatible assays. (55%)
  2. Conduct standard analysis of proteomics, metabolomics, flow cytometry, or microbiome data. (10%)
  3. Record data and create reports on activities to present at lab meetings. (10%)  
  1. Maintain records on all activities, protocols, data, etc. (7%)
  2. Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments including flow cytometer, sequencers, and mass spectrometer. (7%)
  3. Order laboratory supplies tom maintain inventor for daily work including mass spectrometry, sample preparation, tissue culture, flow cytometry, DNA analysis.  (7%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. (4%)

CONTACTS

Department: Daily contact with senior research personnel and principal investigator regarding project activities. Frequent contact department administration to maintain workflow.

University: Occasional contact with other researchers and collaborating departments regarding on-going project and lab activities.

External: Occasional contact with vendors, IRB, other collaborating institutions regarding supplies and equipment needs.

Students: Occasional contact with students to explain data, techniques, etc., and to maintain workflow.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and 0 to 1 year of experience or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology program and 0 to 2 years of experience required.

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  1. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, chemistry or related discipline.
  2. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  3. Ability to operate laboratory equipment including Thermo Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers for proteomics/metabolomics, Illumina sequencers for microbiome and DNA analysis, advanced liquid chromatography systems, tissue culture systems.
  4. Ability to ensure laboratory safety.
  5. Ability to perform basic laboratory assays.
  6. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  7. Good/strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.  Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through.  
  8. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. 
  9. Excellent customer service skills: ability to maintain effective working relationships and address the potential and current needs of customers. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
  10. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee will work mostly in Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) facilities and will use infectious materials, and general chemicals.  This job will include handling of human biological specimens that may be infected with HIV, malaria, TB, and other pathogens. This position may provide opportunities for international travel and presentations at international conferences.

 

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