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  • Research Associate - The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, posted 11/25/14

    The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has an opening for a Research Associate. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology or equivalent area with minimum of three years of experience as a clinical data manager in a biomedical research environment, preferably within a hospital or university setting.

    The general objective of this position is to provide data management support to basic science and clinical investigators at CWRU/UH on both small and large research projects. In this role, the Research Associate will serve as the lead clinical data manager on transdisciplinary research teams. Specifically, the Research Associate will be expected to write a preliminary plan for data management for inclusion in grant applications, including development of appropriate budgets and timelines. During study initiation, the Research Associate will: 1) develop, test, and refine case report forms; 2) participate in the specification, design, development, and testing of relational databases; and 3) write documentation regarding data management plans. The Research Associate will also be highly skilled in R, SAS (e.g., SAS datastep and SAS macros) and SQL programming and will be responsible for developing programs to respond to data queries, perform regular monitoring of study progress and data quality, and perform any relevant data cleaning tasks. Once data from a study has been collected and appropriately cleaned, the Research Associate will work closely with study statisticians to generate analytic data sets. The Research Associate will also be expected to mentor junior clinical investigators with regard to data management programming and appropriate data management practices.
    The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be facile with a variety of programmatic languages and relational databases.

    Interested individual should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests and career goals by e-mail to:

    Nathan Morris, PhD
    Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    E-mail: njm18@case.edu


    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate - The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, posted 11/24/14

    The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has an opening for a Research Associate. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology or equivalent area with minimum of three years of experience as a clinical data manager in a biomedical research environment, preferably within a hospital or university setting.

    The general objective of this position is to provide data management support to basic science and clinical investigators at CWRU/UH on both small and large research projects. In this role, the Research Associate will serve as the lead clinical data manager on transdisciplinary research teams. Specifically, the Research Associate will be expected to write a preliminary plan for data management for inclusion in grant applications, including development of appropriate budgets and timelines. During study initiation, the Research Associate will: 1) develop, test, and refine case report forms; 2) participate in the specification, design, development, and testing of relational databases; and 3) write documentation regarding data management plans. The Research Associate will also be highly skilled in R, SAS (e.g., SAS datastep and SAS macros) and SQL programming and will be responsible for developing programs to respond to data queries, perform regular monitoring of study progress and data quality, and perform any relevant data cleaning tasks. Once data from a study has been collected and appropriately cleaned, the Research Associate will work closely with study statisticians to generate analytic data sets. The Research Associate will also be expected to mentor junior clinical investigators with regard to data management programming and appropriate data management practices.
    The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be facile with a variety of programmatic languages and relational databases.

    Interested individual should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests and career goals by e-mail to:

    Nathan Morris, PhD
    Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    E-mail: njm18@case.edu

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Director, Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Best Nursing Practice Based on Evidence, posted 11/20/14

    The Director of the Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Best Nursing Practices Based on Evidence is responsible for implementing and overseeing the day to day activities of the Institute. The mission of the Institute is to facilitate the conduct, implementation, dissemination and translation of research that enhances the practice of nursing and improves patient and family health outcomes.

    The goals of the Institute are to enhance knowledge and skills of clinicians and scientists to meet the needs of the Institute by:

    • Assisting SON leadership in setting research and training priorities
    • Designing and implementing independent research
    • Writing grant applications for financial support for research
    • Coordinating and/or conducting educational programs and conferences
    • Supporting creative interdisciplinary and interprofessional initiatives
    • Enhancing internal, SON partnerships, i.e., QSEN, and external partnerships with interested healthcare organizations and stakeholders
    • Mentoring faculty and students

    The Institute achieves these goals through the development of alliances among interdisciplinary scientists and clinicians, catalyzing collaborations that develop best nursing practice.

    The scope of work of the Director of the Institute includes:

    • Scholarship/Research (conduct of research/administrative support)
    • Education/Training (academic)
    • Community Relations/Dissemination
    • Externally-funded portfolio (research, community service, clinical, and/or education)

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Administration of the Institute
    • Responsible for strategic planning and implementation for the Institute
    • Supervise the Institute staff by setting individual employee goals and conduct routine evaluation of progress toward these goals
    • Develop and oversee policies and procedures for the Institute
    • Develop a budget and manage expenses of the Institute
    • Maintain and coordinate Advisory Committee activities

    2. Promote research and scholarship on enhancing nursing practice and improving patient and family outcomes
    • Identify gaps in nursing knowledge
    • Write, submit and receive grants that enhance nursing practice and improve patient and family outcomes
    • Present oral and poster presentations at regional, national and international conferences
    • Publish papers in peer reviewed journals each year

    3. Communication, mentoring, teaching and leadership skills
    • Must be able to think strategically, delegate responsibility, listen carefully, build consensus and communicate and advocate effectively in a complex organization
    • Must be able to mentor faculty and students in the conduction of research and willing to share credit for successes and encourage the integration of others’ ideas and proposals

    CONTACTS

    School of Nursing: Faculty (weekly), Associate Dean for Research (2-3 times per week), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (weekly), Director of Marketing, Assistant Dean of Administration

    University: Regular contact with other departments, such as Human Resources, Purchasing, Student Employment (monthly)

    External to the University: Faculty from other national and international universities (2-3 times per month), Clinicians and administrators from national and international health care facilities (2-3 times per month), Advisory board members, Publishers (monthly)

    Students: PhD students and student employees in the Institute (daily)

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

    1. Institute staff
    2. Graduate and undergraduate students

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience: Writing grant applications and receiving funding for research, conducting research that enhances nursing practice and/or improves patient and family outcomes. Experience in writing for data based publications in high quality peer reviewed journals. Experience in a supervisory role and/or running a research team.

    Education/Licensing: RN licensure required, PhD required.


    REQUIRED SKILLS

    1. Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
    2. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    3. Experience working with a diverse group of constituents
    4. Ability to exercise professionalism, sensitivity, and good judgment
    5. Ability to work independently
    6. Able to balance multiple tasks and demands
    7. Facility with computer

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Individual must be able to meet project goals working independently with minimal supervision; irregular hours (evenings and weekends) required; requires someone who is a team player. Professional office setting with meetings and activities throughout the School of Nursing and the campus. Possible occasional evenings and weekends. Occasional travel.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, posted 11/20/14

    Join us in our exciting initiative to develop leaders in a changing health care environment. We seek a visionary nurse leader with demonstrated academic leadership and administrative experience for the position of Associate Dean for Nursing Academic Affairs (ADAA). The ADAA is responsible for leadership and oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of outstanding academic programs in the FPB SON, and is responsible for student services, learning resource center and faculty development.

    Apply with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

    Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Dean, FPB School of Nursing
    Case Western Reserve University
    10900 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44106-4904
    216-368-2545 (fax: 216-368-5050)

    Or by email at mtr2@case.edu

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate- Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI), Division of Medical, posted 11/19/14

    Supervisor Names and Titles: GQ Zhang, PhD, Division Chief, Medical Informatics Center for Clinical Investigation; Cameron McIntyre, PhD, Director, Neuromodulation; Samden Lhatoo, MD, Director, Center for SUDEP Research.

    I. POSITION OBJECTIVE
    Working independently of direct supervision of manager, will serve as the primary lead for bridging neuro-imaging, clinical translation, and data and informatics tools. Supervise the activities of analyst programmer(s) (1-3 personnel). Provide key research and programming leadership in designing, developing, maintaining, upgrading and disseminating algorithms and systems for the understanding of neurological diseases, capitalizing multi-modal clinical data and existing systems for analyzing and managing neuromodulation data, Epilepsy Data, and Imaging data.

    II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Perform original research for the understanding of neurological diseases capitalizing multi-modal clinical data.
    • Design, develop and deploy plug-ins and tools expanding the functionality of existing systems.
    • Support data and informatics efforts of the Data Analytics and Informatics Core of the Center for SUDEP Research.
    • Serve as a member of the IDAC team. Work with members of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Neuromodulation Group.
    • Collaborate with investigators in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
    • Develop manuscripts for publication.
    • Develop technical guides, user guides and other documentation.
    • Design or modify programming applications for client/server architecture and make recommendations for system improvements and enhancements.
    • Design, code, test, debug, modify and document significantly complex systems requiring thorough knowledge of the application context.
    • Prepare presentation and timely status reports and project plans.
    • Attend regular meetings as called for.
    NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    III. CONTACTS
    A. Within the department
    Have daily contact with the Informatics and Data Analytics Core and the Neuromodulation group.
    B. Within the university
    Maintain contact and interface with the neurological research community and the imaging research community.
    C. External to university
    Publish and present research findings at venues of relevant professional societies.
    D. Students
    Some contact and supervision with students may take place.

    IV. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
    Supervise the activities of analyst programmer(s) (1-3 personnel).

    V. REQUIREMENTS
    A. Education and Experience
    1. Experience: Minimum of 4 years prior work experience required, exceptions can be made for exceptional candidates.
    2. Education/Licensing: MD or PhD in a computer- biomedical engineering- or medical informatics-related field.
    3. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.
    B. Required skills
    1. Motivated, self-initiating, and passionate about the profession and duties.
    2. Accountability/integrity, customer/quality focus, diversity/maturity, flexibility/receptivity, interpersonal relations, leadership/supervision, planning/organizing, problem solving, project management, self-development, and teamwork.
    3. Be able to effectively communicate in a team setting on scientific matters.
    4. Must be able to perform original research by surveying the literature, create strategy and implement ideas and design in a demonstrable mechanism.
    5. Must be a team player and work well collaboratively in team development environment.
    6. Must be willing to learn existing software, contribute to existing software code base and develop components within it.
    7. Must be proficient in a high-level programming language and image analysis and visualization tools.
    8. Willingness to learn new information technology such as cloud computing, ontologies, and semantic-web technology.
    9. Must understand computer networks, network security, client/server architectures and service-oriented architecture.
    10. Strong commitment to the development of applications using open-source software and version control tools such as GitHub.
    VI. WORKING CONDITIONS
    Friendly and supportive team culture in a university setting. University education missions sometimes require working longer than 8-hour days. No known hazards.
    Please send all Cover letters and Resumes to: gq@case.edu.
    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Please send all Cover letters and Resumes to: gq@case.edu.



  • Research Associate, posted 11/18/14

    Title: Research Associate
    Department: Medicine
    Supervisor Name and Title: Ganapati H. Mahabaleshwar, Assistant professor

    I. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
    This position within Department of Medicine is for a highly motivated individual with good communication skills and ability to interact with diverse group of biologists. As a research associate (RA), he/she will work under limited supervision and is expected to carry out complex research assignments. In addition, the RA will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, assist with manuscript preparation, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals. The research associate will contribute to the experimental design and executing designed experiments for the project. These include immune cell isolation, cell culture, and protein/RNA purification. Studies also include protein: protein and protein:DNA interactions. Selected candidate will actively participate in performing the experiments and preparation of manuscripts. The selected research associate will conduct research on variety of inflammatory disorders and clinical problems based experimental evidence. In addition to these, selected candidate will perform experiments designed for the project, which includes sample preparation and analysis. Other responsibilities include prepare scientific reports/manuscripts for publication.

    II. TECHNICAL SKILLS
    Expertise in molecular biology, immune cell biology, isolation of monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils and experimental animal models required. Expertise in primary cell culture, RNA, protein isolation are desired.

    III. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILIES

    None

    IV. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Education requirements include a Ph.D. degree, fluency in English, and experience in modern techniques of rodent husbandry and experimental models is essential; experience with tissue processing and cell culture is preferred. A background in cardiovascular and/or immune cell biology is preferred. Years of relevant experience required are: Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology; record of relevant peer-reviewed publications; and provision of references who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications.
    Other qualifications include,
    (1) Strong expertise in molecular biology and cell biology.
    (2) Experience with experimental rodent models.
    (3) Expertise in studying gene expression, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions.

    V. YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    At least 0-2 years of experience in area of innate immune cell biology.
    Publications in peer reviewed journals (2-3 publications)

    VI. PROPOSED SALARY RANGE
    37,500$-$40,000 per year. May change based on experience in relevant field.
    If interested please email a CV, a short statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Ganapati H. Mahabaleshwar at GHM4@case.edu

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

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Post Doctoral Scholar - Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, posted 11/17/14

    A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Andrulis within the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the Case School of Medicine to study the role of ribonucleases in regulating nuclear and mitochondrial transcriptomes. Experience with bioinformatic tools including Galaxy, Avadis NGS, and/or Pathway Studio is required. Working knowledge of RNA-seq is preferred. All applicants are expected to be competent in general molecular biology, cellular biology, and/or cell biochemistry.


    Information on the research of Dr. Andrulis may be viewed at: http://www.case.edu/med/microbio/andrulis.htm. Qualified applicants who are interested in this temporary, full-time position may e-mail a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to: erik.andrulis@case.edu.

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate - The Department of Pediatrics at , posted 11/17/14

    The Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate position available in the areas of Down syndrome research, which will involve producing, maintaining, and analyzing the phenotype of mouse primary cultures and human induced pluripotent stem cell cultures. In addition, this position will also involve PCR genotyping to identify mouse models for Down syndrome for experiments, and performing specialized breeding of these animals with other spontaneous and induced mouse mutants. In addition to colony management functions, the ideal candidate should have considerable expertise on performing cell culture techniques and be already proficient on the rigorous analysis of the resulting data.

    The responsibilities for this position include applying existing analytical methods and, as appropriate, developing new methods for analyzing human induced pluripotent cells, and neuronal primary cultures from mouse models of Down syndrome. Conduct original research in the development of biochemical and electrophysiological phenotyping methods. Coordinate collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Present research results at national and international conferences. Write research papers and reviews.

    The Candidate will have technical skills in: 1) knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the field of Down syndrome research; 2) statistical methods, including linear regression, t-tests, and multivariate analysis; and 3) Genetics methods, including crosses, mutants, aneuploidy mouse strains, cell culture techniques, and standard molecular biological techniques.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to Dr. Alberto Costa

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Instructor of Radiology, posted 11/13/14

    The Case Center for Imaging Research at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a position at the Instructor level in cancer nanotechnology. The focus of the position will be the integration of nanotechnology with oncology, imaging and cancer biology. The candidate should have broad expertise in the areas of inorganic and organic chemistry and nanotechnology. The candidate should also have extensive knowledge of imaging methods such as Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Fluorescence Molecular Tomography, and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography. The successful candidate should have experience in in vivo studies including models of invasive brain tumors and breast cancer metastasis. Experience working in a clinical environment will be extremely helpful. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent research program and establish an extramurally-funded research program.

    Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research performed at Case Western Reserve University, the candidate must show ability to interface with clinicians, technical staff, and researchers in the Case Center for Imaging Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology. Good communication skills, in the form of clear presentations and manuscripts as well as verbally, are essential to the position. In addition to structuring his/her own research, the candidate will be expected to guide graduate students in their own projects and work with other faculty members and clinical oncologists and radiologists.

    At least three years of post-doctoral experience as a cancer nanotechnology researcher is required. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the area of engineering, chemistry or other related field. Please submit your application (curriculum vitae, list of publications, and 3 letters of reference) to Dr. Stathis Karathanasis (stathis@case.edu). Women and members of underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Post-doctoral , posted 11/10/14



    The Steinmetz Laboratory of Biomolecular Science and Technology is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to develop nanoparticle-based diagnostics for sensing of infectious disease. Specifically the project will entail the molecular engineering of plant virus-based probes that mimic pathogens, but are safe to use in diagnostic assays. The work will include genetic manipulation, cloning, protein expression in bacteria and plants, self-assembly of nanoparticle complexes, diagnostic methods such as ELISA and RT-PCR, and microscopy including TEM.

    The responsibilities of this position include planning and executing scientific projects. He/she will prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance, and experimental design for grant proposals. He/she will present and discuss scientific findings in scientific meetings. He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate within our research program and laboratory, which is interdisciplinary bridging materials science and biomedical research, including drug delivery, imaging, and diagnostics. Collaboration will also be fostered across the University, University Hospitals, etc.

    We seek highly a motivated, creative scientist/engineer, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open, and collaborative environment. Applicant qualifications include a strong background in any of the following areas: molecular biology (genetic engineering), nanotechnology, materials characterization, microscopy and spectroscopy, chemistry, ELISA, RT-PCR, bioconjugation chemistry, virology. The post-doctoral candidate may supervise laboratory graduate students and undergraduate students in conducting sample preparation, experimental design and data analysis of a variety of projects. The candidate should have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Virology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related fields. Post-doctoral research experience is not required (and not preferred).

    Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV including publications list, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Nicole Steinmetz at nicole.steinmetz@case.edu. Further information can be found at www.steinmetzlab.com. Please email Dr. Steinmetz for any questions or further information.



  • Research Associate , posted 11/10/14


    Research Associate position in The Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Applications are invited for an immediate opening as Research Associate in organic synthesis at Case Western Reserve University. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment to develop novel molecular probes for biomedical imaging. Responsibilities for this position include applying multi-step synthetic skills and methods for design, synthesis, and optimization of imaging agents. Conduct original research in development of novel molecular probes specific for selected targets. Coordinate collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Assist in preparation of research publications. Ideal candidate should have strong synthetic organic chemistry skills. Experience in multi-step natural product synthesis is preferred with strong knowledge in HPLC, GC, NMR, and MS. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well as a member of a research team.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter and a CV via email to Dr. Yanming Wang at yxw91@case.edu. Be sure to include a list of publications, along with the contact information of three references..

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



  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Psychological Sciences, posted 11/07/14

    The Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin AY 2015-16. The department offers Ph.D. programs in experimental psychology and communication sciences; an APA accredited Ph.D. program in clinical psychology; a CAA accredited master’s program in communication sciences; and undergraduate programs in psychology and communication sciences. Strong candidates in all areas of communication sciences are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated on their potential to establish a prominent, externally funded research program and to excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The required teaching load is two courses each semester. The following high need areas have been identified:

    • Developmental, with a focus on child language disorders, cognitive, and neurological development
    • Autism spectrum disorders, with a focus on early interventions and assessment, and social cognitive development
    • Disorders of fluency and/or voice
    • Neurodegenerative disorders
    • Auditory perception

    A Ph.D. in Communications Sciences and Disorders (with CCC preferred) is required by the time of appointment. Qualified candidates must submit a detailed letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, vita, and contact information for at least three references sent electronically to the attention of Faculty Search Committee (psychscisearch@case.edu). The inclusion of teaching evaluation data and preprints/reprints would be helpful. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate- Small Molecule Drug Development Core , posted 11/05/14

    As part of institutional commitments to translational research and chemical biology, Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for the position of Research Associate within the High-Throughput Screening facility. This newly-assembled center contains a broad range of automation equipment that supports the identification of high-quality small-molecule leads to advance the research programs of investigators across CWRU. The successful applicant will be the primary researcher responsible for the day-to-day operations of this facility, including developing, optimizing, and executing in vitro biological assays for high-throughput screening. The Research Associate will additionally lead the analysis and interpretation of HTS data and oversee the facility’s automation equipment. Candidates must have demonstrated skill in developing, troubleshooting, and executing high-throughput assays, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to work within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary facility. Candidates are expected to have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and the ideal candidate will have industrial experience in assay development and high-throughput screening. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to Anne DeChant by email akd6@case.edu. Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
    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.
    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Senior Immunologist Faculty Positions, posted 11/03/14

    The Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University is recruiting faculty to expand its immunology research program. Faculty candidates will be considered in all areas of immunology and host defense. The positions will be supported by substantial start-up packages and opportunity to participate in the Immunology Training Program, which is based in the Department of Pathology and includes interdepartmental involvement at CWRU and the Cleveland Clinic. The program’s strengths include fundamental immunology (innate immunity, immune signaling, antigen presentation and T cell biology), immunology of infectious diseases (esp. tuberculosis and HIV), autoimmunity (e.g. IBD, SLE). Annual research funding in areas related to immunology and infectious disease pathogenesis exceeds $100M at CWRU and affiliated institutions.

    Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a substantial trajectory toward developing a rigorous, externally-funded immunology research program. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have a national scientific reputation. Candidates at the Full Professor level should have a national/international reputation. Both levels should have current research funding and a history of mentorship and leadership.

    Applications must be received before Dec. 15, 2014. Please forward a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and the names of 3 referees in a single pdf file to Derek Abbott, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, by email to dwa4@case.edu.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants may contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request an accommodation at any point in the application and hiring process; determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, posted 11/01/14

    We are seeking a full-time, non-tenure track assistant professor, to teach courses and provide learning team facilitation in our MBA, specialty masters programs and executive education programs. The person accepting this position will be responsible for instruction in the areas of organizational behavior, coaching, positive relationships at work, leadership development, group dynamics, organizational development, change management, and high performing teams. Our department has been ranked as one of the top ranked OB departments in the world by the Financial Times since 2003. We are internationally known for our master and doctoral programs and our work in human development and change, at the individual, group, organizational, and global levels. Candidates should have a PhD in OB, management or a related social science field, excellent teaching record, experience in teaching and directing executive education programs, and demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate courses as well as field projects with student teams in organizational settings.

    Located in University Circle and adjacent to leading cultural institutions like the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Art Museum, Case Western Reserve University (http://www.case.edu/) is one of the nation's top independent research universities, with a $1.6 billion endowment, $200 million in sponsored research (14th in the nation), and nationally ranked programs in engineering, the health sciences, law, management, and social work. The Department of Organizational Behavior is part of the Weatherhead School of Management (http://weatherhead.case.edu/). The Weatherhead School is convenient to both downtown and highly attractive residential areas, and opportunities for dual career couples are abundant. Salary and teaching load are competitive. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Inquiries should be addressed or emailed to our Department Administrator, Ms. Lila Robinson, at the Department of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, PBL Room 429, Cleveland, OH 44106-7235 or ler6@case.edu.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodation for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Postdoctoral Fellow, posted 10/30/14


    Postdoctoral Fellow - Heart and Vascular Research Center at The MetroHealth System, Case Western Reserve University

    Job Description and Responsibilities
    Full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Heart & Vascular Research Center at the MetroHealth campus of Case Western Reserve University to study molecular mechanisms of cardiac cell fate and automaticity. We are using epigenetic reprogramming, stem cells and animal models to understand how cardiomyocytes maintain their specific identifies, and develop new therapeutic strategies for cardiac regenerative medicine.
    Required Qualifications
    PhD or MD with an emphasis in biophysics, physiology, biology, or medical sciences is required. Previous experience with animal and basic laboratory skills is required. Previous experience in molecular biology and cell culture is highly desired. A track record of publications in PubMed-indexed journals is desirable.
    The ideal applicant will be an energetic, imaginative, self-motivated individual with a strong background in cell biology and with a strong interest in cardiac developmental biology or cardiac electrophysiology.
    Salary
    Standard salary of MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University.
    Contact Information
    Jidong Fu, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Heart and Vascular Research Center
    The MetroHealth System, Case Western Reserve University
    2500 MetroHealth Drive
    Rammelkamp 650
    Cleveland, OH 44109
    Jfu@Metrohealth.org
    Jidong.fu@case.edu
    Phone: (216) 778-4466



  • Epileptologist, posted 10/29/14

    The Epilepsy Center of the Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is searching for a neurologist with a sub specialization in epileptology. The Epilepsy Center is a Tier 4 (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) clinical and academic epilepsy center with a world renowned faculty that is particularly well known in the fields of surgical epilepsy, electromagnetic source imaging in epilepsy, epilepsy epidemiology, and epilepsy informatics. All Epilepsy Center staff hold academic positions at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and have extremely close links with CWRU Neurosciences, the School of Medicine, and CWRU Biomedical Engineering, where the Center collaborates on a number of basic science projects. The Center also runs a bi-annual Epilepsy Course with national and international attendees. Responsibilities of the incumbent will include active participation in the clinical, educational, and research programs of the epilepsy center. Academic career ambition is strongly encouraged. Early career mentorship will be provided wherever appropriate.

    The ideal candidate should have completed a neurology residency and should have at least one year fellowship training in a recognized epilepsy center. Experience in the evaluation and management of epilepsy patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery and in intra-operative monitoring are prerequisites. The candidate should be accomplished in clinical care, research, and education in epileptology. Faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University will be at any level, commensurate with experience and credentials. Qualifications for Instructor include one or more years of epilepsy/neurophysiology fellowship. BE/BC in neurology. Qualifications for Assistant Professor include one or more years of epilepsy/neurophysiology post-fellowship experience. BE/BC in neurology. BC in neurophysiology is preferred. Experience in epilepsy surgery neurophysiology and intra-operative monitoring. Qualifications for Associate Professor or higher include one or more years of epilepsy/neurophysiology post-fellowship experience with suitable track record of publications and/or successful grant applications. BE/BC in neurology. BC in neurophysiology preferred. Mid to senior level experience in epilepsy surgery neurophysiology and intra-operative monitoring.

    The Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is a national leader in epileptology and is heavily vested in further expansion.

    Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and contact to:

    Samden Lhatoo, MD, MBBS, FRCP
    Epilepsy Center Director
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    11100 Euclid Avenue (HAN 5040)
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    samden.lhatoo@uhhospitals.org

    Hans Lüders, MD, PhD
    Director, Epilepsy Center Research
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    11100 Euclid Avenue (HAN 5040)
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    hans.luders@uhhospitals.org

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determination as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Postdoctoral Scholar - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, posted 10/27/14

    A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Andrulis within the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the Case School of Medicine to study the role of ribonucleases in regulating nuclear and mitochondrial transcriptomes. Experience with bioinformatic tools including Galaxy, Avadis NGS, and/or Pathway Studio is required. Working knowledge of RNA-seq is preferred. All applicants are expected to be competent in general molecular biology, cellular biology, and/or cell biochemistry.


    Information on the research of Dr. Andrulis may be viewed at: http://www.case.edu/med/microbio/andrulis.htm. Qualified applicants who are interested in this temporary, full-time position may e-mail a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to: erik.andrulis@case.edu.

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Tenure Track Faculty Position in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research, posted 10/24/14

    The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://cancer.cwru.edu/), a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at CWRU, with its affiliates the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (http://www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow/services/hematology-and-oncology) and the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (http://www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow/services/hematology-and-oncology/our-centers/adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-center), invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Oncology. With the benefit of unique philanthropic support (http://casemed.case.edu/newscenter/news-release/newsrelease.cfm?news_id=221), we seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level with a record of funding and scholarly activity and the potential to advance basic or translational cancer research affecting the AYA population. Candidates should have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with post-doctoral research experience and some faculty experience preferred. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have an established nationally funded program, an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in basic or translational cancer research that is relevant to the AYA cancer community. We are particularly interested in identifying individuals with research programs that bridge immunobiology and immunotherapeutics, with priority given to those with innovative discovery research coupled with an interest in translational applications in AYA cancers.

    The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the cancer center or a department at the medical school such as
    Pediatrics (http://www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow),
    Pathology (http://www.cwru.edu/med/pathology/),
    or Medicine (http://www.cwrumedicine.org/).

    Qualified candidates should send a cover letter outlining specific research interests and curriculum vitae together with a list of three or more references via email to:

    Alex Y. Huang, MD, PhD
    Chair, AYA Oncology Faculty Search Committee
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    cancersearch@case.edu

    Please include in the subject line: “AYA Oncology Faculty Search”.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Parker-Hannifin / Helen Moss Professorship in Integrative Oncology, posted 10/22/14

    The School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and its academic medical center affiliate, University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center (CMC) invites applications and nominations for the Parker-Hannifin – Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professorship in Integrative Oncology. This chair was endowed by the Parker Foundation and the Helen Moss Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The candidate will have an investigative approach to the clinical practice of integrative oncology, and will provide leadership in education, research and practice of this emerging field. The successful candidate will provide the trainees at the school of medicine, the investigative teams of UHCMC and CWRU, and the clinicians at the UH Seidman Cancer Center with approaches and insight into integrative oncology with the goal of extending the lives of cancer patients and improving their quality of life by incorporating a broader array of treatments and support services for cancer patients. The candidate will include some of the following in their own investigative approach: Interventions (preclinical and clinical trials) supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health Integrative Medicine Program and other sources, methods to increase cancer immunity and natural defenses, use of diet, exercise and rehabilitation, nutricuticals, Chinese herbal medicines, botanicals, pain management, and mindfulness. These approaches are expected to yield a more holistic and natural approach to overall cancer care management. The holder of this Chair must develop a vision to bring together the outstanding educational, research, and clinical resources available at Case Western Reserve University and UHCMC to bring new complementary and natural treatment options to patients.

    Applicants for this position must have a MD or MD/PhD degree with a distinguished record of scientific achievement, peer-reviewed funding, strong leadership skills and a track record of mentorship of students and faculty. Appointment as Associate Professor/Professor is anticipated, within the department of most relevance to the candidate’s area of clinical practice, likely with a primary focus on cancer or a closely related field. At UHCMC, the individual will be appointed as Medical Director for Integrative Oncology. Please submit a CV and letter of interest addressing research, educational, administrative and leadership goals and vision to Stanton L. Gerson, MD; Parker-Hannifin/Helen Moss Professorship in Integrative Oncology Search Committee, c/o Lyn Haselton, lmh92@case.edu

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Faculty Position in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, posted 10/22/14

    The Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the Agnar Pytte Professorship, an endowed chair position at the rank of associate professor or professor with tenure, as commensurate with experience, in experimental particle astrophysics, cosmology, gravitation and related fields. The department has existing experimental efforts in cosmic ray physics and CMB cosmology, and related theory efforts in cosmology, gravity, and particle physics.

    Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or a related field, the potential to teach physics effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the ability to attract external funding to establish a strong and independent research program. Responsibilities include conducting a vigorous program of innovative research, supervising graduate students, teaching, and university service. The standard teaching load is one course per semester. Competitive candidates for associate professor should have a substantial publication record and a national reputation. Competitive candidates for professor should have achieved a record of leadership and continuing accomplishment in the profession and have a strong record of scholarly publications. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching and possess the skills needed to be an effective instructor. Ample opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research exist in the department and the university, and participation in these endeavors is encouraged. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 1, 2015, though applications will be accepted for the duration of the search. Applicants should email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications, statement of research plans, teaching statement and contact information for at least three letters of reference to pytte-search@phys.case.edu. Electronic applications are preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, paper applications may be submitted to Pytte Search, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079, USA. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Prof. John Ruhl at ruhl@case.edu or to Prof. Corbin Covault at corbin.covault@cwru.edu.

    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.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychological Sciences., posted 10/20/14


    Announcing one postdoctoral research position (paid according to NIH recommended scale based on experience level and coverage in the Postdoctoral Benefits Program consisting of medical, dental, vision, and life insurances) for up to two years starting July 1st. The postdoc can be associated with either or both of the PI’s laboratories—the Skill, Learning, and Performance Laboratory and/or the Bilingualism and Communication Performance Laboratory—in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. More information on the laboratories can be found at http://psychology.case.edu/research/macnamara/index.html.

    Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field by the start date and must demonstrate previous research experience with any one or more of the following areas: human performance (e.g., skill acquisition, expertise), individual differences in cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory capacity), working memory processes, bilingualism, and/or complex communication (e.g., perspective taking). The successful candidate will hold a competitive publication record, be self-motivated, able to structure one’s own time, be a good collaborator, hard-working, diligent, and enthusiastic about the research conducted in the lab(s).

    Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Brooke Macnamara (email: brooke.macnamara@case.edu). The review process will continue until a candidate is selected. Candidates who submit all their materials (including letters of reference) by February 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration.

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate - Multi-disciplinary, posted 10/20/14

    A strong internal candidate has been identified.

    The successful candidate will provide administrative and co-ordinator services for the NIH funded project grant – “The Center for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) Research (CSR): Autonomic and Imaging Biomarkers of SUDEP”. The Project is a multi-disciplinary (the Epilepsy Center at UH Case Medical Center, the Division of Medical Informatics at the School of Medicine at CWRU and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at CWRU) and multicenter (CWRU, Baylor College of Medicine, UCLA, Thomas Jefferson University, Northwestern University, NYU, Columbia University and University of Iowa) project to study SUDEP.

    It is highly desirable that the candidate has a medical background or an understanding of neuroscience, has experience of managing large databases and experience of multi-center research co-ordination. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential as is the ability to interact and work with a large team of national and international researchers. The research associate will provide assistance to the PIs and help development and administration, meeting organization, database maintenance, IRB submissions and queries, and preparation of project activities and presentations.

    Duties involve:

    1) Project administration. This will include patient recruitment in the Epilepsy Monitoring unit and outpatient department. It will also include IRB submission, submission of addenda and project documents. The candidate will be the main point of contact for all CSR members and project personnel and will be the primary source of information on CSR administrative matters.

    2) The individual will be required to carry a pager and be available at short notice to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit during work hours. The position will include oversight of data collection, including daily clipping of electrophysiological polygraphy data, storage and back up, blood sample collection and MRI scanning. It will include de-identification of all patient data and transfer to the Case Informatics team who are participating in the CSR Project. The candidate will work closely with Dahms Clinical Research Unit staff to co-ordinate the taking and processing of blood samples.

    3) Liaison with the NINDS, participating national and international centers, coroners, medical examiners, neuropathology and brain storage/bank facilities. The candidate will organize monthly Steering Committee meetings and quarterly Executive Committee meetings. The candidate will also organize annual CSR meetings at the American Epilepsy Society meeting in December of each year and scientific workshops as and when topics are decided.

    4) Monitor protocols during running of experiments to check on correctness and completeness of testing. The candidate will ensure dissemination of study protocols and answer queries regarding these.

    5) Coordination of all project activities, including budgeting, ordering of supplies, setting up meetings, travel etc. The candidate will prepare minutes of Executive and Steering Committee meetings, and prepare annual and periodic progress reports. Travel may be necessary to participating centers, medical examiners offices etc to co-ordinate project activities and to collect study materials as needed.

    6) Patient follow-up, record keeping, database maintenance, liaison with the epilepsy monitoring unit, medical informatics and engineering.


    OTHER FUNCTIONS

    1) Aid other research staff in the CWRU based CSR scientific projects and co-ordinate interfaces between these projects.
    2) Perform other duties as assigned.

    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    The major aspect of our work requires project co-ordination, data entry and database maintenance skills. The ability to design and maintain websites, and computer program skills are desirable but not essential.
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Supervise research fellows, other project personnel and undergraduate students as required.
    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    MD or PhD is required. Experience in in neurosciences, engineering or related fields is a minimum requirement although in the absence of such, candidate with substantial experience in the research domain in these fields will be considered. Strong recommendations are desirable.
    YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    1 to 3 years of research experience in a clinical research setting.
    Interested candidates should send CV and three letters of reference to:

    Dr SD Lhatoo MBBS. MD. FRCP (Lon)
    Dorothy Blair and Robert Daroff Professor of Neurology,
    Director - Epilepsy Center
    Neurological Institute, Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
    Lakeside 3222A, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
    samden.lhatoo@uhhospitals.org
    Ph: (216) 844-5855
    Fx: (216) 983-3153


    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.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



  • Research Associate-Pathology , posted 10/09/14

    POSITION OBJECTIVE
    The responsibilities of this position include: conceive, plan, organize, and conduct research projects. Conduct literature reviews and interact with other scientific staff members and faculty. Will be responsible for the overall design of experiments, generation and the analysis of data (including use of specialized software). Will be required to write manuscripts, papers and grant applications

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Design and perform experiments. Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator
    • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
    • Manage project timelines and the monitoring of the project budgets
    • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
    • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures.
    • Provide bioinformatics support to ensure data quality and usability and interact closely with biologists.
    • Attend seminars and training sessions on various topics

    NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    1. Perform other duties as assigned.

    CONTACTS
    Department: Frequent contact with Pathology Department Administration
    University: Frequent contact with other CWRU collaborating Departments including other basic science departments
    External: Infrequent contact with vendors, IRB, other collaborating institutions
    Students: Daily contact with students

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
    None

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Experience: Minimum of 5 years experience
    Education/Licensing: PhD required

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
    1. Demonstrated expertise in Immunology and Bioinformatics
    2. Professional and effective oral and written communication skills; and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the University. Must be able to clearly relay information to the PI and other researchers and prepare written documents for grant submissions, manuscripts, publications, etc. as needed.
    3. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through.
    4. Effective management skills; ability to lead, train, work with, and elicit cooperation from team members and staff.
    5. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter. Must demonstrate a strong desire to learn and to advance research.
    6. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.
    7. Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure; must be able and willing to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline.
    8. Willingness to follow protocols and provide suggestions to the PI.
    9. Ability to operate laboratory equipment.
    10. Good computer skills; must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and data management.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    Standard research lab environment. May need to work nights and weekends if necessary to complete process runs or if there is equipment malfunction. Will need to complete all necessary DOES safety trainings.

    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.
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to
    applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable
    accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process
    should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal
    Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.
    Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any
    applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Qualified candidates should submit their cv to pathology@case.edu



  • Research Associate-Pathology , posted 10/09/14

    POSITION OBJECTIVE

    This position will be responsible for the coordination of research work in breast cancer stem cell biology, metastasis, microRNAs, extracellular vesicles, and nanoparticles.
    Responsibilities include working with animal models, cell lines, animal and human specimens, to study cancer stem cell biology, signaling, and nanotherapeutics. In addition, working with animal models and human specimens to study normal and cancer stem cell biology in development, diseases, and cancer progression.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    1. Working with adequate independence, will carry out complex research assignments such as nanoparticle engineering, extracellular vesicle characterization, microRNA and gene expression analysis, new therapeutic development and distribution analysis in mice, lentiviral production and primary cell transduction, gene/miRNA functional studies by down regulation or over-expression approaches, etc.
    2. Design new protocols and techniques for research projects involving a high degree of skill and training, such as high resolution imaging of cancer stem cell-mediated tumor growth and metastasis (bioluminescence and fluorescence), flowcytometer analysis, electroporation, drug delivery, cancer stem cell isolation and imlplantation, niche culture and functional analysis of mouse and human stem cell homing and egress.
    3. Provide high level data analysis such as nanoparticle characterization, gene expression, and proteomic data. Present data at lab and scientific meetings.
    4. Assist in developing procedures related to nanotherapeutic development, stem cell biology and metastasis research, coordinate information with others as needed
    5. Train and teach junior lab members and participate in lab routine management. Help create and modify IRB and IACUC protocols. Abide by federal and local policies of lab.
    6. Create and facilitate fruitful collaborations with other investigators by effective communicating skills
    7. Co-author research projects, seek and facilitate funding applications.

    NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Perform other duties such as coordinate and facilitate collaborative experiments with other investigators

    CONTACTS
    Department: Daily contact with supervisor and Department Administration.
    University: Frequent contact with other departments.
    External: Occasional contact with vendors to exchange information.
    Students: Occasion contact with student employees.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
    May supervise students and technicians

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Experience: 2-3 years of related experience post-gr