Working under moderate supervision, the Research Assistant 1 will perform research work in medical and related technical areas involving the use of laboratory and research skills. The research assistant will primarily be responsible for running cell cultures and working with animal models of disease. These duties will be performed in the lab to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern normal and pathologic cell states. This position will work with animals.
Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)
Department: Daily contact with research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and laboratory principal investigator to maintain workflow.
University: Occasional contact with other lab personnel, department assistants, and principal investigators from other departments and centers across the Case Western Reserve University campus to exchange information.
External: Contact with outside vendors to exchange information as needed.
Students: Regular contact with laboratory undergraduate and graduate students to maintain laboratory supplies and experiments.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 0 to 1 year of experience in an academic research laboratory or Associate’s degree in an approved biotechnology program and 0 to 2 years of experience required.
General laboratory environment with exposure to general chemicals and blood-borne pathogens. Laboratory safety and blood-borne pathogen training is required and will be provided. Training in work with animal models of disease is required and will be provided. Required personal protective equipment includes a standard lab coat, gloves and safety glasses when appropriate.
Case Western Reserve University’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 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.
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 Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.