Research Assistant 2
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Working under general supervision, the research assistant 2 will perform research work to support laboratory studies in the department of Pathology. This cutting edge laboratory focuses on studies of T cell activation. Studies are relevant to advanced T cell immunology, FoxP3 Tregs, tolerance, memory, Th17 cells, TLRs, and novel insight connecting T cell activation and local complement production.


  • Work directly with the principal investigator on projects related to T Cell Activation.
  • Coordinate research/laboratory activities.
  • Train new staff; help direct the work of students.
  • Manage knockout and transgenic mouse colonies.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of research data.
  • Update electronic databases as needed.
  • May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures.


    Perform other duties as assigned.


    Department: Daily contact with supervisor and lab members.

    University: Contact with other departments.

    External: Minimal contact.

    Students: Daily contact with graduate and undergraduate researchers.


    No direct supervisory responsibility. Train new staff and direct the work of students.


    Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in science and 1 to 3 years experience in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and working with mice desired or Associate’s degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years experience.


  • Familiarity with Molecular biology, cell signaling, qPCR, flow cytometry, and cell culture.
  • Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with various individuals.
  • Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and proven ability to successfully follow-through on assigned projects.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter
  • Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.
  • Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed.
  • Advanced computer skills; familiar with MS Office applications, database programs, and internet navigation.


    General laboratory environment. The employee will be exposed to animals and chemicals.

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    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.

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