Research Assistant 3
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Working under limited supervision, the research assistant 3 will perform laboratory research to support studies in the department of Pathology. This laboratory focuses on growth factor regulation. Studies are relevant to wound healing, angiogenesis, nerve regeneration, and cancer. Cutting edge work is done on integration of signaling mechanisms which control mitotic and anti-apoptotic activities.


  • Work directly with the principal investigator on projects related to growth factor regulation.
  • Carry out complex research assignments of a non-routine nature.
  • Devise new protocols and techniques for research projects involving a high degree of skill and training.
  • Utilize new and innovative research techniques.
  • Evaluate adequacy of techniques; study and test new procedures and analyses.
  • 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 co-author research projects.


    Perform other duties as assigned.


    Department: Daily contact with supervisor,

    University: Contact with other departments.

    External: Minimal contact.

    Students: Daily contact with graduate and undergraduate researchers.


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


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in science.

    Experience: 3 to 5 years of related experience preferably in biochemistry, immunology, and/or molecular biology. Previous work with mice desired.


  • Advanced computer skills; familiar with MS Office applications, database programs, and internet navigation.
  • 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.


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


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