Research Assistant 1

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Job Title: Research Assistant 1
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8685

Working under moderate supervision, the Research Assistant 1 will perform research work to support the investigation of neurofibromatosis type 1. The research assistant will be primarily responsible for performing laboratory experiments at the bench and general laboratory maintenance. This position will work with animals.


    Perform research work supporting the investigation of neurofibromatosis 1 utilizing basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (e.g., immunoprecipitation, PCR). (30%)Perform cell culture growth and maintenance for mouse primary cultures. Conduct analysis of samples. (20%)Collect and record results for experiments. Maintain accurate and detailed records of experiments using an established e-notebook system. (20%)Perform mouse husbandry tasks, including breeding, genotyping and colony management. (15%)Order laboratory supplies and maintain laboratory. Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments. (15%)


Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)


Department: Daily contact with supervisor to discuss research.

University: Frequent contact with other departments and collaborator groups to share information.

External: Limited contact with vendors to exchange information.

Students: Daily contact with student employees and graduate students to maintain workflow.


This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.


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


    Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of biology and genetics. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to learn and operate laboratory equipment.Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to positively interact with colleagues, supervisors, and collaborators face to face.Must demonstrate compliance with Case Western Reserve University animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines.Must demonstrate compassion for animals within Case Western Reserve University facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.Previous experience working with animals preferred.


General laboratory environment. May have exposure to chemical, radiation, animal, and blood borne pathogen hazards. Mandatory laboratory safety training 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 SOM 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.

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 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.





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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time