This job has expired

Research Assistant 1

Case Western Reserve University
Case Main Campus

View more

Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Job Title: Research Assistant 1
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8825

We have Research Assistant 1 opportunities to advance new solutions in sickle cell anemia in-vitro diagnostics and blood cell biomechanics. This position will work under moderate supervision of the principle investigator to perform research work with human blood samples and paper based microfluidic electrophoresis.


    Perform research work related to hemoglobin electrophoresis separation. Conduct hands-on experiment under biosafety level-2 laboratory environment including blood sample preparation, cell culture, DNA extraction, PCR, potentially immunoblot (not required) (60%). Maintain records of experiments. Collect data and assist data analysis using electronic database (Microsoft Office system) (20%)Assist other lab activities including developing improved techniques for biomechanics research platform. (20%)


    Perform other duties related to laboratory operations as assigned


Department: Regular interaction with the principal investigator to oversee the efficient operation of the laboratory. Daily contact with postdoc research associate towards executing research projects.

University: Weekly contact with other departments and core facilities to use, exchange materials and information. Regular contact with CWRU facilities.

External: N/A

Students: Regular contact with students in the lab.


No direct supervision of staff employees. Working with the principal investigator, will help train new staff and direct the work of students


Experience: Bachelor's degree in biology/engineering-related major and 0 to 1 years of experience working in a biomedical research laboratory or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology program and 0 to 2 years of biomedical research laboratory research experience.


    Hands on experience with human blood sample.
  1. Wet-lab experience.
  2. Able to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of job.
  3. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  4. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  5. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face-to-face.
  6. Molecular biology experience (DNA extraction, PCR, Western Blotting) is preferred but not required
  7. Cell culture experience is preferred but not required


This position requires working in a biomedical research laboratory environment and working with frequent interactions with adjoining laboratories and vendors.

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.



Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

Find Us
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert