PREP Scholar

Job description

Job Title: PREP Scholar
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8907

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has an opportunity for a motivated individual to provide technical support to faculty research investigators as a PREP scholar. The individual will become incorporated into the research program of the individual faculty mentor. This individual is expected to spend working hours in research under the direction of the faculty or other lab supervisor and to participate fully as a PREP scholar in other coursework and development activities.

Information on CWRU PREP is available at:


    Perform specific experiments under supervision. 65%Communicate research objectives, studies and results. 10%Assist with research report preparation. 5%Will have coursework and developmental activities. 20%


Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned (including PREP program activities).


Department: Contact with PREP director, weekly; PREP coordinator, weekly; PREP web technician, monthly; and PREP administrator, bi-monthly.

University: Contact with faculty mentor (NIH funded investigator at the SOM, TBN) daily/weekly, immediate research project supervisor (may be research assistant, postdoc or graduate student) daily.

External: Contact with conference attendees when scholars travel to ABRCMS or other national conference.

Students: Weekly/daily contact – lab research, journal clubs, lab meetings, and department seminars.


No supervisory responsibility


Experience: 0 to 3 months. Applicant must be accepted in the CWRU PREP program in order to apply for this position.

Education/Licensing: High school education required; bachelor’s degree preferred.


    Effective verbal and written communication skills.Good interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals within the department, school and university, and with individuals outside the university. Good organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and give attention to detail in order to complete tasks and meet deadlines.Ability to work effectively independently and within a team.Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.Ability to learn and apply new ideas, processes, policies, functions, etc. Ability to problem-solve as needed. Ability to follow-through on assigned projects and provide timely follow-up as needed. Technical competence with software programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database applications, and with internet navigation. Ability to learn and apply software programs and applications as needed.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.

General laboratory environment. May be exposed to animals, infectious agent, radioactive materials, chemicals and bloodborne pathogens.

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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time