Academic Positions Available

These academic positions are published as a courtesy on this site in partnership with individual recruiting departments. Please respond directly to the respective department as listed in each description. In employment, as in education, Case is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

 

Research Associate position in the Department of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
The Department of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate position available in the area of pathophysiology of human vestibular and balance disorders.  Successful candidates will have at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in general experimental approaches including measurement of eye movements using the magnetic field scleral coil technique during linear and rotational head movement, and kinematic assessment of gait and balance using an infrared motion tracking system.


The responsibilities for this position include assisting with the design and execution of experimental protocols, and for analyzing data, including the development of custom software in MATLAB or the equivalent.  He/she will also prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals.  He/she will collaborate with members of the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center to design experiments and interpret data related to gait and balance. The RA will be responsible for engineering support of research equipment for vestibular and eye movement testing in the Ocular Motility Laboratory.


The Candidate will have technical skills in 1) systems neuroscience, with emphasis on the ocular motor and vestibular systems;  2) Maintenance, operation, and optimization of research equipment for eye movement recording (three-dimensional magnetic field eye coil systems), infrared motion tracking, and vestibular stimulation using a Moog motion platform; 3) Experience in three-dimensional eye movement analysis; 4) Strong scientific programming skills (especially MATLAB, Labview); 5) Neural systems modeling (e.g., Simulink)
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to mark.walker@case.edu

 

 

Research Associate position in Heart and Vascular Research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Heart and Vascular Research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Campus, has a Research Associate position available in the areas of cell therapy for cardiac arrhythmias (sudden cardiac death).  This exciting new field has the potential to revolutionize treatment and provide a cure for heart disease. 

 The responsibilities for this position include analysis of samples, collect and analyze data, record and maintain results for a particular experiment or closely related series of experiments and other job-related duties as assigned.

The Candidate will have technical skills in laboratory functions.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to Cheryl Zadd at czadd@metrohealth.org.

For more information about the Heart and Vascular Research Center at the MetroHealth campus, please visit: www.MetroHealthHeart.org.

 

 

A SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position is available in the group headed by Dr. Jonathan Karn, Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Director of the Case Center for AIDS Research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  The position will be funded through the NIH Avant Garde Award recently received by Dr. Karn.

The work of Dr. Karn's group focuses on the control of HIV latency.  Ongoing projects concern biochemical and genetic studies of the mechanisms of action of HIV transcription, HIV repression by chromatin structures, and responses of HIV to cellular signaling pathways.  For recent publications see:   Kim et al. (2006) EMBO J. 25:3596-3604; Tyagi and Karn (2007) EMBO J. 26:4985-4995; Pearson et al. (2008) J. Virol. 82:12291-12303. 

The position of SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE is open to candidates with more than 5 years postdoctoral experience.  Salary and benefits in keeping with NIH scales, and relocation expenses will be provided.  Experience in the biochemistry of transcription, molecular virology and/or gene expression in mammalian cells is essential.  This project will require advanced experimental skills in molecular virology, including the use of ChIP assays.

Qualified applicants for the Senior Research Associate position should submit a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for 3 referees to:  2srakarn@case.edu

 

 

A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position is available in the group headed by Dr. Jonathan Karn, Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Director of the Case Center for AIDS Research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  The position will be funded through the NIH Avant Garde Award recently received by Dr. Karn.

The work of Dr. Karn's group focuses on the control of HIV latency.  Ongoing projects concern biochemical and genetic studies of the mechanisms of action of HIV transcription, HIV repression by chromatin structures, and responses of HIV to cellular signaling pathways.  For recent publications see:   Kim et al. (2006) EMBO J. 25:3596-3604; Tyagi and Karn (2007) EMBO J. 26:4985-4995; Pearson et al. (2008) J. Virol. 82:12291-12303. 

The position of RESEARCH ASSOCIATE is open to candidates with 2-4 years postdoctoral experience.  Salary and benefits in keeping with NIH scales, and relocation expenses will be provided.  Experience in the biochemistry of transcription, molecular virology and/or gene expression in mammalian cells is essential.   

Qualified applicants for the Research Associate position should submit a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for 3 referees to:  1rakarn@case.edu

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Position, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to join our team. A post-doctoral position is open in the lab to study the mechanism of action of rhodopsin and other G protein-coupled receptors. The lab uses modern biophysical approaches involving the atomic force microscope and fluorescence-based assays to address fundamental questions related to signaling. We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to carry out projects using fluorescence-based assays to investigate various aspects of the signaling process. More info about the lab can be found on our website.

The candidate should have experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. 
Experience with handling mice and creating transgenic mice is also an asset.

Interested applicants should send a CV and 2-3 references to the address below.

Paul Park, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
2085 Adelbert Road, Pathology Room 312
Cleveland, OH 44106
Website: https://filer.case.edu/psp7/index.html
Email: paul.park@case.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Systems biology of iron metabolism: computational modeling and cellular experiments
Starting date: January 2010

A continuation of collaboration research on "Multi-level analysis of iron metabolism"  by Dr. Gerald Saidel, Case Western Reserve University, and Dr. Paul Fox, Cleveland Clinic, funded by NIH, includes an outstanding opportunity for a postdoctoral Research Associate.  This position requires Ph.D.-level research experience in computer modeling and simulation of metabolic and transport processes at the cellular and tissue levels and knowledge of cellular studies. A systems biology approach will be utilized to study the mechanisms regulating iron homeostasis during chronic kidney disease (CKD) and devise regimens for individualized treatment. This position is well suited for a researcher with a background in simulation of dynamic systems with MATLAB and interest in cellular experiments.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Gerald M. Saidel (gerald.saidel@case.edu), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.  

 

 

POST-DOC/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION
A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position to start October 23, 2009 is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xin in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Job Description: To conduct tissue based experimental research on human pancreatic cancer. Research includes laboratory and animal models testing of pancreatic cancer xenograft, Immunohistochemical study on prion and related protein, cell culture of pancreatic cell lines, Si-RNA inhibition, and data analysis.
REQUIREMENTS: Technical skills preferred include real-time PCR, gene analysis, western blot, DNA and RNA extraction from tissue, cell culture, mice, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, FISH. Previous experience in immunohistochemistry, animal handling is required. Doctoral degree, such as MD, PhD in biomedical related sciences with demonstrated experience in cancer research is required.
Please submit a letter of inquiry and updated CV to Dr. Wei Xin (wei.xin@case.edu).

 

 

Post-Doc/Research Associate Position in Pathology
A postdoctoral or research associate position to start November 1, 2009 is available in the Department of Pathology.

Job Description: To conduct experimental and theoretical research as a participant in a multi-institutional biomedical research program on spectroscopy (including Raman, fluorescence and reflectance) diagnosis and imaging under the direction of Dr. Maryann Fitzmaurice. Research includes laboratory and in vivo clinical testing of cutting-edge spectroscopy instruments and data analysis techniques developed for breast cancer diagnosis and imaging. The research will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Michael Feld at the G.R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory and Laser Biomedical Research Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

REQUIREMENTS: A recent doctorate in physics, chemistry or engineering with demonstrated experience in Raman spectroscopy research, preferably in biological applications. Those with previous postdoctoral experience will be considered favorably. Previous experience in development of optical instrumentation, confocal Raman microspectroscopy and chemometrics is preferred. Should be comfortable with standard mathematical and laboratory software such as MATLAB and LabVIEW.
Please submit a letter of inquiry and updated CV to Dr. Fitzmaurice (maryann.fitzmaurice@case,edu).

 

 

Research Associate, Pathology
Responsibilities: Planning and performing experiments in assigned research projects in collaboration with faculty members and other staff within Case or at other academic institutions. He/she will read relevant literature, perform sample preparation, run the experiments, and perform data analysis. As a RA he/she will prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals. He/she will develop and present in scientific workshops relevant to the proposed research projects.

Technical Skills Required
Strong expertise in cell and molecular biology, flow cytometry, and handling of laboratory mice.

Education Requirements
PhD in chemistry or biology.

Years of Relevant Experience Required
1 to 2 years of experience Publications in peer reviewed journals.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to Dr. Laxminarayana Devireddy at laxminarayana.devireddy@case.edu

 

 

Research Associate, Cardiovascular Research Institute
A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Fisher in the Case Western CVRI beginning in January 2010. The project uses cell and molecular biological techniques to study vascular smooth muscle differentiation in models of altered blood flow. The focus is on the regulation of alternative splicing of the myosin phosphatase gene using techniques such as RNA-protein binding assays, mutagenesis, transgenesis and conditional gene inactivation. This project has been funded by the NIH for 13 years and has just received 4 more years of funding. Individuals with a background in vascular biology and regulation of gene expression, and expertise in techniques of molecular biology, are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants with training in molecular biological techniques will be considered. If interested please email a CV and a short statement of research interests to: steven.fisher@case.edu.

 

 

Senior Research Associate/Research Associate, Biochemistry
The responsibilities of this position include: planning and executing between 2-3 projects in collaboration with faculty members from CWRU and other institutions. As a collaborator the TBN SRA will develop the experimental design for the project which includes subcloning, protein expression, protein purification, and crystallization. He/she will also perform X-ray crystallographic data measurement and subsequent crystallographic refinement and analysis. The qualified candidate will participate in mechanism of drug activation research with strong biomedical relevance to cardiovascular diseases. As a SRA he/she will prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals.

REQUIREMENTS:

Technical Skills
Strong expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and X-ray crystallography.

Supervisory Responsibilies
Supervise Laboratory Research Assistant, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students in conducting molecular biology, biochemical and crystallographic experiments.

Education Requirements
PhD

Years Of Relevant Experience Required
At least 3 years of experience; multiple publications

Interested applicants should submit a CV via email to Dr. Focco Van den Akker at fxv5@case.edu

 

 

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering/Biomaterials)
Posted 10-16-2009
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates with a research emphasis on the interface between neuroscience and biomaterials and having a strong quantitative background are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidates are expected to build on our existing strong collaborations within the BME department, the School of Engineering, with basic science departments in our School of Medicine including the Case Center for Translational Neuroscience, and clinical affiliates. Both the BME department and the School of Medicine are highly ranked and are located in close proximity to each other. Qualified applicants for Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. and the potential to advance in research; demonstrate an emerging record of scholarship, teaching, and service relative to career stage; and have a commitment to continued research, publication, service, and creative activity.  In employment, as in education Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Send a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to:

Dustin Tyler, Ph.D.
Chair, Neural Engineering/Biomaterials Search Committee
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Wickenden Building, Room 309
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7207
Email: dustin.tyler@case.edu

 

 

Doctoral-level faculty in the Center for Clinical Investigation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) seeks to hire a doctoral-level faculty (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI).  Associate professor rank requires additional sustained contributions and a national reputation for research accomplishment. The mission of the CCI is to create and foster clinical and translational research efforts campus-wide and to equip future generations of clinical researchers with the skills needed to efficiently design, implement, and interpret clinical and translational research studies. The successful candidate will develop and lead new academic programs in clinical investigation via the Clinical Research Scholars Program, collaborate with clinical researchers on design and analysis of randomized intervention studies and/or epidemiologic cohort studies, and conduct project related methodological research.
Education:  Must have a PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or a closely related field.
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience in teaching and collaborative research in a medical environment is desired.
Essential skills:

  1. Leadership/supervisory experience
  2. Highly organized and detail oriented
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills
  4. Ability to work effectively within teams of people from diverse fields

Technical skills:  Experience in MS Office, SAS, and R programming language.
Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
Application instructions:
To apply, email a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:
Faculty Search Committee (Email: cci-careers@case.edu)
Center for Clinical Investigation
Case Western Reserve University
Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein Building
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7291
Phone: 216-368-3286.

 

Professor/Associate Professor in Community and Social Development
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), Case Western Reserve University’s graduate school of social work, has a long-standing interest in building stronger communities. The school and its research centers, including the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, have a long history of involvement in community- and agency-based research, much of which responds to critical local and national policy issues.

The curriculum at MSASS emphasizes skill-building and evidence-based practice. The school integrates its education, research, and service in ways that enable social work practice to promote social justice and community empowerment locally, nationally, and internationally.
Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This area has one of the most well-established networks of community development organizations in the U.S., offering MSASS faculty and students a unique environment for community development research and training. Additionally, the school’s growing international education program offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for teaching and learning abroad.
MSASS is currently expanding its research, teaching, enrollment, and community engagement in violence prevention and community and social development. The school seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor in Community and Social Development, to join its multi-disciplinary faculty and help lead this growth.

The senior faculty member in Community and Social Development will assume a leading teaching, research, and service role and help lead the school’s growth in the community and social development arena.
Candidates must have:

  • an earned doctorate in social work or other relevant field;
  • a strong record of relevant teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, including a record of community-based research;
  • demonstrated interest in building strong communities and demonstrated commitment to applied research.

Candidates for the senior faculty position in Community and Social Development must have a demonstrated commitment to applied research relevant to issues of social and economic disparities and to the possibilities of promoting social change through community-based strategies. Those whose ongoing research would benefit from the collegial, institutional, and civic support available for this work will be of particular interest.
Further information about MSASS is available at http://msass.case.edu.
Those interested in these positions may call (216) 368-2256 with questions  or e-mail a cover letter and c.v. (indicating position of interest in subject line) to: msassdean@case.edu

 

 

Begun Professor in Violence Prevention
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), Case Western Reserve University’s graduate school of social work, has a long-standing interest in building stronger communities. The school and its research centers, including the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, have a long history of involvement in community- and agency-based research, much of which responds to critical local and national policy issues.
The curriculum at MSASS emphasizes skill-building and evidence-based practice. The school integrates its education, research, and service in ways that enable social work practice to promote social justice and community empowerment locally, nationally, and internationally.
Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This area has one of the most well-established networks of community development organizations in the U.S., offering MSASS faculty and students a unique environment for community development research and training. Additionally, the school’s growing international education program offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for teaching and learning abroad.
MSASS is currently expanding its research, teaching, enrollment, and community engagement in violence prevention and community and social development. The school seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor, the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor in Violence Prevention, to join its multi-disciplinary faculty and help lead this growth.
The Begun Professor in Violence Prevention will lead and manage the Begun Center and its activities, including research, training, advocacy, and technical assistance; key goals include forming interdisciplinary academic partnerships, promoting community-based strategies for violence prevention, and conducting research/interventions that address the social stressors associated with youth violence. Secondary responsibilities include teaching and service in the master’s and doctoral programs and securing funding for center programs and initiatives. The professorship will be coterminous with the directorship of the Center.
Candidates must have:

  • an earned doctorate in social work or other relevant field;
  • a strong record of relevant teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, including a record of community-based research;
  • demonstrated interest in building strong communities and demonstrated commitment to applied research.

For the Begun professorship, administrative experience will be a strong plus; a degree in psychology, criminology, or a related social science, would also be welcomed.
Further information about MSASS is available at http://msass.case.edu/.

Those interested in these positions may call (216) 368-2256 with questions  or e-mail a cover letter and c.v. (indicating position of interest in subject line) to: msassdean@case.edu

 

 

Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Direct Social Work Practice      
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), the graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University, has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and service in direct practice with individuals, families and groups.  The school’s Master’s curriculum offers two concentrations: Direct Practice and Community & Social Development.  Specializations in Direct Practice include aging; alcohol and other drug abuse; children, youth and families; mental health; and health.  The MSASS Master’s curriculum emphasizes skill-building, appreciation for diversity and evidence-based practice. The school integrates its education, research and service to enable our students to become leaders in social welfare and human services.   Case Western Reserve University is a private university with a renowned medical school and nursing school, situated in a vibrant arts and cultural center.  MSASS is ranked #1 in Ohio and #10 nationally among schools of social work.  MSASS field settings include the premier social service and health care organizations in Northeast Ohio.  MSASS faculty maintains strong research and social work practice ties with community organizations and social work agencies.  The school’s growing international education program offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for teaching and learning abroad.
We encourage those who meet the following criteria to apply.

  • An earned doctorate in social work or other relevant field;
  • An earned master’s degree in social work with emphasis in direct practice;
  • A minimum of two years post-master’s social work experience in direct practice social work;
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching master’s students in foundation and direct practice courses;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and to conduct a program of research and scholarship.

Further information about MSASS is available at http://msass.case.edu/.
Interested persons should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three (3) references to:  Kathleen J. Farkas, Ph.D., LISW-s, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7164,
E-Mail: kathleen.farkas@case.edu

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in siRNA Delivery
The Laboratory of Drug Delivery and Molecular Imaging in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a position of post-doctoral fellow.  Candidates with experiences in cell biology, RNAi, cancer, and drug or gene delivery are encouraged to apply.  Strong candidates in related field who want to do research in drug delivery will also be considered.  The research project involves the design and development of targeted multifunctional delivery systems of therapeutic siRNA and chemotherapeutics, and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of the delivery systems.  Molecular imaging will be applied in the process of developing the targeted delivery systems.  In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.

Applicants should send a letter or email stating research interests, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three references to:

Zheng-Rong Lu, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Building
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44106-7207
phone: 216-368-0187
zxl125@case.edu

 

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Biomedical Imaging
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  Candidates should have a research emphasis in in vivo biomedical imaging, and candidates with interests in Cancer Imaging or related area are particularly encouraged to apply. Partial support for this position is provided by a P30 award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) supporting new faculty recruitment in the context of biomedical research core centers.  Candidates should not previously have had a tenure-track research appointment.  Candidates are expected to build strong research collaborations with other faculty members in the BME department and other departments of the university and its clinical affiliates (Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center).  Please see the departmental web site, http://bme.case.edu, and the web site of the Case Center for Imaging Research, http://ccir.uhrad.com, for additional information about biomedical imaging research and the BME curriculum.  Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. and the potential to advance in research, demonstrate an emerging record of scholarship and teaching, and have a commitment to continued research, publication, service, and creative activity.  We particularly invite applications from individuals who have experience and interest in developing innovative education and training programs for culturally diverse groups.  In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Send a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to:

Zheng-Rong Lu, Ph.D.
Chair, Biomedical Imaging Search Committee
M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Room 309 Wickenden Building
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7207
Email: zxl125@case.edu

 

 

Associate Professor , Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate Professor level. The areas of research interest are any areas in sequence based or structural bioinformatics for nucleic acids or proteins. Candidates interested in translational approaches, such as biomarker discovery or drug design, are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other Medical School faculty in a large number of NIH funded center and program projects grants affiliated with the Center. These funded programs emphasize research in protein-protein interaction networks, integration of genomics and proteomics data, and high-throughput structure modeling, using a variety of methods. Overall, the candidate will be an active participant in shaping the expansion of bioinformatics and/or macromolecular structure programs of the Center. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and relevant academic or industrial experience suitable for appointment at an Associate Professor level. Interested candidates should apply by November 30, 2009 by sending a cv including funded grants, a plan of research and teaching, and the names of 3 references to:
Joan Schenkel, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4988 or joan.schenkel@case.edu.

In employment as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.  Case is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering.

 

Instructor Position in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor level in Proteomics.  This is a non-teaching position primarily responsible for conducting collaborative research with faculty members from across the CWRU community.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant biological discipline, at least 4 years research experience and peer-reviewed scientific publication in proteomics, bioinformatics, or structural biology.  

Interested candidates should send cv, research interests and the name of three references to Joan Schenkel, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4988 or joan.schenkel@case.edu by November 30, 2009.
In employment as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.  Case is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering.

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHT POLYMERIZABLE MATERIALS FOR RESORBABLE TISSUE ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS

Competitive candidates who have earned a PhD degree are encouraged to apply for this NIH-funded position. This annual position is renewable, with an optimal duration of two years. Due to restrictions dictated by the funding source (NIH), the candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The applicant must have completed all of the requirements for their PhD prior to being appointed. This individual must have a strong background and significant experience in polymer chemistry and synthesis. Experience with polymers utilized in tissue engineering is also desirable. Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to David Dean, Ph.D., Department of Neurological Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, HH5, MS 5042, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA. Fax: (216) 844-3333; E-mail: David.Dean@Case.Edu; http://casemed.case.edu/Neurosurgery/ImagingLab.  In employment, as in education, Case is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. 

 

 

Postdoc Fellow in Pediatrics
Position Objective:
Researcher to assist with molecular biology and biochemistry experiments as well as with laboratory management. Respiratory morbidity in former preterm infants is a major public health problem.  This typically takes the form of asthma or wheezing disorders in childhood.  Our approach is focused on NO-cGMP and BDNF-TrkB signaling and how these regulate airway contractility during early development.  We use a newborn animal model to elucidate physiologic and biochemical mechanisms that are a consequence of neonatal lung injury and potentially lead to airway dysfunction.  The focus of the laboratory is the use of techniques in protein biochemistry, molecular biology and immunohistochemistry to examine effect of neonatal hyperoxia on lung physiology and signal transduction.
The researcher would assist with treatment to animals (hyperoxic exposures or different infections), perfusing animals and processing tissues for RT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, cryosectioning and immunostaining and other molecular biology work. The researcher will carry general laboratory business including cell culture and propagation of viruses but would also have considerable scope to plan and carry out experiments that assist the projects in the laboratory. I am looking for a person who is well organized and efficient but also has the ability to work independently and eagerness to learn to use new techniques.

Essential functions:
This position requires a combination of excellent laboratory and organizational skills. The major scientific focus of this position is to treat animals and prepare tissue for molecular biology experiments to understand the lung hyperreactivity. The standard methods currently used in our studies include gel electrophoresis, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cell culture. The Researcher is also expected to carry out data analysis resulting from these experiments. The position requires meticulous record keeping of experimental procedures. He/She has responsibility for the ordering of standard laboratory consumables and also to communicate on occasion with customer service representatives to obtain desired chemicals or equipments.

Requirements
Experience: 1-2 years in molecular biology lab. required, including experience with standard laboratory equipment (i.e. PCR cyclers, protein and DNA gels, ELISA). Preferred also is knowledge of basic techniques in animal surgery and skills with tissue culture. Experience with HPLC and Laser Capture microscopy is a plus.
Education: B.Sc. or M.Sc
Skills: required Molecular biology, and see Essential Functions above.

To apply, please send a cv, the name of three references, and a statement of research interests to: syed.zaidi@case.edu

 

 

Senior Research Associate, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
The Case Center for Proteomics, a state-of-the art proteomics facility at Case Western Reserve University, is seeking an individual experienced with the development of new methodologies and validation of the existing approaches in proteomics using mass spectrometry, quantitative proteomics, and  post Translational Modifications profiling of biological samples. The responsibilities of this position include: planning and executing between 4-6 projects in collaboration with faculty members from CWRU and other academic institutions. The successful candidate will develop and present workshops on proteomics research methods and scientific findings as well as collaborate with members of the Center to develop training programs. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant biological discipline, at least 5 years proteomics research experience and excellent communication skills. Successful candidates will be able to work independently as well as in cooperation with multiple investigators, and build and maintain professional relationships. Competitive salaries and benefits are available for qualified candidates.
To apply, please send a cv, the name of three references, and a statement of research interests to joan.schenkel@case.edu.

For more information, please visit: proteomics.case.edu

 

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Scholar in Structural Mass Spectrometry, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has Research Associate and postdoctoral positions available in the areas of structural mass spectrometry and macromolecular structure modeling. Successful candidates will have experience in mass spectrometry and/or computational or quantitative sciences.

Candidates will be expected to combine bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, and structural biology techniques, participate in tool development projects in protein structure determination and modeling and have opportunities for collaboration on a number of highly visible and productive NIH funded projects at the School of Medicine. To apply, please send a cv, the name of three references, and a statement of research interests to joan.schenkel@case.edu.

For more information, please visit: proteomics.case.edu

 

Research Associate, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
The Case Center for Proteomics, a state-of-the art proteomics facility at Case Western Reserve University, is seeking an individual experienced with Thermo Finegan mass spectrometry instruments. The responsibilities of this position include: operating and maintaining a Thermo Finnigan Orbitrap and Fourier Transform mass spectrometers and HPLC systems, running samples and analyzing data utilizing bioinformatics tools for service and collaborative projects, training and overseeing additional instrument users, providing guidance in the preparation of samples, experimental design, and bioinformatics data analysis. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant biological discipline, at least 2  years experience with Thermo Finegan mass spectrometry instrumentation and software, experience in database searches, and excellent communication skills. Successful candidates will be able to work independently as well as in cooperation with multiple investigators, build and maintain professional relationships, and be prepared to work flexible hours. Competitive salaries and benefits are available for qualified candidates.
For more information about the Center see our website http://casemed.case.edu/proteomics/.   Please send a cover letter, CV and three reference contacts to Joan Schenkel, email: joan.schenkel@case.edu.

 

 

Full/Associate/Assistant Professor
Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University invite applications for an open tenure-track faculty position at the Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous research program, participate in teaching activities, and interact productively with the strong team of basic and clinical scientists interested in the overall areas of HIV/AIDS and host-pathogen interactions, and drug abuse in the context of HIV/AIDS at our institution.  We are especially interested in candidates who are undertaking epigenetic, proteomic, systems biology, and/or bioinformatics studies of HIV/AIDS. In addition to newly refurbished laboratory space and generous start-up packages, we offer a highly interactive environment with exceptional intellectual, infrastructural, and administrative support.  The candidate will be an active participant in the expansion of HIV/AIDS research conducted by the Centers for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and the Center for AIDS Research. The successful candidate will receive a primary appointment in either the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics or the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and a secondary appointment in the collaborating department, depending on the candidate’s research focus. All candidates should have a Ph.D. and relevant post-doctoral experience. Candidates for the rank of associate professor or above must have a record of funding, active research program and a national reputation.  Rank commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should apply by November  30, 2009  by sending a cv, a plan of research, and the names of 3 references to:
Joan Schenkel, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4988 or joan.schenkel@case.edu.

 

Senior Faculty Search in Musicology/ Popular Music
Senior tenure-track faculty position in Musicology beginning 2010-2011, with a specialization in Popular Music Studies. The successful candidate will have an established scholarly record in popular music studies and will have demonstrated teaching expertise in areas that may include history and analysis, cultural studies, and technology.  The candidate will be expected to collaborate successfully with colleagues in arts and humanities departments at CWRU and with external partners including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and innovative approach to teaching and research.  Administrative experience working with artists, music industry representatives, technology staff, and funding agencies is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop undergraduate/graduate curriculum and public programs in the area of popular music and will provide leadership in the ongoing collaborations linking CWRU and the Rock Hall.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree or commensurate level of educational achievement.  Normal teaching load in the department is four courses per year.  In Appointment at the level of Associate Professor requires evidence of excellence in teaching and research as reflected in publications, professional activities, and national reputation. Appointment at the level of Professor requires evidence of continued scholarly and teaching success as well a significant international reputation. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, CV, and the names, addresses, and emails of three references to Prof. Mary Davis, Chair, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, 100900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7105. Additional information about the CWRU Department of Music may be found at http://music.case.edu.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Position, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MetroHealth Medical Centre      
The Department of Reproductive Biology located at MHMC in the OBGYN Research Division has openings for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The on-going projects focus on mechanisms of inflammation and insulin resistance during pregnancy. Studies require a combination of molecular and cell biology techniques applicable to human tissue and cells. They include, although not exclusively, real-time PCR, microarrays, proteomics, and other technical procedures related to cell signaling. Preference will be given to individuals with experience and demonstrated ability to analyze and organize data and write manuscripts.

The salary will be on a NIH scale $36,000-$38,000.

Please send CV and references to Miriam Kee
Administrative Research Secretary
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth drive
CLEVELAND, OH 44109
Tel: 216 778 4262
mkee@metrohealth.org

 

 

Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University. The successful candidate will work with Professor Idit Zehavi and collaborators on galaxy clustering and different aspects of large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology, particularly as pertaining to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and other higher redshift surveys. The Astronomy Department at CWRU is an institutional member in the SDSS and the new SDSS-III collaborations. The appointment will be for two years (with a possibility for an additional year, contingent on funding), and is expected to start in Fall 2010. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics and some relevant experience. 

Interests in the CWRU Astronomy Department include large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, structure and dynamics of galaxies, chemical abundances, and telescope and instrument design. The department owns and operates the Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak. The CWRU Department of Physics additionally focuses on particle astrophysics and cosmology. Both departments are also part of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by December 1, 2009.
Applications can be sent electronically (in PDF or postscript formats) to idit.zehavi@case.edu or by mail to: Idit Zehavi, Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-7215.

Inquiries can be directed to idit.zehavi@case.edu.

 

 

Post Doctoral Position
Functional MRI Applications Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
The Neurological Institute, Movement Disorders Center
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
The Neurological Institute at Case Western Reserve University offers a postdocoral position in the research group for Functional imaging of sensorimotor integration and movement disorders.

The candidate will work as part of a group with experience in functional imaging of patients with movement disorders and a multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists, physicists, biomedical engineers and neurologists. The Neurological institute hosts an outpatient clinic with a high number of patients with dystonia, Parkinson’s disease and is a major DBS implanting center for Dystonia, Parkinson’s disease,  Essential Tremor, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is innovating neuromodulation therapies for  Tourette Disorder and other neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. 
Our Imaging Facility at the Case Center for Imaging Research has state of the art facilities and equipment for neuroimaging research including a new Siemens 3T Verio (wide bore, 70cm) MRI scanner, a full-body human 4.0T Bruker Medspec scanner and  two Siemens 1.5T scanners (Sonata / Espree) scanners. The imaging suite is equipped with MRI compatible stimulus presentations and task performance equipment.

The applicant should have a MD or PhD in neuroscience, medicine, physics, computer science, psychology or a related field. Experience with functional imaging and data analysis (Brain Voyager, AFNI, Analyze, SPM5/8,) as well as basic programming skills (Matlab, Presentation) are desirable.

Interested applicants with experience with fMRI should email, FAX, or mail a biosketch including names, addresses, & email addresses of three references to:

Benjamin L. Walter M.D.
Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Neurological Institute
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Benjamin.Walter@case.edu
Fax: 216-368-1144
Phone: 216-368-5247

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, or a Research Associate
Research position available immediately for a Postdoctoral Scholar, or a Research Associate to support NIH and other federally funded oral health disparities research projects. We seek a motivated and dependable individual to expand the mission of oral health disparities research in diverse and special needs population, and pursue scholarly activities. A strong background in the design and conduct of clinical research is desirable. Qualifications should include but are not limited to a strong background in any of these areas: epidemiology, social or behavioral sciences, biostatistics. Contact: Dr. Suchitra Nelson, Associate Professor, Community Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, Phone: 216-368-3469, Email: suchitra.nelson@case.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Position, In-vivo Signal Transduction Models in Cancer is available in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Koon.
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University. This position is to study signal transduction pathways in lymphoma and lung cancer. The current project is focused on the signal transduction pathways downstream of translocations involving anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK).

Self-motivated candidates with experience or a significant interest in signal transduction, molecular biology, biochemistry or animal model skills are desirable. Qualified candidates will have a solid track record of research and academic achievement including publications in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals and excellent written/oral communication skills. A PhD or MD degree or equivalent is required.

Required Specialties & Skills
Strong background in cellular and molecular biology: cell/tissue culture, cloning, DNA, RNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR and basic computational biology skills.

Preferred Specialties & Skills
Mammalian cell transfection, mouse husbandry, shRNA, retroviral and lentiviral production.

Applicants should send CV and a brief statement of research interests to:

Christine Torrence
Operations Administrator, Division of Hematology/Oncology
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western School of Medicine
10900 Euclid Avenue
Wolstein 2-142
Cleveland, OH 44106-7284
cgt2@case.edu

 

Faculty opening in the area of plant ecology
  The Biology Department of Case Western Reserve University seeks to fill a faculty opening in the area of plant ecology. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred, but more senior appointments will be considered. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, demonstrated potential to lead a strong independent extramurally funded research program, and ability to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideally, the candidate’s research will also enhance existing collaborations between CWRU and The Holden Arboretum. Normal teaching load is one course per semester. Appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor will require a national reputation for research expertise, a distinguished record of publication, and demonstrated extramural funding, as well as other qualifications necessary for tenure and promotion at Case Western Reserve University as stated in the Faculty Handbook and in the tenure and promotion standards of the Department of Biology. Electronic applications (including a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a description of research and teaching interests) are preferred and should be submitted to Christopher Cullis, cac5@case.edu, Chair of the Department of Biology. Mail correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Christopher Cullis, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7080. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair of Biology either electronically or by regular mail. Applications should be received by 10/16/2009 to receive full consideration.


Case Western Reserve University is a private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Faculty research interests in the Department of Biology at CWRU include Animal Behavior, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology, and Plant Biotechnology. In addition to on-campus facilities, CWRU owns and operates University Farms, a 389-acre property that includes laboratory and greenhouse facilities, and encompasses a variety of deciduous forests and meadows. Further, the CWRU Biology Department has had an affiliation agreement with The Holden Arboretum, which since 1931 has been promoting a mission of horticulture, conservation, education and more recently, research. It encompasses over 3,600 acres of a variety of habitats, and its staff includes multiple research scientists conducting work on plant and ecosystem ecology. Additional cooperative programs with institutions outside Case, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, extend the range of local field sites, resources and opportunities available to faculty and students.

 

 

Senior Research Associate position in imaging chemistry
Case Center for Imaging Research, Division of Radiopharmaceutical Science at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a Senior Research Associate position in imaging chemistry.  The research program of the candidates should focus on the development of novel imaging agents for MRI and PET.  The successful candidate will be expected to his have at least 5 years research experience in contrast agents developement and/or radiosynthesis of PET and SPECT agents.
Strong experience in organic and organometalic synthesis as well as HPLC analysis is required.  Please submit your application together with curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three letters of reference to Yanming Wang, at yxw91@case.edu

 

 

Instructor Position in PET Chemistry

Case Center for Imaging Research at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor level in PET chemistry.  The research program of the candidates should focus on the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for PET and SPECT imaging.  The successful candidate will be expected to his have at least 5 years research experience in radiosynthesis of PET and SPECT imaging agents.  Strong experience in HPLC analysis, radioligand-based binding assays, and autoradiography is required.  Please submit your application together with curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three letters of reference to Yanming Wang, at yxw91@case.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, or a Research Associate
Research position available immediately for a Postdoctoral Scholar, or a Research Associate in an NIH-funded laboratory to investigate the mechanism of microbial pathogenesis in preterm birth.   For recent publications, please see J. Biol. Chem. 2007, 282:25000-25009; J. Immunol. 2007, 179:2501-2508; J. Clin. Microbiol. 2009, 47:38-47; and J. Biol. Chem. 2009, 284:3865-3872.  We seek a motivated and dependable individual to investigate the host innate immune responses to the bacterial infection and for vaccine development.  Qualifications should include but are not limited to a strong background in molecular biology and immunology and experience of working with rodents.  Experience in real-time PCR and flow cytometry is a plus.  Contact:  Dr. Yiping Han, Associate Professor, Departments of Periodontics and Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, Phone: (216) 368-1995, Email: yiping.han@case.edu

 

Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical engineer, electrical or computer engineer with biological research experience, or biologist with extensive software and instrumentation skills needed to assist in an academic research program in eye movements, balance, and vision. Research involves computational approaches to understanding neurological disorders and consequences of space flight. Employee will work closely with a senior scientist, participating in all aspects of the work, including experimental design, development of experiment hardware and software, conduct of experiments, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts and other scientific presentations. Candidates with various degrees and backgrounds will be considered, but candidates with masters-level engineering degrees are preferred, practical experience in scientific programming and statistics is required, and proficiency in MATLAB and LABVIEW is highly desirable.  The candidate should be interested in working on solving basic science questions, highly motivated, able to augment his/her technical and scientific knowledgebase by self-study, and capable of operating with minimal daily supervision. Salary depends on degree/GPA and experience. APPLICANT MUST BE A US CITIZEN.  Please state citizenship in application.
job title: biomedical research engineer
job type: employee
Job status: full-time
shift: first
approximate salary range: 39,000 (GS7)(47,000 (GS9) 54,000 (GS12)
check government
experience 2-5 yrs
career level: experienced, non-manager
education level (minimum) : bachelors
category: engineering/biology
location: Veterans Affairs Medical Center Ohio – Cleveland
Contact: R. John Leigh, M.D. rjl4@case.edu