Case Western Reserve University
Working with a high degree of independence and under general direction of the laboratory manager, coordinate major activities in research and diagnostic related technical areas. The Research Assistant 4 will assist in coordination of major activities for the chemistry subdiscipline, using a variety of analytic platforms for diagnostic testing and research efforts at the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. In addition, cross train and acquire proficiency in other protein-based testing, including molecular testing for research and diagnostics.
Department: Daily contact with NPDPSC leadership, technical staff, and administrative staff to discuss diagnostic testing and research and maintain workflow in the laboratory.
University: Occasional contact with other departments to share information.
External: Some contact with vendors to exchange information.
Students: Limited or no contact with student employees to exchange information.
May supervise research assistants and technicians. Train new laboratory technicians and student employees and occasionally direct the work of student employees when necessary.
Experience: 5 to 8 years of related experience required.
Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree in science. ASCP certification or other clinical specialty like chemistry C(ASCP) or medical technologists (MLS or MLT) is preferred.
Standard laboratory conditions with some hazardous chemicals. Special hazards include biohazardous (potentially infectious) human brain and cerebrospinal fluid and other bloodborne pathogens and chemicals. The following personal protective equipment required: appropriate gloves, protective eyewear, laboratory coat, and safety shoes.
This position does not qualify for the Case Western Reserve University hybrid work program.
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.
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 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.