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Job Title: Research Associate Specialized Technical Skills
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Organization: Case Western Reserve University
Posted: 3/8/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Cleveland,  OH   
Compensation: 50,000-75,000
Position Description: POSITION OBJECTIVE The Haines’ lab focuses on dissecting the genetic architecture of late-onset complex human diseases. It encompasses everything from ascertaining new participants into our studies to computational analyses of detailed genetic, genomic, phenotypic, and social determinants of health data. The Research Associate will develop and implement research specifically designed to encourage and enhance outreach, ascertainment, and enrollment of participants into our multiple studies of late onset diseases such as Alzheimer disease. Under the guidance of the PI, the Research Associate will work independently, design and plan projects, oversee collaborations, supervise students, and carry out research activities of assigned projects through completion. The Research Associate will design and utilize numerous different approaches and multiple different modes of media to enhance the success of the assigned projects. The Research Associate will also work with multiple collaborators at Case Western Reserve University as well as other universities in the United States and Internationally. The Research Associate will keep the PI informed of progress of research projects and provide recommendations on experimental design. The Research Associate will also present data and findings at lab and scientific meetings, seminars, etc., prepare manuscripts, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Develop and implement strategies to successfully ascertain participants for our multiple studies, including media content for NIH funded grants that is tailored to local regions. Develop and/or modify research-related materials for ascertainment. Interpret scientific results to inform potential participants, communities (particularly underserved communities) about the research. Organize community participant educational outreach activities in coordination and cooperation with local community leaders and organizations. Coordinate with ongoing communications activities for research projects across the SOM and university. (25%) 2. Provide monthly and yearly updates for relevant research project participants. Develop monthly newsletters and distribute, as needed, to participating research partners and communities. (25%) 3. Provide content for research and participant education-related activities for research projects of collaborators within the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology (CICB). Draft lay summaries of in-press and newly published papers for faculty and trainees. Draft research statements for faculty and trainees. Draft content that illustrates ongoing examples of intra/inter-departmental and intra/inter-institutional research collaborations and initiatives. Develop and provide graphics for presentations. Provide content for social media outreach for research and participant educational activities. (20%) 4. Maintain and update research website and social media content. Review and update content on a weekly basis for multiple research project websites. Assemble periodic (weekly, quarterly, annual) newsletters for these projects. (15%) 5. Present data and findings at laboratory meetings and scientific meetings, seminars, etc. Prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals and communications. (10%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Education: PhD preferred; Relevant terminal masters with a minimum of 3 years of relevant scientific experience in genetics/genomics, epidemiology, clinical research and science communication

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES 1. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; must demonstrate the ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with various individuals within and external to the University. 2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate scientific results to a lay audience 3. Detailed knowledge of the scientific process and ability to succinctly distill scientific results 4. Excellent ability to develop graphics/presentations 5. Demonstrated organizational skills to help with research seminars/symposia 6. Excellent analytical skills; ability to formulate findings and recommendations from the analysis. 7. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. Must be able to work under pressure and conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timeline. 8. Effective leadership skills; ability to lead, train, work with, and elicit cooperation from team members and staff. 9. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable, and a self-starter. 10. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate innovation and creativity, sound judgment, and good decision-making.

Organization Description: The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences offers research and graduate education in biostatistics and bioinformatics; genetic epidemiology; global and environmental health; health promotion and prevention; public health; health services research. The Department ( is currently growing under the leadership of the chair and the Institute for Computational Biology ( Case Western Reserve University and its associated hospitals (University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and VA Medical Center) provide a rich environment for basic science, clinical, and population health research. Research is promoted through multiple research centers within the CWRU including the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC,, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Tuberculosis Research Unit, and Center for Global Health and Diseases (

Closing Date: 6/8/2023
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Contact Name: Daniel White,  Research Associate Specialized Technical Skills
Contact Location: 10900 Euclid Ave

Cleveland   OH  44106
Contact Location: 10900 Euclid Ave
  Cleveland   OH  44106
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