Faculty Position
Nephrology Faculty/Research
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Medical Center Campus

Job Description and Responsibilities
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the MetroHealth Medical Center Campus of Case Western Reserve University, a primary CWRU teaching hospital, is recruiting for full-time research faculty. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a 13-member, collegial department that includes NIH-funded investigators and training program. Funded projects include identification of nephropathy-susceptibility genes; characterization of channel function in kidney physiology; defining mechanisms of kidney disease progression in cell culture and animal models using molecular, genomic and genetic approaches. M.D. investigators will devote ~80% effort to research activities and have limited teaching and clinical responsibilities. Primary appointment will be in the Department of Medicine. Academic rank and salary commensurate with experience. Secondary appointments in appropriate basic science department are available.

Required Qualifications
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. All applications are welcome especially from investigators with expertise in (1) mouse genetics, (2) bioinformatics, (3) mass spectroscopy-based proteomics or (4) array design and fabrication. Academic rank and salary commensurate with experience. Applications from women and individuals with diverse racial, ethnic and culture backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applications from women and individuals with diverse racial, ethnic and culture backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Contact Information
John R. Sedor, M.D.
Vice President for Research

MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive G531
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-4993
nkessler@metrohealth.org

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Faculty Position
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Health Disparities
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Medical Center Campus

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve University is seeking an MD or PhD to join a productive group of scholars committed to understanding and addressing health disparities. The Center recently received a $6 million program project grant from the National Institutes of Health to study health disparities related to hypertension and kidney disease. The Center also leads the Community Engagement Core of Case Western's Clinical and Translational Science Award. Current areas of expertise include quality improvement, community-based participatory research, cancer prevention, linguistic barriers, organ donation, end of life care, and medical-legal interventions. More information is available at www.ReduceDisparity.org.

The successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty, community organizations, and government agencies to develop and test interventions to reduce health disparities. MD's will also have a clinical appointment at the MetroHealth System Campus of Case Western Reserve University. Clinical departments that are especially strong at MetroHealth include internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency and trauma care, obstetrics, cancer, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Both MD's and PhD's will have opportunities for teaching.

Case Western Reserve University, ranked among the top 15 nationally in NIH funding, has renowned faculty in health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, biomedical ethics, medical anthropology, and sociology. There is a growing awareness of the importance of addressing health disparities not only among Cleveland's health care providers but also among its political and business leaders. Cleveland has been rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States because of its world-class cultural institutions, ample recreational opportunities, and affordable housing.

Recruited faculty will be expected to establish an externally funded research program. Excellent salary and start-up packages are available with academic rank commensurate with experience.

Applications from women and individuals with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Case Western Reserve University and the MetroHealth System are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. Please send C.V., list of references, a recent paper, and description of research interests to Cydney Johnson, MPA, Coordinator, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109; E mail cjohnson3@metrohealth.org.

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Faculty Position
Nephrology Faculty/Clinical
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Medical Center Campus

Job Description and Responsibilities
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the MetroHealth Medical Center Campus of Case Western Reserve University, a primary CWRU teaching hospital, is recruiting for full-time clinical faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Responsibilities include management of over 320 ESRD patients along with five other clinical nephrologists, consultative nephrology in an 800 bed teaching hospital, and training of medical students, residents and renal fellows. Clinical research opportunities are available if desired. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a 13-member, collegial department that includes NIH-funded investigators and training program. Academic rank and salary would be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications
The candidate must be board certified in Nephrology for Associate Professor status or board eligible for Assistant Professor status. Applications from women and individuals with diverse racial, ethnic and culture backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Prior participation of clinical trials is desirable but not necessary. Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.

Contact Information
Jeffrey R. Schelling, M.D.
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive, R415
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-4993
pceh@metrohealth.org

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Faculty Position
Tenure Track Faculty Positions- Cell Signaling and Ion Channel Biology


Job Description and Responsibilities

Positions available at the Rammelkamp Center for Research and Education at CWRU, MetroHealth Campus, Ph.D. and/or M.D. scientists with expertise in the fields of (1) mechanosensor or osmoregulated ion channels, (2) cytoskeleton and mechanotransduction signaling pathways, or (3) intracellular protein trafficking to join NIH-funded electrophysiology and cell biology groups with cardiovascular, kidney and neuroscience focus. Academic rank and department appointment commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications

Academic rank and department appointment commensurate with experience.

Contact Information
John R. Sedor, M.D.
Vice President for Research

MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive G531
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-4993

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Training Position
NIH-funded Nephrology Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Case Western Reserve University

Job Description and Responsibilities
Training includes two to three years of basic science or clinical research training . Successful applicants will have the opportunity to train with nationally recognized, NIH-funded CWRU faculty from the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, whose research interests include renal cell biology, basic and clinical transplantation immunology, human and mouse genetics, developmental biology, polycystic kidney disease, and ion transport. An additional year of clinical nephrology training is available for qualified M.D. trainees.

Required qualfications
Candidates should have a M.D. or Ph.D degree. M.D. candidates generally have completed internal medicine residency training and wish nephrology subspecialty training. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Case Western Reserve University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information
John R. Sedor, M.D.
Vice President for Research

MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive G531
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-4993

nkessler@metrohealth.org

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Training Position
Postdoctoral Fellow - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities

A post-doctoral fellowship position is currently available to participate in ongoing research to develop cell therapy for cardiac arrhythmias. This exciting new field has the potential to revolutionize treatment and provide a cure for heart disease. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in cell biology.

Required Qualifications
MD or PhD with an emphasis in biology, medical sciences, or chemistry is required. Previous experience with chronic animal models, laboratory equipment, and basic laboratory skills is required. Experience in cardiac physiology is required. A track record of publications in PubMed-indexed journals is desirable.


Contact Information
Kenneth R. Laurita, Ph.D.
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-7342
klaurita@metrohealth.org


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Training Position
Postdoctoral Fellow - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities

Full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Heart & Vascular Research Center of the MetroHealth campus of Case Western Reserve University to study molecular mechanisms of modulation of ion channel functions. Several projects are available with the main focus being a better understanding of the cardiac sodium channel, from its trafficking to its 3D structure under normal and disease causing state (LQT3 and Brugada syndrome).

Required Qualifications
PhD or MD with an emphasis in biophysics, physiology, biology, or medical sciences is required. Previous experience with patch-clamp and basic laboratory skills is required. Previous experience in molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy and protein is highly desired. A track record of publications in PubMed-indexed journals is desirable.

The ideal applicant will be an energetic, imaginative, self-motivated individual with biophysical training and with a strong interest in ion channel structure and function and in their role in cardiac arrhythmias.

Contact Information
Isabelle Deschênes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Heart and Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Rammelkamp 658
Cleveland, OH 44109
ideschenes@metrohealth.org
Phone: (216) 778-7342
Fax: (216) 778-1261
http://www.metrohealthresearch.org/hvrc.html


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Technical Position
Research Assistant II/III - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities
Laboratory technician to assist in molecular, cellular, protein, and animal studies of cardiovascular diseases under the guidance of a staff scientist. Must have experience with most basic molecular and biochemical techniques, including Western blotting; immunohistochemistry; PCR; cloning; agarose and acrylamide electrophoresis; DNA and RNA extraction; plasmid growth and isolation; virus preparation, bacterial and mammalian cell culture; basic bioinformatics and general computer skills. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and supporting lab activities with students and other personnel. The candidate must be capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results.

Required Qualifications
BA or MA in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Master's preferred plus a minimum of three years of experience in basic molecular biology techniques is essential. Comparable laboratory experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Must be highly motivated and capable of working with others. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience.

Contact Information

Isabelle Deschênes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Heart and Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Campus, CWRU
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Rammelkamp 658
Cleveland, OH 44109
ideschenes@metrohealth.org

Phone: (216) 778-7342
Fax: (216) 778-1261
http://www.metrohealthresearch.org/hvrc.html


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Technical Position
Sr. Research Associate / Ohio Renal Care Group


Job Description and Responsibilities
Responsible for maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and operation of assigned equipment. Trains research staff on proper use of equipment and technique. Assumes responsibility for developing, conducting, and analyzing research studies. Performs duties that support research studies.

Required Qualifications
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a scientific field. 3-5 years in medical research laboratory with supervising and training experience. Proficient in microscopy and in histochemical techniques. Strong analytic skills for extraction of data from experiments. Good organization and problem solving skills and ability to work independently. Successful completion of department specific competency evaluation within 90 days of job date. Prefer experience in managing a laboratory or cor facility and experience with imaging software.

Contact Information

John R. Sedor, M.D.
Vice President for Research

MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive G531
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-4993
nkessler@metrohealth.org

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases