Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Rheumatology Salary/Grade: NEX/13
Please Note: This is a multi-level position. It can be either a Research Technologist 2 or Research Technologist 3 based on meeting the minimum qualifications for the positon. This position is also a term position through 5-31-2022 (term positions may be extended, based on additional funding and other potential factors).
The Research Technologist 2/ Research Technologist 3 conducts experimental research lab work and/or assists in design of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s). May complete mathematical calculations, and/or computer tasks and/or assist in judging validity of data. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.
Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cell culture, cell isolation
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining Immunohistochemistry
ELISA, Elispot assay
Antibody production and purification
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data.
Manipulates, interprets &/or presents results.
Prepares charts & graphs for presentations & publications.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts & publications.
Tracks & summarizes lab supply expenses.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.
Performas other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:(Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Demonstrated laboratory experience;
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols;
Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations;
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping;
Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
Experience working with mouse models and large-scale projects.
Understanding in basic bench work.
Familiar with FACS and other molecular biologic study techniques.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, Knowledge, and abilities)
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
Knowledge and basic skills of conducting biological research projects.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35803
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.