Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Center for Genetic Med Salary/Grade: NEX/12
The Core Technician performs the required standard operating procedures of the Core Research Facility. This includes the execution of research activities associated with established protocols and procedures; modifying them as needed. Operates or guides Core user in utilizing the facility's specialized equipment and services in support of user needs. Ensures the smooth flow and quality of daily work within the lab and ensures compliance in regard to University, sponsor, and federal rules and regulations.
May enter services for billing purposes in the Core Facility's automated service/ billing system.
Compiles information for billing with accuracy.
May assist in invoicing clients for services rendered.
Maintains laboratory inventories.
Documents all work accurately and completely.
Interacts with both Core Staff and users.
Ensures compliance with University safety protocols, relative to the use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics.
Maintains sterile conditions as required.
Plans, conducts, and evaluates experiments and assays of low-to-moderate complexities.
Demonstrates an understanding of protocols and guiding principles, and applies the protocols to experiments.
Calculates, records, compiles, and reports data.
Analyzes and interprets data.
Engages in problem-solving, relative to daily lab activities.
Maintains instrumentation and equipment used in services provided by the Core Facility.
Understands and follows all equipment manuals.
Maintains and performs basic equipment repairs, in compliance with manufacturer and University guidelines.
Troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment problems.
Cleans and performs general maintenance on equipment.
Executes and facilitates delivery of specialized services.
Ensures compliance with all University, sponsor and federal rules and regulations.
Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience1 year of technical or other relevant experience required.
2 years of technical or other relevant experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Experience with handling mice
Knowledge of microinjection
Experience with gene editing technology
Good record keeping skills
Good communication skills
Must be organized and reliable
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
More than 2 years working in a transgenic or related core or lab
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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: 36596
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.