The Research Technologist 1 conducts tests and procedures; sets up and operates equipment; records observations and measurements and collects and compiles data in a research lab; requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
Please Note: Incumbent will be working in an active lab with human and animal tissues and with live rodents
- Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices and conducts standard and repetitive experiments and completes basic trouble-shooting techniques.
- Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
- Using an entry level of skill, completes the following activities:
- Molecular Biology:
- DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
- Plasmid preparation
- Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
- Cellular Biology:
- Cell culture, cell isolation
- Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
- Microscopy Immunology:
- Breeding and screening transgenic mice
- Blood collection
- Surgical procedures
- Database management of colony
- Records test results and may maintain databases.
- Completes standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, etc.
- Maintains inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
- HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
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;
- Manual dexterity.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
- 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 life sciences, preferably biochemistry or chemistry or related basic science with 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience or a Master's degree in Life Sciences, or related basic science with 1 to 2 years of demonstrated laboratory experience; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated experience in designing and developing experiments, lab procedures, and protocols.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Animal handling experience
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Date Posted: 10/12/2016