Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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: The candidate must be willing to conduct experiments with animals, which can often require unconventional work schedules, like coming in on the weekends.
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:
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Documenting standard operating procedures and animal protocols.
Interacting with institutional animal welfare and safety personnel.
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.)
Has strong interpersonal skills.
Be highly motivated.
Can manage multiple tasks in an efficient, competent and productive manner.
Can work with animals.
Experience working with mice, particularly doing surgeries and animal behavior.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Basic molecular biology laboratory skills (pipetting, PCR and electrophoresis, histology and immunohistochemistry, and sterile technique).
Basic proficiency in MS Office and desire to learn programming.
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: 35624
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.