The Director of Research is responsible for the strategic direction of the Rogers laboratory and the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics (CBIE), including the design, implementation, and completion of research projects. This role provides guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-graduate researchers to facilitate highly technical and specialized scientific research. This position leads the laboratory in all relevant areas to ensure consistent, high quality, research training.
Please Note: This position requires working in a laboratory environment and may occasionally require the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Responsible for much of the laboratory's administrative tasks, including progress reports, budget oversight, new equipment evaluation, grant writing, researcher evaluations.
Maintains clear and accurate documentation of the protocols, instrumentation logs, and/ or data collected.
Develops cost analyses. Collects and analyzes variables to determine appropriate service charges.
Reviews laboratory expenses for accuracy and keeps Professor Rogers informed of resource utilization.
Analyzes laboratory data for reports and makes appropriate recommendations.
Initiates purchases of equipment, supplies, inventory, etc. for laboratory.
Reviews and/ or recommends specifications for new equipment or renovation projects.
May act as Safety Coordinator for the laboratory.
Identifies the future direction and needs of the laboratory.
Performs a leadership role in the goal-setting processes.
Demonstrates a sound, working knowledge of techniques in other laboratories in order to provide cross-over assistance to group members.
Organizes in-house and/ or off-site training related to laboratory activities and research goals.
Develops and delivers presentations, seminars, and workshops.
Networks with key decision-makers within the research community (both internal and external to the University)
Coordinates device deployment with clinical collaborators (both internal and external to the University).
Performs literature reviews for the purposes of furthering the research.
Develops new data analysis techniques and methodologies.
Responsible for the interpretation of experimental data.
Develops highly complex and relevant science to new technologies and applications.
Utilizes advanced knowledge of applications, principles, theories, and concepts to design and troubleshoot projects for the research group.
Troubleshoots the most complex procedural and equipment technical problems, and makes adjustments to protocols, equipment, and configurations.
Works on advanced problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Exercises independent judgement within broadly defined practices and policies when selecting methods and techniques.
Develops training protocols relative to the most advanced instrument operation and applications, and delivers the training to graduate students and post graduate researchers.
Trains and provides oversight to lower-level Core staff and clients
Trains, directs, and assigns duties to research group members.
May supervise research staff, students, residents, and fellows.
Mentors less senior staff members.
Completes other 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; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
8 years of relevant domain expertise.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Data presentation skills;
Experimental design ability;
Ability to lead a project team.
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: 35659
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.