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The Research Technologist 1 conducts tests & procedures. This role sets up & operates equipment. This position records observations & measurements & collects & compiles data in a research lab. This role requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
Note: This is a 1-year term appointment.
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:
DNA, RNA, purification and expression
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Manipulation of nematode strains
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 are required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Experience with performing some of the experiments relevant for the job.
Knowledge of computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
High level of motivation and strong interpersonal skills.
Desire to learn new skills.
Ability to work independently.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in biology or related field course work in genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Demonstrated ability to performing experiments relevant for the job. Prior laboratory experience.
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: 35838
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.