Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining engineering education and research through its pioneering “Whole-Brain Engineering” philosophy, integrating the elements of left-brain thinking — analysis, logic, synthesis, and math — with the kind of high-level right-brain thinking that fosters intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving. Augmenting the analytical core of engineering with substantial initiatives in design, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and unusual collaborations that span disciplines, Northwestern Engineering students and faculty are prepared to take the world in a whole new direction.
Northwestern Engineering comprises more than 1,800 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, 190 faculty members across nine academic departments and varied programs, centers, and institutes. Northwestern Engineering staff members support innovative academic programs, an intellectual footprint that deepens the frontiers of knowledge, partnerships that catalyze education and research, and a diverse culture that embraces different viewpoints and ideas.
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.
This is a six month termed position subject to renewal dependent on available funding.
Please Note: This position requires willingness to occasionally work on 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.
An entry level in the stated skills is required:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cell culture, cell isolation
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
ELISA, Elispot assay
Antibody production and purification
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Records test results and may maintain databases. May complete standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, etc. May maintain inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies
Other duties as assigned.
HS diploma and some basic science courses are required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Good verbal and written communication abilities.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Familiarity with antibody staining and use; tissue sectioning; immunostaining and conventional staining of sectioned tissue.
Familiarity with epifluorescence microscopy.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with microinjections, willingness to learn how to care for an animal colony (rate, mice).
Experience with genotyping and PCR.
Experience with transcardial perfusions.
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: 35893
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.