Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job Summary: Conducts experimental research lab work and/or assists in design of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s). May complete mathematical calculations, and/or computer tasks and/or assist in judging validity of data. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
Working Conditions: This is a 12-month term position with the option to renew based on funding availability
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.
Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities:
Assist with execution of neural prosthetics experiments in humans with stroke and traumatic brain injury. This involves recording EMGs and EEGs
Basic data analysis using Matlab
Programming in Python, Matlab, and/or C/C++ is preferred
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data.
Manipulates, interprets and/or presents results.
Prepares charts & graphs for presentations & publications.
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts & publications.
Tracks & summarizes lab supply expenses.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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 a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated laboratory experience, minimum of two years
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
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, neuroscience, physics, physiology, or related field
Excellent communication skills
Programming skills in Matlab, C/C++, and/or Python
Some familiarity with neuroscience
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: 35921
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.