Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Physiology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
We are looking for a recent graduate to assist in the maintenance and study of animal models of neurological disease within the Penzes lab. We maintain multiple transgenic mouse lines that allow us to dissect the molecular mechanisms of diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease. The applicant will have experience with colony maintenance and genotyping, and must be highly meticulous and able to work collaboratively to support lab members. For information on ongoing projects please read the Penzes lab bio.
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 position hours are 9am to 6pm.
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, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cell culture, cell isolation
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) culture
Primary neuronal culture
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.)
Organization, Attention to Details, Independent Thinking
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
B.S. in Basic Science Primary neuron culture, iPS cells culture
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: 35890
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.