Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Physiology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
We are looking for a recent graduate to assist in cutting edge stem cell biology within the Penzes lab. This position will revolve around isolating molecular and cellular mechanisms of schizophrenia, and will require a highly motivated, dedicated scientist to perform cell culture for the study of stem cell derived neurons. This role will involve working closely with a small team to generate and study disease mechanisms in disease and will require excellent interpersonnel skills and meticulous record keeping. 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
Cell culture, cell isolation
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
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: 35891
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.