The Research Technologist will perform duties in the Lucks Laboratory for RNA Engineering at Northwestern University. Join a team involved in characterizing the sequence/structure/function relationship of RNA molecules for basic science and applications in medicine and biotechnology. The research technologist will provide logistical support for the smooth running of the lab: (carry out ordering and lab maintenance, manage laboratory spending, maintain supply and reagent inventory, organize lab strain collection, manage equipment maintenance, and help manage laboratory safety responsibilities. The research technologist will also assist in general laboratory duties: prepare laboratory reagents, dishwashing and other laboratory duties). This position requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry.
**This is a 1 year termed position with the option for renewal based on available funding.
Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good Laboratory Practices and conducts standard, repetitive experiments and completes basic trouble-shooting techniques. Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
Maintains accurate and detailed electronic records of results.
Records test results and may maintain databases. May complete standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
Performs basic financial management: tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses, verifies accuracy of invoices, and orders/maintains lab supplies and reagents.
Performs general laboratory duties including dishwashing, autoclaving, strain collection maintenance, and safety responsibilities.
An entry level in the stated skills is required:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Sequencing of DNA
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
Cell culture, cell isolation
Performs other duties as assigned
HS diploma and some basic science courses are required.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
BS in a basic science and no experience or 2 years practical lab/bench experience is required.
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: 39005
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.