Department: MED-Transplant Center Salary/Grade: NEX/14
This position performs high complexity clinical lab procedures in support of the NMH transplant center. These procedures include molecular based HLA tissue typing, flow cytometric crossmatching, flow cytometric and luminex (solid phase) antibody testing and immunoassays at a high technical level. May manage one or more phase(s) of a major project(s) or all activities of a small project. Ensures overall lab compliance with all associated rules and regulations.
Establishes, validates and optimizes protocols and coordinates multiple complex projects.
Performs, analyzes, and interprets clinical histocompatibility tests. Completes all aspects of the HLA histocompatibility procedures performed in the CLIA and ASHI certified Transplant Immunology Laboratory. All tests are used to help determine compatibility of donor and recipient pairs.
Maintains and ensures quality of laboratory instrumentation and reagents.
Manages clinical lab data and generate reports.
Completes daily general lab maintenance.
Coordinates clinical research studies.
Performs statistical tests.
Laboratory performance demonstrating good judgment, conscientiousness, precision and accuracy.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data.
Interprets and/or presents results.
Prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications.
Reviews results and revises protocols as necessary to ensure that testing objectives are attained.
Participates in continuing educational activities.
Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, and/or lab supplies.
Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment and supplies.
Oversees repair and maintenance of all specific lab equipment.
Ensures that lab supplies are ready and available when necessary.
Trains students, other technologists or staff.
Completes other duties as assigned
Successful completion of a full 4-year courses of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in science; or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Two years of experience in the field of molecular biology and/or histocompatibility testing or related is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated laboratory experience;
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;
Experience with standard clinical laboratory operating procedures.
Experience in training new technologists.
ABHI Histocompatibility technologist (CHT) or specialist (CHS) certification.
Experience in data analysis and reporting.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Good communication skill
Strong team player
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts & publications
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: 39271
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.