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. The laboratory’s interests include microenvironment of the mammalian retina, including oxygen and pH regulation, in health and disease.
This is a one year termed position subject to renewal dependent on performance and available funding.
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.
a fully functioning level of understanding in the following highlighted skills is required:
Other (please specify):
Making and calibrating microelectrodes
Preparation of solutions for in vitro experiments
maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting andentering data
preparing charts and graphs for presentations and publications
may perform scientific literature searches in support of research
complete portions of grant applications, manuscripts and publications
track and summarize lab supply expenses
verify accuracy of invoices
may order and/or maintain inventory of reagent, mice and/or lab supplies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 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.
Minimum Competencies: 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; Manual dexterity. Developing computer programs for scientific purposes (e.g. finite element analysis, matlab, python)
Preferred Qualifications: BS in engineering
Preferred Competencies: Additive manufacturing (3D printing and associated software) Construction of ion-selective and oxygen-selective microelectrodes
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: 39299
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.