Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Vascular Surgery Salary/Grade: NEX/9
A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bin Jiang in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL). Primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with the daily operation of a biomedical research laboratory, including maintaining human cell culture and animal strains, performing routine histological assessment of animal tissues, and monitoring lab equipment. This position is also responsible for performing occasional molecular biology assays, maintaining accurate laboratory records, ordering lab supplies, preparing solutions/reagents and other duties as required.
Conducts tests & procedures. Sets up & operates equipment. Records observations & measurements & collects & compiles data in a research lab. Requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
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.
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 (to support students, postdoctoral fellows and research residents in their research needs)
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, or a closely related field with at least 1-2 years of experience with mammalian cell culture and animal handling in a research environment.
Experience working with human pluripotent stem cells is strongly preferred
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: 39334
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.