Provides assistance in the execution of research projects and manufacturing within the Lab. Participates in the delivery of services and consultation to researchers and investigators to facilitate technical and specialized scientific research at an entry to intermediate level. Works independently and as part of the lab’s team to ensure high quality service for the research community.
This is a one year termed position subject to renewal dependent on available funding.
Responsible for operation of a specialized research area or laboratory with one or more faculty members within a department. Under the general direction of a senior faculty or staff member, is able to operate with some latitude in unreviewed actions or decisions. Assists senior staff in the daily oversight of operations and/ or projects.
Provides feedback in the development of protocol and criteria; may determine interview procedures, may participate in the protocol approval process, and maintains clear and accurate documentation of protocols. Assists in the design of intervention protocols.
Maintains instrumentation logs, databases, intellectual property, and inventories.
May contribute to grant writing.
Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Tracks & summarizes lab supply expenses.
May act as a liaison with other University departments, divisions, researchers and students. Collaborates in the development of new techniques, fabrications, etc.
Participates in the development and delivery of presentations, seminars, and workshops.
Networks and collaborates with key decision-makers within Northwestern’s research community, including INVO, Principal Investigators, Research Faculty, students, and visiting scholars.
Coordinates data collection and screening and verifies the data. Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis. Co-authors publications and may co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/ or conferences.
Generates, collects, and analyzes data.
Compiles QA data; participates in redesign efforts based on data analysis
Applies relevant science when collaborating on the development, design, and execution of one or more small or moderately complex research projects or experiments in line with the lab’s strategic plan. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions.
Utilizes advances knowledge of applications, principles, theories, and concepts to design and troubleshoot projects for the research community.
Troubleshoots problems with procedures and equipment, and suggests adjustments to protocols, and participates in redesign efforts.
Works on advanced problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Completes technical activities including: molecular biology, cellular biology, cell culture, histology, microscopy. May perform experiments with mice.
May supervise non-exempt research and support personnel.
Trains and provides oversight to lower-level research lab staff and clients.
May provide performance feedback on lower-level research lab staff
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a bachelor’s program or higher degree, with at least two years of relevant domain experience; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Data presentation skills;
Experimental design ability;
Ability to work as part of a project team.
Master’s degree in biological sciences or closely related field and 2 years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Tissue culture and microscopy experience.
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: 40006
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.