Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Ophthalmology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
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.
This technician will need to have an intensive math background. Experience with physiology is helpful, but not required. This is a computationally-focused position, and the technician will be tasked with the acquisition and analysis of from multiple projects, heading toward publication. The key responsibilities of this technician will be to set up physiology experiments, collect and analyze data, and to format the data into various figures for use in publications.
Please Note: This technician will need to get authorized to work with animals, as this programing will be used within the context of animal behavior. Testing of programs will necessarily involve mice.
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.
Using an entry level of skill, completes the following activities:
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Physiology experiment set up
Data collection and analysis
Formatting data for figures in publications
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
Performs other duties as assigned.
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses are required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Command of basic programing programs
Interest and basic knowledge of sensory and systems neuroscience.
BS or MS in Neurobiology or related field
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Skills in MATLAB and Python, modern data science techniques including machine learning, dimensionality reduction, and signal processing
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: 40990
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.