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Job No. 140081

  • Job Title:
  • Senior Research Technologist
  • Employer:
  • Northwestern University
  • Location:
  • Chicago , IL
  • Posting Date:
  • 07-Jan-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Summary:
    Conducts complex experimental research in a research lab, functioning as a specialist or technical expert. May manage one or more phase(s) of a major project(s) or all activities of a small project. May ensure overall lab compliance with all associated rules and regulations.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    Acting as a technical expert or specialist in a particular field within a research lab, establishes and optimizes protocols and coordinates conduct of multiple complex experiments.
    Reviews results and revises protocols as necessary to ensure that project objectives are attained.
    Using an expert level of skill, completes the following activities (please highlight):
    Molecular Biology:
    DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
    Western blotting
    PCR, RT-PCR
    Plasmid preparation
    Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
    Recombinant virus production and purification
    Cellular Biology:
    Cell culture, cell isolation
    Functional studies
    Transfection
    Histology:
    Immunohistochemistry
    Microscopy
    Immunology:
    Flow cytometry
    ELISA, Elispot assay
    Animal:
    Husbandry
    Breeding and screening transgenic mice
    Dissections
    Blood collection
    Database management of colony
    Administration
    Oversees and manages lab databases which may include ensuring that experiments are observed and that data is collected and entered correctly.
    Reviews and analyzes data.
    Creates computer models, graphs, reports and summaries for use in publications, professional journals, and grant applications.
    Co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication.
    Researches and obtains funding.
    Creates and maintains lab manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.
    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 and 5 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience required; OR
    Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience.
    Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
    Prior working experience in a laboratory or research setting.
    Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
    Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
    Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
    Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.
    Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
    Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
    Meets deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines.
    Multi-tasking - Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
    Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail.
  •  Contact information:
  • Northwestern University
  • Chicago, IL 60208
  • United States
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