Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Neurology 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.
Please Note: This position includes work with animals
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.
Experience in these laboratory skills is required:
Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cell culture, cell isolation
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Records test results and may maintain databases, including preparing charts, graphs, and other presentation materials or for publications
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 and some basic science courses are required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Working knowledge of computers and software (Microsoft Word, Excel), basic statistics, ability to work independently; strong organizational skills and multitasking will be required.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field
Previous experience working in a research lab setting is essential
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Strong communication and organization skills
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: 40785
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.