Research Technologist 2

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7067574

Posted: July 8, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

Conducts experimental research lab work. Assists in design of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s). Completes mathematical calculations, &/or computer tasks &/or assists in judging validity of data. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical & Good Laboratory Practices.

Specific Responsibilities:

Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.

Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.

Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities (please highlight):
Molecular Biology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Plasmid preparation
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cellular Biology:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Functional studies
Flow cytometry
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Blood collection
Surgical procedures
Database management of colony

Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data.
Manipulates, interprets &/or presents results.
Prepares charts & graphs for presentations & publications.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts & publications.

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.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Demonstrated laboratory experience;
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols;
Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations;
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping;
Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
Manual dexterity.
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.

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Job posting number:#7067574
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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