Research Technologist 1 or 2 - Shilatifard Lab

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7210177

Posted: January 24, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Shilatifard lab is looking for individuals with some biochemistry lab experience and degrees in either biochemistry, chemistry, or molecular biology. The successful candidates will be performing groundbreaking research in understanding epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression regulation using cancer models, with focus on understanding the regulation of RNA polymerase II elongation mechanisms, histone modifications, and chromatin dynamics. We employ state[1]of-the-art techniques in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), and multi-omics technologies.

Please note this is a multi-level position that can be hired as either a Research Technologist 1 or Research Technologist 2 based on the minimum qualifications met.



Specific Responsibilities:

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 (please highlight):
Molecular Biology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Northern, 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
Other (please specify):
Experience working on Next
Generation Sequencing is a big plus
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
Miscellaneous

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Some biochemistry lab experience and degrees in either biochemistry, chemistry, or molecular biology




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