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Research Technologist 3

Company: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Department:WCAS Molecular Biosciences

Job Summary:

Participates in design and execution of research lab projects. Conducts experimental tests and procedures and processes and analyzes data. Reviews and revises existing research methodologies and may develop new methodologies, mathematical and/or computer models for predicting data. May ensure overall lab compliance with all associated rules and regulations.

This is a one-year term position, renewable based on funding availability/performance.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Following overall research objectives, independently designs, plans, conducts and troubleshoots experiments.
  • Evaluates protocols and data obtained from groups of experiments and recommends changes to processes, procedures and techniques to improve quality and validity of results based upon overall project objectives. Administration
    • Observes experiments, collects, records, summarizes, analyzes and interprets research data.
    • Collates relevant mathematical results.
    • Prepares complex tables reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
    • Draws scientific conclusions.
    • Writes portions of grant applications.
    • Co-authors scientific papers.Finance
      • Negotiates purchases with vendors.
      • Maintains and updates portions of grant budgets.
      • Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses.
      • Verifies accuracy of invoices.
      • Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagents or lab suplies.Supervision
        • Trains and directs other lab EEs and/or students in research techniques and procedures.Miscellaneous
          • 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 3 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 1 year lab/bench or other relevant 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 Qualifications:
                • Demonstrated achievement in the core research areas (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and/or Genomics). Completion Bachelor in Sciences related field.Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
                  • Coding in R, Python or other languages for analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.Benefits:
                    At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us athttps://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.htmltolearn more.Work-Life and Wellness:
                    Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life's challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
                    We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us athttps://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/work-life/index.htmlto learn more.

                    Professional Growth & Development:
                    Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you're interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us athttps://www.northwestern.edu/hr/learning/index.htmlto learn more.

                    Northwestern strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for people who can obtain them as a critical tool for minimizing severe illness. More information can be found on the COVID-19 and Campus Updates webpage.

                    The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

                    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. Click for information on EEO is the Law.


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