The Research Technologist 2 conducts experimental research lab work and/or assists in design, oversight, and facilitation of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s). May complete computer tasks and/or assist in judging validity of data. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Function as a team member to organize and record data for a large number samples to facilitate a larger, multi-group research project.
Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities:
RNA-Sequence, whole genome sequencing
Cell culture, cell isolation
Using bacteria in microbiological assays
Cloning bacterial genes
Infecting mice with bacteria
Other (please specify):
Making bacterial media and other lab reagen
Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.
Maintains lab equipment
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
BS in a basic science and no experience or 2 years practical lab/bench experience.
Experience in microbiology and working with mice.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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: 36544
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.