This position is in Dr. Feng Yue’s Lab. Dr. Yue’s lab is in the field of cancer genomics. General responsibility included cell culture, performing basic omics-type of experiments, including RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, and Hi-C. This person will also help with the lab manager and postdoc on working on single cell related genomic/epignomic profiling.
The Research Technologist 2 conducts experimental research lab work and/or assists in design of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s). May complete mathematical calculations, and/or computer tasks and/or assist in judging validity of data. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
Following overall research objectives, independently designs, plans, conducts and troubleshoots 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
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cell culture, cell isolation
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
Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice and/or lab supplies.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: (Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)
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.
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
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: 37478
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