The Senior Research Technician conducts complex experimental research in a research lab, functioning as a specialist or technical expert. May manage one or more phase(s) of a major project(s) or all activities of a small project. May ensure overall lab compliance with all associated rules and regulations.
Acting as a technical expert or specialist in a particular field within a research lab, establishes and optimizes protocols and coordinates conduct of multiple complex experiments.
Reviews results and revises protocols as necessary to ensure that project objectives are attained.
Using an expert level of skill, completes the following activities:
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cell culture, cell isolation
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
ELISA, Elispot assay
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Oversees and manages lab databases which may include ensuring that experiments are observed and that data is collected and entered correctly.
Reviews and analyzes data.
Creates computer models, graphs, reports and summaries for use in publications, professional journals, and grant applications.
Co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication
Researches and obtains funding.
Creates and maintains lab manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.
Creates lab financial plan and budget/audit expenses.
Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment and supplies.
Reviews and adjusts expenses to decrease costs
Oversees repair and maintenance of all lab equipment.
Ensures that lab supplies are ready and available when necessary.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to and may supervise lab EEs, students, residents and/or fellows.
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 and 5 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 3 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience.
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.
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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.