The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Technologist 1 for the Yvette Wong Lab (https://sites.northwestern.edu/wonglab/) which studies organelle dynamics in cell biology and neurodegenerative diseases using advanced microscopy techniques. This position will begin January 2021.
The Research Technologist 1 conducts tests & procedures. Sets up & operates equipment. Records observations & measurements & collects & compiles data in a research lab. Requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
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.
An entry level in the stated skills is required:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Southern, Northern, Western blotting
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
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
Performs other duties as assigned.
HS diploma and some basic science courses are required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Working knowledge of computers and software (Microsoft Word, Excel), basic statistics, ability to work independently; strong organizational skills and multitasking will be required,
Previous experience working in a research lab setting is essential, preferably with cell-based assays and/or neuronal cultures, and microscopy experience. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Neuroscience or Cell Biology, and commit at least two years to the lab.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Applicants must be highly capable, motivated and dedicated to advancing biomedical research.
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: 39040
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