This role 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.
May complete biological experiments elucidating the effects of the tumor microenvironment on t cells. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
We are an energetic, diverse team of intelligent passionate scientists dedicated to trying to cure cancer. In particular, we are interested in utilizing genomics, human and animal models, and immunology to identify novel cures for skin cancer. Our particular focus has been on analyzing whole genome sequencing data, identifying cancer mutations, and then seeing how mutations in T cell cancers contribute to lymphomagenesis. We are looking for talented, motivated students who are interested in learning molecular biology, statistics, and cancer biology. Previous experience in molecular biology, computer programming, or animal experiments are desired but can be taught. The position is perfect for students who are interested in doing biomedical translational research before applying to medical or graduate school. Mentorship is a personal interest of Dr. Choi’s, and previous students have gone on to medical school at Cornell, Hofstra, Emory and graduate school at Yale.
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.
Analyze genomic data to identify causative molecular changes in cancer.
Utilize unix to maintain genomic data
Utilize unix, r, and python to analyze genomic data using a combination of published and custom-built algorithms
Using a fully functioning level of skill, completes the following activities:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
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.
Utilize unix to maintain genomic data
Manipulates, interprets, and presents results
Prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts, and publications.
Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.
Performs other related 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 ability to follow detailed instruction as required by research protocols
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Familiarity with UNIX, Python, and R.
Familiarity with genetics and molecular biology
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: 39285
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.