The Research Technologist 1 conducts tests and procedures; sets up and operates equipment; records observations and measurements and collects and compiles data in a research lab; requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
This position is in Dr. Shilatifard’s lab.
- 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.
- Molecular Biology
- DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting.
- PCR, RT-PCR
- Plasmid preparation.
- Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA.
- Recombinant virus production and purification.
- Cellular Biology
- Cell culture, cell isolation.
- Functional studies.
- Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
- Flow cytometry
- ELISA, Elispot assay
- Cytokine assay
- Antibody production and purification
- Breeding and screening transgenic mice
- Blood collection
- Surgical procedures
- Database management of colony
- 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 or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
- Experience in lab setting preferred
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.