Research Technologist 1 (One-year Term)

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

ID: 7068375
Posted: July 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Research Technologist will perform duties in the Lucks Laboratory for RNA Engineering at Northwestern University. Join a team involved in characterizing the sequence/structure/function relationship of RNA molecules for basic science and applications in medicine and biotechnology. The research technologist will provide logistical support for the smooth running of the lab: (carry out ordering and lab maintenance, manage laboratory spending, maintain supply and reagent inventory, organize lab strain collection, manage equipment maintenance, and help manage laboratory safety responsibilities. The research technologist will also assist in general laboratory duties: prepare laboratory reagents, dishwashing and other laboratory duties). This position requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry.

**This is a 1 year termed position with the option for renewal based on available funding.

Specific Responsibilities:

Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good Laboratory Practices and conducts standard, repetitive experiments and completes basic trouble-shooting techniques. Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
Maintains accurate and detailed electronic records of results.
Records test results and may maintain databases. May complete standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
Performs basic financial management: tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses, verifies accuracy of invoices, and orders/maintains lab supplies and reagents.
Performs general laboratory duties including dishwashing, autoclaving, strain collection maintenance, and safety responsibilities.
An entry level in the stated skills is required:
Molecular Biology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Plasmid preparation
Sequencing of DNA
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
Cellular Biology:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

HS diploma and some basic science courses are required.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

BS in a basic science and no experience or 2 years practical lab/bench experience is required.


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