Research Technologist 3

Title: Research Technologist 3

Location: Evanston, Illinois

Duties: Participates in design and execution of research lab projects. Conducts experimental tests and procedures including cell cultures, ELISA, and real time-quantitative PCR and processes and analyzes data. Reviews and revises existing research methodologies. Performs laboratory procedures following protocols including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, cloning and extraction, ribonucleic acid (RNA) purification, or gel electrophoresis. Monitors and operates gas chromatographs and high pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters, and phosphorimagers. Observes experiments, collects, records, summarizes, analyzes and interprets research data; collates relevant mathematical results and prepares complex tables reflecting relationships of multiple tests. Maintains accurate laboratory records and data; organizing records of specimen collection and assays conducted across multiple studies and time points; organizing assay data into spreadsheets for statistical analyses; and regularly monitoring reliability and validity of data. Compiles and analyzes molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary. Provides data for the preparation of grant account budgets; makes requested purchases and expenditures; obtains multiple quotes for supplies and equipment to acquire best values and regularly reevaluates costs for supplies; resolves problems directly with supplier and other staff.

Requirements:  A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Microbiology or a related field and 6 months of experience working in a lab. Criminal background check required.

Send resume to Lena Henderson, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL 60208