Research Technologist 1 - Smith Lab

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7152224

Posted: June 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

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.

Please note: 8am-5pm

Full-time position in an academic lab. Flexibility in work hours required. Lab environment includes work with viruses under biosafety level 2 conditions.

Specific Responsibilities:

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.
Using an entry level of skill, completes the following activities (please highlight):
Molecular Biology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Plasmid preparation
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Cellular Biology:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Functional studies
Records test results and may maintain databases.
Maintains inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Experience working in a laboratory environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry or life sciences.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

Lab experience in molecular biology.

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