The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences is reimagining traditional arts and sciences education in ways that prepare our students for success in an ever-changing, complex world. The College is the most comprehensive of Northwestern’s 12 schools, offering 47 majors to approximately 4,300 undergraduate students. Our goal is to develop in students a Northwestern Mindset – a flexible, adaptable view of the world that seeks to understand the pressing issues of today and transform them into the promising new opportunities of tomorrow. Staff who work in the College think creatively, work collaboratively, and are dedicated to building a strong community.
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Provides complex scientific and technical leadership in determining research priorities and the plan, design and execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meets specified objectives. Plans, develops and implements new experiments and protocols to support research studies and maximize/extend lab capabilities. Sets-up and troubleshoots custom protocols and conducts independent research techniques, procedures and experiments. Co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication. Manage lab employees, and develop and administer budgets, grants, and/or administrative procedures. Ensures adherence to all associated rules and regulations.
Consults with and advises Principal Investigator (PI) in identifying and defining problems that can be resolved with scientific research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested, methodology for evaluating results, and devices for use in empirical studies, including hardware, software and statistical methods as necessary.
Organizes and plans experiments in conjunction with PI.
Establishes control methods, techniques and procedures as required for specific projects and research studies.
Guides lab staff in conducting research.
Regularly reviews scientific literature and evaluates and recommends state-of-the-art/cutting-edge applicable techniques and procedures.
An expert level in all the following fields:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification
Western blotting; Immunoprecipitation
Next generation sequencing
Cell culture, cell isolation
RNA in situ hybridization
Use of parametric and nonparametric statistics
Experience with computer programming
Familiarity with R, Python or Matlab
Analyzes, evaluates and interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Prepares results and co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication.
Disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission and develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Identifies and/or acquires new equipment and/or facilities.
Acts as liaison between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions.
Ensures adherence to all current local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, laws and research protocols, and oversees all required filings, approvals, documentation and reports.
Creates and/or manages research budget which may include deciding on and approving expenditures of funds based on budget.
Negotiates prices and specifications with vendors.
Purchases supplies, materials, equipment and services.
Ensures appropriate allocation and compliance.
Trains lab EEs, students, residents &/or fellows.
Provides instruction to lab users on technically complex procedures, equipment & instruments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: (Education and experience)
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 and 8 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 6 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
PhD in a basic science and 2 years’ experience
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: 35321
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.