Department: MCC Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Salary/Grade: NEX/9
Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining engineering education and research through its pioneering “Whole-Brain Engineering” philosophy, integrating the elements of left-brain thinking — analysis, logic, synthesis, and math — with the kind of high-level right-brain thinking that fosters intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving. Augmenting the analytical core of engineering with substantial initiatives in design, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and unusual collaborations that span disciplines, Northwestern Engineering students and faculty are prepared to take the world in a whole new direction.
Northwestern Engineering comprises more than 1,800 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, 190 faculty members across nine academic departments and varied programs, centers, and institutes. Northwestern Engineering staff members support innovative academic programs, an intellectual footprint that deepens the frontiers of knowledge, partnerships that catalyze education and research, and a diverse culture that embraces different viewpoints and ideas.
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.
In support of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, the Research Technologist 1 supports the daily work of the group and both PI’s in managerial aspects of the project. They will oversee the IRB approval process, prepare DUA agreements, manage the budget, and prepare the reports. Will also oversee the operation of AV & Computer equipment, hardware and software assistance, social science data collection, management and manipulation of data files and aid in the analysis of data. May involve standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing etc.
This is a 1 year termed appointment eligible for renewal dependent on performance and available funding.
Please Note: The person must be able to work a traditional work schedule on the Evanston campus M-F, approximately 9am – 5pm.
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:
Social Science data collection
Management and manipulation of data files
Conducts tests & procedures; sets up & operates equipment; records observations & measurements & collects & compiles data in a research lab; requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
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 lab supplies
Completes other duties as assigned.
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Skill in using Wordpress.
Excellent written communication skills in English.
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: 36069
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.