The Senior Life Sciences Researcher provides complex scientific & technical leadership in determining research priorities & the plan, design & execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meets specified objectives. Plans, develops & implements new experiments & protocols to support research studies & maximize/extend lab capabilities. Sets-up & troubleshoots custom protocols & conducts independent research techniques, procedures & experiments. Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication. May train and supervise lab research staff and students. Ensures adherence to all associated rules & regulations.
100% grant funded
Consults with & advises Principle Investigators (PI) in identifying & defining problems that can be resolved with scientific research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested, methodology for evaluating results, & devices for use in empirical studies, including hardware, software & statistical methods as necessary.
Organizes & plans experiments in conjunction with PI.
Establishes control methods, techniques & procedures as required for specific projects & research studies.
Carries out experimental protocol & guides lab staff in conducting research.
Using an expert level of skill, completes the following activities:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production, titer and purification
Cell culture, cell isolatio
ELISA, Cytokine assay
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Other (please specify):
IACUC Regulatory Compliance for lab
IACUC Protocol Management for Lab
Analyzes, evaluates & interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Prepares results & co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
Disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission & develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Identifies &/or acquires new equipment &/or facilities.
Acts as liaison between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
Ensures adherence to all current local, state, & federal regulatory requirements, laws & research protocols, & oversees all required filings, approvals, documentation & reports.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise lab EEs, students, technicians &/or other trainees.
Provides instruction to lab users on technically complex procedures, equipment & instruments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:(Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances.)
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.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience working with Biosafety Level 2 pathogens. IACUC regulatory compliance training.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Use of Prism, GraphPad, Photoshop, Image J.
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: 37018
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.