Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Transplant Center Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Responsible for ensuring the completion of research projects within the CTC Microsurgery Core Facility. Provides services and consultation to researchers and investigators and facilitates highly technical and specialized scientific research. Guides the Core in relevant areas to ensure consistent, high quality service for the research community.
Please note: Flexibility in working after hours or on weekend.
Maintains clear and accurate documentation of the protocols, instrumentation logs, and/or data collected.
Maintains established laboratory inventories.
Records work accurately and completely.
May contribute to grant writing.
Participates or develops cost analyses.
Assists with administrative duties necessary for a fee-for-service facility operation such as collecting and/ or entering facility billing data.
Utilizes established safety practices and is responsible for providing a safe work environment for fellow employees and clients.
Participates in the identification of Core facility needs.
Provides input during goal setting processes.
Demonstrates a sound, working knowledge of techniques in other laboratories in order to provide cross-over assistance to clients.
Assists in the organization of in-house and/ or off-site training.
Participates in the delivery of presentations, seminars, and workshops.
Networks with key decision-makers within the research community.
Performs literature reviews for the purposes of furthering the research.
May contribute data analysis for researchers, using specialized software in a form useful for further statically analysis or publications.
Assists in the development of new analysis techniques and methodologies.
Applies relevant science to Core technologies and applications.
Utilizes advances knowledge of applications, principles, theories, and concepts to design and troubleshoot projects for the research community.
Troubleshoots problems with procedures and equipment, and suggests adjustments to protocols.
Works on advanced problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Exercises judgement within defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques.
Trains Core staff and clients in advanced instrument operation and applications.
Trains and provides oversight to lower-level Core staff and clients.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years of relevant domain expertise;
4 years of technical or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Data presentation skills;
Experimental design ability.
Have a Master’s degree
Small animal vascularized surgical procedures, e.g. heterotopic cardiac transplantation
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
>4 research experiences using small animal in vivo models
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: 40476
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.