The Bao Lab (www.thebaolab.org) is seeking a motivated individual to join the team. The lab uses human skin as a research platform to study gene regulation in tissue regeneration and disease progression. The scope of this RT1 position include the following: 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.
One year term renewable position.
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):
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Next-generation sequencing library construction and submission
Cell culture, cell isolation
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
Database management of colony
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 reagents, mice and lab supplies
Performs other duties as assigned.
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Previous research experience in Biochemistry and/or cell biology
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Attention to details
Good organization skill
Good communication skill
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: 40710
About Northwestern University
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