Research Technologist

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 28, 2021

Job Details

Department: MED-Neuroscience
Salary/Grade: NEX/11

Job Summary:

The Bevan laboratory is hiring 2 laboratory technicians to support ongoing research on the basal ganglia and their dysfunction in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. The positions will involve lab management, ordering, preparation of solutions, histology, stereotaxic brain surgery, mouse colony maintenance, and anatomical and behavioral analyses. Laboratory technicians will work in small teams with graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, and faculty. Technicians will co-author the research projects they contribute to. A degree in the life sciences and laboratory experience is preferred but full training and mentorship will be provided. These positions are particularly suitable for those wishing to experience neuroscientific research ahead of graduate or medical school applications or for those whose long-term career goal is an advanced technical position/lab manager. Positions are available immediately and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

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The Research Technologist conducts experimental research lab work and/or assists in design of one or more specific phase(s) of entire project(s).  May complete mathematical calculations, and/or computer tasks and/or assist in judging validity of data.  Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices. This role is in Dr. Bevan's lab.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.


  • Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data.


  • Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.   

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Demonstrated laboratory experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations;
  • Attention to detail and accurate record keeping;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Manual dexterity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate B.S. degree

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Database Management of Colony
  • Breeding and Screening of transgenic mice

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