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					                               Northwestern University Position Description
Job Title:                 Research Technologist 1                       Job Code:                  220001
Incumbent:                                                               Position No.:
Department Name:                                                         Salary Grade:              NEX 9
Department No:                                                           Reports To (name):
Date Prepared:                                                           Reports To (pos. #):

Job Summary
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.

Position’s Scope
HOW MANY PEOPLE REPORT TO THIS JOB, INCLUDING SUPERVISORS AND THEIR SUBORDINATES?
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE DEPARTMENT OR ORGANIZATION THAT THIS JOB SERVES?
STUDENTS:                       FACULTY:                      STAFF:
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE AND ACTIVITY THIS JOB SUPERVISES?
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OR ORGANIZATION THIS JOB SERVES?
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL EXPENDITURE THIS JOB AUTHORIZES WITH NO OTHER APPROVAL?
NOTE: SUPERVISION MEANS HIRING, FIRING, AND PROMOTION OR INCUMBENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE USED FOR THESE
DECISIONS; RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRAINING; ASSIGNING WORK; AND EVALUATING PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCTING THE ANNUAL
PERFORMANCE REVIEW DISCUSSION WITH THE SUBORDINATES.


                                  Principal Accountabilities                                           % of     Essential
DESCRIBE THE JOB’S ACTIVITIES IN TERMS THAT ENABLE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE                 Time     Function
                    JOB TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS DONE IN EACH ACTIVITY.                                  in this    (E) *
                 THEN SPECIFY THE END RESULT EACH ACTIVITY IS TO ACHIEVE.                            activity
  1.     Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good                                     E
         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.

         An entry level in the stated skills is required:

Molecular Biology:                                           Immunology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression     Flow cytometry
Southern, Northern, Western blotting                         ELISA, Elispot assay
PCR, RT-PCR                                                  Cytokine assay
Plasmid preparation                                          Antibody production and purification
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification

Cellular Biology:                                            Animal:
Cell culture, cell isolation                                 Husbandry
Functional studies                                           Breeding and screening transgenic
Transfection                                                 mice
                                                             Dissections
Histology:                                                   Blood collection
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of        Surgical procedures
blocks and sectioning, staining                              Database management of colony
Immunohistochemistry
Microscopy                                                   Other (please specify):
  2.     Records test results and may maintain databases. May complete standard                                    E
         and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word
         processing, etc. May maintain inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies
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THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED BELOW MUST SUPPORT THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND SERVE AS THE PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR
SELECTING CANDIDATES.


Minimum Qualifications: (Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)

 1.    HS diploma and some basic science courses are required.

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

 1.

Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

 1.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

 1.

Working Conditions:
ARE THERE PARTICULAR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION THAT SHOULD BE NOTED (I.E., WORKING
ENVIRONMENT, HOURS OF WORK, WORKSPACE, ETC.)?    YES     NO IF YES, PLEASE EXPLAIN:




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Organization        IF THERE IS ALREADY AN ORGANIZATION CHART THAT INCLUDES THIS JOB, ATTACH IT TO THIS
DOCUMENT. OTHERWISE, COMPLETE THE CHART BELOW BY ENTERING THE JOB TITLE OF EACH JOB AND THE NAME OF THE
INCUMBENT IN THAT JOB.



                                              THE JOB’S SUPERVISOR




      THE JOB’S   PEERS                           THIS   JOB                       THE JOB’S   PEERS




                                          SUBORDINATES   REPORTING TO
                                                         THIS JOB




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                   Northwestern University Job Opening Data for New Positions

Complete the following section if the position description is for a position that is to be posted. Human Resources
will create the position number and position description in HRIS and contact the data coordinator when the job
opening can be created in eRecruit.


Location Code:                                              Exempt
Check Address Code:                                         Nonexempt
Position End Date:                                          Percent Full Time:
(if applicable)                                             Hrs Per Week:

                    Approved Funding Source:                                           Funding Stop Date
                                                                                       (if applicable):
Fund (3)    Dept (7)     Project (8)    Activity (2)    Account (5)      Percentages




eRecruit Roles:                                                                        If less than a 12 month position:
Data Coordinator                                                                       9 months
Hiring Manager                                                                         10 months
Authorizer                                                                             11 months
Recruiter
Resume Receiver

Does this position require a valid driver’s license?                                     Yes               No
Does this position require a commercial driver’s license?                                Yes               No
Does this position have access to over $5000 in cash, student rooms, controlled          Yes               No
substances, or minor children?
Does this position require access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital?                     Yes               No




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