Department: MED-Transplant Center Salary/Grade: NEX/13
This position performs high complexity clinical lab procedures in support of the NMH and LCH transplant centers. The procedures are molecular based tissue typing, flow cytometric, solid phase antibody testing and crossmatch, and immunoassays. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.
Performs, analyzes, and interprets clinical histocompatibility tests. Completes all aspects of the HLA histocompatibility procedures performed in the CLIA and ASHI certified Transplant Immunology Laboratory. All tests are used to help determine compatibility of donor and recipient pairs.
Maintains and ensures quality of laboratory instrumentation and reagents.
Manages clinical lab data and generate reports.
Completes daily general lab maintenance.
Coordinates clinical research studies.
Performs statistical tests.
Laboratory performance demonstrating good judgment, conscientiousness, precision and accuracy. A fully functioning level of understanding in many of the stated skills below is required.
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Cell culture, cell isolation
ELISA, Elispot assay
Antibody production and purification
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data.
Interprets and/or presents results
Prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications.
Reviews results and revises protocols as necessary to ensure that testing objectives are attained.
Participates in continuing educational activities.
Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, and/or lab supplies.
Trains students, other technologists or staff.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year courses of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in science; or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
One year previous experience with standard clinical laboratory operating procedures or related is required.
MT (ASCP) or CHT certification or two to three years clinical laboratory experience.
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: 36670
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.