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Emory University Research Specialist, Lead in Atlanta, Georgia



Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.

  • Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.

  • May assist in protocol design. Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.

  • Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.

  • Analyzes and interprets results of studies.

  • Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.

  • Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.

  • Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.

  • Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.

  • Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.

  • Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, microbiology, or immunology

  • Previous experience as laboratory technician or laboratory manager

  • Experience in rodent handling and mouse models of behavior

Additional Job Details:

The candidate will be involved in the foundation of a new lab, focused on the role of the microbiome in neurological disease. With minimal supervision, the candidate will perform responsibilities including:

  • Rodent hubandry and animal strain maintenance, including genotyping

  • Rodent behavioral testing

  • Standard molecular biology assays, such as bacterial culture, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, and Western blotting

  • Maintain general laboratory environment, preparation of media and buffer stocks

  • Responsible for ordering, shipping, and receiving of laboratory equipment and supplies

  • Monitors laboratory compliance with institutional safety requirements

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Job Number 32042

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Physiology: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322