Emory University Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.

  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.

  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.

  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.

  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.

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

  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Improving critical-care decisions can save lives and improve recovery. SC2i processes data from participating studies at world-class civilian and military research hospitals to create clinical decision-support tools that focus clinicians on the best choices for each patient. SC2i is focused on developing, translating, and validating biology driven critical care. This model of providing individualized treatment based on the underlying biology has the potential to dramatically improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. Biology driven care enables clinicians to reliably deliver the right treatment at the right time to ensure the best potential outcome at lower cost.

The SC2i team is looking for a highly motivated research specialist to perform a variety of tasks in the laboratory space and biological sample processing for the DoD funded a multi-site SC2iresearch study.

  • This position is well suited for a recent graduate from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, or basic science.

  • Thisposition will require regular on-call weekends in case of weekend sample collections.

  • The work location is near Grady hospital in downtown Atlanta.

  • A strong candidate will be a good team player, have attention to detail and be able to follow standard operating procedures, and be a fast learner and proactive contributor to the team effort.

  • The candidate should also have basic experience in good laboratory practices and have solid communication skills.

  • Good data entry and lab record keeping skills are required.

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Job Number 31381

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Surgery: Transplant

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

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