Emory

Lead Research Specialist (EPC Tetramer Core)

Job Number
100646
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory Primate Center
Department
EPC: Emory Vaccine Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Job Category
Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Description

Emory National Primate Research Center:

Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu

 

The MHC Tetramer Core Facility seeks a full-time protein chemist at the level of Lead Research Specialist or above. Responsibilities of the position include: (1) using established methods to purify proteins from tissue culture supernatants; (2) development of novel protein purification protocols for research projects; (3) performance of quality control assays including gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, and other advanced biophysical techniques; (4) maintenance of records in established laboratory databases; (5) participation in laboratory team activities including preparation of client orders, packing and shipping; (6) management of collection of chromatography work stations; and (7) additional research projects according to interests and skills.

 

The MHC Tetramer Core Facility has been continuously funded by an NIH contract since 1999. We are a team of 10-12 people dedicated to the production and distribution of reagents to investigators across the globe that use them to identify antigen-specific T cells.

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with T Cell responses to viruses, bacteria, and other model antigens, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community. 

 

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.  The Research Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Research Specialist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  • 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 by principal investigator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience in protein chemistry is preferred.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat and handle large volumes (<5 liters) of tissue culture supernatant.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:

Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

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