Emory

Research Specialist, Lead

Job Number
103712
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 in a laboratory, Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
Job Category
Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Description

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 laboratory of Dr. Rui Kong at Emory Vaccine Center is seeking highly motivated researcher. Research in our lab focuses on antibodies and vaccines. We are interested in two questions: 1) how to consistently induce specific highly functional antibodies by vaccination, and 2) how to maintain the antibody responses above the level of protection for a long period of time. Specific areas of interest include 1) Novel technologies for B cell and antibody analysis; 2) B cell and antibody responses after vaccination and infection. 3) novel vaccine design strategies to induce broadly-reactive anti-HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies.

 

Dr. Rui Kong is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, Assistant Professor in Emory Vaccine Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in Emory National Primate Research Center. Previous publications from Dr. Rui Kong can be found at the following link:

 

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=-Zll3SUAAAAJ&sortby=pubdate&view_op=list_works&gmla=AJsN-F5b4ztV3MB6oVMnkZqlsxOV-8GYvBThRQebz_slZV5K-HagbXVvNDUKys3NLyhQgMlNi-NRlKE0v61LajgY278rC5Tbvg1DFBy9sCzApdhzFMBD1sw

 

The Emory Vaccine Center is located within the Emory National Primate Research Center, which is one of only seven NIH–funded national primate research centers in the U.S. The Emory Vaccine Center is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for infectious diseases. With more than 250 faculty members and staff, it is the largest and most comprehensive academic vaccine research center in the world. The qualified candidate will work in a collaborative environment that is rich in resources, alongside investigators, graduate students, technical staff, and postdoctoral fellows conducting fundamental basic and clinical research leading to the development of effective vaccines against diseases of global importance.

 

Candidates with backgrounds in immunology, virology, structural biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology and animal models are highly encouraged to apply

 

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. 

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.

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with molecular cloning, ELISA, cell culture, flow cytometry and animal studies.

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.

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.

 

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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