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The ideal candidate for this position will have hands-on laboratory research experience and a working knowledge of molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA extraction, sequencing). This research specialist will help execute research projects in the lab and further develop the research program, which focuses on the genetics of craniofacial anomalies. This will involve managing laboratory experiments including DNA extractions, PCR, and next-gen and Sanger sequencing, preparing and maintaining a large collection of DNA samples, managing the LIMS database that tracks the sample inventory and data, analyzing Sanger and next-gen sequence data, handling equipment installation and repairs, and coordinating research activities with collaborating groups. Duties may include collecting tissue specimen from participants for DNA and RNA extraction, RNA-sequencing, and analysis. Excellent lab record keeping, an eye for detail, and excellent verbal and written communication are critical.
Bachelor’s degree in a life science field and previous research experience with human specimens and/or DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing.
Experience with human research subjects (CITI certified)
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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