Research Technical Specialist, School of Medicine - Biochemistry

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Biochem: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory
Job Category
Laboratory Research
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Functions as a skilled individual contributor or lead researcher on one or more research projects, serving as an expert in specialized area(s).
  • Designs, develops and conducts large and/or complex research experiments.
  • Reviews progress of research and evaluates results.
  • Shares expertise in equipment operation and laboratory techniques.
  • Refines/adapts methodologies to fit specific experiment requirements.
  • Collaborates in the development of new techniques.
  • Co-authors publications and may co-present findings with Principal Investigator at meetings/conferences.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


The selected individual will be responsible for:

  • Establishing protocols to grow tissue cultures with adherent and suspension cells
  • Maintaining and training new users of our BSL2 room
  • Designing protocols to express and purify proteins and protein/ribonucleoprotein complexes from HEK293T cells for biochemical and structural investigations
  • Engineering cloning strategies to express recombinant proteins in human cells
  • Maintaining the lab inventory in our cloud inventory manager
  • Supporting and sharing their expertise to foster the advancement of other lab member’s projects


  • A bachelor's degree in a scientific field.
  • Seven years of professional research experience.


  • Bachelor in biology or molecular biology or a related field with at least seven years of research experience in a technical or research lab.
  • Extensive training in adherent and suspension cell cultures is required.

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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