• Research Specialist, Lead

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    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with animals., Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.
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    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. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


    Research Specialist any level in the Department of Human Genetics
    Emory University School of Medicine.

    Our lab studies the mechanism underlying protein misfolding-induced neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's disease. We are looking for a research specialist to work under the supervision of Dr. Shi-Hua Li and work with other members in the Li lab. The prospective person should have a B.S degree in life science.
    He/she will be responsible for performing studies of transgenic mice and molecular neurobiology work including immunohistochemistry, western and southern blotting, DNA and RNA purification. The specialist is expected to help maintaining mouse colonies, perform behavior studies and PCR genotyping. The responsibility also includes supervising work-study students to prepare lab supplies and performing other basic molecular biology experiments.

    The candidates with above experience are preferred.


    Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

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