• Research Specialist

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    YRK: Microbiology & Immunology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
    Job Category
  • Description


    • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
    • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
    • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
    • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
    • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
    • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator. 


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

    Additonal Details

    • Looking for a highly enthusiastic candidate to help with various immunological and molecular assays conducted to evaluate the efficacy of HIV vaccines.
    • The main focus of the lab is the preclinical development of vaccines for HIV/AIDS.
    • The successful candidate will be engaged in research exploring the immune responses  elicited by HIV/SIV infections and vaccines using animal models. 
    • The successful candidate will also be responsible for processing and archiving of blood and tissue samples obtained from non-human primates vaccinated with HIV vaccines.
    • Should be willing to work in BSL-3 laboratory with HIV and SIV positive samples.


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