We are looking for a full-time research technical specialist with extensive experience and expertise in microbiology to join a team of cystic fibrosis (CF) scientists, physicians, and research coordinators to help expand the microbiology section of our CF Biospecimen Repository (CF-BR). The CF-BR collects patient-derived specimens from CF patients being followed at the Emory+Children’s CF Care Center and provides these biologic samples to investigators in order to understand the pathobiology off this disease with the ultimate goal of translating this new knowledge into better treatment strategies. We offer a dynamic work environment and competitive salary and seek an individual who feels at ease while working with a diverse, interdisciplinary team, and who will demonstrate initiative and growth in this position. Faculty members working in this arena include microbiologists at Georgia Tech as well as at Emory plus Emory physician scientists who also are CF providers.
Functions as a skilled research contributor for a group of research projects focused on the microbiologic community found in the airway of CF patients. Performs all standardized and complex laboratory procedures within area of responsibility and with a focus on CF microorganisms. Designs and conducts experiments that address specific questions posed by the microbiology faculty. Develops new techniques for better identification and study of the components of the airway community. Develops and maintains the microbiology clinical database in conjunction with CF-BR faculty and staff. Adapts existing microbiology protocols to better meet the scientific needs of the physicians and scientists. Works with the clinical medical microbiology staff at Children’s and at Emory to enhance collection of bacterial isolates. Co-authors publications and presents findings at conferences and seminars. Requires independent judgement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Seven years of professional research experience in microbiology.