A Lead Research Specialist position is available in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease to join a dynamic research environment that uses a wide range of techniques and technologies to study neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) pathogenesis. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as a member of a team. Responsibilities will include assisting with the procurement and banking of human autopsy brain specimens and with distribution of tissue and biospecimens to investigators. He/she will also share responsibility for histological and immunohistochemical staining of human and rodent tissues. The successful applicant will be familiar with and train users in the proper use of shared laboratory equipment, and will share responsibility for maintaining the laboratory, including monitoring the storage and disposal of hazardous substances, ordering supplies, calibrating and performing routine repair and maintenance of equipment, interfacing with service personnel for equipment repairs, and maintaining and documenting laboratory safety standards. Upon hiring, the employee must complete the Laboratory Safety Training class and undergo immunization against potentially hazardous agents, as required by Emory University policy. Basic computer experience (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) and strong organizational and record-keeping skills are essential. Experience with Western blotting, confocal microscopy, tissue sectioning, histology and/or immunohistochemistry is highly desirable.