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  • Research Specialist - Yerkes Field Station, Lawrenceville, GA

    Job Number
    20361
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: Microbiology & Immunology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Description

    NOTE:  THIS POSITION IS AT THE YERKES FIELD STATION, LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

     

    This position involves studying immune responses to viruses and bacteria at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station . The successful candidate will isolate cells and plasma from whole blood, perform immunological assays (e.g. ELISPOT and flow cytometry), and use molecular biology to help develop new reagents for studying immune interactions. The successful applicant will have strong computer skills and will embrace modern informatics approaches and “big data” analyses.

    The successful candidate will play an integral role in planning and executing large experiments, will have a strong academic background, and show exceptional enthusiasm and willingness to work independently. The successful applicant will participate in routine lab maintenance and other ongoing projects in laboratory.

     

    JOB 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. 


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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