• Senior Research Specialist

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    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
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  • Description

    The Senior Research Specialist will participate in on-going laboratory research and flow cytometry studies. Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. Devises highly specialized research procedures by applying a knowledge of advanced research techniques and equipment. Provides input to protocol development. Serves as a technical resource for other research personnel. Analyzes and interprets the results of studies. Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.


    Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts for unique tests. Recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures. Provides input into the development of departmental goals and objectives. May assist in grant and other funding application preparation. Review literature for related research developments and techniques. Prepares written materials, charts and graphs on specialized techniques and research results for publication or presentation. Oversees quality assurance of research performed by others. 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.




    • Experience performing a variety of laboratory activities around flow cytometry including but not limited to immunophenotyping, sample acquisition, analysis, data entry, quality control, and basic instrument maintenance.
    • Experience performing multi-parameter flow cytometry assays. 
    • Experience performing assays using Becton Dickinson FACS Canto or FACS Aria and data analysis using FlowJo analysis software desired.
    • Experience ordering lab supplies via Emory Express, monitoring laboratory equipment and maintaining lab research biosafety including protocol submissions, renewing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols for normal volunteer studies.
    • Ability to train students on basic laboratory procedures and safety.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


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