Emory

  • Lead Research Specialist - Molecular Biology Lab

    Job Number
    27777
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: Emory Vaccine Center
    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 radioactive materials or devices.
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Description

    Yerkes National Primate Research Center is seeking a candidate possessing molecular biology experience as well as some familiarity with computer coding/programming; specifically with MatLab and Python.

     

    This candidate upon training will oversee molecular procedures performed on two robotic systems, and assist genomics team with coding as well as creating DNA libraries for analysis.

    He/She will also support fellow laboratory members with operation of a software platform developed in the laboratory for next generation sequencing. Finally, the person selected will share lab maintenance tasks with fellow staff members.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    • Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.
    • May assist in protocol design. Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
    • Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures. Analyzes and interprets results of studies.
    • Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.
    • Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment. Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.
    • Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.
    • Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.
    • 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.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and
    • Two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience with MatLab and Python is highly desirable.

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