Join the exciting research team in the Ericsen Laboratory! This particular Research Specialist position is located at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and operates in a beautifully modern, state-of-art laboratory.
Although this position does not have direct interaction with the primates, the facility is part of the largest outdoor colony habit in the U.S., and affords the researchers wonderfully interesting views of the primates in as-close-to their natural habitat as you will find in the nation.
The successful candidate should have experience with good laboratory practices, good writing skills, and an eye for detail.
This position will be required to train and help with the experiments, with primary focus being on running PCR and conducting assays.
We are seeking a self-motivated and pro-active individual to join an interdisciplinary team working to characterize the role of microbial commensals in shaping the host immune response to infectious disease.
The successful applicant should have a working knowledge of basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, ficoll-separation, and primary cell culture) and be prepared to demonstrate technical competence during a pre-employment assessment.
The successful applicant appreciates the nature of modern research programs, and possesses the confidence and integrity to independently drive projects forward.