Research Specialist

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Medicine: Cardiology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with animals.
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Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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  • Following a training period, the employee will be responsible for the management of mouse colonies and thus needs to be comfortable working with small laboratory animals.
  • This includes assembling breeder cages, weaning pups in a timely manner, taking ear punches for identification and genotyping, as well as performing euthanasia.
  • This work requires meticulous attention to detail, organization, being alert to avoid errors and a responsible character.
  • It is also necessary to maintain records, such as genotyping results, in lab notebooks or computer databases, and to compile data for grant applications, presentations during lab meetings, and publications.
  • In addition, the employee will need to perform general maintenance tasks to support the laboratory.
  • These may include preparation of solutions, sterilization, cleaning of equipment, placing new orders, receiving and organizing supplies, maintaining inventories, filing lab safety compliance documents and additional related tasks, as required.
  • There will be opportunities to learn laboratory procedures, optimize new techniques and perform a variety of life sciences experiments in collaboration with other lab members.
  • The lab currently performs cell biology and mouse physiology experiments.
  • Current techniques include small animal surgery, cell culture, microbiology, molecular biology, conventional PCR and qPCR, electrophoresis, microscopy, western blotting, ELISA, spectrophotometry, etc..
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


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


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.



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