Emory

Lead Research Specialist - Biochemistry

Job Number
64391
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
School Of Medicine
Department
SOM: Biochem: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Job Category
Laboratory
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

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Description

Research Specialist will work under minimal supervision, to perform a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. The person will be working closely with students, post-doctoral fellows and other research groups to prepare samples. The ideal candiadate will have experience in analytical biochemistry or related discipline and experience in protein biochemistry and characterization. Experience with HPLC mass spectrometry and proteomic sample preparation will be a preferred. The individual hired will be working with a multidisciplinary team to understand the cause of neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS with the goal of developing early diagnosis and a a greater understanding of the brain.

 

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.
  • Willing to will work directly with post mortem tissue, and biofluids including blood.

  • Willing to work with tissues derived from model animal systems.

  •  Inventory and maintain well organized samples and reagents.

  • Analyze data (including graphing and simple statistics) and maintain a thorough and legible lab notebook.

  •  Communicate results with others in the lab effectively.

  • Keep lab stocked with necessary reagents/supplies and help maintain working equipment.

  •  Conduct routine maintenance of mass spectrometry equipment.

  • Operate LC-MS equipment.

  •  Be able to work independently when needed.

  • Be able to formulate questions and ideas to advance projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, 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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