Emory

Research Specialist

Job Number
66195
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 nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
Job Category
Laboratory
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

 

Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with Immunology. this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

Description

The Emory Vaccine Center within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Research Specialist to join our lab. Our research consists of antibodies and vaccines against HIV-1 and other pathogens. This position will report directly to Dr. Rui Kong.

 

 

The Research Specialist will be working in a newly developed laboratory as a part of a team working on HIV-1 antibody and vaccine research at the Yerkes National Primate Center. The preferred candidate should have a solid background in Virology and Immunology coursework and must be comfortable with chemistry and mathematics. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology and protein purification is a huge plus. Organization and communication are essential.

 

Dr. Rui Kong is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, Assistant Professor in Emory Vaccine Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Previous publications from Dr. Rui Kong can be found at the following HERE.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:
Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

 

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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