Emory

Research Specialist

Job Number
67096
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Yerkes National Primate Resear
Department
YRK: Virology Core
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., 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

Description

Emory University is currently seeking a full time Research Specialist to join our dedicated Virology Core Laboratory Team at YNPRC. The Research Specialist will primarily perform serological and molecular assays to identify viral pathogens in the Yerkes specific pathogen-free (SPF) rhesus macaque colony. Additionally, the Virology Core provides virological support (virus sequencing, titration, and growth) for experimental studies ongoing at the Yerkes Research Center, Emory University, as well as outside the University.

 

If you are someone with a background in laboratory research in virology, biology, or molecular biology, and are familiar with molecular and biochemical techniques such as PCR, Western blotting, nucleic acid extraction, and gel electrophoresis, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives while making a positive impact in the science and research community!

 

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:

  • Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and sterile technique, previous hands-on experience with Western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR, and a passion for virology is highly preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of working in a biosafety level-3 setting will be helpful.
  • The ability to manipulate large, complex data sets into manageable, understandable reports or the motivation to learn with an analytical mindset is desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as problem-solving and team collaboration skills with be well-served.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Some exposure to hazardous chemicals and infectious agents, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment but may also include time working in a biosafety level-3 environment.

 

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 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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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).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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