Emory

Lead Research Specialist

Job Number
68256
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
School Of Medicine
Department
SOM: Peds: Infectious Disease
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
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

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Description

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our team as a Research Specialist, Lead in Dr. Wrammert’s laboratory, within the Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease. The laboratory is focused on understanding the generation and maintenance of antiviral humoral immunity to a number of human pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, Dengue, Zika and Influenza.

 

The successful candidate will receive training in a broad array of cellular and molecular techniques, such as ex vivo B cell assays, flow cytometry and cell sorting, single cell expression cloning, 10x analyses and various protein expression and purification approaches. Prior experience with any of these specific assays would be considered a major plus.

 

Prior educational background in biology, immunology or molecular biology is preferred as well as previous lab experience, particularly in molecular biology or immunology techniques.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Work under minimal supervision to perform 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field
  • 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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