Emory

Scientist, Assistant (Academic Research)

Job Number
69246
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Yerkes National Primate Resear
Department
YRK: Colony Management
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., 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 academic research experience who is familiar with molecular biology, immunology, and/or next-generation sequencing, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

Description

The Division of Colony Genetics within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Assistant Scientist with experience writing and interpreting scripts written in python or similar language.

 

Our group utilizes state-of-the-art infrastructure to genetically and immunologically characterize the Yerkes non-human primate breeding colonies.

 

The successful applicant will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude, be passionate about discovery, and will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with other members of Colony Genetics, the Ericsen laboratory, or other units.

 

The successful applicant will ideally emphasize experience with big data analysis or python, and highlights experience with vcf, gatk, samtools, bwa, snp, ssp, or allele. The team is seeking a member who is honest and communicates effectively with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.

 

This position will report directly to Dr. Adam Ericsen.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.
  • Responsible for working with experimental platforms specific to the hiring Program.
  • Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research.
  • Will be required to reviews literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development.
  • May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Will be provided opportunities for authorship and presentation at scientific conferences.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or MD

OR

  • Master's degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab.
    • Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.
    • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.
  • NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in writing and interpreting scripts written in Python or similar language

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position will be based at the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville
  • The Colony Genetics and Ericsen laboratories are housing in a state-of-the-art facility
  • 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
  • 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 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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