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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
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Research Specialist to join the laboratory of Dr. Arash Grakoui. The candidate should have an interest in immunology and virology and demonstrate organized oral and written communication skills, be able to sustain diverse activities simultaneously, have outstanding organizational skills, and be willing to follow established lab protocols and procedures with direction.
The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research. The Research Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Research Specialist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.
• 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.
• Compile 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.
• Performs experiments related to mouse models.
• Bachelor's degree in a scientific field
equivalent combination of experience, education, and training
• Demonstrates outstanding working habits, including the ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Demonstrates ability to work in an animal research environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience working in a biosafety environment
• Demonstrates computer skills proficiency
• 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 stand for prolonged periods of time
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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