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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 Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center and Emory Vaccine Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a Research Specialist that will be hired at the level of Lead or Senior, depending on experience, to join the laboratory of Dr. David Weiss to broadly study pathogenic and commensal bacteria.
Studies include how pathogenic and commensal bacteria compete within the microbiome, and the emerging phenomenon of bacterial antibiotic heteroresistance. We have discovered that heteroresistance can be exploited to identify antibiotic combinations capable of treating otherwise untreatable infections. These studies will include bacteria causing secondary infections in COVID patients. These research projects are highly translational and innovative. Experience working with mice is highly preferred although not essential.
This position reports directly to Dr. David Weiss. To learn more about his laboratory, please visit: https://vaccines.emory.edu/faculty-evc/primary-faculty/weiss_david.html
The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, a self-starter, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion research. The Research Specialist Lead or Senior will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The new hire 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.
LEAD RESEARCH SPECIALIST
SENIOR RESEARCH SPECIALIST
BOTH LEAD AND SENIOR
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH:
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:
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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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