Emory

Lead Research Specialist

Job Number
89814
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory Primate Center
Department
EPC: Microbiology & Immunology
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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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.

Description

Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, emory National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Emory conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at https://www.enprc.emory.edu/

 

The Vaccine Center at Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Lead Research Specialist to join our lab. Our research consists of studying the immune response to emerging viral infections. For many years, we have focused on mosquito-borne flaviviruses, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, Dengue virus and Yellow Fever virus, and more recently COVID-19. We use both in vitro and in vivo model systems to dissect host factors and viral factors that regulate infection, immunity and infection outcome. Currently, this position will directly involve supporting ongoing Zika virus-related research efforts. For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative, productive and energetic individual who can assist with laboratory management. Previous laboratory experience is desired (2-5 years’ experience) and BSL3 experience is preferred but not required.

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Emory to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with the basics of the immune system and laboratory research this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

 

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion research. The Lead Research Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Lead 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.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under minimal supervision, performs 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 and two years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred background in working with human tissues and processing human blood.
  • Ability to problem solve and proactively improve lab procedures is particularly important.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous
  • 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.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:
Emory 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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