Emory

Research Specialist, Lead

Job Number
96419
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory Primate Center
Department
EPC: Imaging Core
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., 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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Description

Description/Ad:
Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC/EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, ENPRC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu

The Imaging Center within the Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) at Emory University is seeking a full-time Research Specialist (Lead) to join our team. Our work consists of 1) operating both PET and MRI scanners. 2) provide animal model surgical skills to the center.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at ENPRC 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 /willing to be trained for MRI and/or PET scanner operation and surgical skills for animal models, 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, and have a positive attitude and passion for research. The Research Specialist will be a team player willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab and center members. The Research Specialist will ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI, research staff, students, and other support services.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• 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 supplies, inventory, and media preparation.
• Maintains records, files, and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
• Compiles 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 the principal investigator.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two (2) years of research experience
OR
equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

 

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
• Previous equipment operation and maintenance experience for MRI or PET scanners

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
• 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
• Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
• Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat

 

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, requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

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