Emory University Research Specialist, Lead in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



834250:ECAS: Emory Inst for Drug Disc

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.


Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

Operating Unit/Division:

Emory College

Job Title:

Research Specialist, Lead

This position involves::

Involve potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Involve working with animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

The employee will be an experienced laboratory researcher working with cell cultures and rodent studies. Will manage day-to-day lab operations.

Full/Part Time:




Minimum Hourly Rate $:


Midpoint Hourly Rate $:


Minimum Annual Rate $:


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Additional Job Details:

• Primary cell culture assays

• Culturing and maintaining mammalian cell lines for metabolism assays

• Setting up and/or designing animal PK, efficacy and tolerability studies, including drug dosing and blood sampling by various methods

• Performing cell proliferation assays

• Drug solubility measurements

• Planning, scheduling and implementing experiments

• Writing or providing input for experimental protocols

• Recording, analyzing, interpreting and reporting results

• Laboratory maintenance activities such as ordering supplies, maintaining and operating equipment

• Monitoring the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substance