Emory University Research Specialist, Lead in Atlanta, Georgia


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736516:SOM: Peds: Children's Hrt Ctr

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: The lab in the Division of Cardiovascular Biology is focused on understanding the role of mitochondrial signaling in the regulation of cardiac function and dysfunction using mouse models of disease. Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. This employee will be responsible for conducting research on regulation of cardiac mitochondrial calcium handling. Techniques used to conduct this research include: working with in vivo mouse models of cardiac dysfunction, sterile cell culture, mouse tissue collection, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, sterile cell culture, protein and RNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, transfection, cloning, and fluorescence microscopy. Additionally, the employee will assist in managing the laboratory equipment and the mouse colony.

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. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with mouse research, cardiac physiology and mouse surgical procedures.

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School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Research Specialist, Lead

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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).