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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Scientist, Academic Research (AR) in Atlanta, Georgia

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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 NIH MHC Tetramer Facility at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University seeks an Assistant Scientist with extensive experience in development of protein expression systems, including plasmid and protein design and engineering; mammalian, insect cell, and baculovirus culture systems; and potentially yeast expression systems. Familiarity with immunology and particularly the MHC system is preferred but not essential. The successful candidate must be able to function independently and contribute their own designs and innovations. There will also be opportunities to develop reagents for the identification of antigen-specific memory B cells, including for SARS-CoV-2. The Assistant Scientist must also be team-oriented and will work within an existing group of 10 scientists and research specialists that have experience in bacterial and mammalian expression systems and protein purification. This position reports directly to Dr. John Altman.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

  • Responsible for working with experimental platforms specific to the hiring Program.

  • Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research.

  • Will be required to reviews literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development.

  • May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.

  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or MD

OR

  • Master's degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab

Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification. Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.

NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Extensive experience in development of protein expression systems, including plasmid and protein design and engineering, mammalian, insect cell, and baculovirus culture systems, and potentially yeast expression systems

  • Post-doctoral experience preferred

  • Familiarity with immunology and particularly the MHC system is also preferred but not essential.

  • Experience with protein chemistry is preferred. This includes immunoassays, protein stability assays, mass spectrometry, etc.

  • Experience with flow cytometry is preferred.

  • Ability to function independently and contribute their own designs and innovations

  • Team-oriented and able to work within an existing group of 10 scientists and research specialists

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:

Yerkes 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.

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Job Number 52843

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Emory Vaccine Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta

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