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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Research Specialist, Surgical Critical Care Initiative in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) team is seeking a highly experienced motivated Lead Research Specialist to advance the research science through direct technical expertise in our QPCR research lab. Strong working knowledge and experience in Quantitative PCR and QPCR data preferred. Improving critical-care decisions can save lives and improve recovery. SC2i processes data from participating studies at world-class civilian and military research hospitals to create clinical decision-support tools that focus clinicians on the best choices for each patient. SC2i is focused on developing, translating, and validating biology driven critical care. This model of providing individualized treatment based on the underlying biology has the potential to dramatically improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. Biology driven care enables clinicians to reliably deliver the right treatment at the right time to ensure the best potential outcome at lower cost.

This position will be primarily based at Emory Main Campus location in the Department of Surgery (SC2i) in the QPCR laboratory. These duties are such as but not limited to performing technical essays, standardized and semi- routine biological, chemical, hematological, Immunological, Immunohemotological, microbiological and surgical test in the research and clinical laboratory. Performs standardized and semi-routine biological, chemical, hematological, immunological, immunohemotological, microbiological, and serological tests in a research and/ or clinical laboratory. Creating human cell preparations (blood and tissue) and performing a variety of assays such as but not limited to molecular, immunology and microbiology. Dedicated to developing and performing a state of high through/ output of quantitative PCR assay to measure different gene expressions of human inflammatory biomarkers. Rigorously following established GCLP and CAP standard operating procedures with great attention to detail in addition to a thorough approach of complete record and location keeping of sample origins, files, processes, procedures, SOP's and Data. Setting up various assays, obtaining, recording, saving, and posting data to its proper storage locations in addition to preparing results in data systems, tables, figures, and calculations. Employee will also be expected to perform additional job duties, take ownership of tasks and projects, maintain a high level of productivity, communicate regularly with leadership regarding ongoing projects, provide input and recommendations to facilitate and improve the QPCR assay. In addition will be expected to perform test in one specific discipline and/ or perform selected test in multiple disciplines and actively participate in cross-training team members and be cross-trained

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.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 58594

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Surgery: Transplant

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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

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