Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia
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The Lead Research Specialist will assist with data collection as part of a National Institute of Health grant funded study investigating the child microbiome and neurodevelopment.
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.
ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:
This position requires that you own a car and drive to participants' homes in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area to drop off and pick up assessment packets and samples.
In addition you will be trained to conduct maternal interviews and psychosocial and developmental child assessments in the lab at Emory.
Some participant visits may occur on the weekends or evenings.
The position will involve administering child developmental measures including autism and language assessments.
A degree in Psychology or Child Development or experience with these measures, is highly preferred.
Finally, strong interpersonal and communicative skills and cultural-competency are required for this position that involves interaction with African American children and their mothers.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
- Experience with child assessments.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 93137
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Emory College
Department ECAS: Psychology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Job Category Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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