Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia
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The Sampson Lab in the Dept. of Cell Biology is actively recruiting a Lead Research Specialist to provide critical support towards projects focused on the role of the microbiome in neurological disease. In particular, the candidate will assist in the molecular characterization of microbiome influences across a broad range of conditions- including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic injury.
Candidate will support an active and diverse team of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, as well as assist in daily lab management duties.
With minimal supervision, the candidate will perform responsibilities including:
-Standard molecular biology assays, such as bacterial culture, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, and Western blotting.
-Maintain general laboratory environment, preparation of media and buffer stocks.
-Assist in ordering, shipping, and receiving of laboratory equipment and supplies
-Monitors laboratory compliance with institutional safety requirements.
The Lead Research Specialist, 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (optional):
Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, microbiology, or immunology
Previous experience as laboratory technician or laboratory manager
Experience in molecular neuroscience and biology, and/or models of neurodegeneration
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 77796
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Cell Biology: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals., 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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