Emory University Lead Research Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


Under minimal supervision:

  • Maintain viable, pathogen-free cultures of primary and immortalized cells with appropriate growth conditions, including on weekends as needed, with appropriate Biosafety Level precautions. Routinely monitor for cryptic pathogens and confirm culture purity. Expose cells to various stimuli under well-defined conditions. Isolate cells and their byproducts for the conduct of experiments. Cryopreserve viable cells and keep detailed records of stocks.

  • Perform basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques including Western blotting, ELISA, enzyme activity assays, RT-qPCR, protein and RNA quantification on a variety of samples. Maintain functional equipment and adequate supply levels for routine operations. Maintain a clean, orderly chemical environment to promote safety and prevent contamination of critical samples.

  • Culture up microbes for experimentation using appropriate Biosafety Level precautions. Expose microbes to various stimuli under well-defined conditions. Isolate microbes and their byproducts for the conduct of experiments. Cryopreserve viable microbes and keep detailed records of stocks.

  • Assist with experiments involving live animals. Assist others in caring for live animals housed in vivaria. Perform experiments with animals using ethical, approved procedures. Keep detailed records of individual animals, their housing, diet, and overall health.

  • Demonstrate clear commitment to reproducibility and rigor. Maintain an ongoing written lab notebook and/or electronic lab notebook (medium is subject to supervisor approval), including daily planning and observations, preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and authenticating documentation for all chemical and biological materials used in experiments. Actively maintain a database of raw data and summarized results with accompanying notebook entries. Regularly back data and notes up to a secure drive and a local server.

  • Communicate your results with lab members on a regular basis. Prepare intelligible figures and tables of results for discussion. Take initiative to apply appropriate statistics to your results and report these with figures and tables. Discuss experiments before and after conducting them to consider likelihood of success and failure.

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.

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Job Number 26178

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Cystic Fibrosis

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

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 about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322