Emory University Lead Research Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


The newly combined Emory Pediatrics and Winship Flow Cytometry Core (Emory Advanced Cytometry Core) is looking for a person to fill the position of Lead Research Specialist. This is a great opportunity to join a very busy core laboratory. In the next six months the core is investing over $1 million dollars in state of the art equipment to meet its research goals. We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active person to fulfill our current needs:

  • Assists in the day to day running of the Pediatrics/Winship Flow Cytometry Core.

  • Provides routine maintenance of instruments.

  • Serves as a key resource in technical and scientific areas related to scientific consulting services, including experimental design, sample preparation, and protocol development for a diverse array of users from multiple disciplines, including immunology, oncology, biochemistry, hematology, and pathology.

  • Set-up and validate multi-color panels (up to 20 ).

  • Train users in the running of all flow analyzers and other core related instruments including Luminex, Imagestream and the Zellkraftwerk.

  • Documents all training, instrument breakdowns and repairs.

  • Liaise with service support personnel when required.

  • Processing of whole blood products for production of PBMCs, PMNs.

  • Ordering of supplies as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


Candidates with prior experience with flow cytometers is strongly desired. Knowledge of immunology is desired, especially bead and cell based assays.

Additional Details

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.

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Job Number 27761

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Sickle Cell

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

Job Category Laboratory

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