Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist - Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia
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Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator. May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
The Kelly Laboratory in Emory University’s Department of Psychology is seeking a full-time Research
Specialist for one year with possible position extension for additional years. The laboratory investigates
the neural mechanisms underlying social behavior in rodent species, including African spiny mice and
Mongolian gerbils (for more information: www.thekellylab.org).
The Research Specialist will be responsible for conducting research experiments and assisting with studies conducted by other lab members, as well as maintaining the daily ongoing infrastructure of the laboratory.
Primary responsibilities will include: 1) managing the spiny mouse breeding colony, and 2) conducting
research experiments under the direction of Dr. Kelly, which will include surgical and behavioral
procedures, as well as histological and molecular biology procedures. Secondary responsibilities will
include: 1) maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies, 2) assisting with the training of undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory procedures.
The position will begin January 15, 2024 and will include a competitive salary (appropriate for various
levels of experience) and benefits.
Additional qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and laboratory management skills; strong verbal communication skills; neurosurgical experience; experience working with non-human animals; ability to work in a team as well as independently
Required Application Materials:
Contact information for 2 references.
NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice toemployee.
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Job Number 120212
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Emory College
Department ECAS: Psychology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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