Emory University Research Specialist- Histotechnology in Atlanta, Georgia


The Yerkes' Histotechnology Dpt is seeking a Research Specialist.


  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Certification in Histotechnology is desirable.

Additional Job Details:

  • Under minimal supervision, prepares tissue samples for examination by the pathologist and investigators.

  • Samples are from necropsies, biopsies, or tissue from our division, other departments and institutions.

  • Assumes responsibility for quality control, equipment and instrument maintenance.

Duties in the histology area include: processing, embedding, sectioning, staining (routine and special), maintaining records and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), filing blocks and slides, ordering supplies, and quality control of tissues/blocks/slides processed.

This unique opportunity will allow you to apply your technical skill in histotechnology in a challenging and rewarding career experience.

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Job Number 30837

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Histology Lab

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Laboratory

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