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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist | HIV Immunologic Research Laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia


Yerkes National NHP Research Center is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist in an HIV Immunologic research laboratory at the Yerkes Primate Center.

The funded project for which the individual would be responsible will be to help delineate the role of plasmacytoid dendritic cells in chronic HIV macaque models. The successful candidate will conduct experiments both in vitro and in vivo using flow cytometry and other immunologic methods.

  • Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing (Illumina), and Fluidigm single-cell genomics, and other related genomic analyses preferred but not required.

  • Background in biology, immunology or molecular biology is required.

  • Previous lab experience in immunology and or genomics is a plus but not necessary.

  • 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.

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Job Number 46304

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Microbiology & Immunology

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

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor