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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, HIV/SIV Infection in Atlanta, Georgia


The Chahroudi laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist to join their team. The majority of efforts will be dedicated towards in-vivo rhesus macaque studies aimed at studying HIV infection. Specifically, we are interested in using this model to characterize the viral reservoir during antiretroviral therapy and to evaluate novel molecular interventions for reservoir clearance and cure in the nonhuman primate model. Principal procedures involve flow cytometry, tissue processing, and isolation of lymphoid cells from blood.

  • 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.


  • A background in the immunology and virology of HIV/SIV infection is preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as is the ability to work as part of a team and with collaborators.

  • Experience working with nonhuman primates is preferred.

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the Emory guidelines.

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Job Number 44962

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Infectious Disease

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., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor