Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, Lead; School of Medicine, Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia
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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 to investigating HIV persistence and latency reversal. The goal of this work is to evaluate HIV cure strategies in a preclinical nonhuman primate model.
The Research Specialist will perform technical laboratory activities related to the processing and storage of human and nonhuman primate samples including whole blood, tissue, and other specimens. The position will also involve performing various immunologic and virologic assays to further our understanding of the impact of the HIV cure strategies we test in nonhuman primates.
The Chahroudi laboratory is located in the Health Science Research Building on the Emory Campus and consists of a dynamic team of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and research specialists, who all work collaboratively with veterinarians, research resources, and other core facility staff at the Emory National Primate Research Center.
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 ideal. Biology background preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and math skills are preferred as is the ability to work as part of a team.
Also valued is a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to ask for help when needed.
Experience working with sterile cell culture and primary cell isolation techniques is preferred.
Prefers 1 year of research lab experience.
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 to employee.
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Job Number 105856
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 in a laboratory, 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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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