Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, Lead; School of Medicine, Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia
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Emory’s School of Medicine: Pediatrics is looking for a lead research specialist to perform defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules in a high containment facility including both BioSafety Levels (BSL) 2+ and 3. Research is primarily focused on the development of antiviral agents for the treatment and eradication of infections caused by, but not limited to, SARS-CoV2, Monkeypox, RSV, Infuenza, Yellow Fever virus, and Hepatitis viruses. The selected individual will participate in weekly meetings and presentations along with their laboratory assignments. They will be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory, and media preparation. Experience with mammalian cell structure and virological assays is a plus.
Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.
Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques. May assist in protocol design.
Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.
Analyzes and interprets results of studies.
Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.
Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.
Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.
Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.
Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.
Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Candidate will be responsible for performing the following tasks
High risk group 2 & 3 pathogen handling / infection assays
Antiviral compound screening
Establishing, maintaining, and cryopreserving multiple mammalian cell culture cell lines
Maintaining up-to-date training high containment
Attending weekly meetings to present data and design new experiments
Meet when necessary with collaborators to initiate or progress with new and ongoing projects
Restocking and sterilization of lab supplies
Freezer maintenance, organization, and temperature monitoring
Biohazardous waste disposal
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Master’s degree in a scientific field
Experience in performing virological assays including safe virus handling procedures as outlined by the BMBL, generation and characterization of stocks, virus infectivity assays, and virus inactivation techniques.
Some experience in mammalian cell culture.
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 104996
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Peds: Emory LOBP
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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