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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, Lead in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Emory National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Emory NPRC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu

The Division of Microbiology and Immunology within the Emory National Primate Research Center is currently seeking a full time Research Specialist, Lead to join our lab. Our research involves investigating the immunological mechanisms of how vaccines and adjuvants work. Specifically, we are investigating the immunological mechanisms of how different adjuvants impact the longevity of vaccine induced immunity. We are specifically studying how TLR-7/8 agonists support induction of HIV-1 vaccine specific plasma cells home to the bone marrow and SARS-Cov-2 vaccine specific plasma cells home to or reside in lymph nodes both in the non-human primate and mouse models.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with cellular and molecular immunology as listed below, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The ideal candidate for this position should be;

  1. should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.

  2. a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members.

  3. ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

• 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.

• 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience,

OR

equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (CHANGE AS DESIRED)

The ideal candidate for this position will be;

• Skilled or familiar with Flow cytometry

• Skilled or familiar with ELISA and ELISpot assays

• Skilled or familiar with mouse experiments;

• Handling mice

• Vaccinating mice vis the sub-cutaneous, intramuscular or the intraperitoneal route of vaccination

• Bleeding mice

• Harvesting organs

• Skilled or familiar with processing human and/or non-human primate PBMCs or tissues

• Familiar with software such as Flow Jo and GraphPad Prism

• Occasionally willing to work in the BSL-3 suite handling SARS-Cov-2 or HIV-1 exposed samples.

• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:

Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

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Job Number 92491

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 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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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