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


The Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory ( sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Emory University is seeking a research specialist to work on human pluripotent stem cells.

  • 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.


Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • BS or MS degree in Cell Biology or related discipline.

  • The candidate is expected to conduct independent research, provide technical support to postdoctoral fellows, and participate in experimental planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

  • Experience in cellular and molecular technology such as cell culture, flow cytometry analysis and qRT-PCR are highly preferred.

  • This position requires excellent skills in problem solving, communication, and record keeping

To apply please attached curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your research experience and interests.

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Job Number 46771

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Children's Hrt Ctr

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor