Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, Lead in Atlanta, Georgia
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We are developing novel imaging probes to detect the bacterial infection in very early stage, and we also interested in aging and cardiovascular diseases.
In our Research: We use animals, infectious materials and radioactive isotopes. Animals (rats and mice) and bacteria for our experiments. This means we need to sacrifice the animals and to take samples from them. Because our project is “infection detection”, some of our experiments are classified as BSL-2 and BSL-2+. Currently, we are developing the “in vitro” maltodextrin transporter system. The target proteins are expressed in E. coli and are extracted by His-tag purification. We use a French Press to extract the proteins and the parts of the instrument are heavy (about 10 kg).
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.
General lab maintenance.
Preparing the reagents and broths. Preparing the bacteria for experiments.
Extract and prepare the target proteins overexpressed in E. coli. Animal monitoring, sacrificing, and sampling (we can work together).
Helping for animal imaging and in vitro study with radioisotopes (conducted in Wesley Woods campus).
Cell culture (mammalian cells), stimulation, harvesting and Western blot analysis.
Histology: paraffin embedding and slicing, freeze-sectioning, staining and taking microscopic pictures.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 71037
Job Type Temporary Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Medicine: Cardiology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals.
Job Category Laboratory
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta
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