Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist - School of Medicine (Human Genetics) in Atlanta, Georgia
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The ideal candidate for this position will have hands-on laboratory research experience and a working knowledge of molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA extraction, sequencing). This research specialist will help execute research projects in the lab and further develop the research program, which focuses on the genetics of craniofacial anomalies. This will involve managing laboratory experiments including DNA extractions, PCR, and next-gen and Sanger sequencing, preparing and maintaining a large collection of DNA samples, managing the LIMS database that tracks the sample inventory and data, analyzing genetic data, handling equipment installation and repairs, and coordinating research activities with collaborating groups. Excellent lab record keeping, an eye for detail, and excellent verbal and written communication are critical. Experience with human research subjects (CITI certified) is preferred.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree in a life science field and previous research experience with human specimens and/or DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing.
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 94479
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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