Emory University Research Specialist - Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia


Yerkes National Primate Research Center is seeking a Research Specialist to join their Neuroscience Sensory Motor Systems team.The candidate should be self-motivated and have experience with non-human primate handling and be familiar with electrophysiological techniques including unit activity, LFPs, and EEG recording. A solid understanding and/or background in neuroscience is a plus. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with good laboratory practices, good writing skills, and an eye for detail.

Candidates will be required to train, take care of animals and help with the experiments. Digital record will be maintain and thus should be proficient with Microsoft office as well as database management tools.Experience with 3D design and printing is a plus.


  • 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.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Job Number 30860

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: NND-Sensory Motor Systems

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Laboratory

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