Emory University Research Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine research and organizational tasks. Responsibilities include:

  • Specimen processing for experiments performed with human or macaque blood samples and assisting lab members with their experiments.

  • Experimental techniques primarily consisting of in vitro cellular immunology methods, protein expression and purification, cell culture, and cloning.

  • Documenting experimental results.

  • Under general supervision, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data.

  • Possibly assisting in protocol and experimental design.

  • Laboratory investigating human immune responses to bacterial and viral infections and vaccines, with a focus on B cell responses and antibodies.

  • A flexible work schedule may be required given the significant amount of human and primate clinical studies performed.


  • 1-2 years undergraduate research training or equivalent.

  • Experience with cell culture and sterile technique.

  • Experience with flow cytometry.

  • Has completed relevant coursework in or has working familiarity with immunology.

  • Can quickly and accurately perform routine calculations to make stock chemical solutions, serial dilutions, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn complex tasks with instruction.

  • Able to use MS Office software (Word, Excel) to maintain records and draft reports.

  • This position involves working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials. Candidates must be willing and able to work safely with these samples and may be required to be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. *

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

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Job Number 22125

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Infectious Disease

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: 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

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled